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Benoit Kohler

Network Reliability Engineer | Cloud Architect

Can work in or around Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht

  • 52.3727
  • 4.8936
  • Suggested rate €1,110 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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This freelancer is available part-time (2 days per week) but hasn't confirmed their availability in over 7 days.

Part-time, 2 days per week

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Location and workplace preferences

Location
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around Amsterdam and 20km
  • Around The Hague and 10km
  • Around Rotterdam and 10km
  • Around Utrecht and 10km

Preferences

Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
Company size
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
  • 1000 - 4999 people

Verifications

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Verified email

Reputation

Languages

  • French

    Native or bilingual

  • English

    Fluent

Categories

Skills (11)

  • IT automation
  • Beginner Intermediate Advanced
  • Containerization
  • Beginner Intermediate Advanced
  • Monitoring
  • Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Benoit in a few words

Skilled and creative Engineer, bringing guidance, drive, and
some 9+ of experience to the table.

  • Designing resilient and scalable architectures
  • Developing strong and fruitful relationship with manufacturers and
suppliers
  • Specializing in problem solving and capacity planning
  • Creating and implementing client-centered services and offers

Experience

vente-privee devient Veepee

Tech Lead - Backbone & Datacenter

Amsterdam, Netherlands

February 2020 - Today (2 years and 6 months)

I am leading a team of 5 engineers, my day to day activities are :
• Instilling the Devops culture into the Netops mindset.
• Developing strong and fruitful relationship with manufacturers and suppliers
• Creating and implementing client-centered services and offers The team goals are to conceive, source, build and maintain an international backbone across 6 counties in Europe (AS 60350), composed of 4 Datacenters and around 50 buildings connections. Our main missions are :
• Internet connectivity (Juniper MX) with more than 250Gbps
• MPLS L3 & L2 transport across all group buildings & datacenters (Juniper QFX)
• Datacenter Spine & Leafs with multiple context support (Cisco Nexus)
• Packaging & automating everything (Netbox, Ansible, Docker & Git CI/CD)
• Capacity planning and inventory management for our Datacenters

vente-privee devient Veepee

Network Referent & Acting Deputy Lead Infrastructure

Amsterdam, Netherlands

November 2018 - February 2020 (1 year and 3 months)

Acting deputy lead and network referent in a cross-functional team of 18, Working on making the daily life of everyone easier with new automation tools. Building a team of Network Reliability Engineer, inside the existing Infrastructure Team. We are tackling the technical debt while adding more automation as we grow.

vente-privee devient Veepee

Network Architect

Amsterdam, Netherlands

November 2017 - November 2018 (1 year)

Designing AS60350 architecture, based on the new usage. Veepee opened 3 new datacenters since 2016, I am in charge of changing the current model of our network services, as well as building our on-premise Cloud foundation.

Cloud Temple - Groupe Dragonfly

Infrastructure & Backbone Engineer

Paris, France

December 2014 - July 2017 (2 years and 7 months)


• Deployment of carrier hotel PoP o Installing new Datacenter o Planification of network & optical fiber infrastructure o Process & Quality insurance o Quotation of equipments
• Design & deployment of Internet BGP infrastructure (AS 33930 & 37709) o Upgrading transit & peering exchange points o Design Internet distribution infrastructure o Deployment of DDOS protections infrastructure o Managing relationships with peering partners
• Administration of Intrinsec backbone MPLS/VPLS service infrastructure o Technical Lead & team management o Maintaining IP/MPLS backbone o Deployment of new client networks o CPE deployment & collect on multiple operator ethernet services o N3 Support on switching, routing and firewalling technologies o Administration of security equipment Technical Environment : ⇨ Juniper (SRX5600, SSG320, MX480, EX3300, EX4200, EX4300, QFX5K, ...) ⇨ Cisco (UCS, FI-6296UP, Nexus 56128, ...) ⇨ Adva (Mux, FSP3000R7 with EDFA) ⇨ IBM (SVC & Storwise V3700, V5000, FlexSystem)

Cloud Temple - Groupe Dragonfly

Network & Security Engineer

Paris, France

September 2013 - December 2014 (1 year and 3 months)


• Administration of Intrinsec backbone MPLS/VPLS service infrastructure
• Shared hosting offers (IaaS)
• Administration of Unified Communication offers (UCaaS) Technical Environment : ⇨ Juniper (JunOS, ScreenOS, , ...) ⇨ Brocade (MLX, CER, …) ⇨ Fortigate ⇨ Barracuda SPAM Firewall ⇨ Aloha HaProxy ⇨ Big-IP F5

Education