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David : Telecommunications Engineer and Manager

12 May 2014
David graduated with a major in IT and became a specialist in cellular software and networks. After traveling throughout Europe and Asia, he was hired by Ericsson, where he manages a team of twenty in the Paris area. If you make a phone call in France, it’s likely to be handled by equipment installed by his team.
ENSTA Bretagne : portrait de David, ingénieur manager dans les télécommunications
David
class of 2005
Engineer

David attended math and physics preparatory classes at Lakanal high school before enrolling in ENSTA Bretagne (then known as ENSIETA) with the objective of working in an industry serving the general population.

He soon became interested in communication systems, embedded IT and programming. He chose to major in IT (now Digital Systems and Security) and did his final-year internship at Alcatel-Lucent, where he worked on the functional validation of a piece of network supervision software.

He was offered a permanent contract with the company before the end of his internship and given a technical support role on projects in Europe and Asia. David has the advantage of being quadrilingual, speaking French, English and two Chinese dialects, Mandarin and Cantonese.

From 2008 to 2011, David chose to pursue new professional and personal experiences by accepting a position in the Pacific region, where he spent three years enjoying life as an expat in Tahiti and New Caledonia. His role there was to oversee the roll-out of broadband cellular networks, and he enabled a Class of 2011 ENSTA Bretagne student to participate in this project during his final-year internship.

David returned to the Paris region in 2011 and has since been working for Ericsson, the world's leading telecom manufacturer, whose networks (working for our "connected society") carry more than forty percent of global telephone traffic. As a team leader, he transversally manages twenty people working in cellular network equipment implementation. Your French telephone calls are very likely to be made using devices set up by his team! David started a family after settling in the Paris region, and he is now a proud father of two!