Francois A.

CTO

1025 dollar

My experience

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FreelanceSeptember 2012 - Present

• GDPR coaching - US-based SaaS editor (big-data solution)
• External DPO
• Working with SaaS editor to enhanced their global footprint (better performances and security to improve the revenue) - Kizoa
• Working with SaaS editor to enhanced their global footprint - Libcast / api.video
• Expertise during the migration to Azure Cloud of one of their main customer (international group) – Atos Integration
• Creation of an anti-DDoS platform – RandCO / massfilter.me (hosted on AWS and OVH Cloud)
• P2V migration – Inovagora (from barebone to AWS)
• P2V migration – Heimdall.net (from barebone to multi cloud, using Docker to homogenize the systems)
• Writer of a security paper regarding DDoS in MISC
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api.videoAugust 2020 - Present

Building a low latency video platform towards local end-users.

OpenClassrooms, FreelanceDecember 2020 - Present

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OxevaJune 2019 - June 2020

As manager of the R&D department, I’m leading the development of the next Public Cloud offering from Oxeva. Leading a team of 10, our main focus is the useability of the product prior to the number of features. When Gartner predict a global market revenue of 266 billions USD, we consider there is still plenty of room for new comers, focusing on their products, instead of building a new pure challenger for the Magic Quadrant.
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ActilityFebruary 2016 - June 2019

DPO
May 2018 – Jun 2019

As DPO, I worked transversally with the various teams to ensure the protection of the personal data of our employees, partners and customers.

CIO / CISO
Feb 2016 – Jun 2019

As a CIO, I’m tackling both internal IT matters and external infrastructure, providing hosting to our products at a global scale. My focus for internal and external platforms are:

• scalability
• security
• performance
• high availability
• automation

I have to consider the global pictures, from the way we develop to the way we run our platforms. Changing the tool sets. The minds. The process. Migrating part of the team to a more DevOps role. One leitmotiv remains in any project: Security by Design as we are an Telecom Operator-like company.

New platforms and IS created:

• Intranet based on Xwiki linked to other IS
• CI/CD based on Jenkins / Artifactory / SonarQube / … linked to Docker slaves
• Web hosting platform fully redundant and multi tenant
• Global monitoring revamp from Nagios to combo Sensu / Grafana / OpsGenie / Slack
• Automated deployment with Ansible and Jenkins (as a self-service portal)


Also, I worked on the compliancy for the ISO-9001 certification and prepared the ISO-27001 certification.

I had to built an IS&T team from the grounds to 10 persons, with various but complementary experiences and skills.
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CedexisSeptember 2013 - December 2015

To ensure brands consistently deliver the best end-user experience possible, Cedexis helps to combine Real-User Monitoring, real time multi-vendor load balancing and KPI vs. performance correlations.


• Acting CTO for EMEA & APAC
• Technical reference in EMEA & APAC
• Consulting in HA/HPC
• WebPerf engineer
• Creating a tech team based in Paris (1 new SE in Paris, 1 Ops in London at the moment)
• Creator of Impact: a tool to correlate performance with Business KPIs
• DevOps

◦ Tools: Ansible, Puppet, Bamboo, ...
◦ Clouds: AWS, Azure, Softlayer, GCE, Docker
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Association Heimdall.netJanuary 2002 - July 2015

• Cloud rental
• Creation of the platform
• Platform architecture
• Consulting for start-ups / company creation projects / associations / individuals / ...
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EmoovioDecember 2013 - December 2014

Consultancy for Startup

• Scalability
• Performance
• bugfix
• work process
• dev team recruitment
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SAS MommyVilleJanuary 2014 - October 2014

• Founded the social network MommyVille which connects expecting mothers and young mothers in France.
• Supported by BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole France & BPi France.
• Selected in Top 3 Best Pitch at Numa Camping in December 2013.
• Resident of the incubator "Pépinière La Boétie" since July 2014.
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PolyconseilNovember 2012 - September 2013

• Consulting for France24 (renew CDN contracts and architecture)
• Participation in the project Autolib (revamp of the whole architecture)
• Passwords centralization (integration of Linux in Active Directory domain)
• Password securization (setup of a safe to store and manage passwords)
• HA Redis platform
• HA MySQL plateform
• Setup of a sandbox platform
• Securization of the platforme
• Renew of the CC Softphone
• Replacement of Fabric by Ansible tor deployment
• Creation of Dev/Staging environment, based on Docker
• Prototype of hosting on Cloud services for foreign deployment (AWS, Azure, GCE, ... + Docker)
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Iliad EntreprisesJuly 2010 - October 2012

