About

Personalia

My name is Sven Vermeulen, born in Bruges (Belgium) on the 5th of September in 1982. I am currently employed as an enterprise architect with responsibility on the infrastructure domain (strategy, evolution and standardization within both on premise and cloud) at KBC Group and am living happily in Mechelen, a city near Brussels (also Belgium).

I'm a heavy proponent of the Free Software movement. I'm an active Gentoo Linux user (a Linux meta-distribution) and have published a few books about SELinux.

Most of my hobbies are computing-related: security (both mathematical approach and conceptual), system-level programming, processes and automation development. I like to be a know-it-all, checking out how stuff works and why it sometimes doesn't ;-)

Sven Vermeulen
sven.vermeulen@siphos.be

Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

Year Activity
2020 - present Enterprise Architect at KBC Group with responsibility on the infrastructure domain.
2015 - 2019 IT Architect at KBC Group where I am working on the design of an analytics and data discovery environment, meant to strive in a big data environment with high flexibility demands and modern technological approaches.
2010 - 2015 ICT Architect at KBC Group where I maintain the strategy on database & scheduling technologies, watch over the information system & infrastructure enterprise architectures and help in programs and projects that want to integrate one or more database technologies into their own architecture.
2005 - 2009 WebSphere System Engineer at the KBC Group where I develop and maintain a framework for automated deployment and maintenance of JEE applications on WebSphere systems and, of course, work in projects to represent the WebSphere group.
2001 - 2006, 2007 - 2008, 2011 - present Active in the Gentoo project, first as a documentation translator (English - Dutch), later as author (English), project lead (documentation, public relations), council member and foundation trustee. Now active as a SELinux policy developer, SELinux userspace package maintainer and documentation developer.
2000 - 2005 Graduated from the University of Ghent as Master of Science in Engineering: Computer Science, major in Software Engineering (in Dutch 'Burgerlijk Ingenieur in de Computerwetenschappen - major Softwareontwikkeling'). My thesis was about making software tamperproof by embedding control regions, checksum algorithms and more.
1992 - 2005 Board member of the ACCB, a computerclub located in Bruges
2004 Summerjob at Philips: Search and repair faults in television sets
2003 Summerjob at K.U. Leuven: Authoring 'Programming for Realtime Systems', redesign of Orocos website
2000 - 2003 Board member of the LugWV, the Linux User Group for West-Vlaanderen (one of Belgium's 10 provinces)
2000 Summerjob at Tyco Electronics: Camera verification of electromechanical components
1994 - 2000 Graduated from the secundary high school K.A. Brugge where I attended the Science / Math (8h) courses.

Additional Courses

Year Description
2014 - 2016 Master in Enterprise Architecture
2009 IVPV Courses on Software Engineering
2008 IVPV Courses on Networking and Security
05/2008 dynaTrace Advanced Training
2005 'WebSphere Administration' at ABIS
1998 'Intel PC Technical Repairs' at IVO Brugge
1996 - 1997 'Programming in Turbo Pascal' at SNT De Bogaerde

Technical Knowledge

  • Operating systems

    • Linux (Administration and engineering)
    • Unix (Sun Solaris 8-10, HP-UX, AIX) (Administration)
    • Windows 9x and higher (Advanced use)
  • Enterprise Applications

    • Apache (Administration and engineering)
    • OpenLDAP (Administration)
  • Programming Languages

    • C (Advanced)
    • Java and J2EE (Advanced)
    • Python (Basic)

Certifications

Product Description
SAFe Scaled Agile Frameworks for Architects v5.0
dynaTrace Certified for dynaTrace Diagnostics 2.5.4

Publications

Date Publication
December 2016 SELinux System Administration, 2nd Edition
September 2014 SELinux Cookbook
September 2013 SELinux System Administration