About

Hello! I am Thomas Van den Berge. BackEnd Web Developer and DevOps Engineer.

Motivated, energetic and tenacious PHP Developer/DevOps Engineer who is enthusiastic about code, systems reliability, automation and scaling. Experienced in PHP (10+ Years), Devops (7+ Years) and anything cloud. Eager to learn, share and evolve.

Basic Information
Age:
29
Email:
thomas@etrixo.com
Phone:
+32 494 47 87 88
Address:
Oossekouter 29, 9850 Nevele, Belgium
Language:
English, Dutch
Professional Skills
Cloud Providers

AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, Digital Ocean

Provisioning

Terraform, CloudFormation, Puppet, Ansible, Chef, Packer, Fabric

Containerization

Docker, Kubernetes, Openshift, ECS, Fargate

CI/CD

Bamboo, Jenkins, Travis, Concourse, Gitlab CI, Bitbucket Pipelines, AWS Codedeploy

Programming Languages

PHP, Bash, Python, HTML, CSS, Javascript

Database Management

RDS, Aurora, MySQL, Neo4J, MongoDB, InfluxDB, DynamoDB

Web Hosting

Apache, NginX, ElastiCache, MemCache, Redis, EC2, S3, Lambda

Big Data

Kafka, AWS Kinesis, Hadoop

Monitoring

Zabbix, Grafana, Prometheus, Centreon, Nagios, Cloudwatch, ELK, Papertrail, Loggly, Graylog, Pingdom, Pagerduty

Work Experience

July 2019 - Present

NGData
DevOps Engineer

As a DevOps Engineer, I am responsible for the installation and configuration of the development, test and demo environments of NGDATA’s flagship product.

  • Installation and configuration of Linux OS/AWS, Hadoop clusters and Lily.
  • Automating of builds and deployments through build systems (Jenkins, bamboo) and scripting (bash, python, fabric).
  • Uploading data, performing HTML/Javascript development tasks.

July 2018 - Present

DisplayHarmony
PHP Developer/Co-Founder
  • Design and setup the architecture of the software.
  • Code the entire (micro) application in PHP.
  • Integrate software in existing hardware (Chromebit, LG WebOS, Android TV, …).

December 2017 - July 2019

Mind4Energy
DevOps Engineer

Mind4Energy is a company specialised in developing monitoring software for solar power plants.

When I joined Mind4Energy, they started transitioning from an on-prem environment to a cloud environment. They were also planning on rewriting the entire product in a micro service architecture.

  • Finalize the move from an on-prem environment to a cloud environment (AWS).
  • Setup cloud environments as code using Terraform.
  • Implement automated deployment and testing workflows.
  • Completely switch from an incident based workflow to an environment where it is possible to pro-actively react to events.
  • Enable and implement autoscaling, based on AWS spot instances.
  • Implement advanced monitoring tools for the dev and support team.
  • Move scripts to a serverless infrastructure, mainly in Lambda and API Gateway.
  • Work out the network and server infrastructure for the largest solar panel project in Belgium. Making sure the on-prem servers are in perfect sync with the cloud environment.
  • Everything setup using infrastructure as code.

February 2019 - July 2019

Daikin EDC
DevOps Engineer

Supporting the Cloud and App development with IT infrastructure and supporting tools.

  • Manage the IT infrastructure for our Cloud services and related support tools.
  • Analysing risks and possible impact of the changes, defining details of the implementation and test scenarios and drawing up the necessary technical documentation.
  • Monitor and improve the existing infrastructure.
  • Move towards Infrastructure as Code.

June 2017 - December 2017

SkyScrapers
Cloud Engineer

Skyscrapers is a company that offers DevOps as a Service. Their goal is to help customers transition to the cloud and help them maintain their infrastructure.

  • Help external customers make the transition to the cloud.
  • Setup cloud environments as code.
  • Implement automated deployment and testing workflows.
  • Advise customers on an architectural level which way to go

February 2012 - June 2017

StarCoders
PHP Developer/DevOps
  • Move PHP Monolith to microservice architecture.
  • Setting up automated deployment workflows using Bamboo.
  • Introduce first Vagrant, later on Docker and ECS.
  • Setup monitoring and pro-active alerting. Deploying and maintaining web applications.
Contact Me
Feel free to contact me

Address

Oossekouter 29, 9850 Nevele, Belgium

Phone

+32 494 47 87 88

Email

thomas@etrixo.com

VAT

BE 0701.772.135

Bank Account

IBAN BE57 7360 4942 8335