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  1. 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
  2. Nicholas Shoup

    Nicholas Shoup

    Geography/ GIS Student

    United States - Last active: 5 months ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Nick is currently a student at the University of Denver, and enrolled in the graduate program pursuing his Master’s in Geographic Information Science(s). He has a firm understanding of geographic principles and is an enthusiastic and dedicated GIS professional. He has a proven ability to collaborate as a team member, lead diverse groups, and advance projects through individual contributions. Currently he works for a local transit company and assist with a variety of planning projects which utilize GIS and database information retrieval to assist with planning decisions. He also has some educational experience with python scripting and C#/.NET development, as well as HTML and CSS development.

    $18.00 /hr
    5 hours
    0.00
  3. Catherine G.

    Catherine G.

    Rockstart Quality Assurance Engineer, Tester

    New Zealand - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

    I'm a network test Engineer with 5+ experience in IT industry. I started out as an IT support for a multinational company for 3 years before I took CCNA certification and decided to move into Computer Networking field. I am now a part of a company that makes router and Switches a system Test Engineer and have experience with agile testing methodologies.

    $16.67 /hr
    1,778 hours
    4.92
  4. Colin Currie

    Colin Currie

    Unity3D Guru and Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 07/15/2013 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    I have worked for three years as an independent Unity contractor, primarily in the realms of complex games and desktop & web applications. My Unity3D programming skills are nearly as good as my written and verbal English skills, which the SAT once told me were in the top .8% in the US. My gains from independent employment have paid for the >100 credits I've earned at my school. I am part-time finishing my last seventeen credits at College of Idaho (quote "Idaho's most prestigious undergrad college"), pursuing a polymath BA in Computer Science and International Political Economic Philosophy. I want to one day become an effective political activist for reform in America. My facebook handle is Political Reform Colin. [ Relelvant courses from the CofI: - C++ 1,2,3,4 - Special Programming Languages (Erlang) - C# Programming 1&2 - Mono Programming - Data Structures and Algorithms - Discrete Mathematics - Calculus 1,2,3 - Analytical Physics - Business Marketing - Small Business Management - Quantitative Analysis - Business Law. ] Though I'm new to ODesk, I'm willing to temporarily undervalue my time here in order to prove myself. Give me a call, talk to me about nerdy things, and you'll see that I know what I'm about.

    $17.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.95
  5. Madhuri Bhangariya

    Madhuri Bhangariya

    software test engineer with 4.8 years of experience

    India - Last active: 04/17/2013 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    I have 4.8 years of Software Testing experience. My Strengths: 1. Strong knowledge of Manual and Automation Testing. 2. Proficiency in developing and executing test cases for Integration and System testing. 3. Have got Extensive scripting experience of Quick Test Professional 11.0. 4. Expertise in Banking and Finance (SMA) domain. 5. Experience in Onsite & Offshore testing model. 6.Experienced in doing deployments on live server. 7. Have got experience in writing queries of SQL Server 2005, Microsoft Access, Oracle 9i databases. 8.Expertise with Mercury's Quality Center 9.0, Test Link, and Bugzilla test management tools. 9. Expertise with Automation Tool Quick Test Professional.

    $7.78 /hr
    627 hours
    4.70
  6. Anh N.

    Anh N.

    QA Engineer

    Vietnam - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 10

    My career goal is to become a QA manager or System analyst. To achieve my goal, I need to work on many kinds of related jobs. What I have learned, benefited from my current company are not enough. Thus I would like to do more QC jobs outside my company. I would like to do any tasks such as: website testing, system analysis, create or review user requirement/project specification, technical writer, data entry, data processing, etc.

    $3.33 /hr
    374 hours
    5.00
  7. Israr Ahmad Khan

    Israr Ahmad Khan

    Senior Joomla, JomSocial, WordPress, eDirectory, PHP, MySQL Developer

    Pakistan - Last active: 05/04/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 17

    To seek a challenging position in IT industry, which offers a competitive and challenging environment along with development and growth opportunities where my experience, skills and abilities could best be utilized. I’ve 7+ years of solid experience in custom web development using PHP, MySQL and web 3.0 technologies. I always try to deliver high quality services to my clients by enforcing coding standards so my code is clean, understandable and other developers don't have problems working with it. I have strong command in Arca eDirectory, Joomla, Wordpress, CSS3, HTML5 and jQuery. I’ve perfect skills in the communication with clients. I have great expertise in Widget development using APIs. Now I am confident to customize or enhance any PHP based software either open source or commercial, CMS, framework and shopping cart. Checkout my portfolio to get an idea about my expert level.

    Groups: JomSocial

    $18.00 /hr
    2,672 hours
    4.52
  8. Pablo Varela

    Pablo Varela

    Documentation Expert / Technical Writer / Translator

    Argentina - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 2

    Based on my 8 year's experience in the translation and technical documentation industries, I can: * develop your technical and non-technical guides, reference material, and website technical copy. * design a tailored process to produce your documentation, based on agile methodologies. * design and develop your content strategy and manage your documentation life-cycle. * develop tools for your documentation process. * write content. * translate English into Spanish. Mantra: single sourcing, minimalist documentation.

    $27.78 /hr
    155 hours
    5.00
  9. Danni Bennett

    Danni Bennett Agency Contractor

    IA and SEO Specialist

    United States - Last active: 03/17/2014 - Tests: 1

    With over ten years experience in the software and web fields, Danni offers the unique ability to make technology usable. From information architecture, to search engine optimization, to technical writing, Danni puts the focus on your market and visitor. Her skills include: • Analyzing business and user requirements to design powerful user interfaces and write detailed functional requirements documents. • Designing a web site architecture that puts important information at the visitors’ fingertips. • Researching users, competitors, and industry keywords to optimize websites for search engines. • Writing user documentation that provides the right amount of information in clear, readable steps. • Writing, editing, and proofreading all types of documentation to ensure readability for the intended audience. • Marketing complex technology solutions in a voice that anyone can understand. In short, if you're looking for someone to help make your software, web site, or project search engine friendly, usable, and conversion-focused, Danni can help!

    Associated with: SageRock Agency

    $61.11 /hr
    88 hours
    5.00
  10. Mithun Gooty

    Mithun Gooty

    Java/J2EE - 7yrs exp - Software Design & Development

    India - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    My stackoverflow profile: http://stackoverflow.com/users/333125/mithun Why you should partner with me: - Have 7yrs of experience in Java/J2EE based software development - Been part of requirement gathering/design/development/deployment phases of software development - Oracle certified Java programmer - Worked in reputed companies - Technical skills: Algorithms and Data structures, Design & Architecture, Java/J2EE, Spring, SQL, Unit Test frameworks, Test Automation frameworks - Good analytic and problem solving skills - good communication skills - Passionate to build by freelancer career. This is just the beginning Project plan: - We will follow Agile Methodology to execute the project - 25% effort on requirement understanding + 40% effort in designing & architecting the solution + 20% effort in development/testing + 15% effort on documentation/release planning and sign-off.

    $15.00 /hr
    161 hours
    4.95