Alister B.

System Administration | Infrastructure Management | Security | Information Technology

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Professional with 22+ years of experience in the Information Technology. Specialize in System Administration, Infrastructure Management and IT Security.

  • Information Technology Data & Telecom
  • Retail & Ecommerce


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


System Engineer

YellowDog Limited
5 months
Mar 2018 - Aug 2018
Power your innovations with YellowDog and scale applications across the cloud like never before. Bring new products and services to market in a fraction of the time and elevate your ret...see more

Infrastructure Manager

9 years
Current position
Mar 2013 - Present
We're an independent advertising technology company, born in the UK's creative hub over ten years ago. Bristol is home to Coull HQ and we also have a great commercial team in London.

Senior Linux Systems Administrator

4 years
May 2010 - Mar 2014
· Linux(RHEL/CentOS, Ubuntu) Systems Administration · Mentoring Juniors · Integration With Windows Infrastructure · R&D Network Administration · Release Management · Delivery Of Service...see more

Network Support Engineer
2 years
Sep 2008 - May 2010
HP Labs Bristol · Network, process and documentation audit. · Formal documentation of networks. · Documentation of networks and systems including head office IT systems to assist low le...see more

Managing Director

14 years
Current position
Aug 2008 - Present
· NIX systems administration · Enterprise Scale Network Administration · Delivery of Service · Infrastructure Design · Migrations · IT Security · Custom In...see more

Infrastructure Engineer

Coull Ltd
2 months
May 2008 - Jul 2008
· Responsible for the network and systems administration including network redesign and audit for a startup interactive video company. · Implemented NAS solution using Glust...see more

Systems / Network Administrator

1 year
Nov 2005 - May 2007
· Responsible for the network and systems administration of a growing tourism business with failover and fully redundant site implemented using BGP. · Involved in network a...see more

Systems / Network Adminstrator

U4EA Technologies
3 years
Apr 2003 - Nov 2005
· Systems and network installation, monitoring, and troubleshooting on Gentoo and Redhat Linux, FreeBSD and WinXP. · Edge router testing and construction of custom demo case...see more

Network Operations Administrator

Research In Motion
7 months
Jan 2002 - Aug 2002
· Critical systems and network installation, monitoring, and troubleshooting on Solaris, Win2k, HPUX, Linux, WinNT and FreeBSD. · Management of issues, and ensuring all 3rd ...see more

Systems Administrator

Mutant Technology
3 months
May 2001 - Aug 2001
· The complete design and installation and support of the ‘live’ and ‘staging’ environments on two Linux server farms used for a financial trading platform systems. · Design...see more

IT Support Technician

University of Surrey
1 year
Jul 1999 - Aug 2000
· Installation, configuration, documentation and administration of WinNT/2k/Linux clients and servers, including peripheral installation. · Daily administration of Samba. · ...see more

IT Consultant

IncaGold plc
5 months
Feb 1999 - Jul 1999
· Creating Installer/ Online Updater with registration records for ValueSoft USA. · Installation of home/small business network comprising of 5 Windows workstations, one Lin...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Information Technology Data & Telecom
  • Retail & Ecommerce


  • Agile Methodologies
  • Linux
  • System Administration
  • Data Migration
  • Servers
  • Unix
  • TCP/IP
  • Network Administration
  • Cisco Technologies
  • Remote Infrastructure Management