van der Winden Desmond

Desmond van der Winden

Senior Linux and ICT Engineer

Name:Desmond van der Winden
Date of birth:03-08-1980
Address:Krammer 8, 3232 HE Brielle
Phone:+31(0)6 55 559 559

Freelance IT Engineer and Manager with more than 20 years of IT experience. Project Management, Certified Windows and Linux Engineer. Certified Cryptocurrency Expert and Blockchain Engineer.


January 2019 - present


DevOps Engineer - GitLab Engineer

TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research TNO, was founded by law in 1932 to enable business and government to apply knowledge.
– Senior Linux Administrator and CI/CD Implementor
– Management of migrations between SVN, GIT and GITHub to new platform
– Development and design of new platform for application launches
– Working in Defense protected enviroments
– B-Screening VGB and VOG

December 2018 - present

Decentralized Crypto Token

Crypto Advisor - Technical Blockchain Designer

– Blockchain advisor
– Network advisor
– Crypto Advisor
– Network Administrator

February 2017 - present


DevOps Engineer - Linux Administrator

Webhosting company for high end customers running SSD Linux Servers and High Availability and load balancing.
– Configuring and managing Linux Servers
– Use of Ansible configuration, Openstack, Subversion and GIT
– Running HA Clusters
– Linux Bash Scripting
– Windows Power Shell Management
– VMWare / ESX Virtual Server Management
– SolusVM Virtualisation Management
– Zabbix Monitoring Management
– Setting up and running network (internal and external)
– Setting up traffic and peering using Cisco
– Database management MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle
– Development of invoice system to webhosting platform

January 2017 - present

BitBauer Zurich

Technical Blockchain Advisor

Over 5 years experienced in Blockchain Technology. We are verified Blockchain Experts.
– Technical Advisor
– Blockchain Advisor
– Certified Crypto Engineer

October 2016 - April 2018

Regent Mobile Security

Windows and Linux Engineer

Regent Mobile is part of Regent Mobile Security B.V. and is engaged in tracking and remote reading and logging data from mobile objects. We call this ‘Connecting Mobile Assets’. Regent Mobile is (inter)nationally active in various sectors such as construction, transport, agricultural mechanization, automotive, marine, but also in various sectors within the government and municipalities.
– Senior Windows and Linux Engineer
– Management of Linux and Windows based servers
– Management and implementation of Data Science Virtual Machines in Azure
– Development of Data Science Workflows for Azure
– Implementing new Linux / Windows Enviroment hosting platform secure section
– Microsoft Azure Management using ARM Shell for management purposes
– Use of Microsoft Azure Resource Manager for reporting resources
– Management of Platform and implementation of MySQL Master/Slave
– Cloud Management
– Management of CI/CD Security enviroment

February 2016 - March 2018


Senior System Engineer

Ornion is one of the first companies which are building custom made Ethereum and Bitcoin mining systems based on GPU’s. Using a high end webshop named EthereumMiners serves thousands of Crypto enthousiasts.
– Webdevelopment of complete network of 12 Magento 2.0 based webshops
– Research and development of mining computers
– Installation of complete mining farms on location
– Research on optimalisation and overclocking Nvidia and AMD Videocards
– Customer relations
– Teamlead of 15 FTE’s

August 2015 - November 2018

LC Packaging International B.V.

Linux Engineer

LC Packaging is the leading supplier in Europe for all your agricultural packaging and bulk bags, FIBC or big bags. As the Freelance Linux Administrator I am responsible for maintaining all linux hosting / application servers.
– Installation and management of Linux Servers running CentOS
– Migrations and management of Linux servers and services
– Consultancy and support for customers wishes
– Setting up uptime and performance monitor

August 2015 - January 2018

Blue Lemon B.V.

Company owner - Project Manager

Blue Lemon B.V. is an all round, developement and IT company. From building Magento webshops, WordPress sites, iOS and Android apps to enrolling networks for over 200 computers on various locations. Blue Lemon runs the complete platform using freelancer employees and specialists.
– Head of development and engineering
– Customer relations and public relations
– Project Management webdevelopment
– Scrum master for devops team
– Implementation and Lead Manager of OpenStack enviroment

May 2014 - July 2017

Holland Garden B.V.

Interim Manager

Holland Garden B.V. was a company which sells bigbags with ground cover materials online. As interim manager and project lead I was responsible for the workflows of the company and the online marketing and sales.
– Management of Magento Store
– Online Marketing tasks
– Interim Management
– Project Management
– Proces and order monitoring

March 2013 - August 2015

Futuremind App International B.V.

