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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Clifton Johnson

    Clifton Johnson

    Over 20 years of IT experience

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    I have over 20 years of computer support, administration and programming experience (both in the private sector as well as at major universities). When I was employed as the lead unix administrator for the College of Science (2000+ user accounts), I managed 14 core servers (providing e-mail, login, web, application, and backup services) to faculty, staff, and graduate students. I also provided customized support for many of the researchers. While working for Bike Friday, I was the sole computer person, responsible for multiple servers, desktops, printers and manufacturing terminals. I was also responsible for web development and in house database management/development using Postgres and Php. I have extensive experience with Drupal site management, including module development.

    $21.00 /hr
    125 hours
    4.80
  4. Aldion P.

    Aldion P.

    Proficient C/C++ Programmer

    Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    For a combined 12 years, I have been involved in projects using C/C++, C# as the main programming language. 4 of those 12 years, I have developing embedded software for ECUs, and most of those years, I have been developing desktop applications, network management software applications, and micro-processor targeted software(ARMM, etc.). I also have some experience in developing websites using PHP, MySQL, and HTML. I also have had part-time programming projects using Java, and VC++.

    $22.22 /hr
    2,186 hours
    5.00
  5. Vlassis Valatas

    Vlassis Valatas

    Electrical Engineer

    Greece - Tests: 3

    I have over 15 years of experience working in sales, technical and purchasing departments as a technical advisor/consultant, buyer and later as a purchasing manager. Since 2006 I am offering the same services as an independent contractor. All these years I have learned to be flexible and to adapt to the needs of the company that I'm working for. I can provide a variety of services including but not limited to market research (either from buyer or seller perspective), negotiation, preparation and analysis of related reports, dealing with international clients or suppliers, technical consultancy, translation or copywriting of technical documents, manuals and user guides.

    $15.00 /hr
    4,065 hours
    5.00
  6. Sharon Fell

    Sharon Fell

    Proofreader/Editor

    United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a professional writer and editor with experience in web content and high volume article editing. I absolutely despise reading something that has only been "spell checked" and not content and usage checked. Therefore, I am thorough, careful and clear in my work. I have a diverse background. I have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering. I have been a help desk supervisor for a large corporation. I have worked in Real Estate, both in sales and appraisals. I have also done telemarketing for a non-profit organization. Personally, I am also the wife of a disabled husband, and mother of two amazing young adults giving me a wealth of varied knowledge (even if my kids don't always agree)! I previously was the Editing Manager for a web content company in the UK and an editor for several other companies on a part-time basis.

