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  1. 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
  2. Alexander V.

    Alexander V.

    QA engineer + ISTQB + Selenium automation

    Ukraine - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1

    I was born to test. Having overall 5+ years of working experience; Expertise in automated testing; GUI, functional, configuration; requirements testing. During my carrier I created a big number of automation test suites from scratches. I played Automation Architecture role on several projects. Also I am proficient in manual testing and planning activities. I have ISTQB certificate. I really love my job :-)

    $22.22 /hr
    2,160 hours
    5.00
  3. Alfonso Valdes

    Alfonso Valdes

    Linux / Amazon AWS / WHM WordPress / Nginx / Security / Docker DevOps

    Mexico - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

    A self-motivated System and Network security administrator with more than 10 years in the management and analysis of Linux/Unix enterprise Servers (60- 70 servers). With deep and advance knowledge of highly scalable servers, Cloud Computing, High Performance, Hardening Servers, Migrations, Ethical hacking, Development Operations - DevOps, Open Source services and Server optimization. Lately Building WordPress hosting environments highly available and scalable in AWS/DigitalOcean/Google Compute/Azure. Certifications such as: Certified Ethical Hacker - Red Hat Certified Engineer - Cisco CCNA. Expertise in: MIGRATIONS: Wordpress/Magento/LAMP/Cpanel migration plans and implementation, backup-restore and recovery plans. Helped dozens of clients migrate their web sites and applications into the AWS, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud Compute Design and build Web Servers with HIGH PERFORMANCE (LAMP, NGINX/python, Nginx/Varnish, Nginx/php-fpm, Jboss, Apache tomcat and Varnish) - Improve and Fix performance issues, service optimization, security issues and deployments. WORDPRESS HIGH PERFORMANCE AND TRAFFIC SITES IMPLEMENTATIONS: Improve Wordpress performance, design a cloud hosting with complex services using Wordpress, Wordpress multisite, wordpress + woocommerce, wordpress with NGINX/varnish , integration with CDN, Memcached/Redis, Amazon S3, etc etc. Build an entire HOSTING environment from design, implementation and maintenance. MALWARE removal and analysis: WordPress / Magento / Joomla Malware removal and remediation, Incident handling and Forensics analysis. BOOST and optimize websites with: NGINX, Varnish, REDIS, Amazon S3, Memcached, APC, apache tunning and mysql tunning, Amazon CloudFront and more. Amazon Cloud Computing ( AWS ) - AMAZON EC2, amazon CDN S3, amazon RDS, amazon ELB, Amazon AutoScaling, Amazon VPC, CloudFront, Route53, etc. Also Management of multiple Control panels like Rackspace Cloud Computing, SoftLayer, GoDaddy, HostGator, dreamhost and MediaTemple. DevOps and Continuous integration: Docker + vagrant, Vagrant + Puppet, Puppet + Git, Docker + Ansible. Continuous integration with Jenkins, travisCI, distelli and more... Designing and deploying scalable & Highly available systems such as: Amazon Load Balancing (ELB), Hearbeat, HAProxy, Mysql cluster, Nginx Load Balancer, Apache cluster... Network and web security such as: Vulnerability Assessments, Hardening servers, security audits, Penetration testing, Virus/Malware/Threats/Vulnerabilities countermeasures, web security, fail2ban, Tripwire-AIDE-OSSEC, mod_security, mod_evasive, Denial of Services (DDOS) countermeasures, Firewalls (iptables, CSF and apf), etc. VPS: Cpanel / WHM / Plesk / DirectAdmin / Webadmin - Migrations, management, hardening, configuration, maintenance and high level of Administration. Databases Administration such as: Mysql tweaking and tunning, MongoDB, load balancing and Mysql replication (Master & Slave) for High traffic. Database: Mysql tweaking and tunning, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Apache Solr, Sphinx, lucene, MariaDB, Postgresql replication & Pgpool, Mysql load balancing and Mysql replication (Master & Slave) for High traffic. Networking: TCP/IP high expertise, NAT, FIREWALLS, CISCO routing and switching and Packet analysis with tcpdump and wireshark. Storage solutions and Directory management: SAMBA, NFS, FTP and sftp. LVM and RAID*. SCRIPTING: Bash and python. Proficient with MAIL Servers: postfix, sendmail and Zimbra. Source control versioning: GIT and SVN. Deploying and maintaining Monitoring systems such as: nagios, ZAbbix, cacti and Jboss Operation Network (JON). Research & development (R & D) for any open source service and technology.

