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  1. Dan C.

    Dan C.

    Expert PHP/JavaScript developer & AWS solutions architect

    Romania - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 4

    I am a full stack software engineer specialized in building PHP / JavaScript based web applications. I'm also focused on cloud computing, more specifically on AWS (Amazon Web Services). In my experience in software development, I have played a key role in planning, architecting, building, releasing & maintaining software products. In 2012, I cofounded Sitedity, a start-up based in Brasov, Romania that provides a website creation platform for small businesses and individuals (SaaS). Here are some of the technologies that I'm focusing on: PHP / JavaScript / CoffeeScript / HTML5 / CSS3 / RDBMSs (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, etc.) / NoSQL DBs (Redis, MongoDB, etc.) AWS / EC2 / S3 / CloudFront / DynamoDB / SimpleDB / RDS / CloudFormation

    $65.00 /hr
    1,766 hours
    5.00
  2. Oleg Vakheta

    Oleg Vakheta

    Go/Golang/Perl/MySQL/JavaScript Developer, Linux Administrator

    Ukraine - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 9

    I love Go, Perl and Linux )) Have more then 7 years experience in Perl developing, more then 2 years in Go and I'm also passionate Linux administrator. Now I'm concentrated in developing for Web, using Go, Perl+fastcgi+nginx. I made many parsers, system scripts, web systems. My main directions in work: - Go (Golang), Revel, Martini, pure "net/http" for handling routes; - Perl developing ( web systems, scrapers/parsers, system scripts ); - Web developing, using: Perl, Javascript, Jquery, Ajax, HTML, CSS; - Linux administration; - MySQL server and queries optimization for high loading systems; - PostgreSQL - queries optimization, writing functions, triggers; - security audit; - SEO. I am open for new knowledge and critique.

    $27.78 /hr
    1,605 hours
    4.62
  3. Aaron Summers

    Aaron Summers

    Linux Cloud Engineer / 14 Years Real World Experience

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    Daily engineering and administration of OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Linux and Windows based operating environments. LAN/WAN: Experience identifying a large number of network and host based security problems. Stabilized the bandwidth billing system for accuracy and provided assistance to the web development team. UNX(tm)/Linux/BSD: Designed and built a custom Enterprises Data Ware House utilizing RedHat Enterprise Linux, IBM Information Server, and the Sun N1 toolkit. Back ported the RedHat clustering tools and GFS modules for RedHat Enterprise Linux 4. Customized the operating environment for running the IBM Information Server 8 family of applications, consisting of IBM DB2 V 9.3, IBM WebSphere 6.0, IBM DataStage and IBM QualityStage. Was the single onsite operations point for the HP-UX, Solaris, FreeBSD, MacOS X, and Linux machines. Wrote custom tools for monitoring and metrics. Fluent in the change management process as it relates to Sarbanes Oxley, internal, and external audits. Extensive documentation of custom applications, primarily our custom data warehouse solution. Designed and implemented the company's external web presence using Solaris 10. Utilized zones, the ZFS file system, and hardware RAID on the T2000 platform. Wrote my own tools in Perl, C, and the Bourne shell. Debugged many complex operational problems. Specialties Started running Linux around 1993, kernel was 0.99 Moved onto SunOS and Open/FreeBSD. Since have worked with HP-UX and SCO extensively. Currently work with RHEL, AMI Linux, CentOS, OpenBSD, EC2, Parallels, and Rackspace.

    $30.00 /hr
    5,793 hours
    4.97
  4. Boian M.

    Boian M.

    16yr exp - Linux Systems Architect / ISP / IT Consultant -

    Bulgaria - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    * gathering customer's requirements (type of applications deployed) * specifying hardware * deploying (software and hardware installation, including in data centers) * technical writing on cloud-computing topics, security, High-availability, clusters and others * monitoring / profiling * management * architecture audits * virtual infrastructures based on KVM / OpenVZ / VMware / XEN / Sun Ray + Virtualbox * Fully-virtualized and HA architectures deployment (Proxmox, ESX, OpenStack) and network virtualization (Neutron); * network solutions based on Brocade / Cisco / HP / Mikrotik products * full internet provider development * providing adequate documentation in each stage (doc/pdf/Visio) of Linux/UNIX based systems, also managing small IT teams, looking for new challenging projects. * BIND, djbdns, mydns, ndns based DNS architectures; * Qmail / Exim / Postfix-based mail systems; * Websystems to include Apache / MySQL / PostgreSQL / PHP / Perl configurations; * Rails solutions; * Complete webhosting managment - Cpanel/WHCMS /Plesk etc.; * Backup solutions (EMC Retrospect, Open source solutions - Bacula, Amanda, ZRM etc.); * Cloud computing IAAS and PAAS(Amazon EC2, OpenStack) and related ecosystems (Ceph); * HA solutions : Pacemaker, Corosync, GlusterFS, MooseFS, DRBD, Ceph * Load testing (jMeter, Tsung, iozone, vdbench, ab, siege); * MySQL - single servers, Master/Slave configurations or Master/Master; * Tomcat/Resin based Java application servers; * Monitoring deployment and administration (Zabbix, Nagios); * Nagios / MRTG / Cacti monitoring and data acquisition; * Design/development and modification of PHP/Ruby/Perl-based web systems; * MVC framework development on Rais / CakePHP / Codeigniter; * Zibra, Zarafa, iRedMail, phplist, google apps, Also extensive experience in deployment and management of server configurations in data centers.

