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  1. Igor S.

    Igor S.

    Linux sysadmin, cloud deployments specialist

    Czech Republic - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    I would like to offer you my deep knowledge of servers hardware and software, which allows me to fine-tune servers according to their roles, and my ability to anticipate and solve problems in shortest time possible. No Windows please, Unices only, Linux preferrable. Lately my main point of interest has shifted to deploying and maintaining web projects in cloud environments. I am developing monitoring / management tool ( http://m-script.org ) and supporting existing installations, but I am very well familiar with all well known alternatives from both monitoring and cloud management side, so no problem to implement any of them. The point is, I know very well how it works. And how it doesn't, too :) I am interested in any system administration work, especially in cloud environments. The more challenging you setup is going to be, the better. Automated scalability, cross-clouds deployments, combination of traditional and dynamically scalable resources, DNS/Geo balancing - everything is possible, just let me know your needs.

    $40.00 /hr
    6,971 hours
    4.88
  2. Alper OKUTGAN

    Alper OKUTGAN

    Professional PHP Developer and Web Scraper

    Turkey - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 33

    Top-notch web scraping expert using PHP/cURL, having scraped hundreds of sites with billions records. Always deliver perfect quality with quick turnaround. Craigslist, Yipit, Crunchbase, Twitter and Instagram are just a few examples. My major expertise is web crawling / data minning, I am also interesting in solving complex challenges, difficult problem solving, and learning to enhance my programming skills with PHP programming language. I prefer to work for short-time but difficult projects. So I can give my experiences to the task effective. I have a degree in Computer System & Engineering and have 15 years experience coding. I have been working in the hosting industry (Hostgator, GoDaddy, Bluehost) for more than 10 years and highly experienced using hosting software such as WHM / CPanel / Plesk / Virtuozzo / Webmin / Virtualmin. (Installation and Management) Technical background; I began programming on C64s with QBasic language in the 1990s. Following graduation, I developed various programs with Borland Delphi for computing hardware faculty from 2000s, and I am still programming for the automotive industry (OBD/OBD2). I professionally created various web development projects with PHP and Perl languages since 2002. I began working with FreeBSD in 2002 and Linux in 2004 and I have been working as an hostadmin for various servers like Debian and Ubuntu operating systems since 2005. I have founded to BACOMputer, which my first company on 2005, and I am still working as a project manager for my own company. I began working with clients through oDesk since 2009, and I have successfully completed many contracts between 2010 - 2015. The subjects of my recently works; ° Web scrapping / mail scrapping with PHP/cURL. My PHP codes also can be run as standalone programs on the linux shell and/or with crontab. ° PHP-MySQL works / Admin Panels. ° Delphi or PHP based text file conversion programs. ° Hosting services and transfers. ° OpenVPN authentication systems (PAM / Google Authenticator / MySQL / LDAP / Radius) ° Creating Wordpress plugins and themes. HTML to Wordpress. * OPEN-WRT Linux distributions. ° Malware code cleaning on the sites and servers. (I have developed my own tools for finding malicious codes and infected files as quickly and efficiently) ° Decompiling/Tracing Flash applications/games. ° Radio, Audio stream program installations and configurations. Shoutcast, Icecast and Flashcast solutions. ° Software installation on Linux. Ftp servers, Apache, Nginx, PHP and MySQL installations/configurations. ° jQuery and resolving jQuery issues and conflicts. ° JWplayer, Flowplayer video player installations and delayed messages/auto redirecting projects ° Lightbox, Greybox, Laytbox and other jQuery (auto) popup/popunder solutions. Locked pages with javascript alerts. ° .htaccess works (Mass redirections, SEO based links, permalinks)

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $45.00 /hr
    1,537 hours
    4.99
  3. Nikolay C.

    Nikolay C.

