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Didier Caroff

Didier Caroff

VP Engineering at Akeneo

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Seniority

6 Years

Hierarchy

Manager of Managers

Management Experience

Reorganization
Hiring
Remote
Career Path
Team processes
Scaling Team
Productivity

Prior to Akeneo and RunAs.io, I was a Technical Director of Engineering at OVH or Voodoo where I managed 3 teams with different context. I have managed full stack teams ranging from web, mobile to API, data engineering and mainly DevOps/SRE. I have been in management for about 6 years now. Prior to OVH, I was Escalation Manager at Criteo, where I managed people but also a lot of big issue and crisis. Before that I have had my share of IC (developer, sysadmin, production engineer, project manager, architect) & Management roles. I believe in participative and transformational style of leadership. My motto: Don't fear the unknown. Learn, Accept and Change. I love to share and learn from others. Hope my experience will be useful to some of you.

Didier is not available in the next 4 weeks.

Stories

(Almost) Always Have Your Reports’ Backs
27 November

Didier shares a learning experience about the dangers of being too protective of your reports.

Leadership
Conflict solving
Underperformance
Feedback
EM
Didier Caroff

Didier Caroff

VP Engineering at Akeneo

Foster Less Stress and More Strength in the Face of Risk Mitigation
21 November

Didier shares his hands-on, team-based, and proactive approach to risk-management!

Conflict solving
Delegate
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Collaboration
Team processes
EM
Didier Caroff

Didier Caroff

VP Engineering at Akeneo

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of a First 1:1
13 November

Didier shares some key findings from his successes and failures in 1:1 meetings over his years of experience.

Meetings
One-on-one
New Manager
Feedback
Internal Communication
EM
Didier Caroff

Didier Caroff

VP Engineering at Akeneo

Surviving an All-Hands Fire with No One On-Site
24 October

Didier was faced with putting out a colossal fire under extremely challenging circumstances. He needed to orchestrate a resolution with a team that was, for that day only, working remotely. From this experience, he found some valuable lessons.

Remote
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Delegate
EM
Didier Caroff

Didier Caroff

VP Engineering at Akeneo

Double Your Productivity by Having Remote Engineers Meet the Team in Person
15 October

Didier Caroff discusses the many benefits of bringing on-site and remote employees together for a week-long team-building getaway.

Team reaction
Building a Team
Remote
Meetings
Underperformance
Productivity
Collaboration
Company Culture
EM
Didier Caroff

Didier Caroff

VP Engineering at Akeneo

Experience

Senior Engineering Manager

Akeneo

Jun 2019 - current

Manager of some Engineering teams Technologies: GCP, Php, React.js, …

Senior Engineering Manager

Voodoo.io

Nov 2018 - Feb 2019

Manager of SDK and Tooling teams Technologies: AWS, Unity, Node.js, Vue.js, Lamdba, …

Mentor

Plato

Sep 2018 - current

SRE Director

OVH

Jun 2018 - Nov 2018

Focused on CORE Services and management of SRE teams. Technologies: Linux, Terraform, Consul, Traefik, Kafka, Prometheus, Grafana, Hadoop, Ansible, Kubernetes, Docker, Scrum, SRE organization,…

SRE Manager

OVH

Jan 2018 - Jun 2018

Focused on Containers, Metrics and Logs Data Platform then Queue as a Service products.

SRE Manager

Smart - Full Stack Ad Technology Platform

Aug 2017 - Jan 2018

Manager of SRE team. Technologies: Linux, PRTG, Etcd, Hadoop, Ansible, Aerospike, Redis, Kubernetes, Docker, Scrum, Kanban, SRE organization,…

Infrastructure Project Manager

BPCE SF

Mar 2013 - Sep 2014

\- Manager of MOE Infrastructure team \- Release Manager for OPEFI project \- Arranging a implementation schedule of events \- Detailed project planning \- Ensuring that all plans run smoothly and are practical \- Preparing and executing readiness tests \- Identifying change opportunities \- Implementation of KPI and projects tracking \- Responsible for the technical design and management of any change \- Managing stakeholder relationships \- Providing updates and progress reports to top managers \- Management of BCP and DRP plan \- Participation of Monitoring Committee, Operational Committee, etc \- Follow up functional and technical requests Technical environment : Windows XP, Linux RHEL, VM, Unix Solaris, Oracle Aix, TCP/IP, Java, Sahrepoint, IIS, JBoss, ITIL, Nagios, Summit, Arpson, Infocentre (BO XI), Control-M, Bloomberg, Reuters, Sixt Telekurs, MS Project

