Personal Details

  • Delvaux Antoine, born on May the 25th, 1973, married, 4 children, Belgian.
  • Address Cité Cheikh Amar villa 716, Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal.
  • Email and Internet contacts.
  • Phone +221.703368313.
  • 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: software development team lead, ITIL certified, ex-CEO of an IT startup (10 people).
  • DevOps: deployment automation, continuous integration, release management, packaging and distribution with Ansible, Jenkins, git, Trac and Jira.
  • Software developer, proficiency in Perl, Python, Bash, PHP, Java and Groovy, Javascript and JSON manipulation.
  • Software architect and designer, micro-services, object oriented models, UML.
  • Database architect used to relational DB (MySQL, PostreSQL, Oracle), TSDB (Prometheus, ELK) and NoSQL DB (Cassandra, MongoDB).
  • Systems administration: any UNIX system, specialized in Debian/Ubuntu, RHEL/CentOS, FreeBSD and OSX.
  • Network Engineer: good knowledge and practical experience of all network layers, strong expertise on TCP and UDP performance troubleshooting (perfSONAR).
  • Philosophical: free software and digital civil rights advocate.

Professional Background

  • 2011 - now: GÉANT / PSNC — Poland / Senegal — Senior Software/Network Engineer
    • Development team leader in the GÉANT pan-european project, coordinating small development teams across Europe, roadmap planning, global collaboration in the R&E environment ;
    • Participation to the perfSONAR open source project as a team lead, developer and instructor (TCP, UDP, network performance, end-to-end measurements) ;
    • Coordination of the Performance Measurement Platform, a mesh of perfSONAR small nodes in Europe and beyond (Service Management, Operations) ;
    • Deployment automation, test and build management (Ansible, Docker, git, bash) ;
    • Release management, packaging and distribution for Debian and CentOS (Jenkins, git, bash, perl, ruby, apt, rpm) ;
    • Architecture, design and development of micro-services (Python, Perl, Java, MySQL, PotgreSQL, XML, JSON) ;
    • ITIL practitioner (Service Design, Service Operations, Service Transition, CSI).
  • 2017 - now: NEAAR — US / Senegal — perfSONAR Instructor
    • Instructor in NEAAR (Networks for European, American, and African Research) funded perfSONAR workshops and trainings for the R&E community in Africa.
  • 2000 - 2018: 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 MDM development team lead: project management, development best practices, R&E collaboration (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 deployment (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 - Instructor

Studies - Training

  • 2018
    • ITIL Service Operations — GÉANT, Cambridge
  • 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 (ir - M.Sc.Eng.) 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 in Senegal (2000) and Guatemala (2003, project lead)
  • 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 : Tuesday 4 September 2018.

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