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Gilles Rubens Badouet

Network, Systems & Infrastructure Engineer

Profile Summary

A highly motivated, qualified Network, Systems/Solutions Integration & IT Infrastructure Engineer with over 7 years’ work experience determined to make a difference within the telecommunications/networking, systems integration and Infrastructure support environment. Demonstrating high level analysis and results delivery within systems & infrastructure, solutions integration and implementation, troubleshooting, problems solving, I am a global thinker with positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, professional consciousness, fast-paced & target oriented, team working as well as high performance under pressure with the following qualifications and industrial credentials. 

  • Master of Science in Network Computing ( with Distinction) & Bachelor in  Information and Communication Technologies (with Distinction)
  • Microsoft MCP, MCSA, MCSE Certifications achieved: System Admin, Server and Cloud Infrastructures
  • Cisco CCNA achieved: Routing and Switching
  • ITIL v3 F  achieved
  • AWS CSA-A,  and Linux LPI (Pending, as part of 2017 goals)
  • Management and Leadership program (GLP) completed
  • Strong ability on Business/ Customer needs analysis and efficient solutions proposal
  • Strong Network & Server Administrator  and  Project Management   
  • Strong expertise in Identity & Access Management, SSO with Shibboleth, AD FS and LDAP 
  • Multilingual Speaker (Excellent levels of English and French) and Proficient fluent Italian  
  • Network Design & Systems Integration, security analysis   based on the CIA  tenets.
  • Strong ability in systems and solutions integration,  network and telecommunication protocols 
  • Comfortable in both Windows and Linux based operating systems 
  • Great hand on experience in Cisco and Mikrotik routers and switches 
  • Strong skills in VoIP & Call termination                                 
  • Very good understanding and implementation of ITIL framework and  technical documentations 
  • Understanding of Object Oriented programming and fundamentals of Database Managements Systems 

Work History/Professional Experience

May 2016Present

IT Support Engineer II- Team Lead

Amazon- Italy

Reporting to the IT manager & Regional Managers, and currently acting as site IT Manager, I lead a team of 8 IT Support Technicians and 2 IT Support Engineers I who have been supporting me on achieving the following great accomplishments up to now:

  • Successfully led the launch of the first Sortation Center in Italy (MXP8): Going from program management, deliverables analysis, procurement and technical implementations collaborating with the project stakeholders, I managed aCAPEX budget of up to 1.3M€, dealt with various ambiguities and ended up delivering a strong IT infrastructure despite tight deadlines.
  • Successfully led the expansion of the first Fulfillment Center in Italy (MXP5): Being the IT first PoC and bridging between Business needs and IT, I drove MXP5 expansion from IT solutions prospective with a budget of 600K€, consisting of a deployment of 3 new cells, about 200 APs, over 300 productions stations etc.
  • Deployment of 7 new IDFs without disrupting operations: IDFs comprising the company latest network devices and IOS standards
  • Successfully coordinated the site servers migration to Amazon Linux: To comply with the security and latest server infrastructure server, I coordinated the deprecation of Red-hat production servers and migrated the hosts to AL, all successfully without impact on operations.
  • Interviewed about 50 candidates: For Amazon MXP5 and new Amazon sites in Italy and Europe, in which 90% for IT Engineers and Tech Positions and 10% for operation/management positions.
  • Change Management Bar Raiser: reviewed and validated or rejected over 100 changes on Amazon Infrastructure accross Europe sites.
  • IT Policies and Standards: Wrote about 10 new IT policies and procedures for Amazon infrastructures, reviewed and approved
  • Proxy of the IT Manager and acted as IT Manager for about 30% of my time in Amazon. This has been consisting of attending morning meetings with Operations, taking key decisions to site development.
  • MDM cloud migration: Upon request from the company MDM global team, I regionally coordinated the migration of thousands of the company mobile devices to a cloud based centralized solution.
  • New AP product experimentation and adoption: Researched a supplier and successfully tested a new model of Wireless solution for some atypical  FC  areas. The product has been validated worldwide and is being adopted by new sites.
  • 3 small sites provisioning and launch: Coordinated with my team the preparation and provision of 3 Amazon Delivery Stations with IT equipment.
  • Contributes to new sites launches/expansions in Europe (MAD4-Spain, ORY1-France ).
  • MXP3 Launch IT Project Lead: Currently appointed as IT site leader for the launch of a new fulfillment center in Italy (MXP3).
  • FCO1 launch team: Currently part of the IT team for the launch of a new Amazon FC in Rome.

