Sebastien Schmets

Freelance IT Consultant

Creative professional, quite resolute and pragmatic, always willing to do whatever it takes to reach my assigned goals.

Objective-driven, well-structured person, I'm always keen to help and to improve my knowledge of a technology in order to have a global vision of the project I'm working on. This allows me to coordinate things in a very efficient way, subsequently leading projects to successful ends.

Human and understanding, I'm a motivated leader, at ease with cross-department communication and coordination and never afraid to make decisions in order to keep the business running.

โ If you have to do something twice, then automate it. โž

๐Ÿ“… November 17th 1984 - โœ‰๏ธ sebastien@schmets.info - ๐Ÿ“ž +352691171184 - ๐Ÿš— B driving license

Keywords

  • Service Delivery Management

  • Business analysis

  • Project Management

  • Team management

  • Information management

  • Quality management

  • Scripting and automation

  • Linux/Solaris systems engineering

  • Design and architecture

Experience

Service Delivery Manager at European Commission ๐Ÿ•“ January 2020 - Present

  • Overseeing the organization of the Security Operations Engineering team.

  • Deliveries quality management.

  • Process control and improvement.

  • Coordination between Security Operation Engineering (SOE), Security Operation Center (SOC) and Computer Security Incident Response Capability (CSIRC).

Project Coordinator at European Commission ๐Ÿ•“ June 2018 - December 2019

  • Technical coordination.

  • Documentation creation and maintenance.

  • Infrastructure analysis.

    • Testing VMware Cloud Foundation for a potential replacement of our deployments and management methods.

  • Information management.

  • Cloud management platform integration.

    • Coordination of the selection process for the Cloud Management Platform; in-depth comparison of three different platforms (Redhat Cloudforms, VMware vRealize Suite, Microfocus Hybrid Cloud Management).

  • Design and architecture analysis.

    • Creation of a Content Management System design (based on Atrium CMDB, vRB, vROPS, vRA, ...).

Automation Engineer at European Commission ๐Ÿ•“ March 2016 - April 2018

  • Daily operations automation.

  • Infrastructure analysis and reporting for error correction.

  • Information management.

  • Asset inventory.

  • Data collection on various technologies.

  • Documentation creation and maintenance.

  • Development of a custom framework for NAS and SAN automation.

Unix System Engineer at European Commission ๐Ÿ•“ April 2012 - March 2016

  • Unix Operating Systems administration (Solaris 9/10, RHEL 5/6).

  • Daily operations (duties participation, on-call).

  • Development and deployment of a multi-platform life cycle tool for Legato Networker client and its plugins.

  • Documentation creation and maintenance.

  • Quality management on inventory database.

IT Administrator at euroscript International ๐Ÿ•“ August 2010 - March 2012

  • Unix Operating Systems administration (Solaris 9/10, Ubuntu).

  • EMC Clariion and Fujitsu-Siemens San systems administration.

  • Daily operations (duties participation, on-call).

  • Architecture and deployment of a company proxy solution based on squid and clamav.

  • Technologies benchmarking (ZFS vs ext4, Solaris x86 vs Ubuntu on VMWare).

IT Training Management at Sagi Europe ๐Ÿ•“ August 2007 - November 2009

  • Installation and configuration of secured PABX systems in jails across France and Belgium.

  • Linux and Windows servers maintenance.

  • Trainings for supervisors on installed technology and telecommunications security.

  • Disaster recovery procedures writing and testing.

  • Documentation creation and maintenance.

Customer Service Agent at Call-IT nv ๐Ÿ•“ February 2007 - August 2007

  • Customer service support front office and back office.

  • Assisting IT service with backups, updates and life-cycle of workstations.

AppleCare Engineer at Apple ๐Ÿ•“ August 2005 - December 2006

  • Hardware, software and network end-users support across Europe.

  • Internal demo lab maintenance.

  • Internal trainings.

Education

Institut Chaฬ‚teau Massart Lieฬ€ge ๐Ÿ•“ 2004 - 2005 โ†’ Networks Management

Universiteฬ de Lieฬ€ge ๐Ÿ•“ 2004 - 2005 โ†’ Web Components development on Linux

Haute Eฬcole Albert Jacquard (HEAJ) ๐Ÿ•“ 2003 - 2004 โ†’ Computer Graphics

Institut Saint-Jean Berchmans Lieฬ€ge ๐Ÿ•“ 2003 โ†’ CESS, Computer Sciences.

Languages

Native speaker

Fluent

Referrals

Available upon request.