Personal Details

  • Delvaux Antoine, born on May the 25th, 1973, married, 3 children, Belgian.
  • Address 185B, Cité Assemblée Nationale, Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal.
  • Email and Internet contacts.
  • Phone +221.703368313.
  • European car driving licence.
  • URL of this resume

Professional objectives

  • Create, develop and manage technologically challenging projects of public interest using the best of my technical and management skills.
  • Empower people so they can achieve their personal and professional goals in an efficient and meaningful way by the use of the most appropriate technology.


  • Leadership, Project Management: ex-CEO of an IT startup (10 people), head of a software development team (using Scrum and XP), development team lead and coordinator, ITIL certified.
  • Release Management: build and tests automation, packaging and distribution with Jenkins, Maven, git, SVN, Trac and Jira.
  • Senior software developer, proficiency in Perl, PHP, Java and Groovy, Python, bash, Javascript and XML technologies (XPath, XQuery, XSLT, SOAP, AJAX).
  • Senior software architect and designer, preference to object oriented models, UML modeling.
  • Senior database architect used to relational DB (MySQL, PostreSQL, Oracle) and XML DB (eXist, Oracle DB XML).
  • Systems administration: any UNIX system, specialized in Debian/Ubuntu, RHEL/CentOS, FreeBSD and OSX.
  • Cryptography: extensive experience of ssh and pgp, good practice of SSL and X509.
  • Networks: good knowledge and practical experience of all network layers (part of operations team), extensive experience of the application layer (dns, http, smtp, imap, pop3, ftp, snmp, ldap, firewalls, ...).
  • Philosophical: free software and digital civil rights advocate.

Professional Background

  • 2008 - now: GÉANT / PSNC — UK/Poland — Software and Release Engineer
    • Development team leader in the GEANT pan-european project, coordinating 4 development teams across Europe, liaising with product manager, deployment manager, training manager and the activity and task leaders, international collaboration ;
    • Release management, test and build automation (Jenkins, Maven, git, SVN, bash) ;
    • Packaging, distribution and deployment for Debian and CentOS, repository management and automation (bash, perl, ruby, apt, rpm) ;
    • Architecture, design and development of web services running as servlets (Java, Tomcat, eXist DB, MySQL, Perl, XML, JSON),
    • Analysis of TCP and UDP network performance, participation to network performance and PERT trainings, participation to the perfSONAR open source project (TCP, UDP, network performance, trainer) ;
    • ITIL processes concerned: change management, service asset and configuration management, release and deployment management, service validation and testing, incident management, problem management, knowledge management.
  • 2000 - now: Cassiopea — Belgium — Sys Admin, Software Engineer, Administrator
    • system administration for a small scale ISP, administering 12 servers (linux, dns, load-balancer, web, ftp, mail, mysql, psql, ldap),
    • software architecture, design and development, many contributions to open source projects (PHP, bash, perl, python, MySQL),
    • project management, business analyst, external and customer relations, user support,
    • creation, planning, management and administration of a nonprofit ISP targeting the non profit sector, president from 2000 to 2006,
  • 2009 - 2011: eShango — Senegal — Chief Executive Officer
    • general management of the company (10 people),
    • supervision of the R&D department (software development and IT services for micro-finance), including leading the architectural design and defining the software development processes,
    • supervision of the sales department,
    • company incorporation in Senegal, head of finance and administrative department, day to day business, human resources management,
    • business plan, financials, equity build up, together with 2 partners.
  • 2008 - 2010: DANTE — UK — Systems Engineer, Team Lead
    • perfSONAR development team lead: project management, development best practices, R&D collaborative work (GEANT),
    • web application development: network circuits and assets database, network monitoring systems, sysadmin tasks automation (PHP, Python, Java, MySQL, bash),
    • web services and network applications deployment (MySQL, LDAP, Nagios, MRTG) with high availability setup,
    • authentication and authorization infrastructure deployement (Shibbolet, SAML, GIdP).
  • 2005 - 2008: Aquadev — Senegal — Lead Senior Software Engineer
    • team leader (7 persons) in Dakar, Senegal: planning, resources management, reporting, training and competitive intelligence.
    • ADbanking software development (PHP, Javascript, XML, XSLT, PostgreSQL, bash, Eclipse),
    • product requirements definition and architecture design of a banking software for the micro finance sector (ADbanking),
    • quality and release management, SCM tools setup (Trac, SVN).
  • 2000 - 2005: BELNET — Belgium — Systems & Network Engineer
    • administration of multiple Internet servers of a national scale ISP (linux, Solaris, dns, web, ftp, mail, nntp, snmp),
    • web application development: network monitoring system, domain name registration system, sysadmin tasks automation (PHP, Perl, MySQL, bash),
    • configuration and operation of a national scale IP network, (Cisco, Juniper),
    • participation to RIPE IP network measurements working groups and workshops.
  • 1998 - 2005: Belgium — Free Lance Software Engineer
    • databases and web development (PHP, MySQL, 4thDimension),
    • administration of networks and servers (linux, MacOS, web, ftp, mail, dns, printing).
  • 1997 - 1998: Alcatel Bell — Belgium — Software Engineer
    • software development of a network management and monitoring platform (Solaris, C, C++).

Speaker - Trainer

  • 2016
    • WACREN 2016: perfSONAR UI and eduGAIN federated login — WACREN, Dakar, Senegal
  • 2015
    • Network Monitoring and Management Workshop: TCP and UDP protocols, perfSONAR, multi-domain monitoring, syslog management — WACREN, Abuja, Nigeria
    • GÉANT Advanced eduPERT Training: perfSONAR, linux TCP tuning — GÉANT, Porto, Portugal

Studies - Training

  • 2016
    • ITIL Foundation Certificate — GÉANT, Cambridge
  • 2010
    • ITIL v3 introduction — GÉANT, Poznan
  • 2003
    • IPv6 — Telindus, Leuven
    • DNSSEC — RIPE NCC, Amsterdam
    • Managing youth camps in south countries — Quinoa, Brussels
  • 2002
    • Routing essentials, ospf, bgp, multicast — Arpnet, Brussels
  • 2001
    • Juniper routing — Juniper, Amsterdam
    • Ici ou ailleurs, que faire ? — ITECO, Brussels (training for development cooperation)
    • Hostmaster, IP resource management — RIPE NCC, London
  • 1998
    • Telecommunication Concepts — Bell Education Centre, Antwerpen
  • 1991-1997
    • Civil Engineer (equivalent to Master of Science) in Computer ScienceUniversity of Liège
    • Study: Conception d’un système automatique d’analyse de séquences de peptides — Professor E. De Pauw


  • French: mother tongue.
  • English: fluent.
  • Spanish: intermediate level.
  • Dutch: basic level.

Personal background

  • Scouting from 1981 to 1994, participation in international youth cooperation projects with Quinoa:
    • 1 month in Senegal in 2000,
    • 3 months in Guatemala in 2003 as project leader,
  • Interested and concerned about ecology and citizen life, globalization issues.
  • Direction, animation and engineering of a weekly local radio broadcasting from 1988 to 1993.
  • I love movies, music, cooking and juggling and I like hiking, running, cycling and Tai Chi.
Published on : Thursday 19 May 2005.
Modified on : Monday 13 March 2017.

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