    $44.44 /hr
    6,406 hours
    4.97
  5. Andrey Semenischev

    Andrey Semenischev

    Expert in PHP coding and MySQL optimisation

    Russia - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 14

    I'm WEB programmer. I have more than 12 years expierence in site-creation field. I work with PHP, Smarty, MySQL, JS, HTML, Linux adminstration (httpd, mysqld, iptables etc.). I have developed and changed a wide range of websites and backend systems. I also have a rich experience in AJAX, OOP, software testing. Feel free to work.

    $38.89 /hr
    1,667 hours
    5.00
  6. Conal Mullan

    Conal Mullan

    Full-Stack Developer - Troubleshooter/PHP/Javascript

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    With a strong technical background in both Windows and Linux server administration, I consider myself to be a highly skilled internet & technology all rounder. Combining both experience and knowledge I can quickly identify and assess customer/client needs and find solutions to suit their requirements. I have been working successfully as an independent remote contractor for over 7 years and have built up particular strengths in MS server products especially SQL Server & IIS - with strong coding skill in javascript/jquery, PHP and experience in many other broader web technologies. I pride myself on being a fast learner and just enjoy making things work. I have been able to maintain long term relationships with my clients and am eager to continue to do so having recently completed a long term contract at another oDesk employer. Having worked in corporate IT for 7 years in a very high service availability environment, I know how to work under pressure whilst adhering to process. My key personal strengths include a keen attention to detail, excellent troubleshooting skills and an easy-going demeanour that helps me build strong working relationships quickly.

    $30.00 /hr
    8,088 hours
    5.00
  7. Daniel Z.

    Daniel Z.

    Highly skilled API integrator, PHP (ZF) Coder and Project Manager

    Poland - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

    Goal: Project and develop high quality apps for your success. Profile: OOPHP & Zend coding, IT consulting and business analyst, project coordinator and manager, Other skills: Apache, Bind, SSH, bashscripting, Memcached, Github, Solaris, Oracle, MySQL, Radius, AD, expert knowlegde of many *ux and windows systems Advantage: Project and implementation of many web apps. Most of it projected and developed by myself using Zend Framework, Google API (youtube, gdata), social API (twitter, facebook). Some of it integrated with operating systems or AAA software (radius, ldap). Usually Design Patterns were used (like Template Method, Version of Control, DAO, Dependency Injection, Decorator and so on). Some application built upon a structure of web services (XML, REST, JSON), some using jQuery and AJAX. Tools and technologies: Apache, radius, bind, ldap, Zend Framework, XML, SOAP, Linux, Linux daemons, Memcached, Sockets, REST, JSON, Oracle, MSSQL, MySQL, Design patterns, MVC, SVN, BASH, PHPUnit, Xdebug, Unit testing, Google Youtube API, Google Gdata API, Google Maps API, Facebook API, PayU API

    $35.00 /hr
    1,762 hours
    4.98
  8. Oleksandr N.

    Oleksandr N.

