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Carlos C.

Carlos C.

J2EE/PHP5/SQL Developer. Linux SysAdmin. Brainbench certified

Spain - Tests: 6

More than 7 years of experience coding in PHP using many SQL databases (MySQL/PostgreSQL/MSSQL). I have worked in many projects as a project leader. I feel very confortable in managing my work time to complete the schedule. Experience with Zend Framework; MVC and Singleton patterns. Expert in use of XML technologies, APIs, AJAX and coding using OO (Objects). Skills using design software (Fireworks, Photoshop, Gimp). GNU/Linux system's administrator for more than 6 years.

$17.78 /hr
26 hours

Wesam D.

Wesam D.

Sr. Developer

Canada - Tests: 1

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS • Degree in IT Systems Engineering with strong research and analytical skills • Designer and developer for several projects implemented using Python/Django/PostgreeSQL and MySQL stack • Proficiency in Virtualenv, South, Gunicorn, Swagger, and Django REST framework • Administrative experience in AWS (EC2, RDS, S3, and ELB) and Linux environment • Hands-on experience with mobile programming: Android and iOS (Swift) • Expert with Cloud computing, large-scale applications architectures, virtualization, dynamic scalability, databases and physical infrastructure planning • Experience working with remote and distributed teams • Strong theoretical and practical experience in data structure, algorithms, artificial Intelligent, security, and networking • Up-to-date on latest cutting edge technologies and trends. • Active scientist with more than 15 peer reviewed publications ( TECHNICAL SKILLS Languages: Python, Django, C/C++, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, XML, ActionScript, PHP and Java Databases: MySQL, Oracle, MongoDB, PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Operating systems & Virtualization technology: Windows, Linux, OSX, VMware, Xen and KVM Servers: Apache2, Nginx, Tomcat, Solr, Openfire, and Red5 Media Server Collaboration tools: JIRA, Github, Google Docs, Confluence, and teamwork Networking: TCP&IP, DNS&DHCP, NAT, Access Points, Switches, Routers, and Firewalls Mobile development: Android and iOS (Swift)

$60.00 /hr
395 hours

Ruslan T.

Ruslan T.

Professional Python and Django developer

Russia - Tests: 6

Hello! Over last 7 years I have developed a wide range of websites, services, scripts and decisions. The mainstream of my activity is web development. The set of services I provide includes: - server-side programming on Python using framework Django (sometimes I'm programming on Ruby on Rails) - database engineering on MySQL and PostgeSQL - web scraping (I use regular expressions, Scrapy and threading technologies for better performance) - client-side development on JavaScript (using Ajax technology and various frameworks such as jQuery, Prototype) - work with various APIs - administrative routine Linux, Nginx, Apache, MySQL, PostgeSQL, etc.

Groups: Coding Champs

$22.22 /hr
56 hours

Oleg K.

Oleg K.

Senior Dev: Perl/Catalyst/Moose/DBIC/NoSQL+AJAX/jQuery, shell+sysadmin

Ukraine - Tests: 19

Seeking opportunities in Perl oriented (Catalyst DBIC preferred) application development, shell and perl scripting, and BSD/Linux administration projects - to build sites and setup servers for your business or pleasure.In my mind, LAMP more often reads as LASP - Linux, Apache, (any|no)SQL, Perl - of course, with Catalyst, Template Toolkit and DBIx::Class/KiokuDB in pair with some RCS (git is preferred, but subversion, mercurial and others also possible). And of course, all can be integrated with AJAX libraries such as jQuery, Prototype, MooTools and other to create Web2.0 apptications.Great knowledge of regular expressions (regexp). Have real experience with MySql, Postgres, Oracle, CouchDB, LDAP, also worked with CPanel, Plesk and Ensim. And of course, have experience with Apache, SMTP (exim, postfix, sendmail), IMAP/POP (Cyrus, UW, Dovecot), firewalls (bsd/ipfw and linux/iptables), Samba and misc ftp and proxy solutions.I can work well as alone and as a team member.

100% Job Success
$40.00 /hr
9,014 hours

Ruben Camargo

Ruben Camargo

Web Developer Guru,DBA, Analist and Integrator +10 years experience

Colombia - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

For more than 14 years I have been working for private contractors here in Colombia, now it is time to see what are outside the walls. I want to prove all my potencial working for international organizations that get me to the top of my habilities and let me share more time with my family. I am allways evolving and as every human being seeking for the best of the best.

97% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
10,982 hours

Oleh H.

Oleh H.

System Administrator

Ukraine - Tests: 6

I'm a System Administrator with 5 years of experience. Also, I have couple cPanel certificates: Currently I'm FreeLancer I can very quickly master the new system, suggest some alternative solutions etc. I'm young and experienced Linux Administrator. I can help you with server installation/configuration, recommend some hosting providers etc. I like to learn new technologies or improve my knowledge with old ones. I don't bid projects which I won't be able to complete as others do.

