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  1. Steven Stovall

    Steven Stovall

    DevOps, Cloud (AWS/Google), Security. Development: Rails/Python/PHP

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 2

    I enjoy solving challenging problems and utilizing technology to creatively design efficient, cost-effective solutions to meet business needs. Current Certifications: CISSP, CCNP, Net+/Sec+, MCP Cloud (AWS/Rackspace), Linux, Windows, VMware HA/vMotion/vCenter Open Source Software: Apache, nginx, Redis, elasticsearch, Zabbix, Logstash Information Security Auditing, Configuration, Policy Networking: Visio Diagrams, IPSEC/SSL VPNs, OSPF/EIGRP/BGP, Adaptive Security Appliances (ASAs), Wireless Controllers, F5 LTM, WiFi (RF Design) Information Security: Visio Diagrams (architecture), PCI DSS compliance, Splunk (syslog) Vulnerability Audit and Penetration Testing: Metasploit, Nexpose, Nessus, Vulnerability Reporting, Patch Management Development: Ruby/Rails, Git, Python, PHP, Perl, PowerShell, Bash, .NET

    $60.00 /hr
    26 hours
    5.00
  2. Saadat R.

    Saadat R.

    QA Expert - Security & Penetration Testing Specialist

    Pakistan - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 25

    SKILL SUMMARY ABOUT ME Being an Independent Software Quality Assurance & Testing personnel and full time freelancer, I have delivered testing analysis, design, and execution, reporting, fixes and follow-up services to my offshore clients all over the world particularly in USA, Canada, UK, France, Europe, Middle East, Russia, Japan, Australia etc. My specialties are ¤ MSc in COMPUTER SCIENCES with Specialization in Software Quality Assurance ¤ More than 11 years of hands on QA, QC, Manual & Automated Testing experience ¤ Vast experience in Automation Testing using Selenium Webdriver, MS CodedUI, LoadRunner, TestNG, Telerik WebAii etc solutions ¤ Extensive experience in Web, Desktop & Mobile Application Testing ¤ Extensive experience in Agile/Scrum/Kanban/Lean methodologies ¤ Extensive Experience of Security & Penetration Testing (Ethical Hacking) ¤ Great experience of Leading the QA Team, Writing test plan, Test Cases using requirement specifications, user stories, and system understanding ¤ 100% flexible, can work in any time zone 1 – REQUIREMENT ANALYSIS & UNDERSTANDING 2 - COMMUNICATIONS 3 – TEST PLANNING & DOCUMENTATION 4 – TESTS DESIGN 5 – QA DOCUMENTATION 6 – TEST EXECUTION I have performed extensive Manual & Automated testing for a wide range of almost all kind of Mobile, Web, RIA, Desktop Apps. I have always organized deliverables in a complete, clear, of good quality, and in timely manner. I perform different combinations of following testing types: 7 – TESTING TYPES ¤ Functional, Integration, System ¤ SOA, Web Services, 3rd Party API ¤ Boundary Value Analysis, Destructive, Structural ¤ GUI, UX, Usability, Accessibility ¤ Cross Browser, OS/ Platform/ Device ¤ Regression, Sanity, UAT, Exploratory ¤ Cookie, Session, User Authentication ¤ Security & Penetration for Mobile & Web apps ¤ Database, Multilingual ¤ Performance, Load, Stress ¤ BlackBox, GrayBox, WhiteBox ¤ Installation, Configuration, Software & Hardware Compatibility 8 – DATABASE SKILLS ¤ Sound expertise of Databases i.e. MySQL, MS SQL Server, ORACLE, PostgreSQL, MS Access, SQL, and related technologies ¤ Reviewed DB Schemas for improvements ¤ Performed Data Verification & Validation, Data Mapping, Feed Scheduling of DB Apps using SQL Scripts ¤ Involved in Performance Testing, Query Optimization, counting # of Data Reads on the pages ¤ Used SQL queries to evaluate and validate loaded/ imported data from external sources 9 – DEFECT REPORTING & ANALYSIS ¤ Defect Reporting with thorough Details & Reproduction Steps along with Screenshots, Screen-casts/ Videos, Images, Scripts etc. ¤ Defect Analysis based on Test Metrics ¤ Defect Summaries with Module-wise Metrics ¤ Status Reports, Quality Metric Reports, SQA Analysis Report 10 – FIXES AND FOLLOW-UPS ¤ Tested critical Bug Fixes and coordinated with developers ¤ Engaged in Release Setup/ Notes/ Support/ Follow-Up and testing the Release Delivering Process ¤ Coordinated with clients upon New Fixes and Change Requests 11 – QA AUDITS ¤ Reviewed Business Requirements, FS, and CRS Documents ¤ Design, Code Review, Project Plan, Design, Training Audits ¤ Verification & Validation Audits ¤ Review for QA artifacts like Test & Validation Plans, Test Cases and Data Validation SQL scripts

    $15.00 /hr
    414 hours
    5.00
  3. Bhushan Kumar Sharma

    Bhushan Kumar Sharma

    Linux Servers AWS Cloud Hosting Security CPanel Plesk VOIP PenTest

    India - Last active: 17 hours ago - 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

