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  1. Jeffrey C.

    Jeffrey C. Agency Contractor

    Product Manager with 8+ years of experience in Silicon Valley

    United States - Last active: 09/05/2013 - Tests: 2

    Product Manager with web 2.0, mobile, big data / Hadoop and hardware experience to build enterprise applications in the big data / data analytics / business intelligence space • 6 years of experience managing products with a peak revenue totally over $60 million per year • 8 years of experience managing off-site teams in India, China and Taiwan • Strong product development education from Stanford University and the University of Texas at Austin • Proven ability to communicate clearly with both technical staff and management • Dependable team player with a positive attitude and an 8 year track record of outstanding performance

    Associated with: SynID LLC

    $50.00 /hr
    18 hours
  2. Sameh A.

    Sameh A.

    Senior Low Current Systems Engineer

    Egypt - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

    Over the last 10 years, I have developed (Design Drawings/Calculations, Shop drawings, BOQ, Commercial studies Technical Specifications & Technical Submittals) for Low Current Systems including Access Control,CCTV,Fire Alarm,Public Address & Audio Visual System. As well for lighting & electrical systems. I have certified in CCNA & Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) , EASE program,Aruba Wireless Networks. I have experience in Auto CAD program, Microsoft Office,PDf programs I Understand the needs for anyone how to maintain the business, I seek challenges & mutually beneficial collaboration as well as opportunities to improve my skills.

    $15.00 /hr
    1,805 hours
  3. Chalitha Madusanka

    Chalitha Madusanka

    Quantity Surveyor/ Estimator/Civil Engineeer/web Researcher

    Sri Lanka - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 10

    I am seeking projects that utilize my skills and abilities while allowing me to work independently. I wish to expand my experience by working on a variety of projects while meeting the needs of clients. I have over 5 years' experience using PLANSWIFT/ON SCREEN TAKEOFF/AutoCAD. I have experience developing Housing projects,performing Estimating and Takeoff task using Auto cad and On Screen Takeoff. and I have also have experience in Data entry works,web research and copy writing.I can utilize my computer skills, data entry skills, and researching skills with quality assurance if a job is awards. I hope I can be an asset of your company

    $15.00 /hr
    779 hours
  4. Georgi Lozanov

    Georgi Lozanov

    Autocad Drafter and Designer, Web Research and Data Entry

    Bulgaria - Last active: 9 hours ago - Tests: 5

    I have fifteen years experience in Land Survey Drafting, Civil and Architectural Drafting and Design using AutoCAD 2000-2014 and Civil 3D.I also use Windows XP & 7, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access, Adobe Photoshop and other software. I have ten years experience in Document Controlling, Web Research and Data Entry jobs.

    $11.11 /hr
    404 hours
  5. Saameh Golzadeh

    Saameh Golzadeh

    Electronics engineer expert in circuit design,computer and translation

    Italy - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 2

    I have a master degree and electronics and electrical engineering. I have knowledge and experience in circuit design, audio and image processing. I am persian native speaker, fluent in English and intermediate with italian. I live in Italy. I have experience in translation from english to persian. I know microsoft office, pc hardware and windows, mac and linux operation systems. I have knowledge in photography.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Mark Nelson Centeno

    Mark Nelson Centeno

    Online Content Editor & Moderator, Data Encoder, Web Researcher

    Philippines - Last active: 05/23/2011 - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 1

    My main objectives are to deliver quality goods, to meet expectations of my employers, and to gain great feedbacks. I will aim to satisfy and to deliver fast and accurate results. My main competency lies on my focus, dedication, and devotion to my work, as well as my love for my family.

    $9.99 /hr
    351 hours
  7. Iftikhar A.

    Iftikhar A.

    SMART worker, honest, innovative, genius, Problem solver.

    Pakistan - Last active: 12/13/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

    I am an electronics Engineer by profession working on executive post. I am innovative & curious. Freelancer jobs, I do for making use of my spare time, learning new things and off course, money does matter. Very quick learner, Genius, problem solver, innovative. I believe in self-satisfaction. It is my nature that if I get a task, I can't rest till the time I complete it in an immaculate way. Very soft spoken, good communication, besides business I am a human being and act very Humane. My Favourite kind of tasks and expertise are in: 1. Prezi presentations 2. Fillable Forms (Interactive PDFs) Others include: 3. Power Point Presentations 4. Photoshop 5. Basic HTML 6. Excel Expert. 7. Electronics Projects. 8. Extraction of text from images etc. 9. Editing/proof reading articles. 10. Web research 11. Translations Urdu-English 12. Creative/technical writing. 13. Data/Web scraping 14. Graphic deigning using Adobe (not an expert, working on it and learning) 15. I have the capability to research and do any job in which I have some background knowledge. 16. Translations- Others to English (using google translator I can translate an article. lI start in pieces, cross check each word/sentence, final product is in English, so I can edit and do it) Highly reliable, not very expensive and responsible.

    $10.00 /hr
    19 hours
  8. Andy Walton

    Andy Walton

    Expert technical writer and content strategist

    United Kingdom - Last active: 10/18/2013 - Tests: 6

    I’m a freelance technical writer and content strategist with years of experience in the IT industry. I specialise in creating clear, concise and easy-to-use documentation, breaking even the most complex concepts down into simple steps. Whether you need a full-blown manual or a quick how-to article, I can help. Services Documentation - Print Manuals - How-To Articles - Web Help Good documentation speaks to your users in their own language, not incomprehensible jargon. My documentation services are designed to add value to your products and reduce support calls, letting you spend more time working and less time fielding queries from frustrated users. Content Strategy - Content Auditing - Strategy Creation Does your existing help content need a help file of its own? I can take you through the content strategy process from beginning to end, helping you to define goals for your content, catalogue what you already have and work out what you need. With a cohesive strategy behind your content, you’ll find it much easier to give your customers what they want and maintain consistency between web and print. Blogging I love writing about technology in all its forms. My guest blogging services are perfect for site owners looking to generate more web traffic or boost their search rankings. I’m always happy to fit my work around your house style, creating content that has the exact tone you need to engage with your readers.

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours