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Benoît Papillault


43, rue Bernard Iské 92350 LE PLESSIS ROBINSON
0681408451 - benoit.papillault@free.fr
43 years old, divorced, 1 child (9 years old)

Software architect - Embedded Linux expert
10+ years of experience

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

LUCEOR
Issy-les-Moulineaux
2005-Today
Chief Technical Officer


LUCEOR SAS designs and sells solutions based on Mesh routing technology for the video surveillance market.
  • Design of different wireless products – Mesh Wi-Fi router (outdoor, indoor, embedded in vehicle) and associated softwares (SNMP based network management tool, installation tool)
  • Development of hardware products based on OpenWrt, a Linux embedded development environment
  • Integration of Atheros (US) and Ralink (TW) Wi-Fi chipsets drivers
  • Technical team management
  • Recruitment of technical profiles
Language: C/C++ (GNU cross compilation toolchain)
Operation System: Linux (Debian, OpenWrt), Windows XP/Vista
Version control: git, subversion
Bug tracking: mantis
Library: Qt from Nokia, net-snmp
Tools: latex (for customer documentation), NSIS (installer)
AOL France
Neuilly
2003-2004
Computer Project Manager


AOL France, Internet Service Provider, liked to improved the quality of its Internet connection software, particularly at the modem level (Dialup, DSL, ...)
  • Contribution to AOL Europe and AOL US projects
  • Monitoring of tests targeted to selected customers, in relation with Member Services
  • Coordination with Marketing and Legal services for distributing modem drivers in AOL 9.0 CD-ROM content
  • Signed agreement with Smartlink company in order to allow such re- distribution
Language: Perl
Operating System: Windows, Linux (Mandrake)
Database: MySQL
VisualPix
Bordeaux
2002-2003
Computer Project Manager


VisualPix SA sells a hardware and software video surveillance platform based on up-to-date video compression technology, in partnership with LaBRI (Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique).
  • Development of the software base including all basic functions for a digital video surveillance system
  • Use of the ALFS Linux distribution for the embedded system
  • Development of a kernel module for temporal decimation, based on Video4Linux API
  • Design of a modular codec API in C used to ease software evolution, Linux/Windows cross platform
  • Development of a PHP web interface for video viewing and administration
  • Development of viewing components (Java applet, ActiveX) for Linux/ Windows
  • Management of a 3 people team
Language: C/C++, Java, PHP
Operating System: Linux (Redhat), Windows XP
Opteway SA
Sophia-Antipolis
1999-2002
R&D Engineer


Opteway SA, cartographic software editor, designs and sells a localization based services build on an application server as the central component, using a unique vectorial cartographic technology based on internal R&D work.
  • Development of a TCP/IP client under Windows CE
  • Development of a cartographic server under Linux, Compaq Tru64 Unix, Solaris and HP-UX, used to handled localization requests
  • Study regarding WAP terminals in order to convert vectorial maps to WBMP images (bitmap)
  • Development under Windows CE in order to handle Internet connections
  • Replacement of perl based serveur by a modular multithreaded C++ server under Linux
  • Design of an XML interface over a proprietary transfer protocol
  • Tests on multiprocessors Linux machines (32 processors), Solaris (Sparc) machines and Tru64 machines
  • Porting to the HP-UX platform
  • Work done in a team of 2 to 6 people
Language: C++, XML
Operating System: Linux (Redhat), Solaris, Tru64, HP-UX
Alcatel
Colombes
1999
R&D Engineer


Graphical interface development for the next generation of GSM terminal.
  • Reading of detailed technical specifications
  • Implementation of code responsible for menu handling
  • Test of the SMS part (editing, deleting, sending, receiving)
  • Mission done in a 40 people team
Language: C
Operating System: Solaris
Alcatel
Brest
1996-1997
Young Engineer


Development of validation tools for a PABX
  • Use of the existing tool running under MS-DOS
  • Development of graphical interface with Visual C++
Language: C++
Operating System: Windows NT4

SKILLS

DEGREES

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

MadWiFi Driver
2005-2009
Core Developer


Major contribution to the development of a Linux driver for the Atheros 802.11abg Wi-Fi chipsets.
  • Development of the DFS / 802.11h feature needed to use the 5GHz band in Europe (ETSI) and US (FCC)
  • Design and implementation of a radar detection algorithm
  • AdHoc mode debugging (clocks synchronization at micro second resolution, frequency switch, ...)
LINAC Association
Angoulême
2003-2005
Permanent secretary


LINAC association (Linux Angoulême Charente) goal is to promote the use of Free Software, such as Linux.
  • Participation in organizing various events (First Jeudi, Install Party, ...)
  • General assembly report
SourceMage Distribution
2003-2004
Developer


Created in late 2002, the unique feature of this distribution based on source comes from its package management tool, fully written in shell scripts.
  • Implementation of an installer from a booting CD-ROM
  • Work with a team of few people (France, Germany, US)
  • Publication of an article describing the installatin in Planète Linux magazine in December, 2003
  • Release of 11 consecutive versions for Intel processors at the beginning, and then PowerPC and AMD 64 bits
Eci Adsl Driver
2001-2005
Developer


Development of a Linux driver for the ECI ADSL USB modem under an Open Source license.
  • Implementation of a first functional version
  • Analysis of USB frames sent by the Windows driver
  • Re-use of source code written during the SpeedTouch project
  • Implementation, tests and documentation of the driver
  • Around 10 people's team
SpeedTouch Driver
2001-2005
Project creator


Development of a Linux driver for the Alcatel USB ADSL Speedtouch modem under an Open Source license.
  • Management of a team (10 people) around a software development project over Internet
  • Implementation of a Windows driver (WDM) in order to analyze USB frames sent by the Windows driver
  • Implementation, tests and documentation of the driver
  • Around 10 people's team