    $16.67 /hr
    3,631 hours
    4.85
  4. Mihai-George Cornateanu

    Mihai-George Cornateanu

    Senior Linux System Engineer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 5 months ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 1

    Linux System Administrator. LAMP Administrator. Security expert - Senior Ethical Hacker. PCI Compliance expert. ✔ Apache ✔ PHP ✔ MySQL ✔ DNS ✔ FTP ✔ Samba ✔ Postfix / Qmail / Sendmail ✔ DomainKey / DKIM / SPF ✔ Courier / Dovecot (IMAP/POP) ✔ SpamAssassin / ClamAV Amavis ✔ Kernel Hardening & Securing ✔ IPTables ✔ Wordpress, Joomla, PHPBB, Drupal ✔ Bash scripting

    $30.00 /hr
    186 hours
    4.85
  5. Robert C.

    Robert C.

    TIBCO Consultant & E-Commerce Architect

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Good Day and thank you for taking a moment to read my profile! I started working in IT about four years ago as a technical support representative for Simple Helix, a Magento specialist web hosting company. From there, I had the opportunity to spend a year as a Network Analyst for a local, carrier class, ISP before moving on to a position as a Linux Systems Engineer with a Magento development firm. In the present, I work as an Applications Engineer with a focus on the TIBCO stack, most notably AMX, BusinessWorks, EMS, and SilverFabric. I have a very strong background in Linux/Unix administration and have worked extensively with CentOS, Red Hat, and Debian. I've worked with networks from a physical perspective, as a NOC Technican, as well as logical perspective troubleshooting complex application issues. Over the past few months I've taken the opportunity to learn to code in Java and I've recently attended Red Hat training for JBoss EAP 6. I'm a CPTE (Certified Penetration Testing Engineer) and would happily pursue projects as an E-Commerce Architect, Systems Engineer, TIBCO Engineer, JBoss Administrator, entry-level Programmer, or entry-level Ethical Hacker. I am available for new jobs immediately outside of US business hours.

    $33.33 /hr
    474 hours
    4.86
  6. Mariusz Z.

    Mariusz Z.

    Penetration Tester, Linux/UNIX Security Admin,Intrusion Analyst, CISSP

    Poland - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm Linux Security Administrator & Web Application Penetration Tester with 8 years of experience in the IT field. I'm CISSP (ID# 478556) and OWASP member. My expertise ranges from designing, building secure & robust systems to analysis of subtle software security flaws. I can help you with: - thoroughly security testing your web application (black-box and/or white-box tests) and helping in mitigating detected vulnerabilities - analyzing and assessing vulnerabilities in your application's underlying IT infrastructure - security hardening Linux/UNIX servers/clusters - recommending solutions and best practices on how to design and maintain secure AWS infrastructures - responding to security incident in Linux/UNIX environment, helping in recovery process (rootkit detection, malware removal, etc.)

    $19.00 /hr
    123 hours
    4.79
  7. Alexander V.

    Alexander V.

    QA engineer + ISTQB + Selenium automation

    Ukraine - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 1

    I was born to test. Having overall 5+ years of working experience; Expertise in automated testing; GUI, functional, configuration; requirements testing. During my carrier I created a big number of automation test suites from scratches. I played Automation Architecture role on several projects. Also I am proficient in manual testing and planning activities. I have ISTQB certificate. I really love my job :-)