>> Moreover, below is a high view of my day to day duties and mission at Amazon:

  • Own and manage the site core infrastructure consisting of WAN links, LAN technologies/devices, main distribution frame, intermediate distribution frame, VPN and aggregator routing, distribution and access switches, Linux/Windows servers and the site inter-connectivity with the data center
  • Own lead the site projects
  • PoC on traducing Operation/Business requests to satisfactory solutions
  • Coordinate the team tasks, ticketing system,  aiming at ensuring that all IT equipment and infrastructure is running to its optimum performance and that all departmental KPIs  and SLAs are met.
  • Ran projects across the sites in Italy, working closely with the business, team, contractors and fellow engineers, to implement changes and/or additions to the site’s technology infrastructure to support changing business and IT requirements.
  • The supervision and day-to-day management of IT technicians, including managing workloads of the team and reporting back to the IT manager and regional IT management.
  • Team development over constant 1:1 and processes empowerment. Contribute to sites on call schedule.
    Provide mentoring and training to technicians and other engineers and act as technical contact for remote support teams as and when required.
  • Manage the availability of all IT equipment and infrastructure through continuous improvement and continuously look to improve resources efficiency and cost reductions accordingly. Perform random site audits on technical infrastructure to ensure adherence to latest Amazon IT policies, standard and Health & Safety guidelines.
  • Act as a point of contact for contractors or external suppliers and clearly communicate technical issues and Amazon standards.
  • To keep key stakeholders informed of progress of projects and maintain project documentation.
  • Coordinate asset and Inventory management including checks / audits in line with standards and processes including Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) processes with suppliers. Interact with suppliers, request quotes and purchase equipment in accordance with policies, budgets and operational demand.
  • Represent the IT department in site meetings / conference calls.
  • Produce weekly reports covering metrics and work performed.
  • Constantly meet Management, Business and Customers to discuss the their needs from IT prospective.
  • Traveling at around 30% for other/ new sites support, meetings, and training across Europe

Mar 2015May 2016

Sr. Systems & IT Support Engineer

HCL Technologies

Reporting directly to the Head of IT within the EMEA locations, my contract duties firstly consisted of assuring a transparent and smooth migration from Ericsson IT infrastructure to HCL Technologies Infrastructure. After the migration project, my day to day activities also included managing the entire new IT infrastructure and providing IT support to over 300 users and 400 machines/servers in various technical issues while maintaining the consistency, availability and performance of IT resources. Worked on ensuring Italian sites connectivity with other HCL sites across the globe to assure access to the company shared and collaborative resources. Among others, my technical tasks consisted of implementing,  administrating and maintaining the following:

  • File Server, Backup Server, License Server, Printing Server, internal FTP and HTTP Servers 
  • Network and Systems administration troubleshooting
  • WDS images using Microsoft  SCCM, Active Directory and GPO maintenance 
  • Guarantying the effective functionalities and high performance of Labs from IT prospective
  • Single point of contact for all IT issues in HCL Italy
  • Represent overall Information Technology in Italy on behalf of the EMEA IT operations and global IT services in general, this includes but not limited to acting as the overall project manager for any/all IT projects
  • Troubleshooting wire & wireless Network, WAN/LAN
  • Ensure user service excellence and guaranteed response times by actively monitoring support emails/tickets and ensuring all service requests and incident requests tickets are resolved in a timely manner as defined within the SLA (Service Level Agreement)
  • Machines patching and compliance, Antivirus Server and distribution  
  • Technical documentation
  • Perform onsite and remote maintenance after hours; apply software  patches and upgrades for workstation systems
  • Maintain and troubleshoot GPOs and login scripts
  • Video Conference settings 


Technical environment & tools used: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, SCCM, Active Directory, Microsoft Azure, Vmware ESXi  5.5, vSphere Client, Linux  Centos 6/7, Ubuntu, Dell Tape Library, EMC Networker, Symantec End Point  Management Server (SEPM), Symantec End Point, MMC, SAP ERP,  Remedy, MS Office 2013+, Lync  2013, Cisco 2900 Series, Cisco ASA 5500-X Series, Switches, RDP,  Cisco Switches, Aruba Access Points, Patch Panel,  Cabling, etc.

Jan 2014Feb 2015

 IT Support & Network Administrator

Netcom Training Solutions Ltd
Responsibilities description:
  • Network and Systems Administration
  • Network and Systems troubleshooting
  • Monitoring and maintaining computer systems and networks
  • Perform onsite and remote maintenance after hours; apply software  patches and upgrades for workstation systems
  • Active Directory design & maintenance
  • Define and document process for account and security group creation and deletion
  • Create and troubleshoot GPOs and login scripts
  • Upgrade Active Directory schema, forest and domains as required
  • Gather and report Active Directory information for audits and data calls
  • Active Directory 

Technical environment & tools used: Windows Server 2008 R2, Active Directory, Microsoft Management Console, Microsoft Virtual Server 2005, Cisco 2900 Series, Cisco ASA 5500-X Series, Switches,  Microsoft office suite 2010, Teamviewer 9,  Cisco
Jan 2009Jul 2012

