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Nikola Nikolaev

Nikola Nikolaev

BI Analyst, Linux Expert


I'm a member of a small team. Most of the companies, especially those that do not have IT as a core business, do not utilize the full potential of its IT staff. Our mission is to help business, by preventing it spend too much money on internal IT services. We believe that the expertise and strong motivation are the keys to successful implementation of any technology at any scale. That is why we built a team of self-driven, self motivated experts, with outstanding professional track. Main activities of the team are in the field of GNU/Linux, networking, system integration, software development and implementation in corporate organisations, business intelligence and business process management, financial management and accounting.

89% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
90 hours

Sushant Chawla

Sushant Chawla Agency Contractor

System Architect

India - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 12

Over the last 8 years I have gathered expert knowledge of Linux Servers Administration. I have worked on LAMP Architecture, Clustering of LAMP with load balancing, MySQL clustering and replication, Complete Amazon Cloud Setup, Nameservers, Mail Servers, OpenLDAP, OpenVPN, Monitoring tools (Nagios, Zabbix), FTP, SVN, CVS, GIT, Clustering, Virtualization with Xen, VMWare, Virtualbox, OpenVZ and many more services in production environments. I am also very proficient with bash scripting to automate numerous server administration tasks.

Associated with: AerieWeb Technologies

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
6,406 hours

Roman T.

Roman T.

System administrator/Web optimizator

Russia - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

Project management, magento development, magento speed optimization, mysql optimization, cacti, nginx, zabbix, openvpn, bgp, centos, debian, ubuntu, windows server 2003-2008-2012, MSSQL server, iis, asp, aws, amazon ec2, red5 installator, proxmox, mongodb, virtualization, proxmox, xenserver, openx, highload projects.

92% Job Success
$88.89 /hr
1,909 hours

Boris A.

15yr exp - Linux Systems Architect / ISP / IT Consultant

United Kingdom - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

Having been involved in: * gathering customer's requirements (type of applications deployed) * specifying (hardware) * deploying (software and hardware installation, including in data centers) * monitoring / profiling * management * providing adequate documentation in each stage (doc/pdf/Visio) of Linux-based systems, also managing small IT teams, looking for new challenging projects. * BIND and djbdns based DNS architectures; * Qmail / Exim / Postfix-based mail systems; * Websystems to include Apache / MySQL / PHP / Perl configurations; * MySQL - single servers, Master/Slave configurations or Master/Master; * Tomcat/Resin based Java application servers; * Nagios / MRTG / Cacti monitoring and data acquisition; * Design/development and modification of Perl / PHP-based web systems; Also extensive experience in deployment and management of server configurations in data centers.

100% Job Success
$35.00 /hr
14,690 hours

Hans W.

Hans W.

Senior System Engineer

United States - Tests: 2

Accomplished System Administrator with 16 years of experience in research and instructional computing support. Comprehensive experience with Linux, Windows and Solaris. Specialties * Enterprise System Administration * Storage Management * Network Engineering * Datacenter Operations

100% Job Success
$44.44 /hr
679 hours

Daniel Yavorovich

Daniel Yavorovich

System Administrator

Ukraine - Portfolio: 1

Operating Systems ● FreeBSD ● Linux Security ● iptables ● openssl ● jail ● clamav ● mod_security ● mod_clamav DNS ● Bind ● PowerDNS (+PostgreSQL / +MySQL) HTTP ● Apache ○ MPM: prefork, worker ○ mod_ssl, mod_php, mod_wsgi ● Nginx ○ Access control ○ Autoindex ○ Fast-CGI ○ uWSGI ○ Proxy ○ Cache ○ SSL ○ upload_progress_module ○ Control panel integration ■ Virtualmin ■ DirectAdmin ■ Plesk Proxy ● squid ○ basic auth ○ transparent proxy ○ cache ● 3proxy ○ http/socks ○ auth Raid ● Linux ○ md(0,1,5,6,10) ● FreeBSD ○ Gmirror / Striping File Systems: ● Ext 2,3,4 ● ReiserFS ● XFS ● OCFS2 ● ZFS (port to FreeBSD) ● CEPH CVS ● SVN ● Mercurial ● GIT ○ GitLab ○ GitoLite Backup ● rsync ● BackupPC ● Bacula FTP ● ProFTPd ● VSFTPD File sharing ● NFS ● SAMBA Control Panel ● Direct Admin ● Webmin+Virtualmin ● CPanel ● ISP-config ● Plesk Automatization ● Puppet ● Saltstack Monitoring ● Zabbix ● Nagios ● Munin ● Monit Network Understanding of theoretical and practical foundations of the networks (Data link, Network, Transport, Application Layers). VPN ● OpenVPN ● PPTP Database (SQL) ● MySQL (+MariaDB, +Percona) ● PostgreSQL Database (NoSQL) ● ElasticSearch ● Riak ● MongoDB ● Cassandra ● Redis Virtualization & Containerization ● KVM ● XEN ● OpenVZ ● LXC ● Docker ● Vagrant Cluster ● DRBD ○ master-slave ○ master-master (+ocfs2) ● Heartbeat ● Pacemaker Development ● actively use: ○ shell (bash, sh) ○ Python ● Frameworks ○ Django ○ Flask ○ Twisted ○ Tornado Cloud Solutions: ● AWS (EC2, S3, CloudFront, Route53) ● DigitalOcean ● RackSpace

100% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
46 hours

Kirill P.

Kirill P.

