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Linux System Engineer and Geek

Blogger, Meetup Organizer, I share my knowledge with the community. I setup and maintain servers, monitor network communications, create backup and recovery policy, setup security policies, monitor system performance, setting network and hosting architecture, automation… I worked with many big clients in France and Beirut – Lebanon. I keep the business up and running.

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Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS)

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Resume

“I can know a lot, but my experience shows the best of me!”

Employment

DevOps System Engineer2012 – Present

Beirut – Lebanon

Working in so many projects for best clients around the world and I get so many experiences based on my job.
– Installation, configuration, administration & troubleshoot of Linux Servers, maintain and manage various services running on Linux system such as Apache web server, proxy server, mail server etc.
– Caching solutions deployment for web server (Page speed module, Varnish, Nginx, Redis)
– Writing procedures and technical documentation.
– Monitoring all server and network equipment using Nagios, Monit, Observium, PingDom…
– Architectures are mainly built using Debian and Ubuntu coupled with virtualization technologies.
– Installing and configuring network equipment such as Cisco WAP4410N, C3560X and ASA 5505.
– Putting in place a Virtual Private Cloud.
– Agile/Scrum methodologies and DevOps culture.

System Engineer2012

Paris – France

Worked for a big client “European Securities and Markets Authority”.
– Infrastructure monitoring using Nagios/Centreon.
– Installing and configuring Backup Exec 2010 server to backup RedHat, Windows and Oracle database.
– Maintenance and security update for Linux servers (Red Hat and Ubunt LTS).
– Checking the backup (Veeam, Backup Exec, VDR, Equalogic Group Manager).
– Configuring and managing Firewall (FortiGate 110C/200B).

IT Manager2010 – 2011

Paris – France

I managed all the technical infrastructure and needs of the company.
– Security (Antivirus, iptables rules, DMZ).
– Backup (NTbackup, Cobian, cron).
– Install and virtualizes environment (Linux/Windows, ESXi 3.5/4.0/4.1).
– Assist and train users.
– Renewal of the network and servers.
– Management of the DHCP, AD and Exchange under Windows 2003.
– Migration P2V and V2V.
– Installation and configuration of different services (ProxyReverse, Concerto, AP Wifi, Jabber, Motion, OpenVPN, Alfresco, FreeNAS, Nagios, Cacti…).
– Managing IT team of CIFAP (three people).
– Writing procedures and technical documentation.
– Migration of Windows 2003 to Windows R2 2008 (DC, DNS, DHCP).

Service Desk Administrator2009 – 2010

Paris – France

Managing more than 400 users plus international support.
– Preparing and installing software.
– Assist and train the users.
– Management of the Active Directory, creation/modification of AD accounts.
– Management of the Network File System’s ACL.
– Preparation and installation of Cisco equipment.

IT Manager2008 – 2009

Paris – France

Project: Developing an intranet to be used by the HR team for  employees management.
– Management of the Servers, mail server and backup (WooXo).
– Inventory control and maintenance of the web site.
– Monitoring, maintain and update the network infra.
– Assist and train the users.

Network Technician2008

Paris – France

– Management of technical incident (PATROL)
– Management of the evolution requests.
– Installation of activity report .

Network Administrator2008

Rennes – France

– Project: Installation and administration of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
– Management of wiring
Routing management (logical connection between the interior and outside of the network or between several sub-networks)
– Maintenance of user Workstation (hardware and software) (Acronis and sysprep)
– Installation of peripheral (switch, printer, Wi-Fi).

“Luck is when preparation meets opportunity!”

Education

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS)2017

The Linux Foundation

Preparing for the LFS201 Essentials of System Administration2016

The Linux Foundation

100% online and self-paced course

VMware vSphere 4.1 : Install, Configure, Manage2011

ib formation – France

Studied VMware vSphere 4.1 at ib formation France.

Analysis and Conception of system information and decisions2008 – 2009

CNAM – France

I got my Bachelor Degree at CNAM France.

Advanced Technician’s Certificate
Network administrator2007 – 2008

CIFAP – FRANCE

Got my first degree in computer science in France.

DEUG « Sciences de la matière »2003 – 2005

Rennes1 – FRANCE

Studied the “General Academic Studies Degree” in Rennes1 University France.

“My skills have enabled me to achieve great results!”

System Skills

Ubuntu/Debian

Windows 7

Windows 2008 server

Red hat

Mac OS

Monitoring

Nagios

Observium

Centreon

Cacti

M/Monit

Shinken

DevOps

ANSIBLE

Vagrant

GIT

Docker Compose

Cloud Computing – Visualization

Proxmox VE

Vsphere

VMWare Fusion

Virtual Box

AWS

OVH Cloud

Heroku

Dedicated Server

Apache

OpenVPN

Nginx

SAMBA

Varnish

pfsense

MongoDB

MySQL

Portofolio

Librairiestephan.com website hosting

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Librairiestephan.com website hosting

Antoineonline.com website hosting

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Antoineonline.com website hosting

Faitmaison.me website hosting

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Faitmaison.me website hosting

Raseef22.com website hosting

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Raseef22.com website hosting

Exotica.com website hosting

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Exotica.com website hosting

Development environment

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Development environment

Website Hosting

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Website Hosting

OpenVPN

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OpenVPN

Monitoring

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Monitoring

Monitoring tools mainly based on SNMP protocol.

Contact

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