Capital Markets Production Engineer

Crédit Agricole CIB

May 2010 - Mar 2013

Integrated within the production team Fixed Income: \- Support application L3 \- Portfolio Manager on applications Summit, Trax, EAI and Infinity \- Management of various applications of financial flows (Murex, Safir, Swapswire, ION, OpenLink, AstRisk ...) \- Creation of monthly reports and SLA \- Administration and monitoring of production servers \- Creation of operating tools \- Creation and updating of production procedures \- Development of reporting tools and monitoring \- International on call for all applications \- Hotline technical and customer interface - developers - back, middle & front office IRD \- Management of recovery site \- International environment \- IT Change Manager for Interest Rate Differential IRD \- Manager and Referent role for IT Line IRD Technical environment : Windows Xp, Linux RedHat, Unix Solaris, TCP/IP, CFT, Control-M, Java, STP, Datasynapse, Sharepoint, BizTalk, WMI, Corba, WAS, IIS, JBOSS, Apache, ActivePivot, Sybase, Oracle, Quality Center, Hyperic, Service Center, Nagios, HP OpenView, Control-M 6.2 to 6.4, SAN, Networker, CMDB, ActiveMQ, MQ Series, Agile method

Market Data Support Engineer

BNP Paribas Personal Finance

Jan 2008 - Apr 2010

Integrated within the support team: \- Technical and Application support L1 and L2 \- Administration and development of an intranet \- Incident management and technology markets \- Creation and updating of production procedures \- Development of business application in VBA \- Technical hotline support for B2B customers and internal Technical environment : Windows Xp(iMage), Linux RedHat, Protocol TCP/IP, Bloomberg, TraderForce, Reuters, GLTrade, Patio, Macro Visual Basic, Python, Etrali, Lotus Notes, Switch, BlackBerry, Internet TV, OMS

Production Engineer

ProCapital

Feb 2007 - Jan 2008

Integrated within the production team: \- Technical and Application support L1 and L2 \- Creation of monthly reports and SLA \- Administration and monitoring of production servers \- Creation of operating tools and scripts \- Advice and competence Linux migration \- Creation and updating of production procedures \- Technical Hotline and interface customers - developers - back & front office Technical environment : Windows Xp, Linux RedHat, Unix Solaris/OpenVMS, Protocols FIX, TCP/IP, CFT, Perl, Php, Shell script, Outlook, OMS

Consultant

Zindep

Mar 2006 - Feb 2007

Integrated within the Zindep team for a Consultant role: \- Remote work at home \- System administrator for Zindep and her clients \- Trainer for Cisco at Institut Locarn http://www.institut-locarn.com/ \- Trainer for students Network and System Administrator at AFPI http://www.afpi-bretagne.com/ \- Zope/Plone Development within the Zindep team Technical environment : Windows Xp, Linux RedHat/Debian, TCP/IP, CFT, Python, Shell script, Thunderbird, Mind Mapping, ITIL method, Plone CMS, Thunderbird, Skype, Eclipse, Poseidon UML

Analyst Programmer

Oceania Hotels

Nov 2002 - Mar 2006

I was responsible of network and systems for the group, develop some interfaces (Perl/Php/Python) for work application. I support 20 DELL servers and 15 servers IBM SCO as well as the printers. I am also responsible for the intranet (what i developed) and internet website http://oceaniahotels.com. I am running a network sharing by 200 users and maintain it. I can to form people for internal application and MS environment. I defined the actual network of the group. I have developed a commercial and statistic application with Php/MySQL. Technical environment : Win NT/2000/XP, Linux Redhat, Unix SCO, Dell hardware, MySQL, PervasiveSQL, Oracle, LTO2 Backup, Python, Plone, Business Object Dataware House,

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