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Daniel B.

Daniel B.

Full Stack Startup CTO: Coder | DevOps | QA | Cloud

Canada - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

B"H I'm a software developer turned entrepreneur with an irrational desire to solve life's big problems using technology. I've been fascinated by programming and computers since age 14, and have a rich experience of over 15 years with a diverse set of software technologies. As CEO/CTO of a tech startup, I am the kind of generalist that is a jack of all trades and a master of all. On any given day of my week I need to be an excellent developer, tester, copy writer, marketing strategist, media expert, business and financial wizard, all while keeping the big picture and "vision" of the company in mind. Let me apply myself to your problem. Bring me onboard your team, and I will get the job done with spectacular results. I stand behind the quality of my work, the efficiency at which it is delivered, and the easy to maintain nature of my deliverables. SPECIALTIES Linux system administration (Ubuntu, Apache, MySQL, ElasticSearch, Sphinxsearch, RabbitMQ, ...) Clustered environments (CoreOS, Fleet, etcd) Containerization (Docker) Docker workflow design (containerizing environments for dev, staging & production for apps built in any language: PHP, Node, Ruby, Python, Haskell, ...) Cloud environments (AWS) Cloud migration (SoftLayer -> AWS, ...) Shell scripting (advanced Bash) Software development (PHP, C++, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5) Configuration management (Puppet) Quality assurance (Selenium, PHPUnit) Continuous integration (Jenkins, Strider) Continuous deployment Monitoring and metrics (New Relic, Logstash, Kibana, Grafana, Graphite, Nagios, Seyren) User interface and user experience design (UI/UX) Product functional design and functional flow mapping Technical strategy Technical team building and leadership WORK ETHIC Development: Make it work, make it correct, then make it fast. Move quickly and break things, because better to get it into the user's hands than keep it in the engineer's head. Design: Less is more – remove decision points until it works like magic. Delight users at all costs with insane attention to detail. Quality management: Instrument all the things, since it's harder to improve what isn't being measured. If it's not being tested, it's already broken. Productivity: If it has to be done more than once, automate it; in a startup, don't automate for as long as you can. Refactoring should be opportunistic and shouldn't need management approval, because the broken windows syndrome in a codebase can bring a project to its knees. Technical strategy: Embrace valuable new things even if they're still half-cooked; the developers will usually work hard to smooth any bumps with surprising speed. Never throw out something that works just because something new came out; technology evangelism is an expensive sport. Management: Mentorship is key to developing the culture and organizational processes that will keep employees happy and increase their value to the company. Communicate the rules clearly, set the goalposts, then get out of the way and let the team shine. Exude passion or stay home. Leadership: Listen to and learn from everyone. When making decisions there is never enough information, and once there is it is usually too late. Grand plans tend to become obsolete before they are implemented, and old habits die hard; changes are most successful when they are small. KEYWORDS I've picked up many other skills over the years, so for easy reference and searchability on oDesk here is the keyword soup (in no particular order): ajax, json, api, html, css, smarty, zend framework, virtualbox, virtual machines, amazon cloud, dns, ftp, nagios, c++, eclipse, xdebug, software profiling, software optimization, software architecture, refactoring, software patterns, agile, test driven development, lean startup, minimal viable product (MVP), REST and RESTful design, software defined datacentre, continuous deployment, push to build, immutable infrastructure, redmine, project management, static code analysis, debugging, quality assurance, QA, testing, software verification, version control, subversion, power excel formulas, windows, macos, mac os x

$155.56 /hr
577 hours

Alex L.

Alex L.

Senior developer, architect

Ukraine - Tests: 15 - Portfolio: 1

Are you looking for an experienced developer who can realize your thoughts into working project? It is me. Be sure, all your requirements will be implemented. You will always get clean, supportable architecture, readable code and full documentation what will minimize support and future development costs. Main technologies I am working with is .NET 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, MS-SQL Server 2008, 2012, WCF, WPF, Silverlight, Windows 8, WP8, ASP.NET, MVC3(4), SignalR, WiX, Redis, etc. Behind my back there are projects such as desktop, web, mobile applications. Also there are couple of realtime web applications using SignalR. Your tasks could be implemented under your total control(SCRUM) or without it. Also you can be sure in nondisclosure your tasks, and no one will know who was it implemented by.

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
2,473 hours

Arunoda Susiripala

Arunoda Susiripala

Full Stack Web Developer (Java, PHP, JavaScript, NodeJS, HTML5)

Sri Lanka - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

Full Stack Web Developer with the expertise on Java, PHP, NodeJS, JavaScript and HTML5 with CSS3. Expertise on building scalable distributed systems. Here is the list of technologies/tools I'm excellence at: * Server Side: PHP, NodeJS, Socket.IO * JVM Languages: Java, Scala, Clojure * Client Side: JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery, Web Sockets * Databases: MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, CouchDB * Designing: Bootstrap, Responsive Designing, SVG (with Inkscape) * Version Controls: GIT, SVN * IDE/Text Editor: Sublime Text 2, Eclipse * Sys Admin: AWS, EC2, S3, Heroku, Ubuntu * Distributed Systems: Puppet, Chef, Twitter's Storm, Hadoop, ZooKeeper * Audio Streaming: Shoutcast, Icecast (Protocol level development) * Other: Chrome Extensions Special Skills: * API Designing * NoSQL Schema Designing * Event Driven Programming * System Architecture * Serious about Web Security (CEH Qualified) * Good Team Player My Development Setup * OSX (Mac Book Pro 13') / Ubuntu * Dual Head Display (Laptop Screen with 23inch monitor) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Once I tried to build my own dreams. Here are some of them * * * I build them technically but couldn't reach the market. I realized I love technology more than money. So I decided to help others to build their dreams :) I'm a believer in Open Source. here are some projects I have contributed - I blog at

