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  1. Ben Garside

    Ben Garside

    Salesforce Consultant, Data Analyst and SQL Developer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

    Over 7 years commercial experience working on a variety of systems and data driven projects. Primary areas of speciality include SQL and Salesforce. Some examples of previously completed Salesforce projects include: • Implemented and customised a new instance of Salesforce for over 100 active users working globally across multiple business functions. • Managed a transition from a Goldmine SQL database to Salesforce. This involved a lot of data conversion work and user acceptance testing. • Writing step-by-step documentation – either aimed at a technical audience or from an end user perspective. • Developed several integrations feeding data into Salesforce using both the Salesforce Bulk and Soap API’s. Some examples of previously completed data/SQL projects include: • Writing SQL scripts to perform various database functions such as changes to table structures and record inserts. • Packaging SQL queries/stored procedures into user friendly applications such as Excel, Access or bespoke .Net applications – allowing them to be run easily by end users. • A data improvement project involving identification of gaps in CRM data; documenting recommendations for improving the quality and standardising field values; implementing data updates and introducing field validation. • Develop a small MySQL database to hold IP ranges and country data. My approach is always honest, detail orientated and friendly. I look forward to hearing of any opportunities to work together.

    $5.56 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  2. Theo Filippidis

    Theo Filippidis

    Principal Oracle Consultant

    Ireland - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 3

    Track record of success leading the design and development of high-performance, enterprise-level Oracle solutions. Subject-matter authority offering ten years of success defining, designing, constructing, supporting, and enhancing properly engineered major systems for high-profile clients. “Big picture” planner instrumental in guiding the direction of future initiatives that raise the bar for performance across the industry. Demonstrated ability to establish development standards and methods result in quantitative improvements to product quality and process efficiency. Well-earned reputation for resolving complex problems that potentially jeopardized project success. Guaranteed product performance, security, and data integrity prior to turnover. Earned a reputation for professional excellence by delivering high-performance solutions on time and within budget projections.

    $60.00 /hr
    126 hours
    3.01
  3. Bhushan Kumar Sharma

    Bhushan Kumar Sharma

    Linux Servers AWS Cloud Hosting Security CPanel Plesk VOIP PenTest

    India - Last active: 21 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
    3,635 hours
    4.85
  4. Arul R.

    Arul R.

    VBA / Excel Guru

    India - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 16

    Microsoft Office VBA Expert. Develop event based multipage UserForms with class objects, Array formulas, Regular expressions(amazing for matching almost all pattern matching requirements and text mining with Excel). Developing Executive summary dynamic dashboards. Ranked in top 1% of all Odesk Excel freelancers. skype me arul.rajesh for instant queries.

    $30.00 /hr
    9 hours
    5.00
  5. Ivy Magsipoc

    Ivy Magsipoc

    Web Content Developer, Technical Writer, Project Coordinator

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    TECHNICAL SKILLS Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project Metrics Tools: Vovici, NoHold Metrics, Omniture Content Management Tools: Salesforce, NoHold, Fatwire, RightNow Document Management Platform: Google Docs Programming Languages: HTML, CSS PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS Synnex-Concentrix Philippines Web Content Developer II, July 2010 – Present Major projects handled: • Product Launches, 2010 – Present • Salesforce Migration, 2013 – Project Lead • Homesupport to Linksys.com Migration, 2013 – Project Lead • Linksys Mobile International Launch, 2013 – Project Lead • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Rebranding, 2012 – Project Lead • Cisco Connect Cloud Launch (Articles), 2012 – Project Lead • LinksysByCisco Migration, 2011 – Logistics • TheFlip.com Website Launch, 2010-2011 Primary tasks handled: • Quarterly Business Reviews Presentations (local, global, Cx) • Online Customer Feedback • Weekly Report, Time Allocation, Monthly Timesheet • Vovici • Omniture • Remedy Case, Care Case, Appirio • Project Management Officer Site Source 101 Project Manager, February 2011 – June 2012 HP Outsourcing Inc. Project Coordinator, Aug. 2009 – July 2010 Website Testing and QA, Jan. 2009 – Jul. 2009 Kinetique Systems, Inc. Software Testing and QA, May 2008 – Oct. 2008

    $5.00 /hr
    15 hours
    0.00
  6. Anton L.

    Anton L.

    Senior SolidWorks developer

    Ukraine - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    Hello! I am well-experienced in SolidWorks and ArchiCad. I have been actively studying the mobile application development for Android devices. My main goal is to make the high quality projects for you with a view to further cooperation. I will negotiate with you: -prices -delivery date -various features and ways to implement your project. I am eager to help you in conceptual apps development, data modelling, API modelling and implementation, mobile application modelling and implementation, consulting. I have more than 4 years of experience with SolidWorks, Client-Server communications, Android development, HTML, CSS and CAD soft. University degree: Department of Urban Development and Economy (in 2012). Bachelor degree.

    $8.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  7. Tom S.

    Tom S. Agency Contractor

    Mathematician, Programmer and Translator

    Germany - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 5

    I just finished my studies of mathematics with focus on physics and computer sciences in Iceland. Next to my studies, I have been programming already for several years on a freelance basis and provide professional translation services. The programs that I created so far mostly are GUI applications under Windows, as well as web-based applications using PHP and javascript. In addition to these experiences, I have also intensive knowledge of C/C++, Matlab, R, and various other programming languages. You can see some of my programs in my portfolio and on my website. In addition to being a programmer, I have also several years of experience as a translator. As a German native speaker, I mostly translate from English to German, and occasionally from German to English. I have lived abroad for more than three years now, and therefore know a couple of other languages as well. These include French, Icelandic, Swedish, Dutch and Bulgarian. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Best wishes, Tom Schiller

    Associated with: e-ComFreelance Agency

    $24.00 /hr
    681 hours
    4.78
  8. Neil Anthony Rosales

    Neil Anthony Rosales

    Expert Game Tester/Reviewer, Android Programmer and Data Entry

    Philippines - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    Seek knowledge, skills, wisdom and work to earn experience in the field of Information Technology and/or Computer Science. My ultimate goal is to find a job inclined to the things that I love; games and Japanese animation (anime). Cultivate myself, nurture my skills and personality, and earn income to continue my pursuit for greater things while having the time of my life. It is one of my life long goals to one day step into the video game industry and become not only just the one holding the controller, but be the one of the people behind a great video game. Generally a bright and cheerful person, honest and friendly. I have a strong sense of responsibility. Hardworking and resilient in what I do. I have a passion in creating quality programs and enjoy working with thousands and thousands of codes. I take to heart and enjoy doing repetitive testing and debugging of programs to ensure utmost quality. I have fun assisting people and working within a team. I regard providing quality work most, and consider my work as a reflection of myself. My philosophy in life is to always have fun with whatever I do. I never let stress take over me. I always find ways to make everything I do fun. Life is short; there is no room for frowns. Even in work.

    $11.11 /hr
    14,123 hours
    5.00
  9. Aliaa B.

    Aliaa B.

    Software Developer and Technical Writer

    Ireland - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a software engineer with over four years experience in complete software development life cycle. I gained experience in development using numerous programming languages, including Java, C#, and C++. Additionally, I acquired solid experience in development using different platforms, such as Eclipse, JBuilder, NetBeans, and Microsoft Visual Studio .Net. Additionally, I have a very good experience in writing/editing technical IT content and writing scientific papers, presentations, and software manuals/documentation. I intend to utilize my experience in handling large assignments with ability to deliver outcome within the deadline. I am looking forward to serve an esteemed client with my dedication & extensive experience.

    $16.67 /hr
    3,535 hours
    5.00