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Alister Bulman

may be available from Monday 1 May*

Contact via: *email*:

I'm considering roles, though equally, I'm thinking of taking some time over the summer for myself.

I build websites - sometimes big and complicated ones, with a lot of functionality that need careful attention to issues like code quality, and scaling issues. Think of me as much of a trouble-shooter, going into a site to fix it, and make sure it can grow - a lot.

My base of knowledge is large - I collect information and soak it up like a sponge - though if I don't know a particular field (that I'm actually interested in) well, I've probably got a lot of information on the subject to hand.

Specialities: Linux and LAMP system architecture, Queues (like SQS and Beanstalkd) Scaling & DevOps. PHP Development, and testing (with PHPUnit & Behat), MySQL and MongoDB. Since 2012, I've also been using Symfony2 extensively (indeed, this site is written with PHP/Symfony), and so I'm particularly looking to continue using it.

SC Security Clearance, expires June, 2021.

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I'm currently especially looking at contracts based remotely (working from home, with occasional trips to the office), OR in central London.

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Alister Bulman's Expertise

php symfony2 doctrine capistrano phpunit tdd Docker scaling devops linux git memcached queues beanstalkd Apache bdd gerkin cucumber puppet behat redis ansible vagrant sc-clearance symfony agile