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Thomas Berger

Thomas Berger

Consultant - Specialist for Atlassian Confluence/JIRA implementations

New Zealand - Tests: 1

5+ years of experience in installation, setup, maintenance and administration of Atlassian Confluence, Crowd and JIRA. Extending functionality of Confluence with third-party add-ons and macros (Apache Velocity, JS, HTML, CSS) created to cater for your business needs. Provisioning and administration of cloud based infrastructure in Amazon Web Services, management of GIT code repositories on premise or in the cloud. I can create a proof of concept including designing and specifying the system functionality. My background is in the IT service industry, which I understand very well. I am highly experienced in the Atlassian Confluence team collaboration framework and have leveraged this experience to maximise the use of Confluence as a key part of any solution. I'm familiar with utilising Apache virtual hosting and proxy to e.g. terminate SSL traffic for Confluence on Windows server of Linux.

$33.33 /hr
0 hours

Jose Arteaga

Jose Arteaga

Cisco Telecommunications Engineer - Powering productivity through Comm

Venezuela - Tests: 6

Who I am... Network Engineer with 5+ years of experience working with a variety of technologies from different vendor like Cisco, VMware, Microsoft, Watchguard, Barracuda, etc. I had designed and implemented networks from scratch starting on the infrastructure (Routing and Switching), Security and finally the Applications (Unified Communications and Collaboration). My Mission... I specialized on designing and implementing network solutions for small, medium and large businesses in many different vertical markets like the oil and gas industry, banking, food and beverages industry and others. I had achieved customer satisfaction 100% of the time and exceeded their expectations while staying on-budget, meeting deadlines and finding new business opportunities inside the company and the customers. Always looking for the biggest challenges that help me excel myself not only in the networking field, but also in the business management side of the company making myself an integral and interdisciplinary engineer capable of achieving the impossible.

93% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
257 hours

Denis Ilijevic


Croatia - Tests: 7

I'm interested in new technologies, computer networks, computer security, operating systems and project management. For the last year I have been working with Microsoft and Oracle databases. Beside their procedural languages I learned how to use XQuery and XPath for querying XML documents in both databases. I have experience with BIND DNS and ISC DHCP and network administration, computer security and with Unix/Linux/Window operating systems.. Before accepting any job I will do a detail interview because that's the best way to find out if I can do a job. I guarantee for my work, before any payment I like to show what I did and answer any question you ask me. If my client isn't satisfied with with my work than I won't ask for any money but I will ask where I did wrong. My moto: satisfied client = happy client

$5.00 /hr
152 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

Bhushan Katariya

Bhushan Katariya

Microsoft Windows and Exchange Analyst

India - Tests: 3

A Highly motivated and result-oriented individual with over 10 years of experience in a professional environment having a great work culture and meticulous attention to detail with emphasis to customer satisfaction. Ability to achieve set targets and goals in a timely manner. Microsoft Certified System Engineer in Windows Server 2003 with Exchange and Technology Specialist in Windows Server 2008. Extensive hands-on experience in configuring, monitoring, upgrading, migrating and maintaining systems running Microsoft Exchange Server suite (2003 to 2013). Extensive hands-on experience in configuring, monitoring, upgrading, migrating and maintaining systems running Microsoft Active Directory Services(2003, 2008). Extensive hands-on experience in configuring, monitoring, and maintaining systems running Microsoft Cluster Services. Extensive hands-on experience in configuring, monitoring, upgrading, migrating and maintaining systems running Microsoft SharePoint Services(MOSS 2007). Troubleshooting Windows Server related issues(AD, DFS, IIS, DHCP, DNS, and WSUS) Projects, Installations, Configurations and Migrations etc. Configuring and troubleshooting on Mailbox, CAS, and Hub and Edge server roles installations. Configuring High availability solutions like Local Continuous Replication/Cluster Continuous Replication/Standby Continuous Replication technologies. Troubleshooting on Mailbox Migration, Public Folder replication, Database Inconsistency, Exchange services, Offline Address Book, Recovery Storage Groups. Implementing Disaster Recovery in exchange servers for recovering exchange information. Configuration and Troubleshooting External Mail flow (Inbound/Outbound), Mail flow between servers, Spam issues, Edge Synchronization. Configuring Anti spam/Transport agents, Application Relay, SMTP/Transport service problems. Analyzing and evaluating issues using various tools and utilities like EXBPA, EXTRA, ExMon, PFDAVAdmin, Exmerge, DCDIAG, NetDiag, NLtest, telnet, Replmon, AD modify, ADMT, MFCMAPI, etc. Installation, Configuration & Monitoring of Trend Micro Internet Messaging Security Suits & Symantec Endpoint Security. Basic Hygiene & Server hardening of all Windows OS, Linux OS & Subsystems likes IIS, ADS, and SQL Server etc. Security Health Check of all Windows & Linux OS. Ensure documentation of all activities & procedures adhering to organization standards.

100% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
366 hours

Bhushan Kumar Sharma

Bhushan Kumar Sharma

Linux Servers AWS Cloud Hosting Security CPanel Plesk VOIP PenTest

India - 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

100% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
4,009 hours

Adem Gashi

Adem Gashi

Senior .NET Developer

Albania - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

I grew up playing with console computers, my first one was SNES w/ Mario game, but always wanted to know how the game was made who made it. With the same principle I have followed generations of computers, until I finally I got a Windows 95 Pentium I, then I started crashing win95 and reinstalling it. Finally I started to know what a programing language is (Quick Basic) and continued with perl and PHP now I work with .NET platform. I have been part of over 60 successfully implemented enterprise projects, most of them big governmental projects. My specialties are Web development, agile programming, extreme programming and DotNetNuke Development. My Certifications: MCP, MCAD, MCDBA, MCSD, MCPD and MCT.

Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

100% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
53 hours

Omar Valadez

Omar Valadez

Software Architect

Mexico - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

13 years of professional experience in the full life cycle of software development projects for financial, insurance, and government companies. Client-server core banking, Insurance systems experience, CRM systems. Software Architect and Project manager in Java and Microsoft Development Tools, including desktop and web apps. I also have some experience in the following areas: - OOP, Web Services. - Microsoft .Net Frameworks ASP .Net,VB .Net, C#, MVC, WCF, WPF. - Java - PHP and MySQL. - Databases Administration in : MySql 5, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008 and SyBase 11, Oracle 11. - Window Server Administrator 2003,2008 VPN, IIS,Active Directory, - Exchange Server. - Linux Server Administrator for services :FTP,DNS, OpenVPN, Samba,Firewall in distributions : Mandriva, OpenSUSE, Fedora. - Automatic testing with Smartbear TestComplete automation software. - jQuery and Prototype Javascript - VPS, shared hosting, DNS configuration, Cloud computing.

$22.22 /hr
6,568 hours

Oleg Burca

Oleg Burca

System, Network and Hosting administrator. Wordpress Specialist.

Moldova - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

Hi, I am Linux and Windows administrator, with more than 8 years experience. Currently I'm working as DevOps specialist and SysAdmin for a development company. We create websites, online shops, APIs, applications and much more. I manage about 50 virtual and dedicated servers hosted on AWS, in our DataCenter and all around the world, runing on Windows Server 2008/2012 and Linux Ubuntu/Debian/CentOS. Most of them are Web Servers, but there are also DataBase servers, Mail, FTP and Application servers. Previously worked as engineer in a hosting company and was responsable for installing new services, configuring hosting servers, backup configuration, monitoring and clients support. Managed about 70 servers. I have good network administration skills and a lot of experience with WordPress. Worked a lot wit different panel for hosting, billing, datacenter administration, virtualization, VoIP and other. Latest year, most of projects managed by were hosted on AWS (Amazon Web Services). I am familiar with technologies, the abbreviations of names of those could scare many people: RDS, EC2, Reserved Instances, ELB, SES, SNS, AMI, IAM, S3, VPC, Elasticache, Route53, CloudWatch and others. I can help you plan, configure, scale, monitor, reduce costs of your AWS services. So, what can I do for you?! * First of all I can setup for you a Web Server. IIS on Windows, or Apache/Nginx on Linux. It can be also a mixed configuration with Nginx as frontend and apache for backend. It can be proxy, caching or load balancing configuration. Configure SSL certificates. * I can setup a mail server based on Postfix/Dovecot with antispam and antivirus functionality, with SSL/STARTTLS security. You will be able to use a webmail or dedicated client. * I can setup a File/FTP/WebDav server. * I can setup a MySQL server with PHPMyAdmin. * I can setup a backup solution for your server(s). * I can setup a DNS Server and solve all messing with domains and records for different purposes. * I can setup a virtualization server. * I can setup VoIP server (based on Asterisk/FreePBX). Configure trunks, extensions, conferencies and caller groups. * I can setup a Firewall or/and Gateway server, routers and switches. * I can setup or improve security for your server(s). * I can help you design scalable and reduntant cluster for web, database or application. * I can configure hosting services on AWS, estimate and optimize costs (Most experienced with EC2, RDS, ELB, Route53, SES, SNS). * I can setup Windows Exchange server. * I can setup Windows SharePoint server. * I can configure any business services offered by Google, Microsoft, Yandex or other. * I can migrate your site(s) to another hosting account or server. * I can improve your WordPress website performance and secure it. * I can assist or train you on all stuff about.

$27.78 /hr
0 hours

Rajneesh Rana

Rajneesh Rana Agency Contractor

Expert Web Developer, Server Architect/Administrator

India - Tests: 26 - Portfolio: 7

A skilled and technically proficient web developer with 5 years of hands-on experience in the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of web-based, desktop, mobile, and client-server web applications, web sites.  Cutting edge capability in web and software development with in depth knowledge about all stages of design, coding, web applications and testing for multi-user systems Extensive experience in server management and working in demanding hi-tech environments Hands on experience in interaction design, user experience modeling, and focus groups Experienced in positioning web based solutions for e-Commerce business problems Skilled in assessing client needs and requirements Work well with individuals at all levels Areas of Expertise: Web development languages and platforms:- * PHP , CakePHP, Wordpress, Laravel, jQuery, MVC Frameworks, Custom CMS Server Administration – Mangement * Microsoft Windows Servers , Linux servers - CentOS , Ubuntu , Debian * Apache, nginx, IIS Web Servers, Hosting Control Panels * DNS servers , FTP Servers

Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

Associated with: Netgen IT Solutions Private Limited

100% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
5,607 hours