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Dzmitry Marushka

Dzmitry Marushka

Certified IT Business analyst/QA/PM/Technical writer/Moodle expert

Belarus - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 13

I am a positive and confident IT Business analyst, Project manager, Technical writer and Moodle expert that is a competent problem-solver with exceptional negotiation, verbal and written communication skills. I have a good stakeholder management experience and of working in various teams and roles. My website is located at MY TOP SKILLS: • Requirements analysis (Storyboarding, Use cases and User stories) • Writing documents for software development projects (BRD, Vision, RFP, FRD, SRS, etc.) • Business process modelling (‘as-is’ and ‘to-be’) • Creating UI prototypes in AxureRP and Balsamiq • Manual functional testing (requirements documentation) • Writing User Guides • Developing Moodle eLearning portals (install, modify, publish content, manage) • Developing WordPress websites for SME (install, modify, publish content, manage) • Writing research articles (Management Information Systems domain) WHAT I DELIVER: • Business analysis: Visions, Business Requirements Documents, Use Case Specification Documents, Software Specification Documents, Prototypes/Wireframes, etc. • Software testing: Acceptance Test Plans, Test Plans, Test Cases, Bug Reports • Technical writing: User Guides, FAQs, Documentation Plans, Product Doc Maps, Quick Start Guides, Training materials • Moodle: Moodle eLearning portals (install, modify, publish content, manage) • WordPress: WordPress websites for SME (install, modify, publish content, manage) • Virtual assistance: Production support and Global Point of Contact / Relationship Manager for on-going issues MY COMPUTER SKILLS: • Prototyping: AxureRP, Balsamiq mockups, Indigo studio • Modeling methodologies: UML, BPMN • Modeling tools: ErWin, Visio, Visual Paradigm for UML, Enterprise Architect • Project management tools: MS Project, TFS • Technical writer tools: MS Word, MS Excel, Acrobat Professional, Robohelp • RMS: Caliber, Gatherspace, Wikis • CMS/LMS: WordPress, Moodle • Internet technologies: XML, HTML, CSS • Defect tracking: Bugzilla, JIRA MY HOURLY RATE My hourly rate is negotiable. I'm very flexible and will look into your offer MY GUARANTEE I guarantee that you will be satisfied with my deliverables

$7.00 /hr
47 hours

Mukesh kumar V.

Mukesh kumar V.

Electronics Hardware and Firmware

India - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

I have 9 years of exposure to Industrial product design and development environment in electronics hardware, firmware, sensor / actuator interfacing, and embedded systems. I have had mixed profile of hardware and firmware development for power electronics in embedded electronics area. I have can do circuit design, schematics and layout. I can work on PCB tools like OrCAD, Protel, Altium, and Eagle. I have designed products involving Arduino, PIC, TI’s DSP, 8051, low power MSP430 controller, etc. Application wise projects I have done Renewable Energies, Power equipment and electrical drives control, low power embedded applications, etc I have had good hands on with SIMUNIK, MATLAB, LabVIEW, and various spice software for circuit and system simulation. Please contact for any query.

79% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
382 hours

Marcelo De La Hera

Marcelo De La Hera

Sr. Business Analyst


I convert ideas into high quality Software Documentation, ready for developers to start work on it. More than two hundred projects and 15 years background in IT speak for themselves. I have worked on different IT roles: programmer, lead programmer, database administrator, network administrator, project manager and business analyst for different verticals. Since 2001, I am fully devoted to produce effective software requirements ready for developers to move quickly on any software project. I provide full documentation for the User Experience, the Processes, and the Database aspects of software solutions. My deliverables include SRS, Use Cases, User Stories, UML, Wireframes, Prototypes, ERD, Database Schemas, Data Dictionaries, Flows, Swimlines, etc.)

84% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
4,807 hours

Kaye lucille marie A.

Kaye lucille marie A.

Project Management/Recruitment/HR Manager/ Executive Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 9

A graduate of BS Psychology with 1 year Bachelor of Laws education. Areas of expertise: -- Project Management of 3 years for Website and Software Development related projects with experience in using Teamwork, Asana, Basecamp, Wrike among others. --Team Management of 3 years for Online related projects such as Web development, SEO, SMM, Programming and others. --Content Writer for SEO content, web content, press release, short blogs, product descriptions, etc. --Social Media Management for Facebook pages, Twitter accounts involving creation of posts, interacting with followers and reporting of progress. --Virtual Assistant for 5 years involving calendar management, flight plans, email management, handling data entry, web research among others. --Website development with focus on Wordpress. --Email marketing using Aweber, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Activehosted. --Expert usage of Google tools from analytics, webmaster, keyword tool, adwords, adsense. -- Recruiter with 1 year experience along with Payroll, contract writing, ensuring communication between employers and employee. My work experience is very varied but before I started working online I worked for Linksys Networking SOHO Devices and afterwards worked for Microsoft XBOX Australia and New Zealand. When I started working online as a full time writer I worked for SEO based articles following specific rules in order to generate traffic through content. Within two years, I have worked as a Website Manager involving writing contents, Administrative Assistant and I have also worked as a Project Manager. After which my roles grew to managing teams along with handling all interview process for the companies I work with. I have vast knowledge in Business Handling and Organizational structures, thus the reason I could say I am good in handling people and managing them. SKILLS AND TOOLS: Web Development Platform WordPress Shopify CRM Platforms Highrise Zoho Salesforce Internal CRM Social Media Tools Hootsuite Tweetdeck Project Management Tools Teamwork PM Asana Basecamp Wrike Email Marketing Tools Aweber Mailchimp Constant Contact Active Campaign Tout Google Tools Drive Trends Analytics Webmaster Documents Office Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)

