As an admin I like building systems that are fairly autonomous, automated, scalable and resilient. This is why I like working in an environment that involves the Apache Mesos scheduler, and containerization technologies like Docker. Sometimes I also enjoy writing some little pieces of software.
During my free time, I enjoy reading either technical or non technical books, hanging around with my pals,
travelling (of course, the further the better!). Sometimes for some reasons I do sports, I fairly enjoy
horse riding, skiing, swimming and Pokémon Go (yes it counts!). My music tastes are a little less conventional
since I am a huge metal music fan, from the basics
to some new jumpy things.
The preferred way to get in touch with me is via email, at
thomas AT maurice DOT fr.
I would also appreciate if you used my GPG key to cipher the
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I am also active on some other Internetz, such as:
Do not hesitate to drop me a line, it is always appreciated
|2012 - 2015||Master's degree in engineering at Polytech Lille School of Engineering. Departement of Computer Science, Microelectronics and Automation|
|2010 - 2012||Preparatory curriculum in Polytech Lille. Mathematics, Computer Science, Mechanics, Physics.|
|2007 - 2010||Baccalauréat (A Level) with First class honours at Lycée Kernanec (Marcq-en-Barœul, France) A level in sciences (maths, physics, chemistry, biology), languages (French, English, Spanish and Latin), history and geography.|
|September 2015 - Right now||System administrator at OVH.com (Roubaix, France)
|March 2015 - September 2015||System administrator intern at OVH.com (Roubaix, France)
|April/August 2014||System administrator intern at Worldline (Seclin, France)
|July/August 2013||Developper at Institute of Mechanics and Advanced Materials (Cardiff, UK)
|July 2011||Intern at Haxys Informatique (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
|English||Fluent, TOEIC 975/990. TOEIC exam passed at Polytech Lille in 2014.|
|Spanish||Understood both spoken and written.|
|Languages||Good command of Python and Bash. Getting better and enjoying Golang. Understanding of embeded C and C++|
|Operating Systems||Debian (good command of it), Ubuntu, Fedora (Desktop)|
|Opensource Software||Postfix, Nginx, HAproxy, Keepalived, Docker, Serf, Shinken, Prometheus, Grafana. I also know a bit Consul, Elasticsearch and Kibana|
|Administration/Monitoring tools used recently||Puppet, Ansible, Serf, Shinken, Grafana|
|Docker ecosystem||Docker, Apache Mesos, Marathon, Chronos, Marathon-lb|
|Leisure||Reading things, watching movies and series, listening to music (mainly metal, though), horse riding, skiing, travelling. I also occasionally enjoy making jokes.|
You are still reading? Good!
Aside from my work projects, I have some personnal projects that I like to work on. The main one is providing
my family with a range of autohosted things, such as
AT maurice DOT fr email adresses, file sharing
solution and VPN access. All that is based on a small OVH SoYouStart server configured as a Xen dom0 and
several tiny VMs as domUs to provide role segregation and isolation. Of course all VMs are installed using Ansible,
and push metrics that allow me to monitor them using
I might release a tutorial howto when I'm done with it.
When I have some time, I will try to develop my own Apache Mesos framework for fun, probably in Golang.
Use the force Harry!