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Elijah Efimiev

Elijah Efimiev

Distributed systems Linux administrator

Russia - Tests: 6

Many years of extensive experience developing and optimizing scalable high-loaded load balancing redundant configurations on Linux and BSD. Deployment automation. Projects maintenance, including monitoring, backup and documentation. Developers and technical support cooperation. Last jobs: --- Cloudera Hadoop Distribution cluster deployment consisting of 6 servers --- creating scalable high-loaded servers infrastructure in AWS (EC2 and VPS), using Route 53, Elastic Load Balacers, Nginx, PHP-FPM, MySQL (replication), MongoDB (replication and sharding), Postfix, Zabbix, Puppet. --- high load optimization of 10-servers cluster: Nginx, Apache httpd, PHP-FPM, Drupal, MariaDB. --- 2 big projects using Apache, Perl, PHP, MySQL at MegaFon - the second largest mobile telecommunications company in Russia.

$20.00 /hr
1 hours

Walker Leite

Walker Leite

Linux System Administrator

Brazil - Tests: 2

Student of Computer Science, working with GNU/Linux since 2007. Expert in Debian/CentOS-Redhat web/database server installation and administration. Knowledge in PHP, HTML, CSS, javascript, Bash scripts, Perl, Mysql. Today, manages Cloud Amazon AWS EC2, RDS, Loadbalancer and Autoscaling services for Praiseweb (hosting provider), and their clients.

$15.00 /hr
13 hours

Nikolay Popov

Nikolay Popov Agency Contractor

Network Administrator

Ukraine - Tests: 5

11 years expirience in ISP network administration Mainly worked with Cisco, HP, Foundry equipment. Linux/FreeBSD servers administration (Hosting services, Traffic Engeneering) VoIP (Cisco CME, Asterisk) Passed Cisco BSCI/BCMSN/TSHOOT trainings.

Associated with: Altima Web Systems

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
13 hours


SYED MOIN UDDIN Agency Contractor

Software developer

India - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

Software developer with four years of experience in developing application in java and python on Linux platform. Have strong expertise on developing and deploying application on modern devops frameworks – openshift on docker and coreos / redhat / centos. Have strong experience of developing web 2.o platform UI on HTML5, CSS3, Java Script, JQuery framework. Have implemented web deployment and management in NGINX, Apache Httpd and implemented advances system management mechanism like reverse proxy, SSL termination, load balancing. Solid implementation experience of databases – mysql , oracle , postgres , mongodb. Implemented Mysql Galera cluster replication and Oracle RAC. Very good shell scripting experience towards system automation. Solid understanding on software development methodologies and implemented Atlassian ALM tools towards setting application lifecycle management.

Associated with: PTR Technologies

$15.00 /hr
135 hours

Xupeng Y.

Xupeng Y.

Linux system expert / Python developer|China

China - Tests: 4

I have 9 years Linux experience, and more than 4 years experience with professional Linux system administration, I am skilled in deploying and maintaining Linux-based services such as: virtualization(Xen, KVM, Vmware, Openvz), LAMP stack and Java stack deployment and management, DNS(djbDNS prefered), openvpn, web server administration(Apache, Nginx), mail server(postfix, popd, imapd). I have great debugging/problem resolving skills with Linux server/services, which can save you much time and money. I am also an experienced Python/Django developer, with more than 3 years commercial projects development experience, I have been working on more than 5 Django based web sites, such as

$27.78 /hr
201 hours

Dan Galeev

Dan Galeev

Software Developer

Germany - Tests: 3

Programming languages: - Python (django, twisted, lxml, imaging, jinja2, matplotlib, wtforms, tornado, ...) - preferred - Objective C - Javascript (JQuery) - (X)HTML, CSS Unix-systems administration: - Debian - RedHat - FreeBSD - Ubuntu - ArchLinux - OpenSuse Databases - administration and developing: - MySQL - Postgres - Oracle - SQLite - MongoDB Version control systems: - Mercurial - Git

$20.00 /hr
204 hours

Donovan F.

Donovan F.