    Brainbench certified JSE/JEE dev, DB dev, Sys-Arch

    Ukraine - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 11

    Would you like to find a powerful Java-dev? If so, please read further... 1. Intentions I'm working as a free-lancer more than 2 years already, and worked > 12 years in scientific and software engineering areas. I'm here because I'm looking worldwide for interesting work related to software development using the following technologies (some or all): - Java 5/6/7 (JSE, Swing, CORBA, Web Services, etc.) - JEE5/6 (EJB3, JSF, Hibernate, etc.) - GWT, Spring, Struts, etc. - And other JSE/JEE-related frameworks - GlassFish, Tomcat, JBoss, Jetty, etc. - JME (CLDC 1.1, MIDP 2.0) and Android - Maven, Ant, etc. - Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL and other DBMS - Some sub-tasks could be related to C/C++ with STL (but NOT the whole project!) - UML and/or Agile Modeling - Well-organized Agile processes - Etc. It would be nice to be involved into software concepts and architecture development. Also it would be nice to have possibilities for applying my initiative and creativity. I'm ready to work as a free-lancer for the beginning up to 40+ hours per week), and you may hire me as a full-time employee as well. I'm ready to move mostly to any country or city. In such case I'm ready to start as a developer (or senior developer), but with possibility to grow up to TL, and further up to SA or PM (of course, starting from TL or SA would be nice). 2. Education - University Master Degree in the area of Informatics and Computer Systems 3. General Skills I have a wide working and scientific experience with dozens of technologies (> 14 years). The most deep experience I have with the following techs: - JSE5/6 and J2SE (Java Core, Multithreading, AWT, Java2D, Swing, CORBA, WebServices, Networking, etc.) - since 1998 - JEE5 (EJB3, Hibernate3, JSF, CometD, Jetty, Tomcat, JBoss, GlassFish) - about of 5 years - J2ME (CLDC 1.1, MIDP 2.0, WMA) - about a year - Other Java techs (Jakarta Commons, Log4J, Velocity, Maven, Ant, etc.) - many years - Android development (support about 0.5 years) - C/C++ and STL - since 1995 (STL from 2001) - Oracle 9i/10g, MySQL, PostgreSQL, InterBase - since 2000 - OOA/OOD/OOP and UML Modeling - since 1995 (UML from 2001) Large experience with the following platforms and tools: - Windows - since 1995 - Linux/UNIX - since 1997 - MS Office (incl. Visio and Project) and Star/OpenOffice - since 1997 - IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans, Eclipse - since 2001 - C++Builder and Delphi - since 2000 - PL/SQL Developer - since 2005 - Enterprise Architect and other UML tools (Rational Rose, Poseidon, etc.) - since 2001 Git, SVN and CVS - since 2001 Management Skills - since 2004 (worked on TL and PM positions) Architect Skills - since 2000 (designing concepts, business models and architectures for quite complex scientific, B2C and B2B applications) Language Skills: - Russian - native - English - fluent, working language since 2001, ~1000 pages of docs written - German - intermediate (quite fluent, but non-perfect) - Ukrainian - can understand in 100%, cannot speak/write fluently 4. Contacts - You can contact me via oDesk. Usually online (GMT): - 10:00am - 5:00pm - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

    $40.00 /hr
    14,416 hours
    5.00
  4. Ivan Ershov

    Ivan Ershov

    Cloud Architect/Engineer/Devops / Linux Admin

    Russia - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 2

    Over the last 10 years, I have been working as technical support engineer/team leader/infrastructure architect for the different companies with on-premise/cloud hosting. My competency lies in planning, development, deployment and setup of the environments from scratch, troubleshooting/support/improvement of existing production systems based on Linux/Unix with the focus on automation and high availability. Have a lot of experience in automation/monitoring/backup of different distributed environments with LAMP stack and other applications, different clustering, scalability and high-availability techniques. Operating systems: Debian/Ubuntu, Redhat(Fedora, RHEL, Centos), Suse, AmazonLinux Level of skill with Unix/Linux: RHCE MailServers: qmail, postfix, sendmail etc Databases: Postgresql, Oracle, Mysql, noSQL databases (Mongodb, Cassandra, Couchbase, Redis etc) Clustering: RHCS, terracotta, heartbeat, pacemaker, distributed balanced setups Programming, scripting languages: Bash, PL/SQL, Ruby Clouds: AWS/Tata/RackSpace/CloudStack/Openstack/Azure Automation: Chef/Puppet, RightScale, AWS Opsworks,CloudFormation etc Continuous integration/deployment: Docker, Atlassian tools, Jenkins, SVN/Git, Codebase etc. Loadbalancers/proxies: Clouds LBs, Haproxy, mod_jk, Squid, Apache, Nginx Application servers: tomcat, jetty, jboss, Apache, Nginx, different PHP-based servers Monitoring: Nagios, Zabbix, Newrelic, OMD etc English: fluent Availability: up to 30hrs/week

    $38.89 /hr
    1,767 hours
    4.96
  5. Ismet Dumlupinar

    Ismet Dumlupinar

    MCITP (System Administration), MCT, MCSA, MCSD: Web Applications

    Turkey - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 13

    Experienced System Specialist, MCSA/MCITP/MCSD. In-depth knowledge of business operations and Information Tecnology Systems, project management, enterprise system integrations and information security with over eight years with hands on experience as an Enterprise Administrator and Network Manager in Windows Server 2003 & Windows Server 2008 environments. Experience in hardware and software virtualization using VMware and Hyper-V and App-V. Practiced understanding Active Directory, Group Policies, NPS, NAP, Exchange, SQL Server, Dynamics CRM, ERP, PKI and DFS. Experience as a corporate Microsoft/Certification trainer at one of gold certified partners of Microsoft. Proficent in Server 2012 and 2008 (inc.Server Core edition), Hyper-V, switches and many other technologies. I have been highly involved in server virtualization for seven years and am proficient in both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. I am also providing consulting services for web applications. I am a member of DotNetNuke Corp Internationalization Team and I'm working to expand product features to fully support Turkish localization. I am always looking for new opportunities to develop my skills. Check my Microsoft Profile below: https://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/idumlupinar/profile

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $75.00 /hr
    2,373 hours
    4.90
  6. Roman D.