87% Job Success
$6.67 /hr
3,933 hours

Melissa Jones

Melissa Jones

I am a ONE STOP SHOP! Writer, Designer, Publisher

United States - Portfolio: 20 Native English speaker. I provide a unique set of proven skills in both writing and graphic design. For over 23 years, I have been a "one-stop-shop" saving my freelance clients time and money by being able to create package deals. Imagine only having one person to contact for an entire project instead of a designer, writer, editor and etc. I have a B.A. in Creative Writing/English and am a published author in several magazines, as well as, a published author of a memoir (available at My biggest assets are my work ethic (if I promise something and you don't get it on the agreed upon time...someone call 911!!) and my insatiable curiosity when it comes to my craft. I believe that any day that you get to wake up and create something is a great day!

100% Job Success
$22.00 /hr
40 hours

Beth Dawe

Beth Dawe

Experienced Transcriptionist and Data Entry Professional


With over 15 years of Data Entry and Transcription experience I am the idea Virtual Assistant to help you with all types of projects. I have vast experience in both video and audio transcription as well as a background in technical support, data entry and file conversion. Accuracy, efficiency and client satisfaction are my top priorities. With an education in medicine and sciences I can assist in research as well as understand technical terms for transcription and copy editing. Let my dedication, experience and knowledge speak for itself as I assist you in your endeavors!

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
46 hours

Igor D.

Igor D.

Business Analyst (CCBA), System Analyst, QA Analyst, Product Owner

Russia - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 5

• Business analysis: Interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, data modeling, use cases modeling, user stories modeling, planning sessions, etc. • Development methodologies: Agile, RUP, Waterfall; • Understanding of programming languages/concepts: Java, .NET, PHP, PowerBuilder, VBA, C/C++, XML, HTML, SQL. • Project management and communication skills • Acceptance testing skills 2012 - IIBA certified: CCBA certificate 2011 – Insurance for IT Professionals: 1) Property and Liability Insurance Principles 2) Personal Insurance, online courses.

100% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
1,989 hours

Nadia A.

Nadia A.

Top 10% QA Engineer with 7+ years of experience

Pakistan - Tests: 2

*** SKILL RATED AMONG TOP 10% OF UPWORK SOFTWARE TESTING CONTRACTORS*** If you value quality, an eye for detail, excellent communication skills and professionalism; want to build a long term working relationship based on mutual respect and trust then I am the one you are looking for. I have been involved in projects from the business brain storming process through to post production process. I have worked with several on-shore and off-shore vendors. I have written Business Requirements, Quality Test Plans, Functional, Technical Specifications,Process Flows and Traceability Matrix. I have worked on a range of projects from complex financial applications to government funded huge scale projects and websites to facebook applications. My broad range of testing experience enables me to handle any kind of challenging project with ease.

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
461 hours

Matthew Maher

Matthew Maher

Mobile Developer

United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 23

iOS Development is my ikigai - my reason for being. Since early-2013, I have focussed on building great iOS apps, embracing new technologies, and developing great client relationships. It is the adventure of a lifetime. My priorities are perfect function, intuitive UX, and simple beauty. In addition to development experience, I also have keen insight into what it takes for an app to be successful. However, it takes more than a great idea and a professional iOS Developer. I have over 10 years of experience maintaining direct client relationships. Many clients have continued to work with me for years. I will bring friendliness, flexibility, and professionalism to meet your iOS Developing needs. * Expert iOS Developer. * Years of Experience Publishing on the App Store. * Many apps published under my name - more for my clients. * Educated at Bloc for iOS Development. * Excellent feel for Cocoa Touch and iOS Development. * Strong background in Objective-C and Swift 2. * Experienced with JSON, RESTful Services, and Parse. * ​Expert at Core Data and other iOS technologies. * Skilled in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery. * Native English Language. * Located in OTP - Atlanta, Georgia, USA. * Friendly, Flexible, and Punctual. I am looking forward to working with you on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch App project.

$30.00 /hr
19 hours

Krystallyne F.

Krystallyne F.

Proofreader with content editing, data entry and researching skills

United States - Tests: 4

I studied English as my major at U.C. Davis and am exceptionally fluent verbally, as well as in writing. My most recent work has been editing and creating content using Visual Studio and Excel. I have a very strong work ethic and I will devote any time necessary toward researching a project so I can provide you with the results you are looking for. I enjoy data entry, proofreading and content writing. I have a fast Internet connection and I have always been quite good at researching information and working within virtual worlds such as "Second Life", where I built and maintained functionality of combat oriented Sims for several years. I respond quickly and am easy to communicate with. I always strive to exceed expectations and I look forward to working on the next project!

$17.00 /hr
114 hours