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  1. Josh M.

    Josh M.

    SQA/Testing/Security/Networks/Development/Technical Writing(Canada)

    Canada - Last active: 6 months ago - Tests: 9

    Over my career I have been handed a great many challenges and I have throughly enjoyed finding solutions for my clients problems. I have not limited myself specifically to one area but many, and have enjoy a diverse technical career. I am a skilled, hard working, dedicated IT professional with over 10 years of experience. I have development experince in numerous languages and specialize in PHP/MySql web development and Linux/Windows scripts and applications. I have excellent communication skills and am available at your need.

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $55.00 /hr
    8,385 hours
    4.98
  2. Sourabh Aryabhatta

    Sourabh Aryabhatta

    5+ Years Experienced Upwork-certified Top Rated IT Consultant

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 21 - Portfolio: 30

    ★ Certified EPUB & Kindle Expert (top 10% in CSS Test & top 20% in HTML Test) ★ Certified JIRA Expert (top 30% in HelpDesk & Software Testing Test) ★ Invite me, if you are serious about your project. I offer the following exclusive services. ✔ Formatting & Conversion (eBook interior) Service ✔ Publishing (over Online eBook Stores) Service ✔ Atlassian JIRA Consultancy Service ✔ Web Design, Web Development & Publishing Service ✔ Graphics Design (eBook cover) Service Here is the details information. ► Formatting & Conversion (eBook interior) Service is offered for the following stores. - Amazon CreateSpace - Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Store - Apple iTunes Store - Barnes & Noble - BookBaby - Smashwords (Premium Catalog) *** For paperback version, it is mandatory to maintain the print quality & platform standard. So I need to take care of the following features. ✔ Inside & outside margin and bleed ✔ Table of Contents ✔ Header, footer & page-number ✔ Print Quality image ✔ Interior formatting (with correct spacing & styles) ✔ Fully illustrated children picture book (full bleed) *** For electronic (mobile-friendly) versions, automated tools can never deliver great results that we expect. That's why I always use hand-written HTML & CSS to develop 100% error-free epub and mobi format that cover all the online eBook stores successfully. I can work with any digital format (doc, docx, odt, pdf, ppt, indd, .pages), though I do prefer word document format among them. Additionally I can take care of the following features. ✔ "Look Inside" (first 10% visibility over Amazon KDP Store) feature ✔ Clickable Table of Contents (linked to titles) support ✔ Navigation Progress Bar (NCX View) support ✔ 100% reflowability with advanced Interior formatting (styled paragraph, list, table, text-box, hyperlink, dropcap) support ✔ Full screen image support for any kind of mobile device ✔ Panel View support for comic / manga book (KF8 format) ✔ HD Quality Image (text-wrapped) with caption support ✔ Custom font (font-family, size, color) support ✔ Multimedia (audio, video) support for KF8 format ✔ "Text-to-Speech" feature ✔ Delivery cost minimization support ✔ Orientation-Lock (portrait / landscape) support ► Publishing (over Online eBook Stores) Service is offered for the following stores. - Amazon CreateSpace (Amazon Paperback version) - Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Store - Barnes & Noble - BookBaby - Smashwords (Premium Catalog) *** Regarding publishing, all you need to do is to provide me some basic information of your book (title, author name, book description, category, keywords, price, ISBN etc) along with the target store's credential. It is a complete publishing package including the following services: ✔ Publishing and Monitoring until the book goes LIVE ✔ Fixing technical issues (if any) ✔ Promotional Consultancy (if needed) ► Atlassian JIRA Consultancy Service is offered for software development companies who want to use Atlassian JIRA (or already using Atlassian JIRA). *** Being a Certified HelpDesk Professional (scored top 20% in Help Desk Certification Test, Management Skills Test and Technical Writing Test), I have been working with Atlassian JIRA (Cloud Version) successfully since last 5+ years. I am very much able to configure Agile Boards (Scrum or Kanban), grooming backlogs, planning Sprint releases, tracking time-sheets (using Tempo plugin), explaining burn-down chart etc. Additionally I can take care of the following administrative actions. ✔ JIRA Project Access ✔ JIRA Permission Scheme ✔ JIRA Issue-Security ✔ JIRA Workflow ✔ JIRA Agile Board ✔ JIRA Issue Screen, Fields, Components, Versions etc. ✔ JIRA Report (using JIRA Issue Filters) ✔ JIRA Plugin Consultancy ✔ JIRA Training for freshers ✔ JIRA Documentation I can help in doing some third-party integration as well, like email-to-ticket creation, Zendesk-JIRA integration, Salesforce-JIRA integration. I have basic knowledge in using Atlassian OnDemand (Confluence) as well. I have received Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from Upwork too. Overall, I am always ready to provide effective consultancy on Atlassian OnDemand products. ► Web Design, Web Development & Publishing Service is offered for the following areas. - Static Website Template Customization - Wordpress, Joomla etc (PHP, MySQL based) Installation & Customization - Opencart, Zencart, Woocommerce etc (eCommerce platform) Installation & Customization ► Graphics Design (eBook cover) Service is offered for the following stores. - Amazon CreateSpace - Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Store - Apple iTunes Store - Barnes & Noble - BookBaby - Smashwords (Premium Catalog) *** Additionally I can design attractive 3d cover for you, so that you can use it for promotional purpose. ► I am looking for opportunities to build long-term relationship with my future employers and to build myself a good reputation through my diligence, hard work and top quality service.