    Senior System Administrator, Migration and Security L3 engineer, SSD

    Ukraine - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 16

    YOUR POSITIVE FEEDBACK IS THE HIGHEST AWARD FOR ME ;) Will do my best to assist you in any questions and tasks you may have =) Here is some info about my experience. SUMMARY Specialties: Information Technology / Internet / IT Division / Computer security/ Internet Services / System Administration/ Webmaster Support / Web Analysis/ SEO / SEM / Internet Marketing Web hosting services (SSD hosting solutions) EXPERIENCE: d(-_-)b Linux/Windows system administrator, Operations team EuroVPS/WebDomSolutions January 2012 - May 2013 Greece, Athens Responsibilities: - Tickets; - System administration and monitoring. Theoretical and practical skills: - Operating Systems: RedHat/CentOS/Fedora, Debian/Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Windows Server 2003/2008; - Virtualization: Virtuozzo, OpenVZ, VMware, Onapp Xen, Apache CloudStack; - Setup/configuration: nagios, kayako, racktables, confluence, observium, nginx, php-fpm, liteSpeed, Apache CloudStack, Hostbill, WHMCS, redmine; - Control panels: Plesk, WHM Cpanel. - Database Administration: SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <( -'.'- )> freelancer SEO freelance October 2010 - March 2012 (1 years 6 months) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o(^_^)o System Administrator / Techsupport Webintellects/Webhostgian/Jumpline/Webdomsolutions November 2010 - March 2012 (1 year 5 months) US, Ohio Responsibilities: - Live Chat support, Tickets; - System/Server/Control Panel administration; - Nagios monitoring; - Internet research and work with technical documentation. Operating Systems: * RedHat/CentOS,Fedora * Windows server 2003/2008 * VPS setup and configuration (Parallels Virtuozzo Containers); Advanced theoretical and practical skills in such areas: - Operating Systems: RedHat/CentOS/Fedora, Windows server 2003/2008; - Virtualization: VPS setup and configuration (Parallels Virtuozzo); - Security: Advanced knowledge of Linux security, Firewalls ( IPtables, CSF, APF, BFD, Fail2Ban), Encryption ( SSL), SSH, Host Security Auditing; - Software: Apache servers (versions 1.3.x/2.2), DNS (BIND 9), QMail, Sendmail, exim, LAMP, Plesk/Exim/Cpanel (installing/upgrading/maintaining), Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, OsCommerce applications, Yum/RPM usage; - Database Administration: SQL Server 2003/2008, MySQL, MS access. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ b(^_^)d Internet Marketing Specialist || Web Analyst DCoM Soft, Inc. December 2009 – August 2010 (9 months) Responsibilities: - Internet Marketing strategy and tactics - Information architecture and Web site content planning - Research of partners - Internet Market Research - Research Usability Design - Online promotion of company's web-based products Skills: - Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) - Paid online Marketing / Pay per Click Management (PPC) - SEO Copywriting/Editing - Social Media Optimization and Marketing (SMO/SMM) - Experience running USA-targeted social Marketing - Writing press releases - Social networking (Twitter, Facebook, Google follow etc) - Google Products, AdWords/AdSense, Google Analytics, Webmaster tools, Google Merchant, etc. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ \(^_^)/ Customer Relations Representative || Advanced Technical Agent Ecommerce, Inc. May 2007 – October 2009 (2 years 6 months) Responsibilities: - Sales, billing and technical support in solving problems reported by clients; - Chat, helpdesk system, correspondence; - View, Adaptation, "repair" clients' sites; - Basic server/service diagnostic and reports to sysadmin department; - Internet research and work with technical documentation; - Work in team. Basic theoretical and practical skills in such areas: - Linux / Unix OS, Windows server 2000/2003, Windows XP/98; - Servers: Apache, bind, sendmail, ProFTP, MySQL, SQUID / SOCKS, MSSQL, Samba; - Easy coding: PHP, PERL / CGI, HTML, JavaScript, CF, ASP,. NET, C + +; - Widely used protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP, IMAP, FTP (s), TCP / UDP, etc); - HSPHERE control panel (versions 2.3 and 3).