Technical Support & Telecommunication Platform Engineer

CAMDEV TELECOM
Responsibilities description:
  •  Network Administration
  •  Maintaining and troubleshooting the main telecom engine running TDM/SS7
  •  Creating subscribers and dealing with their issues at the third line support level
  •  Network deployment & Support, Telecom soft-switch administration
  •  Managing the billing system related to corporate through Oracle, Crystal report and billing application owned by the company
  •  Call trees programming and implementation for telephonic calls flows switching and routing
  •  Calling Cards creation
  •  Deploying and supporting network links required
  •  VoIP & Call termination project management that  highly helped increase the company income
  •  Hand in hand with Telpla Ltd (UK), on break-fix and configuration issues that relate to Camdev Telecom Value-Added Services platform that provides Camdev Telecoms clients with local calls and VoIP call termination services 

Technical environment & tools used: ECT AutoCareer Front Office, Visual Call Flow Builder, Oracle 10g express, Cisco 2800, 1841 routers, Cisco Switches, Cisco VPN Client & VNC, Putty, KVM Switch, Mikrotik Crystal Report 11, Hypermedia HG- 3000 series, Windows Server 2003/ 2008 Enterprise, Linux Redhat 5 & Centos 5, VMWare 6,  Office 2007 
Jul 2008Oct 2008

Telecom & Network  Trainee

Cameroon Telecommunications(CAMTEL)
Responsibilities description:
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting technical issues
  •  Dealing with customers’ requests at the third line level
  •  Monitoring BTS, BSC and MSC
  •  Monitoring the interconnection with the RTC and external networks 
  •  Analysing tickets from the second line support
  •  Managing logs
  •  Scanning the network when necessary
  •  Providing technical documentations 

Technical environment & tools used: UMG ( Universal Media Gateway), Optimux, Solarwinds, InfoX Gateway, Cisco Routers & Switches, Wireless Access Points, Softswitch, VNC, Putty, Office 2007

Education

20122013

Master of Science- Network Computing (Distinction) 

Coventry University

20122013

GLP (Global Leaders Program) Certificate

Coventry University
20052008

Bachelor in Information and Communication Technologies (Distinction)

Multinational Higher School of Telecommunications
20102011

Linux Administration and Server Certificate

Linux Institue- Saleka LTD

Technical Skills

Technologies/ Protocols

TCP/IP, UDP, RIP, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, IS-IS, HSRP, VRRP, SMTP,SNMP, NAT, VTP, FTP,DNS,
RTP, SSL, SSH, Ethernet, VoIP, DHCP, LDAP, Active Directory, ACL, IDS/IPS,VPN, CDMA, GSM, UMTS, ISDN, PSTN, SS7, E1, Shibboleth, AD FS, WDS, SCCM, NAP, WSUS

OS/Platforms/Tools

Windows Desktops & Servers (2003/2008/2012), Linux (Redhat, Centos, Fedora, Ubuntu), 
VMware, Hyper- V ,  Oracle Virtual Box, Citrix, Exchange 2007/2010/2013, Solarwinds, MS Visio, MS 
Reports, VNC, EasyPHP, Apache, Tomcat, IIS Server, Acronis, OpenLDAP, , OpendDJ, ApacheDS, Project,  
Crystal report, Wordpress, Joomla

Hardware tools

Cisco Routers, Cisco Switches, Mikrotik Routers, KVM Switches, HP &Dell, Servers, ECTEngine platform, Hypermedia platform, Optimux- 34, Modems, Linksys, Commodity switches

Network architectures

LAN, MAN, WLAN, WAN, VPN, VLAN

Design & modeling environment

UML, DFD, Flowchart & Project Management Metric

Programming languages (fundamentals)

 Java, C#, HTML, VCB (Visual Call flow Builder)

DBMS (fundamentals)

Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server 

Certifications

20152018

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)- Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft
2014Present

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)- Server Administration

Microsoft
2014Present

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)- Server Administration

Microsoft
2015Present

Information Technology Infrastructure Library  (ITIL v3 F)

EXIN
2015Present

Communication in the 21st Century Workplace

Online course- Coursera:- University of California, Irvine
2015Present

Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies

Online course- Coursera: Case Western Reserve University

AWS CSA-A, LPI (Pending as part of 2017/2018 goals)

Amazzon AWS Certified Solutions Architect-A and Linux LPI certifications as 2017/2018 goals

Interest, Hobbies and Extra information

 Interests

  • Strong interest in news and documentaries related to Information and Communication technologies 
  • Particular interest in webinars and forums related to Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Data Mining, VoIP and Expert Systems, Real Time Systems and Grid Computing
  • Interested in current events mostly in world economy movements 

Hobbies: Travelling, watching and playing football, basketball, and listening to music
Languages: French (Excellent) ; English (Excellent); Italian ( Proficient)
Membership & Association: IEEE Member since 2013, Internet 2 User Member since 2013, Microsoft MCP member, EXIN Member since 2015
Driving License: Category B 
Publications: http://goo.gl/mNi1Cs, http://goo.gl/TFbvk2, http://goo.gl/yXF9FO, http://goo.gl/HyRz5S