    $24.99 /hr
    8,781 hours
    4.90
  4. Hakimuddin G.

    Hakimuddin G.

    Penetration Tester | Ethical Hacker | SQL Injection | XSS Tester

    Kuwait - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 18

    IT Security Consultant providing Consistent, Timely, and Cost-Effective IT Security Services. "h.gheewala@owasp.org" ### Professional Security Services ### # Web Application/SaaS Security Testing and Defense (sql injection, cross site scripting) # Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking # Vulnerability Assessment & Network Auditing # Implementation and auditing of various security compliance(ISO 27001, NIST, PCI-DSS) # Protection of hacked websites and servers, cloud security. # Security Testing Mobile Apps, Chrome Apps, Salesforce AppExchange Business Apps , RESTful Applications and APIs # Security Awareness - On Demand Phishing for Organizations. ### Value Added Services ### # Debrief with the client at the conclusion of each engagement. # Research and provide recommendations for continuous improvement. # Knowledge sharing. ### Certifications ### CISM,CISSP,Certified Ethical Hacker, ISO27001, Security+ ### Hands on Experience ### Web applications :- Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, Network :- Cisco, Linksys, Netgear, TP-Link, E-Commerce Security - OScommerce, prestashop, Magento Forums - MyBB, phpBB cPanel, WHMCS Linux, Windows, Ubuntu, CentOS etc. ### Tools ### Manual SQL Injection Testing, Business Logic vulnerability testing, Kali Linux, Burp Suite, Metasploit Pro

    $27.00 /hr
    1,519 hours
    4.99
  5. Istikhar A.

    Istikhar A.