Asterisk Expert and System Administrator

Russia - Tests: 10

I work on IT more than 12 years. VOIP/Asterisk Developer, Expert System Administrator and Network Administrator, Perl Programmer. Generally, I develop solutions based on Asterisk and speech technologies (speech synthesis and speech recognition systems), complex IVRs, integration with external sources and databases, custom click-to-call and callback systems, etc. I prefer custom development for Asterisk and FreeSWITCH. Usually, I use Perl for development. I have huge experience in solutions based on Asterisk such as FreePBX, Elastix, Trixbox, vicidial, etc. Also I support critical 24x7 systems, administration networks and servers, perform IT consulting, etc.

100% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
47 hours

Stanislav Kotov

Stanislav Kotov

Network System Engineer/System Administrator - FreeBSD/Linux/Solaris

Russia - Tests: 9

I am Senior network engineer/Architect searching job at free time (usually few hours/day). Now i am working at Cisco/Juniper Partner in System Integration Company. I have built projects for ISP: IP and/or IP/MPLS networks from small provider (up to 700 users, pure IP/L2) to nationwide backbone and broadband networks (IP/MPLS Core with BGP and complex TE, B-RAs). All the MPLS services: Internet, L3VPN, VPLS, L2VPN, mVPN; including InterAS and CsC cases. Participate on all project stages from presale (equipment choose and design) to implementation and documenting, and further high-level support for networks, usually remote. I know in detail and have big practice of various network technologies: Routing: BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, ISIS, LDP, RSVP TE, NAT (all cases) VPN: MPLS VPN, GRE (PPTP, DMVPN), IPSEC Security: Firewall - Cisco PIX/ASA, Juniper SRX access-lists/filters - CBAC/ZBF QoS: can develop and deploy you traffic classes, implement marking and queuing and shaping, policies and your needs, including multi-color policers. Deploying different main and complementary services for ISP on UNIX/Linux/Solaris/Windows platforms, including virtualized ones: DHCP, DNS, Radius, Tacacs+, Mail, HTTP servers, SNMP, j/netflow collecting, integration with billing systems, MySQL and other. Big experience in automation: building different monitoring, configuration, self-healing scripts also for large amount of devices using multitasking. Bash, Perl scripting Have big experience in Cisco/Juniper product line from small routers to top line (CRS/TX Matrix). Also know and have practice of using many network hardware vendors (Extreme/Foundry/Dlink/Zyxel/Huawei). Programming experience: Perl (many scripting mainly on UNIX), PHP (made full project for university for student contract system, using MySQL, Javascript also), Shell scripting - bash, awk, sed, beginning to learn Python, C/C++ - some small application and system programming, MFC (Microsoft Foundation Classes), can easily modify program code. Also have experience in Windows administration AD deploying till W2003. Huge experience of user support. The rate can be lower if project topic is interesting for me but i don't have corresponding experience for it. I am taking full responsibility of my work. Have strong tradition to make documentation on my work. If you have big projects, which requires presence in the site we can discuss it.

$56.00 /hr
13 hours

Vladislav M.

Vladislav M.

Cloud Expert / AWS / DevOps / Linux System Admin / Cisco

Malaysia - Tests: 10

Self-motivated professional with strong work ethic and productive self-starter – proven with success being a freelancer at oDesk. Team player - Participated in multiple projects, joining large teams, effectively co-working with other professionals Effective leader - Took over leadership and managed team resources to achieve goals meeting deadlines 17+ years as an Systems Administrator 11+ years as Network Engineer 7+ years as Cloud Expert and SaaS Architect 3+ years @ DevOps Freelancer for last 8 years (over 30,000hrs worked @oDesk)

98% Job Success
$60.00 /hr
41,252 hours

Roman T.

Roman T. Agency Contractor

UNIX and security expert, network and system administrator

United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 3

I'm a problem solver with technical and managerial experience, based out of Los Angeles. I love solving complicated problems by building elegant solutions and seeing the impact it has on a business's growth. I've always been interested in the technological field, specifically in information security and automation, which has made a huge impact on my work experience. However, I recently found myself involved in start-ups and helping with management, risk assessment and developing business strategies. I offer the following key services: o Security Audit o Network and Systems Administrator Services o Information Security Services o IP-PBX and VoIP softswitchs: installation and maintenance o Software development: Web, desktop and server applications o Complex solutions for business-process automation Experience Platforms: Cisco (routers, switches and ASA), Huawei (L2&L3 routers and switches), MikroTik, Ubiquiti, OpenStack. OSs: UNIX (FreeBSD, OpenBSD, *BSD, Solaris), Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Kali, Gentoo, Red Hat, SuSe, uLinux, ASP, Mandrake, Fedora Core), MikroTik's RouterOS, VRP (Huawei), Windows 95/98. Languages: C/C++, UNIX Shell Scripting (Bash, Shell, sed, awk), Delphi (Pascal), Perl, PHP, Python, SQL, T-SQL, Assembler (Intel and AT&T SysV/386 syntax), GTK+ applications, Erlang, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, JSON, REST API, XML, XSLT, DTD. Databases Engines: PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, SQLite, Mnesia, MS Access, Sybase, DB2. Networking: TCP/IP, ISO/OSI, IPv6, Ethernet, VLAN (dot1q), ARP, VRRP, CARP, MPLS L2, MPLS L3, STP, GVRP, PPPoE, VPN, PPTP, L2TP, IPSec, OpenVPN, SNMP, SSH, XMPP, SIP, h323, BGP, OSPF, RIP, IRC, AJAX, Netflow. Virtualization: OpenStack, XEN/Server, Qemu, VMWare, FreeBSD Jail, Chroot. CMS: WordPress, Bitrix, osCommerce, Joomla, RoundCube. Panels: CPanel, Plesk, ISPManager, Webmin.

Associated with: IntLös

92% Job Success
$35.00 /hr
334 hours