Sebastien Schmets

Freelance IT Consultant

Autodidact, highly focused on customer satisfaction and highly motivated. Curious by nature, I like to discover new things and put them in application. I’m constantly reading technical books, papers and measuring myself every day against new challenges. My main goal in my job is to improve my personal knowledge to be state-of-the-art as often as possible.

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

📅 November 17th 1984 - ✉️ sebastien@schmets.info - 📞 +352 691 171184 - 🚗 B driving license

Keywords

  • Linux/Solaris systems engineering

  • Scripting and automation

  • Team management

  • Business analysis

  • Information management

  • Quality management

  • Project management

  • Design and architecture

Experience

Service Delivery Manager at European Commission 🕓 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 🕓 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, ...).

Founding Partner / Director at BeeSailor 🕓 November 2018 - December 2019

Automation Engineer at European Commission 🕓 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.

Founding Partner / Director ICT at BlueSailLtd 🕓 November 2014 - October 2018

Unix System Engineer at European Commission 🕓 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 🕓 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 🕓 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 🕓 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 🕓 August 2005 - December 2006

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

  • Internal demo lab maintenance.

  • Internal trainings.

Education

Institut Château Massart Liège 🕓 2004 - 2005 → Networks Management

Université de Liège 🕓 2004 - 2005 → Web Components development on Linux

Haute École Albert Jacquard (HEAJ) 🕓 2003 - 2004 → Computer Graphics

Institut Saint-Jean Berchmans Liège 🕓 2003 → CESS, Computer Sciences.

Languages

Native speaker

Fluent

Referrals

Available upon request.