    Manual & Automation QA Expert for Mobile, Web, RIA, and Desktop Apps

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 16

    ABOUT ME Being an Independent SQA & Testing personnel, I've delivered Testing Analysis, Design, Execution, Reporting, Fixes & Follow-Up services to my clients all over the World. My specialties are ✔ PIQC Certified SQA Professional & Analyst ✔ Master in MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER SCIENCES [Specialization in SQA] ✔ 11+ years experience of QA, QC, Manual & Automated Testing ✔ Expert Automation Tester using Selenium, CodedUI, LoadRunner, TestNG, Telerik WebAii Solutions ✔ Expert Mobile, Web, RIA, Desktop App Tester with proficiency in Agile/Scrum/Kanban Methodologies ✔ Experience of Leading QA Team, Writing TestPlan, TestCases using CRS, FS, UserStories etc. ✔ Completed many projects with 5 STAR Rating, 100% Client Satisfaction, and 75% Repeated Clients ✔ Can work in Any TimeZone ✔ oDesk Top 10% in Software Testing, SQL & English MY SKILLS I am Responsive & Committed Analyst & Problem Solver with focus to identify RootCause of problems. I've ability to Understand, Plan, Design, Execute TestPlans, TestCases & Document detailed Defect & Analysis Reports with clear Reproduction Steps. I've below QA & Testing Skills 1 REQUIREMENT ANALYSIS Well Begun Is Half Done! Since Deep Understanding & Comprehensive Req. Analysis are bottleneck to a project’s success, I greatly focus on them. I get help from ✔ Past Experience in Related Domains ✔ Available resources i.e. SRS, FS, User Stories, eMails etc. ✔ Exploratory Testing if no proper docs available ✔ Discussing confusing points with clients 2 COMMUNICATIONS Communication is Key to Success! Being an offshore QA Professional, I recognize the need to be proficient with verbal & written English Communication ✔ Availability on Phone, Skype, GTalk, TeamViewer, RemoteDesktop, Email etc. 3 TEST PLANNING & DOCUMENTATION I possess good Analytical, Problem solving & Documentation skills. I am expert in Planning & Producing Docs required at different phases of SQA & STCL ✔ Proficient with SDLC, STLC, WaterFall, Agile Test Methodologies ✔ Devising right QA Plan, Strategy, and Tools ✔ Plan covers Existing & Future Problems ✔ 6+ years of SaaS Testing Exp. in Agile Env 4 TEST DESIGN I've sound experience of software architecture & design for testing business apps. I use below methods to cover max. things ✔ Starting with Core Modules & highest priority Reqs. ✔ Brainstorming on paper ✔ Tests cover near 100% reqs. with Steps, +ve/-ve Extensions, Data Sets ✔ Tests for Functional & Non-Functional Reqs. ✔ DB Schema Review & Data Validation Scripts ✔ UI & UX Tests & Checklists ✔ Performance & Security Tests 4.1 BUSINESS DOMAINS I've worked into various business domains Mobile, Web, RIA, and Desktop Apps ✔ SaaS, E-commerce, HealthCare, Education ✔ Web Services, APIs, Business Intelligence ✔ Online Registration & Appointment Apps ✔ Online Shopping , Social Media Apps The list is long ... 4.2 QA DOCS I've great experience of producing below kind of docs ✔ QA Strategy, Test Plan, QA Process & Activities ✔ Test Scenarios/ Cases, Traceability Matrix, Defect Reports ✔ Test Metrics & Summary, Release Docs, Closure Reports So on ... 4.3 CASE TOOLS I am proficient with many Project, Test & Defect Management, and Automation Tools 4.3.1 PROJECT MANAGEMENT ✔ JIRA, VersionOne, TeamPulse, Asana ✔ MS Project, GitHub, TFS, BaseCamp ✔ Redmine, Trello, Rally, PivotalTracker 4.3.2 TEST MANAGEMENT ✔ BugZilla, Mantis, QualityCenter ✔ TestManager, TestLink 5 TESTING ENVIRONMENTS I've worked on various Hardware/ Software Platforms, Emulators/ Simulators, Web Browsers, IOS & Android Devices. I've access to ✔ Windows PCs & Servers (Win 98 to 8.1 [32 & 64 bit]), MacOS X, Linux, Solaris ✔ Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, and IE6 to IE11 ✔ iOS (7.2.2 to iOS 8.1.2), iPads (4, mini, Air), and iPhone (6 [Plus] to 4) ✔ Android OS(5.0 to 3.0) 6 TEST EXECUTION I've performed extensive Manual & Automated testing for a wide range of Mobile, Web, RIA, Desktop Apps. I perform combinations of below Testing Types 6.1 TESTING TYPES ✔ Functional, Integration, System ✔ BlackBox, GrayBox, Database ✔ SOA, Web Services/ API ✔ GUI, UX, Usability, Accessibility ✔ Cross Browser/ OS/ Platform/ Device ✔ Regression, Sanity, UAT, Exploratory ✔ Cookie, Session, User Authentication ✔ Security & Penetration for Mobile & Web ✔ Performance & Load 6.2 AUTOMATED TOOLS My Knowledge, Skills, and Experience allow me to be creative in selection & application of appropriate tools as per app requirement. I am proficient with ✔ Selenium, CodedUI, TestNG, SOAPUI, Telerik WebAii, QTP, TestComplete, WinRunner, qTrace ✔ LoadRunner, LoadUI, JMeter, LoadManager ✔ NUnit, JUnit, TestManager ✔ FireBug, XpathChecker, Fiddler, FileMon, BurpProxy 6.3 DB SKILLS ✔ MySQL, SQLServer, ORACLE, Postgre ✔ DB Schemas Reviews ✔ Data Verification & Validation using Scripts 7 DEFECT REPORTING & ANALYSIS ✔ Defect Reports with Reproduction Steps, Screenshots, Videos, Scripts etc. ✔ Test Metrics based Defect Analysis 8 FIXES & FOLLOWUPS 9 QA AUDITS