• Systems and network management
• Virtualization platform design
• Monitoring revamp
• Staff management (4 persons)


Platforms built :
• latency-optimized CDN with fully featured back-office (40 Gbps, , each edge node able to handle 200k conn/sec @ 10 Gbps) ; a object is cached once for all on the platform and then shared/replicated across the nodes
• streaming (multi tenant/protocole with PVR capabilities) : used for the Free Mobile showcase (about 450k spectators)
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Yacast MediaMarch 2008 - July 2010

• Systems and network management
• Setup of a solution for HTTP and RTSP mobile streaming
• Creation of a “FTPX” platform : FTP(S) + SFTP with AD authentication
• Development of a bot to monitoring hundreds of streams at once
• Design of an intranet
• Revamp of the whole platform (CDN and supervision)
• Staff management (4 engineers, 2 developers, 5 technicians)
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Baobab SoftwareSeptember 2006 - March 2008

CTO
Mar 2007 – Mar 2008


• Development of a groupware with integrated search engine
• PHP5 development (web IHM and several daemons) and C++
• Usage of a proprietary database
• Mind of network impact (creation of a new markup language and of the more efficient solution than AJAX)
• Web preview of all the attachments without a third party tool
• Architecture of all the company platforms
• Staff management (5 engineers)


Pending patents about pushing-Ajax-like system, live security encryption of HTTPS exchanges, compression of tag-based langage, ...


Software engineer
Sep 2006 – Mar 2007


• Development of a groupware with integrated search engine
• PHP5 development (web IHM and several daemons) and C++
• Usage of a proprietary database
• Mind of network impact (creation of a new markup language and of the more efficient solution than AJAX)
• Web preview of all the attachments without a third party tool
• Architecture of all the company platforms


Pending patents about pushing-Ajax-like system, live security encryption of HTTPS exchanges, compression of tag-based langage, ...
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Baobab SoftwareSeptember 2006 - March 2007

• Development of a groupware with integrated search engine
• PHP5 development (web IHM and several daemons) and C++
• Usage of a proprietary database
• Mind of network impact (creation of a new markup language and of the more efficient solution than AJAX)
• Web preview of all the attachments without a third party tool
• Architecture of all the company platforms


Pending patents about pushing-Ajax-like system, live security encryption of HTTPS exchanges, compression of tag-based langage.
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InovagoraMarch 2006 - September 2006

• Setup of the platforms supervision (hosting, development, business recovery plan)
• Drafting of specifications and technical solutions
• Technical contact with clients and others providers
• Creation of the tool to send and track mobile texting
• Staff management (3 engineers and technicians)
• Revamp of the platform to go from a 36% availability prior to my arrival to 99,95%
• Creation of an internal monitoring with scenarii-capabilities
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Spirent CommunicationsJanuary 2005 - March 2005

• Setup of clients platform
• Software and hardware updates
• Optimization of systems and network resources
• 2 hours GTR
• 30 minutes GTI
• 2nd level of technical support
• Drafting of specifications
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PolaxionJuly 2004 - December 2004

• Creation of an hosting platform (PHP/MySQL)
• Active monitoring of the hosting platform
• Pre-sales engineer (software and hadware)
• Systems and network architecture
• Development of intranet and internet tools (PHP/MySQL and C/C++)
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AgarikJune 2003 - September 2004

• Setup of clients platform
• Software and hardware updates
• Optimization of systems and network resources
• 2 hours GTR
• 30 minutes GTI
• 2nd level of technical support
• Drafting of specifications
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PC GamerSeptember 2001 - August 2002

• Setup of servers and desktops
• Supervision
• Customer care
• Website management (HTML + JavaScript)
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ThalesJuly 2002 - July 2002

• 1st level support
• Hardware and software setup
• Daily maintenance
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UNIVERSITE PARIS DIDEROT PARIS 7October 2000 - June 2001

• Setup and supervision of hardware and software
• 2nd level of tech support for students and administration reatives
• website management (HTML & JavaScript)
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Allo Assistance MicroJanuary 2000 - August 2000

• Setup of hardware and softwarte
• Systems supervision
• Home support (individuals and companies)

My stack

Vmware ESX, Telecommunications, TCP, Software Architecture, Security, Scrum, SaaS, Routing, Redis, Project Management, PHP, Perl, Performance tuning, Open Source, MySQL, Microsoft Azure, Leadership, Jenkins, Information Security, FTP, Docker, DNS, DevOps, Data Privacy - GDPR, Data Center, Consulting, Cloud Computing, Cloud, Cisco, CDN, Apache, Ansible, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Agile Methodology