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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

Faiza Yousuf

Faiza Yousuf Agency Contractor

Project Manager and Business Analyst with expertise on Agile.

Pakistan - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 39

I hold a master's degree in Computer Science and Information Technology with majors in Business Process Re-engineering & Software Project Management and have almost 5 years of experience in Software Quality Assurance/Control, Process Engineering, Business Analysis, Project Management and Technical Writing. Entrepreneur, trainer and an occasional blogger. I love to read and volunteer for social causes.

Associated with: OuttaBox

$16.67 /hr
0 hours

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.

97% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
3,726 hours

Abel Paran

Abel Paran

BS Computer Science, Data Entry Specialist, Data Analyst

Philippines - Tests: 2

I am a graduate of the Visayas State University, with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Likewise, I am a Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) scholar-graduate under the Science and Technology Scholarship Act (Republic Act No. 7687) and a holder of a Career Service Professional Eligibility having obtained a general weighted rating of 84.27 in the October 21, 2012 Career Service Professional Examination. Having been trained in the discipline of Computer Science, I am knowledgeable in using the different Windows Operating Systems as well as the Linux variant Ubuntu. I am skilled in the troubleshooting and networking of computers. Furthermore, I am proficient in performing tasks using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), the Suite, SPSS for Statistical Data Analysis and Nero and I’m capable of utilizing a number of programming languages. In addition to my skills in the productive use of computers, I am quite proficient in the English language and I have experienced being a journalist owing to the years I’ve spent as an editor of the official publication of the Hilongos National Vocational School. I gained working experience under the supervision of Ventures Link International, Inc. as a Precinct Count Optical Scanner (PCOS) Technician during the 2010 Elections (May 2010). We were trained with the operation and basic troubleshooting of the PCOS machines and we were to give technical support to the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) whenever technical problems occur during the conduct of the elections. Additionally, I volunteered as a Data Encoder at the office of the University Registrar of the Visayas State University during April-June, 2010.

$3.33 /hr
4,971 hours

Ann K.

Ann K.

Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

Sweden - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usually apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, and then that rate apply. On the other hand could other duties require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi-skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of your kind of recaps what service is. Additionally to the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. Besides having extensive work experience, the studying of sociology, psychology and computer science at an academic level constitutes useful knowledge. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me, and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at an early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing, I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Regarding human language, I write with a fine imagination, do my research and have a splendid vocabulary. Regarding computers, I like to make life easier for end users, and I also focus on usability. Regarding both languages, I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if you're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
84 hours

Grover McCoury

Grover McCoury


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.

$13.89 /hr
226 hours

Mahesh R.

Mahesh R.

Project Manager, Business/Technical Analyst with 6+ 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 6+ 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

79% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
124 hours

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.

71% Job Success
$12.22 /hr
5,679 hours

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

Neil anthony R.

Neil anthony R.

Expert Game Tester/Reviewer, Administrative Support and Data Entry

Philippines - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

Seek knowledge, skills, wisdom and work to earn experience in the field of Information Technology and/or Computer Science. My ultimate goal is to find a job inclined to the things that I love; games and Japanese animation (anime). Cultivate myself, nurture my skills and personality, and earn income to continue my pursuit for greater things while having the time of my life. It is one of my life long goals to one day step into the video game industry and become not only just the one holding the controller, but be the one of the people behind a great video game. Generally a bright and cheerful person, honest and friendly. I have a strong sense of responsibility. Hardworking and resilient in what I do. I have a passion in creating quality programs and enjoy working with thousands and thousands of codes. I take to heart and enjoy doing repetitive testing and debugging of programs to ensure utmost quality. I have fun assisting people and working within a team. I regard providing quality work most, and consider my work as a reflection of myself. My philosophy in life is to always have fun with whatever I do. I never let stress take over me. I always find ways to make everything I do fun. Life is short; there is no room for frowns. Even in work.

100% Job Success
$6.67 /hr
14,123 hours