    $22.22 /hr
    444 hours
    4.65
  7. Jivah Therese Judilla

    Jivah Therese Judilla Agency Contractor

    Experienced in Customer Service and Guest Relations / Writer

    Philippines

    PROFILE Technical Communication Skills (fluent in written and spoken English) Sales & Marketing Skills (drafting quotations and forecasting sales reports) Negotiation Skills Computer Skills (Literate in MS Excel, Word, & PP; QuickBasic Programming) Organizational Skills Leadership Skills Excellent in Opera Version 5.0 Behavioral Interpersonal Skills Customer Relations Skills Team Work/Team Effectiveness Balancing Work and Personal Life CAREER GROWTH I. Guest Relations Executive Ramada Hotel Dubai Al Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai P.O. Box 7979 August 7, 2011 up to July 15, 2013 II.Professional Medical Sales Representative Winthrop Sanofi-Aventis Group June 20, 2010 – April 15, 2011 Job Description: -Achieving maximal sales and market share through personal promotion that is targeted for costumers. -Creating and executing a territory plan resulting in priority customers contracted with appropriate frequency and efficiency. -Implementing promotional strategies through patient – focused discussions. -Planning, Organizing and implementing special events in supporting the territory plan. -Drafting quotations &formulating monthly sales forecast to ensure target potential. III.HR Associate/ Company Nurse Human Resource - BENEFITS ePerformaxContactCenters& BPO 3/F JY Square Mall, IT Center, cor. Salinas Drive Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines April 4, 2008 – June 15, 2010 Job Description – HR duties: -POC for Leaves Monitoring. -Validates and/ Invalidates Leave Application Forms of employees. -Updates Leaves Monitoring Tracker. -Sweeping of 201 Files. -Facilitates completion of requirements that includes Government-Initiated and Company-Initiated Benefits. -Updates Tracker for Requirements Monitoring. -Assists New Hires for the NEO (New Employee's Orientation). -Prepares and completes Requisition of Supplies. -Completes Employee Background Check of newly hired employees. -Prepares nurse’s schedule. -POC for Company's Medical Emergency Salary Loan. Job Description – Company Nurse: -Facilitates Pre-Employment Medical Examination of New Hires. -POC for company's HMO provider that includes Enrollment, Plan Upgrade, Account Transfers, Deletion and other concerns. -Plans and Facilitates Human Resources Wellness Programs. -Attends to medical-related concerns of employees. -Prepares quotation, sales invoice, purchase orders and payment requests for company medical supplies IV. Staff Nurse Medical-Surgical Ward CebuVelezGeneralHospital F. Ramos Street, CebuCity August 2006 – September 2006 V. Staff Nurse Scrub Nurse/Circulating Nurse/Recovery Room Nurse Operating Room & Post Anesthesia Care Unit CebuVelezGeneralHospital F. Ramos Street, CebuCity September 2006 – November 2007 ACHIEVEMENTS / INVOLVEMENTS Philippine Nursing Licensure Examination June 2006 Passed Philippine Dept. of Labor & Education Voluntary Nursing Licensure Examination October 2007 Passed IELTS (International English Language Testing System) September 2009 Passed Top 1 (Female Category) – Converse Youth Achievers Circle June 2004 Philippine ChristianGospelSchool (PCGS) – Student Council Secretary SY 1999-2000 PhosAlethia Asst. Editor-in-chief – School Magazine Writer SpeechArtsCenter Graduate in Public Speaking Summer 2000 Young Image Course Course completed – summer 1999 Star Employee awarded May 2012 Employee of the Month – November 2012 , January 2013 Ramada Hotel Dubai SEMINARS/TRAININGS Sanofi Aventis – Winthrop IMPACT Program Sales & Marketing Strategy Training May 24-June 4, 2010 Dept. of Labor & Employment 5S Workshop and Installation February 17, 2009 Basic Life Support Training Epifania Mendoza Velez Memorial Hall CebuCity 51st VNAA Founding Anniversary with the theme: "Upholding Professionalism through Charm and Confidence" Epifania Mendoza Velez Memorial Hall CebuCity Member of Velez Nurses Alumni Association Member of Philippine Nurses Association Member of Operating Room Nurses Association of the Philippines

    Associated with: Virtual E-ssist

    $7.00 /hr
    455 hours
    4.60
  8. DD Lerner

    DD Lerner

    Wordsmith, Customer Support Specialist

    United States - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 9

    Your vision is my inspiration. My goal is to produce what your mind imagines - words that match your vision, purpose, feeling and product. If you can describe it, I can write it. Simple and direct, on time and on budget, when we collaborate, we motivate, call to action, impress, educate, and generate the excitement and momentum needed to engender success. If your project needs to be written, polished, refreshed or edited, I am your "go to" because my attitude is "can do." In collaboration with remote and local business owners, I have produced and delivered sales pitches and marketing presentations; website, blog and advertising copy; articles; speeches; workshop, teaching and operations manuals; resumes, business letters, and even a love letter or two. I am passionate about providing 100% customer satisfaction. Thank you in advance for your consideration and for your confidence.

    $20.00 /hr
    49 hours
    4.99
  9. Pauline abegail P.

    Pauline abegail P. Agency Contractor

    Excellent Customer & Technical Support Rep Administrative Assistant

    Singapore - Tests: 12

    I have good interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people in all levels within and outside the organization. Over the last 6 years in call center industry I met and deal with people almost all over the world. I have excellent verbal and writing skills. My objective is to help my clients meet their creative objectives relying on my marketing experience on time.

    Associated with: Golden Griff Contact Solutions

    $7.30 /hr
    4,212 hours
    4.92