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  1. Theo Filippidis

    Theo Filippidis

    Principal Oracle Consultant

    Ireland - 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. Artem Kushnirenko

    Artem Kushnirenko

    Translations, Technical Support, Admin Support, Technical Writing

    Ukraine - Tests: 8

    Hi, my name is Artem! I provide following services: - Admin Support ( Data Entry, Personal / Virtual Assistant) - General and Technical translation (Russian - English, English - Russian) - Customer Service (Customer Service, Technical Support) - Technical writing, Copywriting My personal qualities are diligence, high motivation, desire to learn and self-development. I have high communication skills and I will do my best to complete any job qualitatively.

    $3.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  3. Aliaa B.

    Aliaa B.

    Software Developer and Technical Writer

    Ireland - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a software engineer with over four years experience in complete software development life cycle. I gained experience in development using numerous programming languages, including Java, C#, and C++. Additionally, I acquired solid experience in development using different platforms, such as Eclipse, JBuilder, NetBeans, and Microsoft Visual Studio .Net. Additionally, I have a very good experience in writing/editing technical IT content and writing scientific papers, presentations, and software manuals/documentation. I intend to utilize my experience in handling large assignments with ability to deliver outcome within the deadline. I am looking forward to serve an esteemed client with my dedication & extensive experience.

    $16.67 /hr
    3,693 hours
    5.00
  4. Mathew G.

    Mathew G.

    Experienced Customer Support & Core Network Implementation Engineer

    Kenya - Tests: 5

    I am Young focused and hardworking person a holder of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering with 5000+ Odesk working hours in Customer and Technical Support in great online software companies and video design Integrations. I have Over 6 Cumulative years in as Customer/Technical support having worked in ISP based on VSAT Communication (KU-band and C-Band of Various Dish Capacities), Hub/NOC Planning & Design, Monitoring for (iDirect, Hughes & NewTec) using Various Management & Monitoring Software (Hughes NMS, iMonitor, NewTec, Packeteer etc) based in ISP’s NMC and Customer Support Departments. In Mobile Telecommunication Experience as a Core Network Integration Engineer for Multinational Telecommunication Vendor (Huawei) CS Products (MSOFTX300/UMG8900/HSS/HLR 9860). Also worked before in same vendor as Solution Architect/Pres-sales Engineer (for CS/PS & Carrier Software Products and Solutions) and as Core Network CS Engineer involved in Core Network Planning, Design and Implementation. I have great work experience in Internet Protocols (SS7 / SIGTRAN/MAP / CAP/ TCAP / CAMEL) , 3GPP CN standards and protocols and in particular BSSAP,RANAP/MAP. I have done Integrations with E/// MSC/BSC (TD/BSC)/RNC, Telepins (MFS), Mavenir's (EIR) and other Vendors.

    $12.22 /hr
    5,679 hours
    4.68
  5. Mahesh R.

    Mahesh R.

    Project Manager, Business/Technical Analyst with 5+ year of Experience

    India - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 2

    ***100 Odesk hours in first 2 months*** It is easy to develop a software when you know precisely what to build and how to build. A structured documented method of entire SDLC can reduce a person's effort to a great extent and help in builduing a solid and stable software. According to statistics, following are the benefits of clear software requirements: ► Reduces cost as much as 60% on time and budget. ► 3 times less project failures. ► Reduces 70% to 85% of the rework costs. ► Project overruns can be reduced by as much as 20% by reducing the number of inaccurate, incomplete and omitted requirements. ► If a defect is found during the requirements phase costs one unit to fix, the same would cost more than 100 units if found after it is released. Objective: To produce a properly sturctured requirement for my employer which can help reduce the efforts and amounts needed to develop the entire software. Summary: Business Analyst/Requirement Analyst/Technical Analyst with total experience of 4+ years. Professional strengths: ► Possess good oral and written communication skills ► Possess worldwide communication skill (Ability to summarize and slow down when somebody does not understand) ► Have experience in interacting directly with key business users and geographically dispersed stakeholders ► Extract, analyze and understand business requirements, gap analysis between goals and existing business processes ► Experienced in logical and use-case modeling ► Experienced in business modeling ► GUI wire framing ► Experienced in creating excellent documentation on business and functional requirements ► Experienced to act as a bridge between customer and implementation team ► Experienced in performing functional verification of requirements before customer delivery. ► Well organized and structured ► Quick learner, analytical mind ► Have good trouble shooting skill ► Experienced working in multiple time zones ► Extensively experienced in working from home office remotely for almost 4+ years with no monitoring ► Specialized in eliciting business and functional requirements with out a single voice call with clients. Technical Skills: ► Possess knowledge of UML, Waterfall and Agile ► Familiar with programming Pro *C, C, PL/SQL, SHELLSCRIPT, UNIX, HTML, PHP, CSS, JAVASCRIPT. ► Familiar with Microsoft Office (Visio, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word) ► Have knowledge on SQL and databases ► Familiar with Filezilla, Borland Together, Tortoise SVN, GENEVA, IRB. Specific Domain Skills: ► Insurance ► Admin & Billing ► Healthcare ► Telecom ► E-commerce ► Mobile (Iphone, Android, Corona) Do you have an idea for a business system, and need a business analyst who is good in communication? I can help you realize it using following services: Primary Services: Initiation Phase ► Interact with business stakeholders ► Elicit and gather business requirement through one to one discussions or JRD's ► Document business requirements (BRD)/ Project vision document Analysis Phase ► High level wireframing ► Translate business requirements into functional specs ► Use case analysis using UML, use case diagrams ► Document software functional requirements specifications (SRS) Design Phase ► Class diagrams ► Use case diagrams ► System interaction diagrams ► Sequence diagrams Secondary Services: Design and Testing Phases ► Functional Testing/ requirements verification ► Usability testing ► UAT (User Acceptance Testing) My profile suits for analysis and design phases of SDLC for following roles: ► Technical Business Analyst ► Requirements Analyst ► IT Business Analyst