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
798 hours

Faisal Naeem

Faisal Naeem

Linux/Web Hosting/Mail/DNS/NMS Server Administrator, IT Support

Pakistan - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 8

An experienced Linux System Administrator with skills in CentOS/RHEL/Ubuntu/Fedora Server/VPS Configuration, Administration and Troubleshooting plus L2/L3 support expertise. I am having hands-on expertise to Mail / Web Hosting / Virtualization / Network Monitoring / Media Streaming / OpenGTS / DNS / FTP / Backup / Firewall Servers, Data center Administration and Server Security measures. My exposure to Amazon EC2, Linode, GoDaddy and Hostgator physical/virtual server environment is quite good. I am looking forward to utilize my experience and technical skills to offer quality work with client’s contentment. Possessing 08 years experience in Information Technology including 3.5 years experience in as System Administrator in Data Center (Systems Team) and currently working as Manager (Linux Systems). I have experience in administration of heterogeneous network with a variety of open source tools to provide an excellent IT infrastructure for organizations.

$18.00 /hr
12 hours

Yuri Turchenkov

Yuri Turchenkov

Python Developer and Linux Server Administrator

Russia - Tests: 7

PLEASE READ UP TO END! I'm looking for longterm Python Backend/Serverside development, MongoDB, Linux Administration/Development tasks, or interesting work I'm strong in : DB handle and data processing with Python Web Development using Python (backend/serverside/django) Web UI frontend programming (js, jQuery, ajax) Multimedia apps development with GSTREAMER Data scrapping Linux Administraion Embedded Linux development. I'm not graphic or web designer. Just coder: python, shell scripting are welcome. I'm not PHP or RUBY coder! I'm Python coder (i use C/C++ mostly to extend Python) If you have any interesting project that need a cool Python coder, feel free to invite me for an interview! ATTENTION! Please, add this string to your message to me: "Yes, I have read your objective". So I'll see that you have read my objective.

$46.70 /hr
2,995 hours

Francisco Goncalves

Francisco Goncalves

IT Architect / Open-Source Solutions and Linux / Virtualization Specia

Portugal - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

Over the last 4 years i have worked as a Team Leader and Analyst / Programmer in the development of B2B & Social Web Apps, using PHP and JavaScript Programming Languages and associated tools like RAD PHP and WaveMaker RAD / SpringSource Java based (Javascript and Java), all based on agile methodologies. Also Programming in C++ and Shell Script, for specific project module interfaces with O/S via IPC. Also as Project Development of a CRM/Contact and E-Commerce Web Applications written in JavaScript and Java / Hibernate with MySql DataBases and TomCat WebServers. JasperSoft BI & Report Writer with Java and JavaScript Integration. Also Spring Data and MongoDb technology implementations for document storage and retrieval. Doing Systems support in Linux O/S, Virtualization, Shell & C Programming, High-Availability systems and security like firewalling and IDS (Intrusion Detection Systems) technologies. Also a Full implemention of a project for a large enterprise, involving Linux systems, virtualization platforms based on VMware Server and Linux KVM, an innovative solution for electronic mail (e-mail), collaboration and information sharing (Zimbra e-mail, now VMware), management and monitoring solution and tools with OpenQrm Data-Center Cloud Automation, Hobbit and Monit/Munin, all of them based on open source software. Also provided the development of Linux Shell scripts to fully automate backups of physical machines and virtual servers, provisioning strategies, performance tuning and troubleshooting, security and active measures for proactive and preventive maintenance. The complete deployment of platforms and tools to assist in the complete automation of the data-center, with Cfengine 3 (Automation & ITIL V3), Snort and Swatch Logging Analysis. Implementation of Open Collaboration and Content Management Platforms in the Cloud, provided as a service (SaaS). Implementation of a Thin-Client Infrastructure to provide Virtual Desktops as a service in a SaaS model (Linux and Windows Applications). Applications Developments in PHP, Java and Javascript, and my recent project (a 6 moths development) can be accessed here :

$40.00 /hr
0 hours

Matt Durant

Matt Durant

Expert Software Developer, System Admin, and Business Manager

United States - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

I have experience developing many projects utilizing a varied range of skills and programming languages, including but not limited to: .NET, C++, PHP, HTML, CSS, and Javascript. I have exposure to other languages, and I am not afraid to tackle a project in an unfamiliar language. My experience with other technologies includes MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Hyper-V 2008/2012, and Linux (Debian-based distributions mainly, but I have experience with others). I have over 10 years of professional experience in server & network administration, software and website development, and business management. You can expect a commitment to detail and your idea when you hire me for your next project.

100% Job Success
$80.00 /hr
15 hours