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Stéphane REVEL
IT Architecture and Service Manager
Graduate Engineer, 18 years experience, head of IT department
From 2016 Lead Architect at the European Commission Luxembourg
MSP2 contract, via eProseed (2016-2021), then Sopra Steria from June 2021.
This program is an SLA-driven managed service at the Directorate-General for IT
of the European Commission. As Lead Architect, I am responsible for Service Design,
heading a department of 60 persons:
An architecture team composed of 40 senior IT architects on database, applica-
tion servers, web servers, monitoring, CMDB, security, Splunk, AWS cloud inte-
gration, etc;
A development team organised in Devops/Scrum composed of 10 developers;
A project management team of 10, using waterfall or Agile methodologies, run-
ning about 40 projects yearly.
My main responsibilities are:
— day-to-day team management of the team and recruitment. HR budget of
10M€/year. The department grew from 20 to 60 persons in 5 years;
coordination of the service design effort across technologies, ensuring consis-
tency of service architectures and adequation with business needs;
transformation of the delivery process to improve its efciency.
I am also a member of the core team managing the entire 180-persons program, which
is operated by Sopra Steria and 2 other companies.
2014-2016 Head of IT at eProseed Windhof
eProseed is a mid-size Oracle Platinum partner, mainly delivering solutions based on
Oracle Fusion middleware products. I was heading IT, a department dealing with in-
ternal IT, cloud operations and delivery of customer infrastructure projects. The team
was composed of 6 people in Luxembourg and Portugal. My responsibilities included:
the management of the IT infrastructure team;
the internal IT architecture, operations and budget;
the management of IT hosting and managed services operations for customers;
the delivery of IT infrastructure projects to customers;
the relationships with customers and suppliers.
2009–2014 Operations and Security Manager at VBS (formerly Learch )Capellen
Learch (Luxembourg e-Archiving) was a company offering legal digital archiving as a
service, for which I was the Director of operations, chartered by the CSSF (Financial
Sector Regulation Commission), and Information Security Manager. My responsibili-
ties included:
the architecture and evolutions of the technical platform;
the IT and operations budget;
the management of the IT team, the operations and the projects;
the management of the ISO 27001 certication: from initial setup of the Infor-
mation Security Management System to its operation;
the technical relationships with partners, clients and suppliers.
Learch has been fusioned into Victor Buck Services (VBS) end of 2013.
2010–2012 National expert of IT security at ILNAS Luxembourg
Registered as a National Expert of the Luxembourgish Normalisation Oce (ILNAS) for
the ISO/IEC SC27 technical normalisation committee, ”IT security techniques”.
French citizen
Driver’s license
Born in Dijon
(France) in 1979
Living in
+352 661 810 723
Fluent, TOEFL level
647 (2001), main
working language
since 15 years (C1)
understanding (B1)
Good notions (A2)
Beginner (A2)
2005–2009 Unix systems architect at the European Commission Luxembourg
At the DataCentre of the European Commission, system administration (25%) and
projects (75%) on a production farm of 700 Solaris servers (including SF25K) and 100
Linux servers in a multicultural team of 10. Some projects:
Denition and implementation of a reference conguration for Solaris 10. Tech-
nologies: Solaris Jumpstart, SunCluster, Zones, ZFS, Cfengine.
Design and setup of a tool and procedures allowing to reinstall Solaris with a min-
imal downtime for users (1 reboot). This has been used to upgrade all servers.
Technologies: Solaris Jumpstart, Perl scripting.
2002-2005 Systems engineer at AR Systèmes, BNP Paribas group Nanterre
Systems and network engineering in a UNIX environment. Architecture, SAN (HDS hard-
ware) and SunONE servers deployment. Consulting, specications, and deployment for
middle to large clients and administrations, mainly in banking. Some projects:
Setup of a pilot architecture for the datacenter BCP of Natexis Banques Popu-
laires. Technologies: AIX, booting servers from EMC SAN.
