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Malik muhammad farooq A.

Malik muhammad farooq A. Agency Contractor

Business/Process Analyst, Project manager/QA

Pakistan - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 9

I aspire to work with people around the world with diverse working ethics and love challenges associated with international business. As an adept ICT professional, with ability to analyze, design, manage, and test software intensive systems, I want to join a a team of off-shore professionals. With blend of education and diverse working experience in IT and business process management, I believe that I can put my knowledge and experience to assist my clients meet business objectives.

Associated with: Cyber Quest

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
292 hours

Theo Filippidis

Theo Filippidis

Principal Oracle Consultant

Ireland - 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

Nicholas Shoup

Nicholas Shoup

Geography/ GIS Student

United States - 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

Arsalan Khan

Arsalan Khan Agency Contractor

ERP/CRM, Android, PHP, Sharepoint, IOS, Wordpress

Pakistan - Portfolio: 51

Looking for a solution that will give you the edge? We are a passionate team of professionals that provides all-inclusive online services needed to create a strong Internet presence. Each of our team members has years of experience in his or her niche. We combine our marketing, design & technical expertise with our fanatical support to deliver outstanding services. Shispare provide latest technologies and advanced features all under one roof with extraordinary cost effective and high quality website software development solutions. We believe in individuality of jobs and work on specific client requirements. Following are some of our major areas of expertise: - PHP web portals - websites - Iphone / Ipad Apps - Ms dynamics CRM - MS dynamics GP - Zoho CRM - Shopify

Associated with: Shispare

100% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
19 hours

Paul B.

Paul B.

Experienced MQL4 programmer

United Kingdom - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 5

MetaTrader 4 Programmer (MQL4) I'm a professional programmer with over 5 years experience in trading forex and converting / interpreting systems for Expert Advisor automation. As a Company Director (CEO) of over 15 years I always work to high standards in a completely professional and ethical manner. Being UK based, I am fully conversant with the complexities of the English language and can convey complex points in an understandable manner. All indicators, expert advisors and scripts I produce are professionally coded, tested and robust, and include the following as standard (where appropriate): - 4/5 digit broker compatibility - Automatic time zone / offset recognition - Built in error checks - Built in safety features (i.e. Closure of orders where stop loss setting fails) I have previously coded the following complex scenarios which can be readily built into future projects: - Serial number protection linked to varying expiry dates - Restriction of indicators/expert advisors to specific chart types and/or timeframes - Automatic changing of charts to correct timeframes - Lot sizing based on account risk percentages - Spreadbetting compatibility - News avoidance (eg. Stopping trades around high impact releases) - Scraping for retrieving information from web sites / RSS feeds I have developed a robust licencing system which can be encoded into any EA or indicator. It allows on-line authorization, chart and time-frame restrictions plus allows remote changing of EA/indicator settings and variables. Please ask for a demo if you are interested. All expert advisors are coded to provide for enhanced optimization and quick backtesting. As a supplementary service I can create professional looking installers and autorun front ends for installation CD's, USB sticks, etc., including the incorporation of logos and branding graphics. I also have experience writing technical manuals, creating video tutorials and preparing seminars.

99% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
118 hours

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 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 • 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

Moiz A.

Moiz A.

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA),CISM, IS Consultant

Pakistan - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

Experienced associate who have been involved in Security Reviews, Information System Audits, Revenue Assurance Reviews and Special Assignments at various large and medium-sized organisations. My core area of expertise includes assessment of internal control environment for information systems and critical IT processes; evaluating system of internal control and risk management; pre & post implementation reviews; security reviews of operating system, database and applications/ERP(s)

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
291 hours

Tom S.

Tom S. Agency Contractor

Mathematician, Programmer and Translator

Germany - 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

100% Job Success
$24.00 /hr
694 hours

Arul R.

Arul R.

VBA / Excel Guru

India - 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
14 hours