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Francois BAYART

Freelance DevSecOps | Linux | Infrastructure

Francois BAYART
business approach
system & infrastructure
My curiosity and my desire to communicate combined with my experience will be useful to your company to simplify your technical challenges and progress on your needs.

My last years were shared between management, planning the future changes, following technologies trends and having practical sessions on day to day. I like communication and being in relation with a couple of teams and departments to deliver my assigned tasks.

I have a lot of empathy, business loyalty combined with a pragmatic mindset which helps me to follow the KISS approach, while maintaining a link with the strategy and the others teams objectives.
45 years old

Who am I?

  • I am an Infrastructure & IT Operations Manager
  • My strong suit is building a vision that supports business goals
  • Fast learner with strong motivation, and knowledge sharing mind
  • Proven leadership, result-oriented, used to pressure-driven project
  • Broad vision on technical projects (development, system, network and business solutions)
  • Project and Team Management (capacity planning, process, method, team play)
  • Good technical knowledge for systems and services in cloud and data centers environments
Experiences (last 10 years)
  • Contributed to technology strategy by evaluating and recommending optimal technologies and frameworks for organizational projects.
  • Collaborated closely with the founder team to shape the company's product roadmap and technical direction.
  • Translated complex project requirements into clear technical specifications for the development team, ensuring successful implementations.
  • Designed and implemented scalable backends for Facebook integration using NestJS, a popular Node.js framework.
  • Configured reliable CI/CD pipelines using GitHub Actions and Docker, deploying onto Azure Virtual Machines.
  • Developed Azure-based chatbots integrated with Cognitive Services and OpenAI models, enhancing conversational experiences.
  • Analyzed data models and utilized data analysis techniques to improve user experience and drive product enhancements.
  • Key Skills: Chatbot Development (Azure Chatbot, Azure Cognitive Services), Technology Architecture, CI/CD, Linux.
  • Efficiently established new cloud environments on Azure using Terraform, ensuring reproducible and scalable infrastructure.
  • Orchestrated container deployments in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), leveraging Azure Container Registry for image management.
  • Implemented end-to-end CI/CD pipelines with Azure DevOps, automating application builds, testing, and deployments to AKS.
  • Adopted Infrastructure as Code (IaC) principles using tools like Terraform for declarative and version-controlled infrastructure configurations.
  • Continuously improved deployment processes and system performance, conducting regular reviews to optimize resource utilization and reduce deployment time.
  • Key Skills: Kubernetes, Microsoft Azure, Terraform, HashiCorp Vault, CI/CD.

Operation Manager

O3 Consulting
September 2022 to June 2023
  • Orchestrated team organization for a young and inexperienced team, implementing career paths, one-on-one meetings, work rules, and perks benefits.
  • Defined hiring profiles and guided the local office through the recruitment process, ensuring the right talent acquisition.
  • Developed a viable business model to sell development services to clients in France and Belgium, tailoring the offering to meet market needs.
  • Created standardized contract templates to streamline deal-making and legal processes, aiding in risk management.
  • Established a sales pipeline and monitoring process to oversee the performance of two sales representatives, ensuring targets were met.
  • Coordinated with the accounting department to ensure financial data was up-to-date and aligned with operational objectives.
  • As VP of Engineering, I stayed close to customers and product requests to drive the product though development and production delivering.
  • I also shared my vision for the future with teams, and orchestrated the changes to achieve the company goal.
  • I am in a continuous learning path and stay up-to-date on technologies to share a large vision on engineering, tooling and architecture.
  • I am involved in customers services to onboard new clients projects.
  • I coordinated as Lead DevOps the teams to implement Observability and CI/CD Automation projects to respect defined SLI / SLO / SLA.
  • I worked on all tasks related to infrastructures, systems and security; also including release management and observability.
  • I also started CyberSecurity projects and coordinated platform updates to pass SOC2 audit (certification obtained in 2021)
  • Management
    • recurrent meeting (backlog, 1o1, planning, daily)
    • OKR assessment: annual review
    • ongoing team projects
    • hiring
  • Infrastructure and Architecture:
    • roadmap, vision
    • budget, capacity planning
    • authentication management
  • Customer Support:
    • define process for delivery, deployment
    • SLA: define and review
    • Technical Documentation: review and follow
    • new customers projects onboarding
  • From a first product on data catalog mixed with GDPR press articles to Data Observability Platform, we made a 30 people company working in Europe remotely.
  • As co-founder I participated in implementing of legal agreements, HR rules, commercial strategy, customer support conditions and financial exchanges.
  • Growing a team from simple tasks to Agile aligned with company OKR was a challenging exercise.

Self-employed periods

Since 2005
  • CTO/Co-Founder - April 2017 until now
  • CEO/Co-Founder - November 2010 - to December 2015
  • CTO/Co-Founder - May 2008 - April 2009
  • Senior Network System Consultant - June 2005 to March 2009

Trainer Sessions

January 2018 to December 2019
  • 2019 - TensorFlow on AWS at Paris
    2019 - TensorFlow on Azure at Rotterdam
  • 2018 / 2019 CyberSecurity on IoT at Mons
  • 2018 / 2019 - Building Distributed Pipelines for Data Science Using Kafka, Spark, and Cassandra
  • 2018 - Digital BoostCamp Data at Mons
  • Collaboration with Andy Petrella, Xavier Tordoir
  • Responsible for developing a solution to manage IoT boxes and probes located over the world and track it to share compliance dashboard internally. Deploy agile habits with the Engineering team to start on Kanban

Senior System Engineering Consultant

December 2014 to May 2015
Paris (partial remote)
  • Responsible for analyzing and implementing a dashboard based on ELK to share betting games KPIs.

Senior Systems Architect

Roularta Business Information
November 2010 to September 2014
Bruxelles (partial remote)
  • Responsible for migrating new acquired projects on internal infrastructure and transferring knowledge to the new team.
Last 5 years skills


  • SOC2
  • Agile Project Management
  • OKR
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • DRP


  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Azure
  • GitHub Enterprise + Advanced Security
  • Atlassian
  • PagerDuty
  • DockerHub
  • Auth0


  • Ansible
  • CyberSecurity
  • Debian Packaging
  • Docker
  • ELK
  • Github Action
  • Golang
  • HashiCorp (Consul, Packer, Vault)
  • LDAP
  • Linux
  • Networking
  • Python
  • Rundeck
  • SAML
  • Scala
  • Terraform
  • Traefik
  • VMWare 6.5
  • OpenVPN

Older skills and achievements

  • Linux administrator since 1996 (Debian, Ubuntu, RedHat, SuSE, CentOS)
  • IoT with Raspberry Pi and custom board (~3500)
  • ELK (~40k events/sec)
  • Rudder
  • Zabbix
  • Cfengine3
  • automation FAI


  • French : Mother language
  • English : Good


Enix - 3 days

April 2019


Data Fellas - 3 days

September 2015

Fast Track To Scala

TypeSafe - 2 days

March 2014


SOS Paris - 3 days

February 2012

CFEngine Fundamentals + Industrialization

Normation - 3 days

February 2012
Non-profit Projects
Since 2011 -

Jeudis du Libre

2016 to 2019 -

Maker Lab Mons

2009 to 2012 -

Jeudis du Libre Bruxelles

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