Who am I?

Personal Details

  • Name: François Lehouque
  • Age: 28
  • Nationality: French
  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Phone: (+33) - 695-399-073
  • Email: francois@lehouque.fr

About me

IT and System engineer

My Professional Background

Work Experience

2016 February - Today

Bottomline Technologies

Geneva, Switzerland

IT Engineer

  • Infrastructure, system and network administration in a Swiss banking context
    • Management of Windows Server 2012, 2016 - Red Hat 6.x, 7.x environments on a Nutanix infrastructure
    • Network, VoIP and WiFi administration (Cisco - Meraki)
    • Entreprise applications (Exchange, SCCM)
  • Management of a virtual infrastructure for software developers with hyperconvergence
    • Deployment and administration of virtual machines using Nutanix Acropolis & VMWare ESXi 5.5, 6.0
  • International IT and System support (levels I, II, III)
    • Certified "ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management"

2013 November - 2015 April

Thales Oman LLC.

Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Resident Network & Telecommunications Engineer

  • Administration, support and maintenance of a tactical IP network based in Muscat, Oman
    • Management of civilian and military equipment (Cisco, Thales)
    • Administration of Cisco ISR, Cisco Call Managers and VPNs
    • Interface between the project manager, local officers and technical teams
  • System integration, verification and validation of military vehicles (HF/VHF radios, LOS/Microwaves, Satellite)
  • Led the training of soldiers and officers on military networking and telecommunications
  • On-site deployment with the Omani and GCC armies during military operations
    • Managed teams of technicians and soldiers on the field throughout deployments

2012 September - 2013 October

Thales Communications & Security

Paris, France

System Engineer

  • Deployment of a LTE tactical network for a demonstration in the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
    • Integration and administration of infrastructure equipment (Nokia-Siemens, Cisco, Teldat)
    • Test scenarios development: performances, resilience, tactical video conferencing
    • On-site deployment, tests and local technical team management
  • Design of a new node core architecture for a tactical IP network using virtualization
    • Verification and validation of a military infrastructure IP network
    • Integration of VoIP, virtualization (ESXi + Cisco SRE in ISRG2) & HF/VHF/LOS transmissions

2010 July - 2011 January

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Paris, France

System Engineer Intern

  • Testing platform design for the Orange Business Services (OBS) account
    • Design of an ISP core network architecture (MPLS-VPN, BGP) for experimental, pre-sales and post-sales purposes
    • Collected pre-sales teams requirements & deployed the network on-site (Brussels)
    • Configuration of Cisco Catalyst Switches (4500, 6500) and routers (7600, CRS-1/CRS-3)

My Education


2011 August - 2013 March

Université du Québec
à Chicoutimi


Master's Degree in Computer Science

  • Cryptography (DES, AES, RSA), Computer Security
  • Virtualization (VMWare ESXi, vMotion), IPv6
  • Project Management (PMBOK Guide, Gantt, PERT, Risks and quality management)
  • Distributed Databases (XML, SparQL), Distributed Systems (Load Balancing, SOA)
  • Artificial Intelligence (Prolog)

2009 September - 2013 March

Université de Technologie
de Troyes


Master's Degree in Information Systems and Telecommunications

Specialization in Network Design and Telecommunications

  • Engineer diploma (Master's degree)
  • Service Provider Networking (MPLS & BGP protocols, xDSL technologies, IPv6), WAN
  • Network services : DNS, LDAP, Mail (SMTP, POP), SNMP, Paravirtualization (Xen), VoIP (RTP/RTCP, Asterisk)
  • IPv4/v6 network administration (LAN) with Cisco Technologies
  • Project Management : New methods of collaboration, Agile software development (Scrum)
  • Telecommunications, GNU/Linux Administration, shell scripting, Web Development, Human-Computer Interfaces, OOP (Java), UML.

2007 September - 2009 June

Université de Savoie

IUT d'Annecy le Vieux, France

Bachelor's Degree in Networks and Telecommunications

  • DUT - Technological university Degree (Bachelor's degree)
  • Networking, LAN, WAN, Telecommunications, VoIP (Asterisk)
  • GNU/Unix Administration, shell scripting, Windows 2003/2008 server, Web Development, OOP (C++, Java).

What I’m best at

Skills & Knowledge

Technological skills

Network design, architecture & administration
IT & System engineering
Radio transmissions & telecommunications
System integration, verification, validation and qualification



Cisco Certified Network Associate, Routing and switching


ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management

Language Skills



  • Infrastructure Networking (MPLS, BGP, xDSL)
  • Voice over IP (Cisco CM, Avaya, IPBX, PABX)
  • Network services (VPN, LDAP, SNMP, Mail)
  • Virtualization (VMWare ESXi, Nutanix Acropolis)
  • LTE Networking (4G), GSM & WiFi (a/b/g/n)
  • IPv4 & IPv6, Management & VLAN
  • Network security (IPS, ACL, Firewalling)
  • System administration - Scripting
  • Microsoft Office Suite, ERP (SAP, OpenERP)
  • Project Management (PMBOK)

Hobbies & Interests

  • Sports


    Ice Hockey, Hiking, Biking, Beach Volley, Ski, Rock climbing, Kayaking

  • Photography


    Nature and travel photography, editing with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

  • Medias


    Following international news (BBC, NPR, Euronews), North American and British movies and TV shows.

  • Technology

    New Technologies

    Technology watch (Reddit, Arstechnica, Lesnumeriques)

  • Travel


    Wild camping, Travelled to and/or worked in Canada, USA, England, Scotland, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Tunisia, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka...

  • Music


    Saxophone and accordion player, studied for 10 years at the Conservatoire d'Annecy.
    Played for 5 years in an Harmonic Orchestra

  • Students' union

    Students' union

    Website development; LAN Parties, class pictures, parties & contest organization

  • Driving

    Driving experience

    Driving licence with winter and desert driving experience. Trucks and large vehicles experience.


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