Development and Project Manager

As the parttime project manager and core developper for the iOS / Andriod app ‘The Journalist’.  App which gives ordinary people the posibilities to present local news instant.
– iOS App development and implementation
– Testing and managing infrastructure based on CentOS Linux
– Load balancing cluster management for traffic and control
– Writing documentation and thinking out new side projects
– Running the devops team
– Teamlead of 3 FTE’s

January 2013 - July 2015

Nitro Networks


Nitro Networks designs turnkey datacenters solutions. Depending on the situation and requirements of the customer. This ensures all the elements are available for a professional, economical, reliable and safe datacenter.
– Management of company
– Setting up functional and technical designs
– Installation of datacenter equipment
– Project management of datacenter enrollments

February 2011 - August 2015

Tickles B.V.

Company owner - Project Manager

Co-founder and CEO of Tickles B.V. In charge of all commercial and technical management. Leading a scrum team over 25 employees, developping, creative thinking and rolling out high end web platforms.
– Managing company for webdevelopment and creative design
– Project management for multinationals and high revenu companies
– Magento webdevelopment
– Managing all Linux based systems and Git Development Platforms
– Managing fully based on scrum teams
– Operational manager for employees (HR Manager)
– Teamlead of 25 FTE’s

April 2004 - June 2017

MobilityCentre Volvo

Freelance Network Administrator

Freelance System and Network Administator for the largest Volvo dealer in the area of Rotterdam. The current position is to manage all the 8 Windows based servers, 110 desktop computers and other devices running and up to date. Volvo de Jong has 3 physical locations connected using optic fibre technology.
– Windows System administration and maintenance
– Network administrator and running optic fibre network using Vodafone optics
– Configuring and maintaining routers and switches
– System updates and user support
– Project manager on IT projects

May 2003 - September 2014

w3Media B.V.

Company owner - Linux Engineering

Privately owned webhosting company with more than 300 Linux and Windows servers colocated in 3 different datacenters. Main office was located in DataHouse Spijkenisse.
– Installation and managing over 300 servers with CentOS / BSD / Debian / Windows
– Configuration of switches and routers in High speed Gbit network
– Solving problems for user on webhosting platforms
– Managing Gitlab platform and migrations for development customers
– Datacenter installation
– Sales meeting with new customers and prospects
– Project management and general manager
– Teamlead of 3 FTE’s

February 2000 - September 2001

ServerShop Nederland B.V.

Company Partner - System Builder

In 2000, ServerShop was the first and only online retailer using a webshop which sells complete servers in the Benelux. Complete servers fully installed with Linux or Windows ready to go.
– Building and designing custom build rack servers for webhosting purposes
– Assembling, installing and optimizing servers based on Red Hat Linux
– Customer support and installation in various datacenters
– Building a custom webshop software (PHP) and online payment methods
– SuperMicro partner and business development

May 1999 - June 2005

FuTec Systems B.V.

Freelance System and Network Administrator

As head  Office IT staff  I was fully responsible for assembling computer hardware and installation of servers and networks in local medical facilities as hospitals, doctors, dentist and general practice centers.
– Managing assembly of computer hardware
– Installation of desktop computers and servers based on Active Directory
– Implementation of Windows Update Service
– Migrations and installation of Microsoft Exchange projects
– Managing director of local datacenter with 16 racks
– Teamlead of 4 FTE’s

April 1997 - August 1998

UPC Nederland B.V.

Freelance Network Administrator

Network and system administrator for mailservers, usenet servers and webservers based on Red Hat Linux at UPC Nederland in Amsterdam.

– Third line support for helpdesk and backoffice
– Managing and maintaining servers for optimal workflow
– Updating servers with latest software and patch management
– Configuring new servers and installation hardware
– Teamleader of small team (5 FTE’s)

August 1997 - May 2000

Xventus Networks

Company owner - Linux Engineering

Xventus Networks is a small webhosting company with 4 dedicated server racks housed in a private suite in Rotterdam. As the founding father which took the budget hosting from the US to the Netherlands, Xventus Networks was a huge hosting company for that time.
– Installation of network and routing traffic
– Installation and assembling custom build servers (based on Red Hat Linux 6.2)
– Managing webhosting servers
– Build a 24/7 monitoring platform on PHP/SQL in combination with SMS
– Designed and build a access control system for colocated hosting customers

BHV: Bedrijfs Hulp Verlening

2016 March
Dutch Learning Company
BHV: Bedrijfs Hulp Verlening

Cerftified Fujitsu Siemens Engineer

2004 May
Fujitsu Siemens
Cerftified Fujitsu Siemens Engineer

Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)

2001 February
Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)

Comptia Inet+

1999 August
Comptia Inet+

Comptia N+

1999 June
Comptia N+

MBO: Public Relations and company communications

1998 July
Mercatus College in Rotterdam


1995 July
Riederwaard College in Rotterdam

Ability to Work Under Pressure




AWS Engineering


Cisco VPN




Cryptocurrency Expert


DevOps Engineer


IP Camera’s


Linux System Administrator


Microsoft Azure




Project Management


PRTG, Cacti, Nagios


Software testing


Time Management


VM Ware


Webhosting Enviroment


Windows System Administrator


Work in teams

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AddressKrammer 8, 3232 HE Brielle
Phone+31(0)6 55 559 559

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