Thomas GSP
System Linux Engineer

City : Birmingham

Email : contact[/@/]

GitHub :

26 years

Driver’s licence category B


French - Native
English - Intermediate

Seeking for new challenges in an international and Devops environment, I moved to the UK. My background comprises of several positions working on Linux systems and Python development. I am currently expanding my knowledge in noSQL databases and am open to opportunities.

Work experience

AlterwayHosting - Linux System Engineer (2016 - today)

 Design, deployment and management of high availability web hosting services for a variety of customers: French public services, political parties and media corporations

  • Infrastructure management: Between 10 to 200 servers per customers (10), working in a team of six. My position was Linux Engineer level 2.
  • Infrastructure deployment: Writing Playbook to deploy the new infrastructures with the industrialization system.
  • Optimization: Databases and web servers configurations, with the goal to optimize the values of the customer’s applications
  • Analysis: Troubleshooting issues or recurrent problems reported by the customers and the internals teams

Involvement in internal projects

  • Working hand-in-hand with the industrialization team to test new functionalities and report issues on the Ansible roles
  • Development of internal tools in python: Board for the infrastructure visualization and management (Github)

External customers projects

  • A mission for the French socialist political party, during their internal election. This mission was devised in two parts:

    • Infrastructure and services deployment for the online voting system to French expatriate people. My work was audited by a security expert and controlled by a bailiff.
    • Infrastructure deployment for the local vote (not online) and display of results in real time. This platform has supported more than 20k concurrent connection at peak time.
  • Technologies set up:
    • MongoDB (cluster), Elasticsearch(cluster), Mysql(Replication).
    • Nginx, Varnish (cache).
    • Gunicorn (WSGI HTTP Server)
    • Duplicity (Encrypted backups).

Providing technical support

  • Supporting day-to-day the customers Linux servers: updates, security patch, monitoring
  • Advising, solving and applying customers’ requests: from basics problems like setting up the requirements to hosting a new website, to the infrastructure evolution
  • Supervision: incident qualification and timely resolution

Crypteo - System and network technician (work/study program 2013 - 2014)

  • Network and system administration Linux/Windows for small company, town hall, schools...

Personal IT projects, volunteering

  • Scripting & dev : System admin utilities, CVE scanner (Python2.7), websites...
  • Infrastructure management for association: Working in a team of 5 volunteers to provide large IT services for a Maker-space with more than 300 members devised in two different sites (websites hosting, authentication system, cloud software, networking access…)


System, Services, Databases

  • Servers, Virtualizations — Linux (Debian), Proxmox (LXC/OpenVz/KVM).
  • Services — Bind9, Apache, Nginx, Varnish, Php-fpm, Postfix, Haproxy...
  • Supervision — Zabbix, Centreon
  • SQL Databases — MySQL, Postgresql (Cluster & réplication )
  • NoSQL Databases — MongoDB, Elasticsearch (basic knowledge)

Languages, Scripting, Programming

  • Python 2.7/3.x, Bash
  • CSS, PHP, xHTML.

Certifications and IT formations

  • CCNA Exploration: LAN, WAN, Network Monitoring
  • Formation: Varnish (Varnish Software), MongoDB ( M201 - Online MongoDB University)

Education - IT DEGREE

  • Master Degree: Systems and networking engineering University of Paris Saclay (2014 - 2016)

  • Bachelor degree: Administration and security of network University of Montpellier, France (2013 - 2014)

  • Technical degree: Business computing Bahuet high-school, France (2011-2013)


  • IT security watch : member of an security IT community.
  • Self-educated: MongoDB(M201 - 2018), Python ...
  • Associative domain: Active member in a Fab LAB (maker place).