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  1. Ivy Magsipoc

    Ivy Magsipoc

    Web Content Developer, Technical Writer, Project Coordinator

    Philippines - 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
    17 hours
    4.00
  2. Anton L.

    Anton L.

    Senior SolidWorks developer

    Ukraine - 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
  3. Kazi Afiqur Rahman

    Kazi Afiqur Rahman

    Math Expert, Professional Programmer and Developer,Article Writer

    Bangladesh - Tests: 6

    I am a final year undergraduate student of CSE of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(BUET). I have 3 years of experience in professional programming. I like working project in C,C++,Java,android, PHP. Mysql , C# and python.Mathematics is like oxyzen to me. I love to solve any kind of mathematical problem.I also eager to do work in HTML, CSS, javacript, .net. I am very much dedicated to my work. I hope I can satisfy you with my work. Thank you.

    $13.33 /hr
    16 hours
    4.98
  4. Samiullah Khan

    Samiullah Khan

    IT Expert | Mobile | Web | Embedded | Avionics Developer

    Pakistan - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 4

    Sami has years of software development experience in C, C++, Qt, Java, C#, WPF, WCF, .Net remoting, Mono, VB, VB.Net, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP, ASP.Net, SQL and SQL Server. Since 2007 he has developed wide range of high quality and revenue generating software including real time applications, embedded software, web services, n-tire distributed applications, data acquisition software, database development and management, audio broadcast applications, software integrated electronics products and security software.

    $35.00 /hr
    65 hours
    5.00
  5. Denis Shchigelsky

    Denis Shchigelsky

    Expert project/product manager (fintech, banking)

    Russia - Tests: 1

    Have a 3 years experience as a project/product manager in mobile banking development industry. Have a portfolio of nearly 15 integration projects of mobile banking and some other mobile applications for banks. We had a 10 person team to develop our product and some freelancers on the outsource to customize it for our clients. Also worked a year in a small Russian bank as a head of the Distant Banking Services Department. Currently working on internet-acquiring project as product/project manager. At the moment, besides my main job, work at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology as CS workshop tutor to make a world better and for a good karma :) Finished Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Control and Applied Math Department (Master degree) Skills: * Project management (Java, Android, iOS, Design, Python, client-server applications, web-services), agile. * Product development * Internet-acquiring * Distant Banking services * Documentation Programming skills: Python / Django, Java SE, SQL; parallel programming; C (not very hadrcore, though).

    $17.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  6. Reshmi Philip

    Reshmi Philip

    Expert Technical writer in Computer Science

    India - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a Technical writer and am highly passionate about my work. I hold Masters in Computer Science and in Business Administration. I also have a Bachelors in Statistics. I have more than 15 years of experience in documenting technical texts like user manuals,White papers,Installation guides,functional specifications,Technical reports and also in content writing ,product reviews,blogging,creative writing,making business presentations, and writing course contents. I enjoy working hard to provide a quality product to clients. I do all my assignments on my own and do not outsource projects..I have also published various research papers in many international journals of repute .

    $22.22 /hr
    97 hours
    4.48
  7. Mihaela H.

    Mihaela H. Agency Contractor

    ISQTB Certified Tester, Data Entry, Research, MS Office -Europe

    Romania - Tests: 17

    Gain experience while offer high quality services in testing, data entry and technical writing domains. My skills in the above domains were continuously improved during the last 4+ years, while working as a system integration tester in a big telecommunication company. This job involved the installation and the integration of servers followed by functional testing of the system, keeping an eye on the GUI and the usability aspects. Also, an important role was the test strategy and test cases writing. References available on request.

    Associated with: PFA

    $11.11 /hr
    2,539 hours
    4.97
  8. Tahir Mufti

    Tahir Mufti Agency Contractor

    Software Expert

    United Kingdom - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 9

    Thank you for reviewing my oDesk resume. I specialize in managing outsourced projects from start to end. I have over 20 years of experience in the IT Outsourcing industry, beginning with programming, progressing to project management and finally business analysis. Apart from general software development, I am an expert in BACnet configuration and programming and SAML2 single signon systems. My expertize includes technical documentation: Functional Specification, Software Requirement Specification, Software Design Specification, Project Plan, Test Plan, Workflow Design and Analysis, etc. I am also an expert in drawing up Statements of Work (SOW) and Contracts/Agreements. As a long-time programmer, I have expertize in various programming and scripting languages, allowing me to manage both desktop applications and web development for commercial, engineering and cad/cam applications. DOCUMENTATION: - Contract/Agreement - Statement of Work (SOW) - Functional Specification - Software Requirement Specification - Software Design Specification - Project Plan - Test Plans/TestCases/Acceptance Criteria - Workflow Design and Analysis PROGRAMMING: - VB6, C++, C#, .NET - FileMaker Pro - SQL (MS-Access, MS-SQL, mySQL) - Joomla, Drupal and other CMS systems - Web 2.0, PHP, Perl, HTML, AJAX, ASP - Dreamweaver, Frontpage, Photoshop, etc. - Legacy languages: Cobol, Fortran, Pascal, PL/1, RPG, Assembler, dBase INDUSTRIES: - Healthcare in the United States (EMR, PM, HL7, HIPAA, etc.) - E-Commerce for various industries - Education (online teaching and school management) MAXIMIZING THE OFFSHORE ADVANTAGE: I have tried and tested teams available in India and Pakistan whom I use on all of my projects. Hailing from that part of the world, I am able to leverage my knowledge of their culture and thus get them to work at maximum performance. I *know* what makes them click! The savings of offshore resources are, of course, passed on to you... PRICING MODEL: I have a 2-tier pricing model. Local UK resources are priced at US$20 to $60 depending upon expertise level, while offshore resources are $10 to $25. The offshore component is generally 80 to 90% of total effort therefore overall rate is closer to $15-$20. That provides you the advantage of low-cost offshore resources without the risk of being burnt by fly-by-night operations. Thank you for reviewing my resume. I look forward to working for you.

    Associated with: eCruoStuo Agency

    $160.00 /hr
    84 hours
    4.88