Joeri Casteels

Experienced in Cloud Open-source StorageNetworking

Resume

Hard-working person on the way to the success…

Passionate about IT since I was still in school trying to find my way into the world of technology.

I started my IT career in 2001 at a local computer store Allwebsales Computers in Turnhout, later Allcom-S bvba. Getting the opportunity to prove myself and with hard work I became B2B account manager and head of the technical department. My job mainly consisted in consulting and implementing complete IT solutions for small to medium sized KMO’s, servicing and building high-end Computers. In this period I also won different awards in computer magazines (Beste PC Van Vlaanderen, Snelste PC Van België, Design PC Van België, Beste Multimedia PC van België).
In 2010 I was offered a new challenge and started working for We-IT now known as BitWorkz. Here I learned front-end web development from slicing photoshop files to writing static pages in html, css, jquery and basic php. Besides that I stayed active in consulting and implementing complete IT solutions for small to medium sized KMO’s.
In early June 2011 it was time for a job in my own region and started working as a System Administrator at IBCN research group this belongs to the Department of Information Technology of Ghent University and is part of the Internet Technologies Department of iMinds. As to today I’m responsible with the rest of the team for a medium sized datacenter, I deployed and now maintain a Vmware virtualisation cluster with over 200 vm’s, manage different open-source high available storage clusters, collaboration and project tracking servers and a zabbix based monitoring system. Project lead/active in multiple projects (HA storage solutions, big-data storage solutions, network multi-domain single ring, distributed trunking network rollout). Also together with the team I’m responsible for hardware, network (dhcp, dns, vlan), firewall, ldap and general support.

Personal qualities

Passionate about IT and technology I unconsciously are busy with it most of my time.

Open Minded

I think listening to multiple point of views and trying to make the best out of it is really important.

Motivated

I am a focused person and commit myself with any project i collaborate.

Adaptive

I can adjust easily in different environments. Co-op with other team-members and companies.

Multitask

In a constant changing environment i handle multiple projects, tasks and problems at once.

Professional Timeline

Working hard and making the success

Passionate about IT and technology

  • Mar 2010 - Dec 2011

    Allcom-S bvba (Allwebsales Computers)

    B2B Account manager, head technician
    Allcom-S bvba (former Allwebsales Computers) was a front-end computer store providing products, services and solutions to business and end-users. I was the IT Manager for the company. Tasks included (but not limited to) responsible purchasing department, merchandising front-end store, responsible technical department including implementing and maintaining IT solutions / infrastructures for small and medium sized businesses, software, firewall, backup, network and Windows based servers. Day to day problem solving, installations and building of servers and pc's, winning of awards and getting publications (Beste PC Van Vlaanderen, Snelste PC Van België, Design PC Van België, Beste Multimedia PC van België), internal and external b2b sales.
  • Jan 2012 - Feb 2014

    We-IT (BitWorkz)

    Front-end web developer, head technician
    Bitworkz (former We-IT) specialty is developing websites and online software for all kind of industries. I was active in the development of websites and head of the technical departement with tasks including, but not limited to: the front-end development of websites in HTML5, CSS3, PHP. Slicing of Photoshop files and injecting everything in a custom build CMS system. Responsible for the technical departement, implementing and maintaining IT solutions / infrastructures for small and medium sized businesses, software, firewall, backup, network and Windows based servers.
  • Mar 2014 - Jan 2016

    IBCN | Ghent University - iMinds

    Senior System Engineer / Administrator
    iMinds is an independent research institute founded by the Flemish government to stimulate ICT innovation. - Management of different firewalls, switches & dns servers on the UGent-IBCN - Management of three emulab installations with a total of 300+ servers - General Linux / Windows & MacOSX support - Setup & management VMware cluster + performance testing on Open-Source based storage solutions - High Availability solutions - Technical support in various research projects linux based - Setup & management Zabbix open source monitoring - Setup & management Atlassian Jira / Jira Helpdesk / Confluence / Jenkins CI servers - Setup & management Veeam Backup - Setup & management Linux based server infrastructure - Participation in the FED4FIRE project ( http://www.fed4fire.eu )
  • Jan 2016 - ...

    IDLab - Internet & data lab | Ghent University - imec

    Operational lead engineer - iLab.t cloud, data and networking infrastructure | IDLab | IMEC - Gent University
    IDLab focuses its research on internet technologies and data science. We develop technologies outperforming current solutions for communication subsystems, high speed and low power networking, distributed computing and multimedia processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence and web semantics.