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  1. Sergio A.

    Sergio A. Agency Contractor

    Agile Project Management and Software Development

    Spain - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 1

    Important: although I'm new to oDesk.com, I have been working on other freelance sites since 2005. I have one of the most outstanding profiles in another very popular freelance site, with more than 300 projects successfully completed, I can show it by request. You can also check my professional blog at: http://softwareandoutsourcing.wordpress.com/ ---- My name is Sergio and I specialize in providing quality custom software solutions while offering competitive costs and timing. My other freelance sites track record (can show on request), along with positive feedback from clients I’ve served, are proof that my qualifications and strong commitment to excellence make me an ideal choice for your next project. I have been working at freelance sites since 2005 and currently I lead a team of programmers and designers from Spain and other places in the world. For managing projects I use agile software development methodologies (Scrum, XP…), which I consider the most efficient way to manage a project via the internet. I also consider myself a knowledgeable and efficient programmer, so I can evaluate team members’ performance and help guide them. In the last 6 years I have learned a lot about how to make a project successful when working with people who lives thousands of miles away and I consider oDesk.com a great opportunity to develop professionally and offer new and more complete services. Kind regards, Sergio. ----- Areas Of Expertise: - Agile software development. Design and project management. I can both lead an existing team or build a new one (with local or remote coders) if needed. - Java/J2EE/J2ME. Highly skilled in distributed computing and web services. JSP, Servlets. GUI design. JDBC. SAX, DOM, JDOM. SOAP (Axis). Netbeans, Eclipse and JBuilder IDEs. Bytecode analysis. Entreprise Java Beans (EJB). - Data extraction and analysis. Crawlers, custom search and metasearch engines. Advanced signal procesing, data analysis and statistical decision support programming. - Networking: design, testing, programming, analysis, and simulation. Advanced Routing (RIP, OSPF, BGP). SNMP management. - Databases: Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL, Access. Design, programming and administration. - (Technical) Translation: English <-> Spanish (Spain). Professional, accurate and human-made translation. - Linux (Debian, Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu, SUSE...) administration. Bash scripting. Xen and VMware server virtualization. - Web-related technologies: HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, DTD, Schema, XPath, XSLT, XQuery, JavaScript, AJAX. Experience in W3C standards Validation. - Low level programming with x86 and ARM7 (Philips LPC2000 family and similar) assembly and c. Keil development tools. Embedded systems design. - Other programming languages: C, C#, Matlab. ----- Resume: Objectives - Establish myself as an entrepreneur in the software and communications industry by focusing on top-notch quality and service. Highlights of qualifications - Deep knowledge of the internet structure and associated protocols. Several complex projects (dynamic web servers, instant messaging platform...) as work at various local enterprises. Education - Master of Engineering in Telecommunications with specialization in Telematics (Computing applied to Internet and Networks) and intensification in Project Management, Software Engineering and Agile Programming Methodologies (2007). - Network Programming Diploma (J2EE, 300 hours, INEM 2001). - Multimedia Diploma (Audio and Video edition, 200 hours, INEM 2001). Languages - Spanish: native. - English: advanced. Cambridge First Certificate. Skills - Programming: Java/J2EE/J2ME (specialized in distributed computing), C (network programming under Linux/Solaris), bash, assembly, oTcl. - Networking: Network design, analysis, simulation (ns2) and implementation. Protocols: TCP/IP model, OSI model, ATM, FR, GSM, UMTS, HTTP, FTP, POP3, RIP, BGP, OSPF IPv6, SNMP... - Operating systems: Linux (Debian, advanced, administration and programming), Solaris, MS Windows. - Edition: OpenOffice, MS Office, html... Work experience - July 2005 - now. Freelance coder. More than 500 projects successfully completed. - June 2004 - July 2007. Technical helpdesk at local TV station (half time). - March 2000 - June 2004. Network maintenance at several local enterprises as freelance. Others - Currently I have a 20 Mbps 24/7 ADSL2+ connection to the internet. ------ Some search keywords: netvibes, crawler, crawl, crawling, mining, scrape, scraping, automated data entry, lucene, nutch, solr, sphider, custom search engine, metasearch, ebay, jabber, paypal, wikipedia, mediawiki, jquery, prototype, prototypejs, cakephp, CRUD, SBML, ANSI ASC X12, jpcap, jnetpcap, datatables, forex, twilio.

    Associated with: Software and Outsourcing Agency

    $35.00 /hr
    44 hours
    4.92
  2. Alcino J.

    Alcino J. Agency Contractor

    TOP ODESK LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

    Portugal - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Eleven years ago I moved from English-speaking South Africa to Portugal to complete a university degree in Business Management (and later a Master's degree in Corporate Finance). Throughout my university career I helped numerous amounts of colleagues in translating assignments and went on to gain professional experience in translations after finishing my studies - including constant legal and fiscal legislation translation in a job that eventually led me to where I am today. My language skills in related technical areas (and in general) are therefore considerably solid. After finishing university, I worked at a fiscal and financial consultancy company that provided services to foreigners looking to invest in property in Portugal, where I was intensely involved in almost every aspect of setting up and running the company (all the way from developing business and marketing strategies, assistance in website design and creation, through to meeting with partners and clients). Every aspect of my job forced me to be bilingual on a daily and even hourly basis. I seek opportunities to translate websites from English to Portuguese or vice-versa (create other-language versions), translate specific content and articles between these two languages, and assist in any necessary branding for new-language markets. Proofreading and copy-editing in any of the two aforementioned languages are obviously also within my domain. Note: Stealing (or directly copying) other contractors' sales-pitch text is dishonest and is not it polite. Please don't do it.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals, oTranslators

