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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

Paul B.

Paul B.

Experienced MQL4 programmer

United Kingdom - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 5

MetaTrader 4 Programmer (MQL4) I'm a professional programmer with over 5 years experience in trading forex and converting / interpreting systems for Expert Advisor automation. As a Company Director (CEO) of over 15 years I always work to high standards in a completely professional and ethical manner. Being UK based, I am fully conversant with the complexities of the English language and can convey complex points in an understandable manner. All indicators, expert advisors and scripts I produce are professionally coded, tested and robust, and include the following as standard (where appropriate): - 4/5 digit broker compatibility - Automatic time zone / offset recognition - Built in error checks - Built in safety features (i.e. Closure of orders where stop loss setting fails) I have previously coded the following complex scenarios which can be readily built into future projects: - Serial number protection linked to varying expiry dates - Restriction of indicators/expert advisors to specific chart types and/or timeframes - Automatic changing of charts to correct timeframes - Lot sizing based on account risk percentages - Spreadbetting compatibility - News avoidance (eg. Stopping trades around high impact releases) - Scraping for retrieving information from web sites / RSS feeds I have developed a robust licencing system which can be encoded into any EA or indicator. It allows on-line authorization, chart and time-frame restrictions plus allows remote changing of EA/indicator settings and variables. Please ask for a demo if you are interested. All expert advisors are coded to provide for enhanced optimization and quick backtesting. As a supplementary service I can create professional looking installers and autorun front ends for installation CD's, USB sticks, etc., including the incorporation of logos and branding graphics. I also have experience writing technical manuals, creating video tutorials and preparing seminars.

99% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
115 hours

Bhushan Kumar Sharma

Bhushan Kumar Sharma

Linux Servers AWS Cloud Hosting Security CPanel Plesk VOIP PenTest

India - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 14

Since 2001, I have been dedicatedly working with Linux Operating Systems & Open Source. Services Provided ::- Deployment, Configuration, Security, Hardening, Monitoring, Performance Tuning, Troubleshooting of Linux Server Roles AWS – Amazon Web Services Migration of Servers Hosting Panels like WHM/CPanel, Plesk etc Asterisk Dialers, VOIP and Call Center Solutions Customization of Linux Kernel & Distro with Rebranding Faculty of Post-Graduate Degree in Computer Sciences. Firewalls & Gateways Linux HPC - High Preformance Clusters Remote Server Support & Troubleshooting L3/L4 Security Auditing of Servers & Websites Cloud & Virtualization Technical Writing VPN - Site-to-Site, Road-warrior Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing Kayako

100% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
3,994 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
4,958 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

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

M Ijaz Shoaib

M Ijaz Shoaib

ASP.NET, C# / VB.NET, MVC, DotNetNuke, IIS

Pakistan - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

9+ Years of System Analysis, Designing, Development, Deployment and Project Management Experience. Services Description: ================= Expert in Application Design, Development as well as Enhancements of the existing Windows and Web Applications. Hands-on Experience in Requirements Analysis, Technical Design Specifications, Product Development and Deployments, which are some of the key features of my work experience. I also have a Working knowledge of the SCRUM Methodology as well. Key Roles Performed during my Professional Career: --> System Analyst --> Software Designer and Developer / Programmer --> Team Lead / Manager --> IT / Technical Trainer --> Technical Writer I have developed wide range of Windows and Web Applications using HTML, DHTML, CSS, JQuery Framework, ASP.NET, VB.NET, C#.NET, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft IIS Web Server. My objective is to work for some one who believes in total quality. Self motivated and hard working freelancer having experience in diverse areas of Software Development, Technical Writing, and IT Support & Services. I offer committed excellence to my clients.

96% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
109 hours

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++.

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
2,186 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
205 hours