    $22.22 /hr
    2,167 hours
    5.00
  8. Alfonso Valdes

    Alfonso Valdes

    Linux / Amazon AWS / WHM WordPress / Nginx / Security / Docker DevOps

    Mexico - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

    A self-motivated System and Network security administrator with more than 10 years in the management and analysis of Linux/Unix enterprise Servers (60- 70 servers). With deep and advance knowledge of highly scalable servers, Cloud Computing, High Performance, Hardening Servers, Migrations, Ethical hacking, Development Operations - DevOps, Open Source services and Server optimization. Lately Building WordPress hosting environments highly available and scalable in AWS/DigitalOcean/Google Compute/Azure. Certifications such as: Certified Ethical Hacker - Red Hat Certified Engineer - Cisco CCNA. Expertise in: MIGRATIONS: Wordpress/Magento/LAMP/Cpanel migration plans and implementation, backup-restore and recovery plans. Helped dozens of clients migrate their web sites and applications into the AWS, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud Compute Design and build Web Servers with HIGH PERFORMANCE (LAMP, NGINX/python, Nginx/Varnish, Nginx/php-fpm, Jboss, Apache tomcat and Varnish) - Improve and Fix performance issues, service optimization, security issues and deployments. WORDPRESS HIGH PERFORMANCE AND TRAFFIC SITES IMPLEMENTATIONS: Improve Wordpress performance, design a cloud hosting with complex services using Wordpress, Wordpress multisite, wordpress + woocommerce, wordpress with NGINX/varnish , integration with CDN, Memcached/Redis, Amazon S3, etc etc. Build an entire HOSTING environment from design, implementation and maintenance. MALWARE removal and analysis: WordPress / Magento / Joomla Malware removal and remediation, Incident handling and Forensics analysis. BOOST and optimize websites with: NGINX, Varnish, REDIS, Amazon S3, Memcached, APC, apache tunning and mysql tunning, Amazon CloudFront and more. Amazon Cloud Computing ( AWS ) - AMAZON EC2, amazon CDN S3, amazon RDS, amazon ELB, Amazon AutoScaling, Amazon VPC, CloudFront, Route53, etc. Also Management of multiple Control panels like Rackspace Cloud Computing, SoftLayer, GoDaddy, HostGator, dreamhost and MediaTemple. DevOps and Continuous integration: Docker + vagrant, Vagrant + Puppet, Puppet + Git, Docker + Ansible. Continuous integration with Jenkins, travisCI, distelli and more... Designing and deploying scalable & Highly available systems such as: Amazon Load Balancing (ELB), Hearbeat, HAProxy, Mysql cluster, Nginx Load Balancer, Apache cluster... Network and web security such as: Vulnerability Assessments, Hardening servers, security audits, Penetration testing, Virus/Malware/Threats/Vulnerabilities countermeasures, web security, fail2ban, Tripwire-AIDE-OSSEC, mod_security, mod_evasive, Denial of Services (DDOS) countermeasures, Firewalls (iptables, CSF and apf), etc. VPS: Cpanel / WHM / Plesk / DirectAdmin / Webadmin - Migrations, management, hardening, configuration, maintenance and high level of Administration. Databases Administration such as: Mysql tweaking and tunning, MongoDB, load balancing and Mysql replication (Master & Slave) for High traffic. Database: Mysql tweaking and tunning, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Apache Solr, Sphinx, lucene, MariaDB, Postgresql replication & Pgpool, Mysql load balancing and Mysql replication (Master & Slave) for High traffic. Networking: TCP/IP high expertise, NAT, FIREWALLS, CISCO routing and switching and Packet analysis with tcpdump and wireshark. Storage solutions and Directory management: SAMBA, NFS, FTP and sftp. LVM and RAID*. SCRIPTING: Bash and python. Proficient with MAIL Servers: postfix, sendmail and Zimbra. Source control versioning: GIT and SVN. Deploying and maintaining Monitoring systems such as: nagios, ZAbbix, cacti and Jboss Operation Network (JON). Research & development (R & D) for any open source service and technology.

    $24.99 /hr
    8,781 hours
    4.90
  9. Zhu WenQi

    Zhu WenQi

    PHP Mysql Javascript Developer, Penetration Tester,Shanghai China

    China - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 4

    Over the last 7 years, I have developed a wide range of websites using HMTL, Ajax , PHP, and MySQL including sites for startup companies and small businesses. I have developed a CRM named Online Management System (OMS) for an insurance company. The main functions of the CRM are capture leads from multi campaigns, make PDF quotation according to different insurance options, track leads' sale progress, a basic report function. I also have developed a platform,both frontend and backend, which is named TAP (The Advocacy Platform). TAP is a gamified marketing platform which delivers research, user generated content, and most importantly transforms consumers into true authentic Brand Advocates. Advocacy campaigns via TAP have delivered key message recall of 40-50% at 1/10th of TV media cost. Fueled by a community of over 125,000 women in the top 20 cities in China, TAP has delivered 5 million brand 'missions' since January 2012 for key clients such as Reckitt Benckiser, P&G, Kimberley Clarke, J&J, GSK, and Fonterra. My core competency lies in complete end-end management of a new website development project, and I am seeking opportunities to build websites from the ground up for you or your business.

    $25.56 /hr
    64 hours
    5.00
  10. Tushar K.

    Tushar K.

    Development and Testing

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 9

    5+ years of extensive experience in Manual and Automated testing of Client/Server, N-tier Distributed Architecture, Web-based, Mobile and Desktop Applications with focus on System Analysis, Verification and Validation. As a Quality Assurance and Principal Quality Control Consultant, over the years I have tested a wide range of web based, client-server, windows-based and multimedia applications, mobile applications. - Expertise in Manual and Automation Testing on Web based and Software applications. - Efficient in Smoke Testing, Black-box-testing, Regression-testing, Functional-testing, Usability-testing, Database-testing, User acceptance-testing,Load Testing,Security Testing, Cross-browser Testing - Checking compliance with requirements, finding defects, logging and tracking them, performing validations of fixes and regressions, logging enhancements, creating documents/tools to improve the testing processes - Expertise in all stages in testing SDLC (i.e,Scheduling, Test design which includes test case design, test execution, testreporting by using test summary report then analysis of the found defects). - Expert in Security Testing of web applications to test Web Security Vulnerabilities. - Well dressed with the MySQL to do back-end testing of web applications. Hands on experience of Test Planning with effective skills of Test Case development along with Scenario Matrix. - Tools: QTP, Selenium(Open sources), Mantis So, you will have all necessary information to make your application the most stable, functional and user-friendly.

    $11.11 /hr
    457 hours
    4.94