    $15.00 /hr
    2,429 hours
    4.73
  3. Jeeni Patel

    Jeeni Patel

    Lead QA Engineer/Expert Software Tester-Web App/MAC/Mobile-AgileExpert

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 23

    "Try to improve PERFECTION and unveil the QUALITY by itself." ★ Top 5% in successful oDeskers ★ More than 10000 odesk billed hours ★ More than 35 Projects of 5 star rating ★ More than 65% Repeated Clients ★ Full time freelancer and ISTQB certified QA tester ★ oDesk Top 10% in : Software Testing Test These are the facts which I will not claim unlike other freelancers.. What I claim is "To find out the visible and hidden defects,loop holes,gaps,broken processes,lack of standardization and simplification in your application for which you have chosen oDesk and posted this QA job" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I will need and start only with demo URL and ends with bunch of satisfied customers in your portfolio. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ You wonder how's that possible!!! Here are the facts which end your search and start your smiles.. I am well versed in .. ✔ Testing Domains: Healthcare, e-commerce, e-learning, business intelligence, ERP, CRM, Magento,social media, CMS,Gaming,VOIP, POS, Accounting,Gaming etc. ✔ Types of testing : Smoke, Sanity, Black Box,White Box,Grey,Functional,Regression, System Integration, regression Testing, Build Verification Testing, Compatibility-Cross and Backward (OS/Browser), Internationalization (i18N),User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Basic Performance Testing, ETL Testing, etc ✔ QA methodology and processes: CMMI, ISO, Agile Scrum best practices,waterfall model, RAD, V- model etc. ✔ QA Tasks: Analyze,review and assess user requirements,specifications and models for testability Test Scenario, Test Case, Test Plan, Test Strategies, Test Traceability Matrix, Gap Analysis,Conduct quality assurance on product updates at planned intervals. Triage data issues that emerge from user-feedback to drive product improvements. Creating lessons learnt document on projects ending Risk Management, Mitigation and Contingency Planning,Help develop strategy for growth, including resource needs, automated testing etc. ✔ Bug Reporting tools: Notepad, Wordpad, MS word, MS Excel, MS TFS 2010, Trello cards, JIRA, Mantis, Bugzilla, CodebaseHQ, Redmine, Basecamp, Version one, Assembla, Pivotal Tracker, Issues and many more.. ✔ Bug Analysis Tools: FireBug, FirePath, Xpath Checker, In browser Developer tools Inspect elements and HTTP Requester. ✔ Test Case Management Tools: Microsoft Test Manager, Test Link, Test Rail and Testopia ✔ Version Control System : Microsoft Visual SourceSafe, SVN, Team Foundation Server ✔ White Box Testing tools: NUnit, JUnit, TestNG, MS Test ✔ Performance Testing Tools : LoadRunner, WebLoad, Apache JMeter ✔ Database: SQL Server, MySQL, DB2, Teradata, Sybase, DB2 Mainframe ✔ Operating Systems to test: Windows 2000/Xp/Vista/Win7/win8,Ubuntu,Mac 10.9.2 ✔ Gadgets available for Testing : iPhone 5S,Samsung Galaxy S3, Google Nexus 4,Samsung Duos,iPod touch 4th Gen.(iOS 6),iPad 3 (iOS 7.0),Lenovo Yoga,Kindle Fire 2

