Passionate IT professional relying on over 10 years of experience with Azure Cloud Technology, Infrastructure, Networking, Security and Compliance. Well over 20 years of experience in Software Development, Testing, Automation and Deployment Strategies.
DevOps Practitioner, Community Enabler, Coach and Mentor. Azure MVP (2018 - 2019).


PHP & Related Tech. Microsoft Azure DevOps Technology Stack
ZCE PHP 4, 5, 5.3 & ZF-ZCE App Services CI/CD PHP, JavaScript, Python
Back-end & API development Azure AD (B2B/B2C) Pipelines Terraform, Puppet, Ansible
Native PHP ACR, AKS Monitoring Jira, Confluence, Bamboo
Zend Framework / Laminas Application Insights Telemetry/Logging Archimate, Visio, UML
PHPUnit, Behat, Infection Azure Key Vault RCA & Post-Mortem Docker Containers & Kubernetes
Composer API Management Security Integration Vagrant
WordPress, Drupal, CodeIgniter Application Gateway / Front Door Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Lean, SAFE Linux
  Policies & Blueprints TDD, BDD & DDD Jenkins, CirlceCI, Azure DevOps
  VNET & NSG   SonarQube, SonarCloud

Work Experiences

Freelance Consultant

04/2009 - Present

In2it - Mechelen (Belgium)

  • Working for Government, Enterprise, SMB & Start-ups
  • Architecting Web Applications & Azure Cloud Solutions
  • Modernizing legacy applications and infrastructure
  • Coaching and mentoring development teams
  • Automating development, testing, privacy, security and infrastructure
  • Providing training & workshops
  • Serving customers in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, USA and Canada

DevOps Engineer

07/2019 - 04/2020

De Lijn - Mechelen (Belgium)

  • Bridge gap between business, development, operations, security and QA
  • Designing cloud solutions for business requirements
  • Integrating security and compliance requirements in SDLC
  • Setting a basis with infrastructure as code
  • Providing insights in application, infrastructure, deployment and security implementations

Web Application Architect & Development Lead

06/2011 - 06/2019

BAS Trucks - Veghel (The Netherlands)

  • Architecture of ERP/CRM application
  • Architecture of Infrastructure
  • Automating development & deployment processes
  • Turning business requirements into technical solutions
  • Coaching and training of remote teams in India and Latvia
  • Improving quality and reducing technical debt

PHP / Zend Framework Consultant

03/2009 - 06/2011

Macq NV - Brussels (Belgium)

  • Implementation of Quality Assurance (QA) and testing platform
  • Development of an application monitoring pump stations for tunnels
  • Development of an application controlling road signs above highways
  • Development of an application to control and manage speed enforcement equipment
  • Implementation of version control, bug tracking, reporting and logging
  • Interfacing with back-end systems and hardware drivers
  • Integration of LDAP Single Sign On module


Zend Technologies, Inc.

10/2010 - 10/2010

Zend Certified Engineer (PHP 5.3 : ZCE)

Zend Technologies, Inc.

10/2008 - 10/2008

Zend Certified Engineer (Zend Framework : ZCE-ZF)

Zend Technologies, Inc.

9/2007 - 9/2007

Zend Certified Engineer (PHP 5 : ZCE)

International Business School Brussels

6/2007 - 6/2007

TOEFL iBT exam

TOEFL iBT Scores:
Reading: 29/30
Speaking: 29/30
Listening: 29/30
Writing: 24/30
Total: 111/120

Zend Technologies, Inc.

12/2006 - 12/2006

Zend Certified Engineer (PHP 4 : ZCE)


Language Proficiency
Dutch Fluent
English Fluent
German Conversational


Dates Organization Role
02/2018 - Present Techpath Trainer
08/2017 - Present Ministry of Testing Active member
08/2017 - Present Hour Pendulum Co-founder
02/2015 - Present CoderDojo Belgium Coach / Mentor
02/2013 - Present Dutch Web Alliance Active member
10/2009 - Present PHPBenelux PHP Conference President/Co-organizer
04/2009 - Present FeWeb Member
04/2009 - Present Unizo Member
05/2008 - Present PHP Community Active member
04/2007 - Present Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Contributor

Additional fields of interest

Michelangelo van Dam





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