Managing Agile teams (Software Craftsmen, DevOps)
Building and operating “Platform as a Service” (PaaS)
, mobile-first web apps, and “Software as a Service” (SaaS) architectures
Driving Agile transformation towards
and Lean Startup
Chief Executive Officer / Founder
GSTACK.IO — 2015-2017
The Gstack platform
Gstack is a “vitrine” Open Source deployment of Cloud Foundry, aimed at demonstrating Gstack skills in Cloud Foundry, BOSH and Concourse. It offers standard buildpacks and database clusters, along with reliability through M/Monit monitoring, SHIELD backups. It is operated via BOSH through Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment pipelines implemented in Concourse.
Consulting at Carrefour (6 months)
Bootstrapped, stabilized and developed a Docker Swarm project called “Agile Fabric” to provide on-demand and holistic environments for Agile teams (SCM, CI/CI, Artifact repositories, JIRA Agile, Confluence wikis, etc) onto OpenStack or Azure infrastructures. Then built a prototype for replacing Docker Swarm with Kubernetes.
Consulting at Orange (6 months)
Bootstrapped the Concourse implementation for CI/CD of the OSS production Cloud Foundry deployments. Maintained the CloudStack stemcell and contributed the affinity groups feature to the CloudStack CPI.
Promotion and trainings
Introduced BOSH in several tech talks in France, like public meetups or private event (at Criteo and Orange). Developed BOSH training courses.
Chief Technical Officer
ALVARUM.COM — 2012-2015
Transitionned the IT organization towards an efficient Scrum and DevOps team with established Product Management. Established early “T-shirt sizes” estimates, helping in features prioritization into the new downsized, lean roadmap.
Developed the Agile and Software Craftsmanship culture. Reduced cycles from 8 to 16 releases per year. Reached milestones in improved collaboration, autonomy, and flexibility of the team.
Heavily refactored the monolithic legacy Java Spring software, moving code out to 4 new microservices written in Groovy Grails, connected with new APIs and new Mule ESB data pipelines. Introduced Angular JS views and new mobile-first web designs.
Established the 24/7 on-call duties for the “you-build-it-you-run-it” DevOps team. Relentlessly eliminated false-positives from the Nagios monitoring.
Bootstrapped the IT Services offer, converting early leads through business requirements analysis workshops.