    $22.22 /hr
    13,474 hours
    4.96
  4. Jaya A.

    Jaya A.

    QA- Website, Desktop, iOS & Android apps

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 12

    Pointing out bugs and helping you develop a bug free product since 2005. *** 5500+ work hours , 40 + jobs and ** Top Rated**  ISTQB certified in software testing  Full time Freelancer with excellent client review and 5***** in over 35 jobs  9+yrs in QA, testing of Web-sites,mobile, RIA , cloud and Desktop applications  Testing applications is my passion and my profession.  Able to Help in QA and Project Management Profile Overview  Availability 24*7 on Skype or Phone  Completed 5000 hours on oDesk  Good Knowledge of agile and Scrum methodology  Good Experience working with large remote team  Bug Reporting & tracking using Jira, Mantis, Bugzilla,TFS, Excel, Word  Test Plan,Test case design,execution & documentation  UI/UX/Front-end testing, Regression, smoke, black-box, white-box testing  Huge experience in testing iOS and Android based applications. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Over the last 9 years I have been involved in testing various types of software ranging from desktop applications to web applications including websites for start ups. - My core competency is in complete testing of the software from the planning phase to sign off. - Testing the software, Dealing with customer issues and closely working with the developers to get them resolved are the fields that I excel in. -I am an ISTQB certified software tester My expertise: --------------------------------------------------------------------- - Creating test plan document - Writing test cases - Documenting change requests - Executing test cases ( Functional, GUI, Usability, cross browser compatibility, Cosmetic errors) - Defect tracking - Writing product Release document - Managing customer issues and getting them resolved at the earliest - Writing technical specifications and FAQ's for websites. Application Tested ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - e-Commerce Application(Magneto, WordPress,OpenCart and etc) - e-learning - Game Application, - ERP Application , - Mobile based Applications and Games - Healthcare and insurance application - Travel Domain - Finance domain - Social Networking website - Official websites for companies - WordPress website (Front end and Backend), - WordPress Plugin, - WordPress Theme - 508 compliance Testing - HTML and CSS validation - API Testing I have done include: --------------------------------------------------------------------- - Functionality testing - Cosmetic error testing - GUI Testing - Performance testing - Cross browser compatibility testing - Smoke testing - Regression testing - Usability testing - Games testing Trackers used for documenting and tracking bug status: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Trello Mantis Jira Bugzilla ASP.net starter kit Quality center Test director Microsoft excel and Microsoft office tools Gadgets I work on: ---------------------------- iOS 8.0 ( iPhone 4S) Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 ( Android 4.4.2 - Kitkat ) Operating Systems available to test: ----------------------------------------------------- Windows XP( IE9 , Firefox, Chrome, Safari ) Vista ( IE 9 , Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera) Windows 7 ( IE 10 , Firefox 35.0, Chrome 40.0, Safari, Opera) Windows 8 ( Firefox 35.0 , IE 11 , Chrome 40.0 , Safari ) QA methodology and processes: --------------------------------------------------------- CMMI, ISO, Agile Scrum ,waterfall model, V- model I am a disciplined worker, bound to deadlines who has great passion for quality. I assure you quality work in given time.I am also an article writer with great interest in writing IT related documents and answering technical questions. software testing, quality assurance, testing, sqa, manual-testing, smoke-testing, regression testing, quality control, software documentation, usability testing, functional testing, UI testing, boundary-value-testing,test plan creation,test-schedule-creation,test-plan-execution,test-case-generation, Redmine, Mantis, Microsoft Excel, Bugzilla, Jira, Microsoft Office Tools