100% Job Success
$83.33 /hr
1,125 hours

Patrick Riegler

Patrick Riegler

Experienced Web App Architect/Developer/Consultant/Project Manager

Switzerland - Tests: 11

As an experienced IT Manager, I am used of working structured and efficient and could improve my excellent process management skills and my excellent business sense in my role as Technical Product Manager (Application Manager / Service Manager). Before that I was working as a Project Manager for about 5 years and I have just started a new role as Enterprise Architect. I am used of working with most modern web development technologies, responsive and adaptive design and application development are my daily business. Being ITIL certified helps me to understanding the end-2-end IT organisation and helps me to make sure thinking of low maintenance costs already in a project/development phase. New tools and technologies are my hoppy - therefore I am used of including SOA, EDA (Event Driven Architecture), Business Processes (BPMN), ETL (Talend) and many more modern technologies into my projects. My 5 years as Project Manager in an international environment help me to manage my work and my time very efficiently and my 5 years as team leader of a development team allow me to manage a team and get the best out of our time. Since close to 10 years I have been successfully managing external development companies and guided them with architectural advice. Nevertheless I have never lost my interest in programming myself and would appreciate to proof my talent in a test project for you! I am looking forward to learn more about your interesting opportunity and I guarantee that I am worth investing some time for a discussion and I can help your company and your project being more successful either as a Consultant, as an Architect, a Project Manager or a Developer.

$111.11 /hr
0 hours

Andrey Semenyuk

Andrey Semenyuk

System Architect

Russia - Tests: 6

14 years I have participated in software development in different roles from programmer to architect. I have developed a wide range of products starting from small standalone utilites to big enterprise systems. I offer to you my deep expertise in computer systems and object-oriented programming such as: C/C++, Java, UNIX/Linux, software design and architecture, people management and much more.

$15.00 /hr
31 hours

Anatoliy K.

Anatoliy K. Agency Contractor

Senior Developer/CTO

Ukraine - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 15

I'm a Senior Software Developer/Systems Architect/CTO with 15+ years in the Web Industry. I have experience of full lifecycle of web & mobile start-ups, successfully delivered 7+ mid-size web-based projects targeted for global audience. I have adopted and implemented several complicated algorithms, which raised performance of my Clients' websites to the new level. I'm mostly experienced with C/C++, Perl, PHP, *SQL, NoSQL, NodeJS, high-load, distributed, e-commerce projects under UNIX. However I have also used many other web-technologies and performed system programming tasks. In addition to on-hands coding, I have experience of managing software development teams of up to 20 persons and designing of Information Systems' architectures. I'm Linux savvy, prefer to use command line, Git & Vim. My top priorities: focus on result, pragmatic step-by-step approach (agile) & responsibility.

Associated with: Miraline Systems

$32.00 /hr
0 hours

Elena L.

Elena L.

Android Developer | Software Engineer | Research Engineer

Ukraine - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

I am 5+ years experienced Software Engineer with major in app designing for Android and Linux powered embedded systems. In addition, I am working within a team of quality professional iOS, Android, web developers and UI designers. My interest is to make a product interactive, stable and maintainable according to the best SW developing techniques. I am thrilled by exploring solutions of not trivial bugs, designing SW from the ground, and refactoring existing one. In 2014, CNET announced DVR+, the product I worked on, the most desired product of the year. Also, thankfully to my position of SW Engineer at EchoStar Corporation, thousands of users enjoy my work results throughout USA, UK and Brazil. Android OS experience: * Multimedia: audio/video playback online/inline & managing playback data; * Navigation (GPS, Location, Fused location); * Storage: database, internal memory, SD card, USB device, Google Docs; * Sensors (including remote: sensor mat, capacity sensing); * Connectivity: Bluetooth (including low energy), HTTP/HTTPS, FTP/FTPS; * Messaging, parsing, 3rd party libraries; * Human-Computer Interaction designs, Arduino. Please, let me know your product requirements and they will be implemented in the best way! Kind regards, Elena

$17.00 /hr
13 hours

Steven Z.

Steven Z.

Software Engineer

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

Project leader and senior software engineer with 8+ years of experience in systems and application development, including large-scale financial applications and distributed embedded applications. I am seeking opportunities to solve software problems and implement solutions for you or your business. I can work with a team, an individual or solo. Core competencies: - Java, Android, Bash/Shell Scripting, JavaScript, XML/Schema/DTD, PHP, SQL, Linux, Unix, Windows, Subversion, Git, Accurev - Agile/Scrum Methodology, Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), Model View, Controller (MVC), Unified Modeling Language (UML), Embedded Programming, Design Patterns, Generated Code I also have some experience in the following areas: MySQL, Oracle Database, MQSeries, WebLogic,

$120.00 /hr
0 hours

Murshed A.

Murshed A. Agency Contractor

Technical Director / Team Lead / Software Architect /Software Engineer

Bangladesh - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

Die hard coder, Unix server admin, Open source enthusiast, Localization Expert, PHP Expert, Apache-Solr ecosystem Expert, Unicode, Web geek. The wounded coder, determined not to stop before killing all bugs!! The samurai, bug hunter willing to create a bug free world for all humans!! PHP/MYSQL, Ruby On Rails, Joomla!, Wordpress, Drupal, PERL, Javascript, Prototype, jQuery, MooTools, PHP MVC frameworks (CodeIgniter, Zend Framework), Magento, Sphinx, Lucene, Apache Solr, Nutch, Web Services, Maria DB, Apache, Nginx, Memcache ... Do you have a tech challenge? Put me on...

Groups: Application Developers Alliance, Bluehost Developers and Designers

Associated with: Samurai Geeks

100% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
1,260 hours