    Roman D.

    Server Administrator, Virtualization, Networking - CISCO, Google Apps

    Romania - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 1

    My objective is to bring excellent client satisfaction, providing quality and professional work. I am an IT Engineer with bachelor degree. I'm also an experienced Linux Server Administrator, areas of my expertise are: *Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist *Windows family Operating Systems (administration, configuration, audit, optimization) *Rights Management System for Active Directory (installing, configuring) *Linux - CentOS, RedHat, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo (administration, configuration, audit, optimization) *Webhosting Administration (cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin) *Amazon AWS setup using RightScale.com or Amazon tools *Apache (installation, configuration, optimization) *Network administration (CCNA certified) *MySQL (installation, configuration, optimization) *Subversion systems - SVN, Perforce (instalaltion, configuration) *Atlassian JAVA applications - Jira, Confluence, etc. (installing and configuring) *SMS Gateway (Kannel, PlaySMS) *Mail programs (Exim, Postfix, Qmail, dovecot, ssmtp) *Webprogramming knowledge: PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript *System Backup and Restore automatization *System Services Monitoring automatization *Virtualization (VMWare, VirtualBox, HyperVM, OpenVZ, Xen) *Shell Scripting *VPN systems, OpenVPN (installation and configuration) I can figure out fast the problem and find a solution for it. Languages that I speak: Russian and Romanian - native speaker; English - advanced level.

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers, Caspio

    $35.00 /hr
    1,716 hours
    5.00
  7. James Baker

    James Baker

    embedded systems, PLC/HMI/SCADA

    United States - Last active: 17 days ago

    Designed panels, SCADA, PLC code, and HMI code. Designed embedded HW and FW, system architecture, schematics, and boards. Designed embedded commercial, automotive, military, and medical devices. Designed FW with IAR, Eclipse, GNU/GDB, MPLABS, CodeWarrior. Designed AC/DC and DC/DC supplies, and battery chargers Designed HW with Orcad, PADS, Allegro, Eagle, ViewDraw, Mathcad, and Hyperlynx. Designed using 68332, 68HC11, x86, PowerPC, SH7760, PIC, AVR, ARM, MSP430. Designed FPGA, CPLD, and EPLD devices using VHDL, Synplify, Xilinx, and Altera tools. Designed up to 32-bit embedded systems with up to 12-layer boards. Simulated boards. Designed SW with C, Python, and Bash/AWK/SED. Utilized PVCS, TLIB, CVS, SVN, and git version control systems. Took products through regulatory testing at UL and TUV. Managed HW and FW engineers. Evaluated requirements and wrote proposals. Mentored / Trained Engineers and Executives Authored magazine article

    $55.56 /hr
    82 hours
    5.00
  8. Hector Bravo

    Hector Bravo

    IT Expert - Project Manager - PMP, ITIL, VCP, MCSE, MCDBA, VoIP

    Panama - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 13

    Design, Plan, Implement and Support for: - Windows Azure / Amazon EC2 - Microsoft Lync - Microsoft Sharepoint - Microsoft Exchange - Microsoft SQL Server - Microsoft Active Directory, ADFS - Microsoft Dynamics CRM - Windows Server / Hyper-V - Microsoft ISA/TMG/UAG - Microsoft SSCM, SCVMM, DPM - Microsoft Office 365 - Voice Integration with Lync - VMWare vSphere / ESXi - VMWare Site Recovery Manager (SRM) - Veeam Backup & Replication

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $33.33 /hr
    930 hours
    4.56
  9. Devasia Joseph

    Devasia Joseph

    Web and Mobile Development Consultant Architect

    India - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Full stack developer, architect and consultant for web and mobile development. I have over 9 years of experience developing complex applications in various technology platforms such as Java .Net,Python, PHP, Javascript, Clojure iOS and Android Platforms. Although my current choice of technology is Clojure running on Java platform I am open to working with other tech stacks too. I have a bachelor's degree in Engineering.

    $35.00 /hr
    514 hours
    5.00
  10. Neha C.

    Neha C.

    Php, Ecommerce (Magento, Xcart), Wordpress, Joomla, CakePhp, JQuery

    India - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    Hi, I am Neha and have comprehensive programming skills in PHP with specialities in Ecommerce (Magento, Xcart), Wordpress, Joomla, CakePhp, JQuery. I enjoy working with databases like MySQl, MongoDb and AWS server handling. My work majorly covers territories of the IT spanning across data scraping, payment gateways, social networking development, APIs of Facebook, Google, Exact Target etc .

    $40.00 /hr
    106 hours
    5.00