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 and +32.486924281.
  • 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 practitioner, 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 Javascript.
  • Software architect and designer, micro-services, object-oriented models, UML.
  • Database architect used to relational DB (MySQL, PostgreSQL) and TSDB (Prometheus, ELK)
  • Systems administration: UNIX systems, 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).

Professional Background

  • 2015 - now: PSNC — PL/SN — Senior Software/Network Engineer
    • Development team leader in the GÉANT pan-European project, coordinating development teams across Europe, roadmap planning, global collaboration in the R&E sector ;
    • 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, PostgreSQL, Javascript, JSON, XML) ;
    • ITIL practitioner (Service Design, Service Operations, Service Transition, CSI).
  • 2017 - now: NEAAR — US/SN — perfSONAR Instructor
    • Instructor in perfSONAR workshops for the R&E community in Africa.
  • 2000 - 2018: Cassiopea — BE — Funder, Administrator, Sys Admin, Software Engineer
    • 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,
  • 2008 - 2015: DANTE — GB — 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),
    • services and applications deployment (MySQL, LDAP, Nagios, MRTG) with high availability,
    • authentication and authorization infrastructure deployment (Shibbolet, SAML, GIdP).
  • 2009 - 2011: eShango — SN — 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.
  • 2005 - 2008: Aquadev — SN — 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 banking software for the microfinance sector (ADbanking),
    • quality and release management, SCM tools setup (Trac, SVN).
  • 2000 - 2005: BELNET — BE — Systems & Network Engineer
    • servers administration of a national scale ISP (linux, Solaris, dns, web, ftp, mail, nntp),
    • web application development: network monitoring system, domain name registration system, sysadmin tasks automation (PHP, Perl, MySQL, bash, snmp),
    • configuration and operation of a national scale IP network, (Cisco, Juniper),
    • participation to RIPE IP network measurements working groups and workshops.
  • 1998 - 2005: Free Lancer — BE — 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 — BE — Software Engineer
    • software development of network management and monitoring platform (Solaris, C, C++).

Speaker - Instructor

Studies - Certifications

  • 2018
    • ITIL Service Operations and ITIL Service Transition — Axelos, GB
    • TM Forum Frameworx and Business Process Framework fundation — TM Forum, GB
  • 2016
    • ITIL Foundation — Axelos, GB
  • 1991-1997


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

Personal background

  • Happy father of 4.
  • I love movies, music and cooking and I practice juggling, hiking, running and cycling.
Published on : Thursday 19 May 2005.
Modified on : Sunday 6 January 2019.

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