Cloud Engineer and Linux Expert

South Africa

I am an accomplished Systems Administrator with over 13 years professional experience building infrastructure and platforms for small web hosts, the enterprise data center and the cloud. My primary specialties are Linux systems, open source software, and cloud platforms. I began my career integrating Linux systems and varies opensource technologies for Internet Service Providers and Telecommunications providers. I realized that integrating programming/scripting into my skill set would automate and provide easy of implementation to many of my projects. Here is a brief sampling of skills and technologies I am currently (2015) working with: Linux - RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, and FreeBSD Datastores - MySQL, PostgreSQL, Memcached, Redis, MongoDB Monitoring - Nagios, Munin, Cacti, Shinken Management - Chef, Puppet Platforms - AWS, Rackspace, OpenStack Frameworks - Rails Lanaguages - Ruby, Python, Perl, PHP SCM - Git, SVN

$27.78 /hr
6 hours

Marcel Verspuij

Marcel Verspuij

Social WiFi specialist

Netherlands - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

For different customers I build social WiFi solutions. From city free WiFi solutions to small business plug & play social WiFi solutions. This for MikroTik en OpenWrt routers. The cloud WiFi CRM is brand independent. It can serve the social WiFi landing page for many different captive portal and hotspot solutions. The cloud WiFi CRM is white label. Each customer can have his own look and feel. Customers can add their own functionalities and reports in the CMS. Because of the different international customers solutions are build in Amazon cloud or on their private server. Linux and Radius experience is high.

$33.33 /hr
4 hours

Rodney Caston

Rodney Caston Agency Contractor

Systems Engineer

United States - Tests: 3

I have over fifteen years experience in linux systems administration and development, having managed large environments composed of many thousands of systems. I believe I bring with me a valuable perspective on how to provide solutions for efficiently managing extremely large, and distributed environments without scaling headcount. Some of my accomplishments include having built site reliability/network operations centers from the ground up, from the development of the fault and performance management systems to the management of the staff. I have built up and administered large scale email infrastructures which would send and receive millions of emails daily. I have managed datacenter migration projects consisting of thousands of servers running live services. I have extensive experience in the online gaming industry, focusing on adminsitration, server engineering, and DevOps. I have even worked in a creative capacity as a writer and creative designer in the past, having co-created the MegaTokyo™ intellectual properties. Given the variety of roles I've had in my career, I consider myself a jack-of-all-trades. What I enjoy most is being able to provide value to the organizations that I am able to support, regardless of what role that places me in at the time. Specialties: Amazon Web Services, Apache, Backtrack 5, Bind/DNS, Cacti, Chef, Cloud, Drupal, Elasticsearch, Ganglia, Glusterfs, HAProxy, Heartbeat, Kibana, LDirectord, Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, Redhat, CentOS, Kali), Logstash, Memcache, Metasploit, Monit, MongoDB, MRTG, Munin, MySQL Server, Nagios, Netcool, Nginx, Offensive Security, OpenVAS, OpenVPN, OSSEC, OSX, Penetration Testing, Postfix, PowerDNS, Puppet, Ruby, RRDTool, SAN, Samba, Sendmail, Shell Scripting, Splunk, Squid, Syslog, SMTP, SNMP, SSL, Squid, TCP/IP, VMWare, Windows, and Xen.

Associated with: Caston Consulting LLC

$91.11 /hr
1,634 hours

Manpreet Narang

Linux and Windows System Administartor

India - Tests: 4

MCA qualified Computer Professional associated with IT field for around 9 Years, with a Technical Edge of being a MCSE, CCNA and RHCT certified, having 8+ years of experience on server level. I have over 8 years of experience in server administration and web site hosting. I have worked as the web support team lead with a web hosting and web development company for 8 years, thus got the chance to work on different kind of platforms. I have hands-on experience in Different OS platforms like Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, Redhat etc. I have worked on various application servers like IIS, SQL Server, Exchange Server, Active Directory Server, CRM Server, Sharepoint Server, DNS, Mail Enable, Smartermail, Icewarp merak, Apache, Mysql, Sendmail, Postfix, Bind, LAMP etc. I have worked on various Website hosting control panels including Cpanel, WHM, Plesk, Directadmin, zpanel and other web hosting companies panels. I have worked with all major hosting provider around like Godaddy, Rackspace, Hostgator, Linode, Amazon AWS, Bluehost, IXwebhosting, Mediatemple, Lunarpages, Softlayer, Heroku, 1&1, Bigrock, hostmonster etc. I also provide support and management for the Amazon Web Services environment. I have experience in setting up and managing simple and complex environment using AWS services including Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3, Amazon Route 53, Amazon SES, Elastic load balancing, Amazon EBS, Amazon Cloudwatch etc. I can help you manage your AWS infrastructure and optimizing your running costs.

$15.00 /hr
56 hours