Linux | Python | Automation | DevOps | Security | Coaching
Advanced skills in managing Linux systems (Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu) and developing Python software from scripts
to webapplications to automate various systems and software management tasks.
I love working with open source software such as Linux and Python.
Currently maintaining 20+ Debian and Ubuntu servers, and desktop machines.
Extensive experience in various IT domains and management such as project management, operations management, team and service management.
If you are in need of my skills, contact me
In a nutshell: analytical mindset, strategic thinker, creative problem solver, coach, structuring and organizing, sharing knowledge.
Things I like
Open source technology
Infrastructure and webrelated technology
Strategy / Strategic plans / The big picture
Solving them creatively
Gathering and sharing knowledge
- 17 years in Linux
- 22 years in Development of which 14 years in Python Development
- 12 years in IT, Operations management and Team management
Development - Toolset
- Good - thorough knowledge
- Azure Devops CI/CD
- Azure Cloud
- Azure CLI
- LXC containers
- Below average - average knowledge
Development - Software I've developed
Azure Automation scripts (Python/Linux)
Ticket management system (Python/Django/Linux)
Content management software (Java/JSP)
Secure medical application for task management (Java)
Document template system (Python/Django/Linux)
Interfacing ERP system with online accountancy webapp via REST (Python/Linux)
Reporting software (Python/Flask/Django/Linux)
Financial software (C++/MFC)
Speech SDK demo's (C++/MFC)
SDK test software (C++/MFC)
Azure script GUI (Python)
Flask REST API (Python/Flask/Linux)
Interactive websites (Python/Django/Flask/Javscript)
Administrative software (Python/wxPython)
Patient evaluation tools (Python/Django/Linux)
Tool Dashboard (Python/Django/Linux)
System en server management software (Python/Linux)
Mail management suite (Python/Linux)
Data governance tools (Python)
Small games (Python/Pygame)
System management - Servers
Debian GNU/linux user since 2002. Used Redhat, Suse and other distro's
Mail servers with imap, antispam, antivirus, filtering and and webmail
LDAP and samba server
Virtualisation hosts with containers such as uml, vserver, lxc, kvm
Staging and production servers
Web and package proxy
Git repository server
Local pypi server
Azure Local Agent build servers
System management - Software
Scripting: python, bash, perl
System management: ssh, screen
Mail: postfix, dovecot, roundcube, clamav, spamassasin, sieve, exim
Backup: tar, cpio, rsync, duply/duplicity, veeam
Firewall: iptables, shorewall, checkpoint, nftables
Virtualisation: uml, vserver, lxc containers, kvm, vmware, virtualbox
Databases: postgresql, mysql, sqlite
Package management: checkinstall, alien, source
Webservers: nginx, apache
Storage: lvm, raid, btrfs
Account/file: ldap, samba
Security: cryptsetup, gnupg
Servicedesk: otrs, trac, roundup issue tracker
Networking/HA: bridge, tap/tun, tinc, glusterfs (started)
Custom Kernel compilation
Remote management: ansible, tightvnc, x2go
Strategy: develop a strategic short and long term vision
Effective communication to peers and management
Analysis and problem detection
Business and process analysis, linking business and IT
People management, coaching
Project management, planning
Budget and supplier management
Management reporting and data analysis
Knowledge and competence management
Document processes and software
Training and coaching
DeveloperPorteman & Stroobant
Development of a financial software in C++/Visual C++ (MFC).
Teamleader Development SupportLernout & Hauspie Speech Products
Team management and coaching, set-up of a plan to increase revenue. Set-up of a certification program for SDK's, communication and analysis on the quality of the SDK's. Set-up of the Singapore support centre. Assist customers in integrating speech technology in their software. Management of the Solaris system. Started using Redhat, Suse and finally Debian. Development in C/C++/MFC.
ICT ManagerEclair Prym
Team management and coaching, server- and network administration, project management, budgeting, analysis, hardware, Single point of contact for internal users, statistics and reporting.
Analysis and design of web applications in Java, jsp and asp, development of a content management system. Secure Java client server tool for Healthcare. Related project management. Support for the applications and installation of the web apps on Linux and Windows.
System EngineerSint-Jozefs hospital Izegem
Administration of the servers: back-up and restore, install new hardware, SPOC for all IT related problems. Development of tools and software in Python and Django. Setup of Debian servers for the staging and production of the software. Follow up of .NET software. Report on statistics and budget for the management. Training.
IT management. Further expansion of the IT services with an overall strategy to support the business. Project management and planning. Development in Python and Django of several management tools for system administration, AD, mailbox. Ticket system for IT and Facilities management, automatic creation of online accountancy files with REST services to communicate with the ERP system, document template system, internal dashboard for tools, back-up and restore tool for archiving files, tools to check the policies. Setup of Debian servers for the staging and production of the Python/Django software.
Develop a strategic vision for modernising the IT with efficiency, increased reliability in mind. Setup of OTRS ticket system on Debian. Projects management for Cloud migration, OS migration, network infrastructure, Office 365 migration, mobile device management, contracts and company policy.
ICT Force - owner
Independent ICT consultant - Linux, Python, IT management, Project management, Operations and Team management. Currently maintaining 18 Debian servers.
Operations ManagerLebon IT Services NV
Management of the daily operations. Team management. Creating strategic plans to manage the operations. Project management, knowledge and education management. ITIL service management using an OTRS ticket system on Debian servers for test and production with a continuous cycle of improvement. Development of Python scripts to manage the Debian Linux systems.
DevOps & IoT EngineerRenson Ventilation & Sun protection
Linux system administration (server and end user machines), Python, automation, Azure cloud, ... Integration and continuous management of the Linux systems, integration into the mainly Microsoft network. Build and release cycles from Azure DevOps, Jenkins, docker, Azure CLI. Coding on the IoT data input side.
1997 - Bachelor in Applied informatics (honors)
2013 - ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management