Benchmarking with Rational Test Manager and performance tuning of a Java
application running on SunONE WebServer at the French Ministery of Finance.
Development of a custom SunCluster agent to make highly available Trema Fi-
nance Kit, the new trading room back-oce software at Banque de France.
1997–2002 Diplôme d'Ingénieur and Master's degree at ESIEE-Paris Noisy-le-Grand
Graduated from ESIEE-Paris, an Engineering School in 5 years where I had a 3-years
scientical and technical core curriculum, followed by 2 years of specialization in em-
bedded systems and real-time computing. Verify
2000 Bachelor's degree at University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
During my studies at ESIEE, I obtained a licence EEA (Bachelor’s degree in electronics,
electrotechnics and automatism), systems engineering option.
training and certications
2019 Certied SAFe Agilist Scaled Agile
SAFe Agile course and certication.
2015 Oracle Certied Professional certications Oracle
FS1 Series Systems Implementation Specialist;
Solaris 11 System Administrator.
2014 GCIH certication: security incidents response SANS/GIAC
SANS SEC-504: one week of training on hacker techniques, exploits, and information
security incident handling, followed by the GCIH certication: GIAC Certied Incident
Handler. Certicate valid until Oct. 2018.
2013 Certied ISO 27001 Lead Implementer HSC/LSTI
One week of training and exam on implementing Security Management Systems com-
pliant with ISO 27001. Access to the Lead Implementer grade based on my actual work
experience. LSTI certicate #1104, valid until Sep. 2016.
2010 Information Security Management CRP Henri Tudor
46 hours of training on ISO 27001 Information security management and ISO 27005
Risk analysis.
2008 ITIL v3 Foundation certication EXIN/ITIL
Sun Certied System Administrator for Solaris 10 Sun Microsystems
Travelling, scuba
diving (AOW),
hiking, litterature,
science, modern art
Passionate about
wine, I obtained the
WSET Level 2 and
Level 3 Awards, and
in 2019 the WSET
Level 4 Diploma in
Wines and Spirits
2004 IBM AIX 5 training and certication IBM
Training: AIX administration on pSeries, part I and II. Certication: IBM Certied Spe-
cialist - pSeries AIX 5L System Administration.
2002 Solaris 9 certications Sun Microsystems
Sun Certied System Administrator for Solaris 9;
Sun Certied Network Administrator for Solaris 9.
Experience with team management (up to 40 direct reports) and project management,
recruitment, service design, organizing security audits and responding to audits, setting
up and managing an IT budget (up to 6M€), reporting, dealing with suppliers.
Security management: Good theoretical and practical knowledge of the ISO 27k family
of standards and the risk-based approach. Theoretical, thanks to the trainings I have
followed and my involvement as a national ISO expert. Practical, because I have imple-
mented and maintained an ISMS which obtained the ISO 27001 certication.
Security technologies: administration of Fortigate and Juniper rewalls and Cisco Iron-
port email security. Experience of VPNs, access controls, encryption, SIEM solutions
such as Splunk. GCIH certied.
Systems and storage
Advanced knowledge of Solaris administration. Experience with Linux, AIX, OS X,
FreeBSD. Virtualization with VMware ESX and Oracle VM. Centralized congurations
with Cfengine. SAN and NAS technologies. Administration of HDS 95xx arrays, Oracle
ZFS appliances and Oracle FS1 systems, Brocade and Cisco MDS switches. Backup
based on NetBackup, Time Navigator and Netvault.
Network architecture. Administration of LAN core switches (Extreme Networks, HP)
and InniBand (Mellanox).
Good knowledge of digital archiving: ISO 14721 (”OAIS”), ISO 15489 (”Records Man-
agement”), MoReq2. Advanced experience of the Infotel Arcsys archiving platform.
I do not program anymore but I have been using Perl, Unix Shell, Java and PHP signif-
icantly. I have also had experience with C/C++, assembly (78K0, DSP T.I, ...), m4, Qt.
System and real-time programming, distributed real-time.