    Associated with: AngloPort Agency

    $27.78 /hr
    936 hours
    5.00
  3. Maja Milic

    Maja Milic

    Multilingual e-sourcing and e-procurement expert

    Portugal - Last active: 12/11/2013 - Tests: 9

    Polyglot (2 mother tongues, 6 languages absolutely fluent, 3 good), highly motivated procurement and e-procurement expert with 12 years’ experience in consultancy services to Fortune 500 customers worldwide. Flexible, extrovert, effective communicator at all levels internal and external to an organization with proven leadership skills, including managing and motivating teams. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, strong negotiator and results driven.

    $55.56 /hr
    533 hours
    5.00
  4. Leandro Pacheco

    Leandro Pacheco

    Project and Program Manager - Part time technical translator

    Venezuela - Last active: 02/04/2014 - Tests: 15

    Head of the Project Management Office Over 9 years of Experience in Projects and Engineering Technical Leader for the Industry Project Standards Certified PMI - Project Management Professional, since 2009 Certified PMI – Risk Management Professional, since 2013 Project Leader of cross-functional projects in the Petrochemical Industry Electrical Engineer with experience in design and simulations of electrical distribution systems MSc in Finance and Business and Master Degree in Marketing Venezuelan Certified Appraiser Certified Facilitator of LEGO serious Play Methodology Project Management Professional (PMP) and Risk Management Professional (RMP) Certification train

    Groups: oTranslators

    $27.78 /hr
    1,079 hours
    4.99
  5. Udhaya Naranam

    Udhaya Naranam

    Concept, business plan, marketing, project management, operation suppo

    Malaysia - Last active: 08/01/2012 - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 16

    I have been involved in the banking and financial services specifically for the consumer market related product and services. Since then, more than a decade or so, with a move to the consulting services, I have developed a wider variety of skills support small and large organisation in their start-ups, new product or services and business diversifications. Today, I seek the challenge of bringing all the experiences and achievement to the next frontier, at least for me, the internet. It's the different marketplace and organisations or individual across the globe that offer their unique needs and wants that I seek.

    $111.11 /hr
    20 hours
    4.88
  6. Jennifer Hofmann

    Jennifer Hofmann

    Native German-English-German Translator

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 3

    My name is Jennifer Hofmann, I am a highly skilled translator for German-English and English-German. I also have experience translating French-English. As a native German with professional experience in the areas of administration, finance and tourism, as well as daily use of both languages and regular visits to Germany, I have both the knowledge of the language and insight in the culture. I continuously further my education not only in the linguistic area but also in areas such as software development and financial topics to be able to provide a broad spectrum of high quality translations. I have always been interested in foreign languages and have made those my priority in my studies. When I had the opportunity to move to the United States in 2004, I didn't hesitate, and have not regretted it since. I was able to work in different areas of the tourism industry and also in administration and accounting since moving to the USA before starting my own translation business. I very much enjoy my work, as languages always have been and still are my passion. I thrive to excel with everything I do and would be happy to assist you with all your translation needs. I am very experienced working with MS Office, as well as some website editors and translation software. For references, please contact me.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $33.33 /hr
    635 hours
    4.75
  7. Marie L.

    Marie L.

    Top oDesk translator and writer - effective and reliable

    France - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 3

    Provide customers with 100% human, excellent quality translation that fit their communication needs and deadline requirements.

    $45.00 /hr
    175 hours
    5.00
  8. Izabel A.

    Izabel A.

    Project Manager and Localization Consultant

    Brazil - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10

    Project Management and Localization professional Highly experienced in the globalization industry (localization and internationalization) managing multilingual localization projects (both on the client and vendor side). Extremely proficient at project management. Customer and deadline-oriented, hard-working and optimistic. -- www.izabelarruda.com

    Groups: oTranslators

    $33.33 /hr
    10,147 hours
    5.00
  9. Fredrik Hjelset

    Fredrik Hjelset

    Norwegian Translator and Proofreader

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 7

    I am a native Norwegian speaker working as a freelance translator and proofreader while studying for my MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London. I have a degree from the University of Birmingham, UK in Political Science and have been a resident of the UK for the past 17 years. I consistently rank in the top 10% in English language tests, am focused on providing accurate translations of meaning and content and enjoy the challenges and intricacies of working with different languages. I also have a 10 year career in account management and operational management roles, giving me excellent communication, team working and project management skills.

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  10. Simayi Abudureyimu

    Simayi Abudureyimu

    Native Uyghur translator

    Finland - Last active: 12/23/2014 - Tests: 1

    BA degree in English language teaching. MA degree in Uyghur (Uighur) language studies. PhD degree in Altaic languages studies. Uyghur (native), Chinese (fluent), English (excellent), Turkish (intermediate), Basic knowledge in Finnish, Russian, German and some other Central Asian languages. Work experience with Transperfect, Saudisoft, Kajf Translation, Idioma, Wordedge, Janus, Hippocrenebooks, CCJK, Ferdosi, TBW, RRDonnelly and other.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals

    $27.78 /hr
    10 hours
    5.00