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  1. Theo Filippidis

    Theo Filippidis

    Principal Oracle Consultant

    Ireland - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 3

    Track record of success leading the design and development of high-performance, enterprise-level Oracle solutions. Subject-matter authority offering ten years of success defining, designing, constructing, supporting, and enhancing properly engineered major systems for high-profile clients. “Big picture” planner instrumental in guiding the direction of future initiatives that raise the bar for performance across the industry. Demonstrated ability to establish development standards and methods result in quantitative improvements to product quality and process efficiency. Well-earned reputation for resolving complex problems that potentially jeopardized project success. Guaranteed product performance, security, and data integrity prior to turnover. Earned a reputation for professional excellence by delivering high-performance solutions on time and within budget projections.

    $60.00 /hr
    126 hours
    3.01
  2. Shahzad Rana Younus

    Shahzad Rana Younus

    CISSP/Cloud Expert/Technical Writer/Tableau/Project Manager

    Pakistan - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    I am certified, experienced and seasoned IT professional. Over the past 14 years, I have accumulated a vast range of experience which entails me to tackle most IT situations I encounter quite easily and efficiently. If you want the work done related to IT, I am the guy to hire. If still skeptical, have a look below at my achievements. Progressive experience with administration, and directing a broad range of Corporate IT initiatives & business focused solutions using leading ICT technologies with industry best practices and standards. Specialties: IT Security and Infrastructure development (CISSP - Certified Information Security Professional - Member ID 302621) ITIL Foundation, COBIT 5 BI Tools - Tableau / QlikView Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning Network Administration and Database Management CISCO Networking Virtual/Cloud Computing Network security and Server Administration Technical Writings SEO/WordPress/WHMCS LinkedIn profile: http://pk.linkedin.com/in/shahzadrana/

    $12.50 /hr
    122 hours
    4.95
  3. Charudatta M.

    Charudatta M. Agency Contractor

    Brainbench Certified Technical Writer/ Documentation Expert

    India - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 14

    Over the last 13 years, I created various user guides, administration guides, reference guides, troubleshooting guides, installation manuals, and Web help systems for a various engineering and software products and projects. My core competency lies in managing end-to-end documentation for software projects. But, I also work on improving and maintaining the existing documentation or create printed guides for a product. After working on different documentation projects, I developed professional expertise in using various documentation tools, such as Confluence, HelpGizmo, Wordpress, Help & Manual, Adobe RoboHelp, Adobe FrameMaker, Microsoft Visio, MS Office, and technologies, such as single sourcing, DITA, and content management system. In addition to documentation tools, I have good understanding of the software languages, such as C/C++, Java, PHP, CSS, HTML, and databases, such as MS Access, MY SQL, and so on. I am seeking opportunities to develop documentation from the ground up for your business.

    Associated with: Charudatta M.

    $20.00 /hr
    1,903 hours
    4.91
  4. Rowan V.

    Rowan V.

    Data Scientist

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

    I am passionate about quantitative investigative methods and data analysis. I have experience utilizing a variety of methodologies and tools, including R, Python, and Tableau in order to answer data-related questions. Currently @Twitter, formerly at Spartz, Inter-American Development Bank, and Cambridge Energy Labs. I have a B.S. from MIT, and have a strong background in experimental design, statistical analysis, data visualization, and machine learning techniques. With over 10 years of programming experience and a strong statistical background, I can help you make sense of your data. I am able to provide writing and coding samples of my past work, for a few of my past projects, please check out https://github.com/rowanv .

    $80.00 /hr
    9 hours
    5.00
  5. Joseph Jansen

    Joseph Jansen

    Sr. Application Engineer

    United States - Last active: 09/24/2014

    23 years experience in industrial automation. I've worked most aspects of the industry including plant engineer, designer and engineer for several integration companies, and support engineer for automation distributors. Strong in ladder logic, Red Lion / Crimson 2 & 3 design work, Wago PLC programming, industrial networks including Modbus RTU, ASCII and TCP. Profibus, Devicenet, Ethernet/IP, and have developed custom protocols for specific applications that include checksum verification, automatic retries on delivery failures, FIFO queueing of datagrams, etc.