    $33.33 /hr
    124 hours
    4.45
  6. Sudipta Choudhury

    Sudipta Choudhury

    Project (PMP)/Program/Business Manager, Technical Writer/Editor

    India - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    Having varied experience for 24 years in - Information Technology projects and non-IT companies covering a wide range of domains - manufacturing ( electronic and hitech products), media, telecom,finance & taxation, healthcare, intelligent transportation, telecom, utilities (power), FMCG & Sales, Retail & Distribution, I have developed expertise in: 1) Project and Program Management 2) Technical article and content delivery ( requirement specifications, design, user guides and manuals, test cases and plans, technical news items and opinionated writing) 3) Presales ( proposals and bid management), Marketing Collaterals, Go-To- Market Strategy for different technical domains, Business planning & management 4) Process documentation / standards - involved in CMMI, ISO-27001, SSAE- 16 and proprietary standards of leading software companies 5) Product Development, Delivery Management and Practice Development My projects have won a number of awards, e.g Global Best of the Best Award from one US Based Auto Giant. I have worked for a range of clients on a full time basis from startups to very large MNCs across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. My paper on Project Management has been published in the International Project Management Conference held at Bangalore in 2008. Also, I am a Graduate Engineer with MBA from prestigious institutes in India (SVNIT and IIM Bangalore respectively), PMP and ITIL certified . I am a regular contributer to content for the company's website, technical content, and RFI responses or proposals and a editor for content . I also publish articles and blogs to different websites and blog sites.

    $27.78 /hr
    17 hours
    4.10
  7. Samiullah Khan

    Samiullah Khan

    IT Expert | Mobile | Web | Embedded | Avionics Developer

    Pakistan - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

    Sami has years of software development experience in C, C++, Qt, Java, C#, WPF, WCF, .Net remoting, Mono, VB, VB.Net, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP, ASP.Net, SQL and SQL Server. Since 2007 he has developed wide range of high quality and revenue generating software including real time applications, embedded software, web services, n-tire distributed applications, data acquisition software, database development and management, audio broadcast applications, software integrated electronics products and security software.

    $35.00 /hr
    65 hours
    5.00
  8. Grover McCoury

    Grover McCoury

    Consultant

    United States - Tests: 6

    Accomplished professional with a proven ability to deliver quality services/products in the insurance, financial services and software engineering industries.I have experience in office activities, customer service, sales, insurance, residential/commercial finance and marketing. I also have designed, implemented and tested software for several data/telecommunications systems within my engineering career. Have extensive software engineering, technical writing, networking, testing and computer (Mac OS, Windows, Microsoft Office) experience.

    $13.33 /hr
    15 hours
    5.00
  9. Katherine Fritcher

    Katherine Fritcher

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    United States - Portfolio: 1

    As an undergraduate, I studied at the University of Nevada, Reno and earned three separate bachelor degrees in English Literature, History, and German Studies. As part of the German Studies major, I spent a year living in Germany. While an undergraduate, I worked at the University Writing Center, tutoring students in writing skills. After I graduated, I attended the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland, working on a Master's Degree in Medieval Icelandic Studies. An ongoing project I am part of is adapting fairy tales into children's apps and I am now finishing my first novel. Writing has been fundamental part of both my academic career and my personal pursuits and I look forward to applying my talents to help you, my clients, in your business pursuits.

    $14.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  10. Gabriella M.

    Gabriella M.

    Professional and prompt

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    I am currently pursuing a Master's of Science in Information Technology through the University of Massachusetts. I have a Bachelor's of Science in management from Providence College. I have been working for Apple, Inc. as a sales specialist for the past four years. I also am dual-certified as an esthetician and makeup artist in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. I possess excellent professional and creative writing skills. I am prompt on timelines and do not procrastinate. You will not be disappointed in my work if you hire me for an assignment.

    $30.00 /hr
    3 hours
    5.00