    Groups: SocialEngine

    $15.56 /hr
    5,889 hours
    4.98
  5. Grant Smith

    Grant Smith

    Excel, Access VBA and Macro Developer

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 15

    Experienced professional with multiple skills looking for extra work. Very diligent, attentive to details, hard working and honest. Guru in MS Office Applications (company SME (Subject Matter Expert)) VBAs and Macros Knowledgeable in computer software and hardware problems Many years of customer service including managing a large team of customer service agents Excellent written and speaking communication skills I sell time by adding automation to any office product! Based on East Coast of United States

    $60.00 /hr
    1,539 hours
    4.98
  6. Bhushan Kumar Sharma

    Bhushan Kumar Sharma

    Linux Servers AWS Cloud Hosting Security CPanel Plesk VOIP PenTest

    India - Last active: 1 day 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
    3,627 hours
    4.85
  7. Nimesh P.

    Nimesh P.

    Sr. QA Engineer-Expert Software Tester-MAC/Android/iOS/Web App QA Lead

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 36

    ★ TOP 1% of Successful oDesk Freelancers (Certified) ★ ★ The Only QA Freelancer on oDesk having completed (more than 80 JOBS + 11700 plus HOURS + 5 STAR Rating) all together ★ ★ Ranked Top # 2 QA Engineer at entire oDesk marketplace ★ Logged 10000+ valid defects overall ★ ★ A Full time Freelancer & Certified Software Test Engineer ★ ★ 11 Years of extensive experience in Manual and Automated testing ★ ★ Plenty of experience in Agile/Scrum/Kanban/Lean methodologies ★ 100% client satisfaction ratio ★ ★ 75 % are repeated clients ★ ★ 100 % flexible, can work in any time zone ★ ★ The apps I have tested are in All Time Great/Award winning categories like Color Splash, Brainscape, Timeline 3D, Language Therapy, Gametime, etc.. ★ oDesk Top 10% in : ✔ Software Testing Test ✔ SQL Test, ✔ MS SQL Server Test, ✔ US/UK English Basic skills Test, ✔ English Spelling/Vocabulary Tests, ✔ Wordpress Test, and many more... ★ Devices available for Testing: ★ iPhone 6 (iOS 8.3) iPhone 5 (iOS 8.3) iPhone 4s (iOS 8.3) iPad 3 (iOS 8.3) Samsung Galaxy S5 (Android 5.0) Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.3) Google Nexus 7 (Android 5.1) LG G3 (Android 4.4.2) Windows XP/7/8 (All Browsers) Mac OS X (10.10.3) ★ I work in a unique way: You don't have clear requirement !!! No Problem, I don't need it. You are still preparing the specification !!! No Problem, I don't wait for that. You have a budget constraint !!! No worries, I would fit into it. You don't have any test cases/test plans/documents in place !!! No Problem, that's where I come into the picture. ★ ★ ★ GIVE ME YOUR APPLICATION, I'LL GIVE YOU THE DEFECTS. ★ ★ ★ Let me go through and analyze your application and, I would provide how to proceed with the testing, How effectively your application can be tested, I will come up with better test cases/ comprehensive test plans, important business and use cases and most importantly unique and incredible application improving and business fetching suggestions. My job doesn't end here. Once I verify the defects in all major browsers/OS, I log them in whatever format/tool you choose along the with the defects screenshots & videos. I won't leave you until I verify and close all the resolved defects. SO If you are looking for above skills and qualities then your search ends here!! If you still have some doubts, take a look at the feedbacks provided my valuable clients. I deliver what I promise, I do not promise which I can not deliver. Being a true professional, I dare to do whatever it takes to make my client's business successful and see his/her smile at the end of the day. I am sure we can do business! Cheers!

    $26.00 /hr
    11,791 hours
    4.95
  8. Neil Anthony Rosales

    Neil Anthony Rosales

    Expert Game Tester/Reviewer, Android Programmer and Data Entry

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day 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: 1 day 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
    3,527 hours
    5.00