    $50.00 /hr
    1 hours
    4.45
  6. Khanna P.

    Infusionsoft Consultant,Project Manager,

    India - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    Project Management is my forte and I am confident of providing value to any project I get involved with. I create teams for small and large scale projects. Over the last 8 years I have handled online as well as onsite projects, in and outside the country. I am a Manager at heart and strive to do what I feel is best for the project. My largest team was of 17 resources spread across 7 time zones and resources from 8 countries.

    $66.67 /hr
    6,509 hours
    4.64
  7. Gyanendra Kumar

    Gyanendra Kumar

    PMP, Six Sigma Green Belt

    India - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Certified Project Manager (PMP) with over seven years of experience and progressive leadership in one of the largest IT firm in India. Full exposure to both the Public and Private sectors including IT, Telecom, Banking, Finance, Government & Defense. I write technical proposal, project implementation plan, business plan, market strategy, whitepapers and related articles. Six Sigma Green Belt with proficient in Agile, Earned Value Management, Capital Planning, CPIC, Strategic Planning, Budget Analysis, and Risk Assessment. Expert in Enterprise Managed Services, Cloud Infrastructure, IT Security & RFID implementation. Additionally certified as Lead Implementer for ISO 9001:2008, AS9100:2009 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 as well as certified lead auditor for ISO 14001 and ISMS consultant. ########################My Offerings:########################### RFP & PROPOSALS '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' * RFP/ RFI/ EoI preparation * RFP / RFI / EoI Response preparation * Consultancy to Banking, Finance, Government & Defense Sectors * Commercials & Budgeting * Grant Writing Proposals * Business Planning * Technical Writing PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Banking/ Finance/ Telecom/ Govt./ Defense) ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' * Team Building with JD preparation * Technical Interviews for Recruitment * High-level/ Low-level Designs * Budgeting * Planning/ tracking/ dashboards preparation * Team reviews CONSULTANCY ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' * ISO implementation * Industrial Management Practices * IT Security Policies * Business Process Standardization * NMS/EMS tools stack of IBM / HP / BMC * Transaction Monitoring Middlewares * ERP/CRM Consultancy ERP-CRM-ACCOUNTING PLATFORMS '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' * OpenERP * Adempiere * Openbravo * SugarCRM * SalesForce * ZOHO * Tally * GnuCash * Quickbooks BRANDING & ADVERTISING ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' * Product Marketing * Powerpoint Presentations & Demo * Advertising Campaigns * Marketing Videos using camtasia * Technical Writing * Datasheets preparation * Market Research * Product Reviews * Article Writing * Blogs & SEO

    $38.89 /hr
    415 hours
    4.84
  8. Shawn V.

    Shawn V.

    Creator//Exceler

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 15

    Columbia MBA. US Army veteran. Ranked in top 0.02%. Tested top 1% in multiple skill areas. I am the founder, owner and sole operator of Red Nov Consulting, a firm that specializes in Excel consulting and financial analysis. I help businesses and individuals optimize their spreadsheets and create user-friendly, efficient, dynamic and unique solutions for their needs. I am fluent in visual basic (VBA) and have 15+ years experience working with Excel's advanced functions and features. I am a freelancer you can trust. I have performed 60+ jobs and received a perfect 5-star rating with multiple repeat clients. What clients are saying: - "Extremely responsive and knowledgeable." - "I can wholeheartedly recommend him." - "Went above and beyond." - "Shawn rocked!" - "Best you are going to find...period." - "One of a kind." - "Fast and professional." I hope to help you today.

    $50.00 /hr
    1,341 hours
    4.96
  9. Michael Arrojo

    $33.33 /hr
    49 hours
    5.00