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Thierry JOUVE - Cv

Thierry JOUVE




 Cell: +41 77 406 1847

Nationality: French

 e-mail :

Dob: 28 Oct 1979


Driving licence


Network / security engineer



Work experience

SGS – Geneva – Switzerland

            SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

            Since Dec 2011

                       Design & planning of the network, Wifi

                       Complete redesign of the data-centre network: Cisco Nexus. Cold aisle implementation.

                       Implementations & support

                       Scope: LAN, Firewall, Proxy, Wireless LAN, Network management

                       International company, multicultural environment


IRU – Geneva – Switzerland

            IRU is the International Road Union. IRU's task is to ensure the mobility of people and goods.

            June 2010 – November 2011

                       Design & planning of the network, SAN and virtualization infrastructure

                       Guidelines, recommendations, process definition.

Implementation & Support

                        Scope: LAN, WAN, VPN, DNS, Network security, Reverse proxy,

                                   Proxy, Network Management, Internet AS, Linux systems, SAN, Hyper-V

                       International company, multicultural environment


SICPA – Lausanne – Switzerland

            Sicpa is the world leader in security inks.

            November 2009 – May 2010

                       Design & planning of the network infrastructure for each customer

                       Guidelines and recommendations. IT Governance, Implementation & Support

                       Scope : LAN, WAN, VPN, DNS, Network security, IPS, Reverse proxy, Load balancer

                       International company, multicultural environment


VOLVO IT - Lyon - France

Volvo IT is the department in charge of IT within Volvo AB. Volvo IT also sells IT services to external customers.

June 2008 – June 2009: Team leader: temporary assignment during the Volvo Ocean Race

                        Design & planning of the infrastructure in place during the stopovers.

                        Implementation and support

                        Scope: network (LAN, WAN, Wifi), servers, clients, printers

11 Stopovers, 10 countries, 9 months

June 2003 – November 2009

Architecture and design of network, network security and network applications

Global responsibilities within network security area for the Volvo Group

Management of technical projects / 3rd line support

Scope:  network (LAN / WAN), network security (firewalls, IPS, scanners), Network Applications (proxies, DNS, SMTP…)

International company (120 000 employees), multicultural environment (150 countries)


2012: Aruba ACMP Training


2011: Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)


2004 / 2006: CheckPoint Certification: CCSE NG AI / NGX


From Sept 1999 to Sept 2002 (3 years)

            ISTG (Sciences and Techniques institute of Grenoble) - France

            Systems (based on Unix), network, database, distributed applications, security.


            Last year (2001 - 2002) : University of Montreal (Canada)

                        Department of computer science and operational research

                        University exchange (CREPUQ)

                        Research activity : experimentations on Gnutella. Networks lab. University of Montreal

                               Paper :

J. Vaucher, G. Babin, P. Kropf, and T. Jouve. Experimenting with Gnutella Communities, Distributed Communities on the Web (DCW 2002), Sydney, Australia. LNCS 2468, Springer Berlin, pp. 85-99, April 2002.


            Master in computer science.

            BAC + 5 (5 years after the General Certificate of Education)


From Sept 1997 to Sept 1999 (2 years)

            University Joseph Fourier - Grenoble – France

            Mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry.

            BAC + 2 (2 years after the General Certificate of Education)



            French : Mother tongue

            English :

                        Reading, writing and verbal skills: excellent

            TOEIC result : 850/990

            German : basic


Technical skills


             LAN: spanning tree protocols, VPC, FCoE / Cisco Catalyst (3750, 6500, 4500…), Nexus

Wifi: AP, Wireless LAN Controller, Mesh network, bridges / Cisco, Aruba, Aerohive

             WAN: routing protocols (RIP, OSPF, BGP, MPLS), IPSEC VPN

             SAN: FC, FCoE, NX-OS, blade switches

            Network applications:

                       DNS: bind, Vital QIP, Infoblox, Microsoft AD

                       SMTP: IronPort, sendmail, Virus Wall (Trend Micro), Exchange 2007

                       Proxy: squid, Apache, BlueCoat, ISA, ForeFront

                       Load balancer: Coyote Point, F5 BigIP

                       Network management: HP OpenView, Lucent VitalNet, Spectrum, Nagios, Cisco Works,

                                                          Cisco Security Manager, WCS, Cisco Secure ACS, Zenoss, Nedi,

                       Shells and GNU tools

Network security :

Firewall: CheckPoint (SecurePlatform,  Provider-1), Cisco ASA, Juniper (SSG, ISG, etc), Linux iptables

             Authentication: CiscoSecure, Vasco, Microsoft IAS / NPS, Microsoft AD

             IPS: Tipping Point, Cisco

             Scanner: Foundstone


             Windows 2008, 2003,

             Linux: RedHat6, RedHat5, CentOS, Debian


             Microsoft IIS 6 and 7



             Cisco SAN Fabric switches

             IBM DS4800

             NetApp, DataOntap


             Cold aisle




Strong ability to understand and translate business needs into IT solutions

Good knowledge and experience of application network protocols

Very good knowledge and understanding of ITIL

Strong troubleshooting ability

Good knowledge of cryptography (theoretical and practical)

Languages: Shell, Java, C, Python, C++, Latex, HTML




Personal interests


Sport : skiing, swimming, trekking

Music : piano & drums

             Courses: 10 years


Sound engineering


Travels : Canada, USA, Brazil, Sweden, Spain, UK, New Zealand

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