    $34.88 /hr
    1,379 hours
    5.00
  9. Andrey Germanov

    Andrey Germanov

    Web developer, integrator of services and GNU/Linux support engineer

    Russia - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 19

    I OFFER: 1. Development of new web applications and services 2. Improvement, refactoring and support of existing web applications and services 3. Integration of web applications to services: payment gateways, cryptocurrency services, social networks, authorisation and identification services, various databases, phone providers, etc using REST/JSON APIs. 4. Setup, install, support web applications and services on GNU/Linux based servers (real or virtual, as Amazon, Rackspace, CloudSigma). Integrate webservices to different client-server network infrastructures with databases, communication and collaboration tools. Setup secure Virtual Private Networks, data migration, replication and synchronisation. Fix different issues during support. I HAVE: 1. More than 15 years of experience in fields, described above. This experience resulted in invention of Client/Server integrated framework, which was developed from scratch (including all interface libraries, as an integrated window manager and event-driven subsystem). Also 2 patents were registered during this development. 2. Linux Professional Institute Certification (all 3 levels). 3. Zend Certified PHP Engineer certification. 4. Oracle Java Certified Associate Certification. 5. More than 40 less important certifications, related to various technologies. 6. Strong knowledge and practical experience in following fields: - Backend: PHP, Python, Java, HTTP (and this is not only words about HTTP, I developed portable HTTPS webserver and HTTP Proxy server). - Frontend: HTML, HTML5, CSS, XML (DOM, XSL, XPath, XML-based document formats: OpenXML XLSX, OpenDocument ODT), JavaScript (Jquery, Prototype.js, Bootstrap, ExtJS, Angular.js), AJAX/JSON. - Mobile and embedded development: PhoneGap (Apache Cordova), Android Development Tools, JQuery Mobile, Ionic Framework. Building iOS applications using XCode. - Databases: Memcached, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, IBM DB2, MongoDB, InfluxDB, including stored procedure and function programming, triggers and one/multi-master replication. - Frameworks: Phalcon, Kohana, Yii, Yii2, CodeIgniter, Laravel - ERP and CRM systems with web-interface: SalesForce, SugarCRM, SuiteCRM, Less Annoying CRM, integration with R3 SAP. - Various REST web-services: - Payment gateways: PayPal, INTERAC (Debitway,Moneris eSelect), Authorize net; - Authentication, Identity verification and fraud prevention: miiCard, MaxMind, Telesign, IdentityMind, Jumio NetVerify, 2 Factor Authentication (Google Authenticator, Authy); - Phone and SMS Gateways: Twilio, MRIM; - Financial Services: Yahoo Finance, RBC; - Remote storage: GoogleDrive, YandexDisk, BOX, DropBox; - Geolocation services: Google Maps, Google Maps autocomplete, GeoIP; - Social networks: Facebook, LinkedIn; - CryptoCurrency services: BlockChain, CoinBase, BitStamp, bitcoind - Google Apps (Google Documents, Google Sheets) - Mail servers and services: Postfix, Dovecot, Exim, Zimbra Collaboration Server, Mailchimp integration. - Spam prevention services: reCaptcha, funCaptcha, Securimage (and many other captchas), Askimet. Mail spam and intelligent processing: Mailscanner/Amavis+SpamAssassin, Cisco Reputation Mail spam Filtering Technologies (derived from IronPort, based on senderbase.org reputation network). - Server side: Everything related to my Linux Certifications and more. All my projects and sites hosted on my own physical servers, connected to secure VPN network. - Web servers: Apache, Nginx, Lighttpd - Collaboration tools: Git, GitHub, BitBucket, GitLab, BaseCamp, Trello, JIRA, Slack - Also, maybe I forgot something. Ask me, probably I know this too. I AM INTERESTED IN: 1. Long term relationships 2. Learning new things 3. Interesting tasks and projects I AM NOT INTERESTED IN: 1. Web-site layout and design tasks 2. Design themes and templates 3. Install, deploy and support any proprietary/patented software with any licensing limits. *** My oDesk profile and portfolio will show you the rest.

    $33.33 /hr
    3,009 hours
    4.98
  10. Nallamala V.

    Nallamala V. Agency Contractor

    Cloud Architect / DevOps Engineer / Docker Expert / Ansible Expert

    India - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    EXCLUSIVE SERVICES: Cloud Migrations, Amazon Web Services, Docker Consulting , Ansible Playbooks, AWS Cloudformation, Google Compute Engine, Continuous Integration, Automation of Backus, Disaster Recovery Stratagies, Infrastructure Cost Optimisation, Database and Linux administration. CLOUD ASSESSMENT AND STRATGEY: Rapidly evaluate, define opportunities & the roadmap to move your IT to the Cloud. Create the optimal platform for building Systems of Engagement. I will help you develop your cloud strategy to ensure seamless and effortless migration of applications, platforms and infrastructure. DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION Create high available and scalable architecture keeping the infrastructure and maintenance at cost at minimum. DATA CENTERS TO CLOUD MIGRATIONS (LIFT n SHIFT): Pre-migration readiness assessment. Services to seamlessly migrate your infrastructure to the cloud without any business downtime along with processes for security, backup and DR CLOUD AUTOMATION AND OPTIMIZATIONS Run your infrastructure with high efficiency by optimising and automating cloud deployments. Cost and Performance optimization. DEVOPS SERVICES Make use of industry best practices to automate the infrastructure provisioning, scaling , backup, monitoring, patch updates, code deployments TECHNOLOGY EXPERTISE: Public Clouds: AWS, Azure, Google Compute Engine Stack Migrations and Deployments: LAMP/LEMP( Wordpress, Drupal, Magento, Joomla etc), Java, RoR, .Net, Python(Django), Node.js OS Administration: Linux, Windows, Mac Web/App Servers Administration: Apache, Nginx, HAProxy, Tomcat, JBoss, IIS, Puma, Rails, Database Administration: MySQL, Postgres, SQL, Mongo, Cassandra Cache Mangament: CDN, Redis, Memcached, Varnish Automation Tools: Chef, Ansible, Jenkins, Docker Monitoring Tools: Nagios, Zabbix, NewRelic, Data Dog, Opsview Security: OpenVPN, Nessus, OSSEC Experience: Migrated 300+ Applications to AWS, Azure and GCE. Managed 10000+ VM instances in cloud. Migrated and Managed high popular applications to cloud. Designed highly scalable , available and secured architectures for popular e-commerce and Enterprise applications. Migrated and managed HIPAA complaint applications.

    Associated with: 9Acts Cloud Solutions

    $65.00 /hr
    3,215 hours
    4.94