Description

Thomas SIMON – Information Technology Consultant

WhatsApp & phone: +591 734 62 133
Skype & email: simon_thomas@outlook.fr
Age: 38
Organized, autonomous & rigorous – Able to manage time & priorities
Bilingual English & French, intermediate level Spanish

 

COMPETENCIES

Server System Administration

  • File Servers and NAS: Linux SAMBA and NFS, Windows SMB and DFS, FTP
  • Virtualization: VMware Server, ESX and vSphere
  • Domain Management: Microsoft Active Directory, LDAP, DNS Windows and Linux
  • Remote Access Administration: SSH with RSA keys and Windows Terminal Server Web
  • Web Servers: NGINX HTTPS – HSTS, Apache 2, Windows IIS & Microsoft SharePoint
  • Backup systems: VEEAM and Symantec, backup scripts using RSYNC and Robocopy
  • Scripting Languages: Linux Script Shell and Windows Batch
  • Operating System: Windows Server 2003, 2008 & 2012. Linux Redhat, Debian & HP Unix

Networks Administration

  • Routing and Topology: WAN and LAN networks, IPv4, WIFI, Switching and VLAN
  • Firewalls and VPN Gateways: Fortinet, Cisco and Citrix Web Access
  • DHCP Administration: Windows and Linux servers. Fortinet, Cisco gateways, ZTE routers
  • Monitoring: SNMP, Symantec Altiris, IP Monitor and Munin for Linux and Windows
  • Customer Service Management
  • Emails, Service-Now, Request Tracker, EasyVista & BMC Remedy Action Request System

EXPERIENCES

2017/11 – 2017/08 IT Consultant – Freelance – Sucre – Bolivia

  • Wordpress Hosting and Linux servers Administration (Amazon Web Service and Digital
    Ocean cloud services)
  • Self-training. AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Associate – Certification Preparation
    (A Cloud Guru, UDEMY)
  • Docker Level 1 Administration and Level 2 Advanced Administration (alphorm.com)

2017/02 – 2017/08 System Engineer – Orange Inc. (France Telecom) – Strasbourg –
France

System engineer at Orange Inc. as an IT Consultant for Altran Technologies.

  • Daily administration of Apache Web Servers and Apache HTTP/HTTPS Reverse Proxies.
  • System administration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Clusters virtualized in VMware.
  • Operation, maintenance and support of the Orange World Wide Group Single Sign On
    platform SiteMinder by Computer Associate (SSO).
  • Guidance of Project Managers & Business Owners in the integration of their applications
    into the Orange Group SSO/AAA Access Control Infrastructure.

2015/12 – 2016/08 Network and System Administrator – FVDP/GHSV – Strasbourg –
France

Technical expert responsible for the group EHPAD sector (over 200 users on 10 sites).
Functional consultant to the group Information & Organization Systems Division.

  • IT Support services to End Users, Project Managers and Project Owners.
  • IT Assets Management overhaul and park management operations.
  • Steering deployments of hardware and software upgrades and changes within the
    framework of IT Projects Management applied to Medical and Health Care fields.
  • Redesign of storage and backup policies and of the strategies of access control to the
    information system in compliance with the ITIL Standards.
  • System administration of a VMware cluster of virtual servers:
  • Microsoft Active Directory Primary and Secondary Domain Controllers,
  • Applications Servers and Database Servers MS SQL and PARADOX,
  • Windows Server File Servers, Linux SAMBA File Servers and SYNOLOGY NAS Servers
  • Domain administration, Cloud & Terminal Server Applications access management.
  • Operation of Fortinet Fortigates VPN, Firewalls and WAN interconnections.
  • Coordination of external contractors, IT Services companies & Internet Service Providers.

2015/05 – 2015/12 System Administrator – Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics – Strasbourg –
France

Technical Documentation Manager and Systems Administrator.
Responsible for the Change Management validations in compliance with the
pharmaceutical GxP practices and the Sarbanes–Oxley Act (SOX/SOD).

  • UNIX User Access and Security Groups Management (HP-UX).
  • Administration and support of Microsoft SharePoint team sites for the EMEA zone.

2008/03 – 2012/12 EMEA IT Asset Manager – Steelcase – Strasbourg – France

Responsible for an international IT assets park, its life cycle management, total cost
of ownership as well as its software, hardware and contractual integrity and
compliance.

Steering of a 5 On-Site Technicians and 10 Service Desk Agents team:

  • Physical and software inventory campaigns,
  • Quarterly and annually End User workstations replacements campaigns,
  • Monitoring and surveillance software deployments for assets management.

Redevelopment of the IT Assets Management Strategy and actual park visibility:

  • Accurate reassessments of the park’s global state and total cost of ownership,
  • Honoring leasing contracts with hardware return rates over 95%,
  • Ensured compliance for Microsoft, Adobe and Autodesk licensing contracts,
  • Design and implementation of LEAN dashboards and follow up indicators running
    weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually for helping in decision making.
  • Creation and enforcement of IT Assets Management compliance processes,
  • New affiliated companies and operational entities integration in the IT Division.
  • Quarterly and annually IT Assets & Services billing reports for the EMEA region.
  • Responsible for IT hardware and software purchases.
  • Responsible for IT equipment exportations in the EMEA region.

2007/12 – 2008/02 IT Support Technician – Caisse d’Épargne Bank – Strasbourg –
France

  • ATM Banking Systems monitoring, diagnostic, remote interventions and incidents
    management.

2007/06 – 2007/12 Network Technician – Ready Business System – Strasbourg –
France

  • Deployment of network security appliances: Fortinet Fortigates, Cisco PIX Firewalls and
    Olfeo Internet Content Filtering solution for SMEs’ and SMIs’.

2007/01 – 2007/02 Network Technician (Intern) – Ready Business System – Strasbourg
– France

  • Tests and validations of network security solutions and Internet content filtering solution.

 

2005/05 – 2006/02 Computer Technician – Humanis NGO – Strasbourg – France

  • Installation and configuration of end users multimedia workstations running Debian
    GNU/Linux.

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

2006 – 2007 Associate of Science in Telecommunications Technology and Computer Networks

(Certificate IV in Network and Telecommunications Engineering Technology) – C.R.M. – France

Graduated as an advanced network and telecommunications engineering technician, having
successfully completed CISCO Certified Network Associate 1 and 2 (CCNA).
Intensive training in English applied to computer sciences.

1999 Baccalaureate with a specialization in Advanced Level English

Les Pontonniers International High School – Strasbourg – France

Education

CRM - France

2005/2007 Associate of Science in Telecommunications Technology and Computer Networks

Graduated as an advanced network and telecommunications engineering technician, having
successfully completed CISCO Certified Network Associate 1 and 2 (CCNA).
Intensive training in English applied to computer sciences.