    $16.67 /hr
    1,423 hours
    4.76
  6. Stamatis Kekes

    Stamatis Kekes

    Senior system administrator and PHP - C - Perl developer

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

    Very skilled Unix system administrator, with lot of experience in Linux ( Centos, Redhat, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo, Slackware ), Solaris, xBSD ( FreeBSD, OpenBSD), vpn ( openswan - ipsec, openvpn, l2tp, pptp ), clustering ( LInux Virtual Server, Linux HA, vrrp, Solaris Cluster ), cloud computing, load balancing ( f5, haproxy ), VoIP ( asterisk ), databases ( MySQL, PostgreSQL), LDAP, web services ( Apache, Nginx, varnish ), security ( penetration testing, firewall policy design ), control panels ( CPanel, Plesk, Virtualmin, Ensim ), Virtualization ( VMWare Virtual infrastructure - VSphere, amazon EC2 ). As for Developing I am very experienced in C, PHP, Perl, javascript, ajax and many more to list.

    $16.67 /hr
    1,743 hours
    4.64
  7. Irfan A.

    Irfan A.

    Expert QA/Tester Mobile(iOS,Android,WinPhone)/Web/Desktop applications

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    I have been working in IT industry for more than 10 years. I started my carrier as a .net developer and then moved to QA. I have managed various QA projects for different platforms (Web, Desktop, Mobile Platforms). I have good communication skills that is why I can find common language with my team and customers. My knowledge and skills cover all areas: from manual testing to project management and automation of the agile team. Reasons to hire me? * Experienced in handling multiple project and multiple teams at the same time with assurance of quality product. *Have experience of working with teams all over the world. *Web security testing expert. * Have Worked on more than 100 projects (Web, Desktop, iOS, Android, Blackberry, WinMobile). * Expert in Mobile application testing(Android + Robotium, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry) * Has Experience of Load testing(Loadrunner, Jmeter). * Expertise in automation testing(QTP, Testcomplite, Selenium). * Experience in web services testing * Expertise in creating testing documents such as test cases, test plan, weekly status report, daily status report, bug reporting. * Good understanding of Software Development life cycles * Possesses good communication and Analytical skills Devices available for testing: *Mac OSX 10.7 *Windows 7, Win 8 *iPhone 4(6.1.3) *iPhone 5(6.1.4) *iPad 2 (6.1.3) *Android DesireHD (2.3.5) *Samsung GalaxyS3 (4.1.2) *Samsung GalaxyS4 (4.2.2)

    $11.11 /hr
    3,923 hours
    4.99
  8. Aman K.

    Aman K.

    Expert Software QA Lead

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 14

    Over last 5 years , I have tested a wide range of software application in manual and automation testing. My goal is to Improve software quality, meet customer expectations and reduce defects by supporting proven software quality practices and implementing practical and effective process improvement methods.I have tested lots of and variety of application for start up and small business company .Unique combination of skill set for solving complex testing challenges, and actually implementing a solution that works. Demonstrated ability to succeed and learn quickly in challenging environment. I have tested the Salesforce CRM and ERP based application, PHP application, Dot net application, Testing on different CMS (Joomla, word press, Drupal, Umbraco). The detail of software’s and tools that I used in QA process is: • Reporting software: Jira,Bugzilla, Base camp, Mantas • Screen / Video capturing Tool: Snag it, add ones of Fire fox • W3C validation /mark up/Link checker • Resolution test tool bars • Performance Testing Tool: Load Runner, Web Load • Spell checker • IE-developer, Fire bug • Selenium and Bromine for manual and automated test scripting / test cases TESTING EXPERTISE: 1.Functional Testing - Web Testing 2.Usability Testing 3.Cross Browser Testing [IE,Firefox,Chrome,net scape] 4.Cross Platform Testing [Window OS ,MAC OS] 5.Security Testing 6.Load and Performance Testing 7.Broken Link analysis & Spelling and Grammatical Testing 8.Automation Tool - Selenium,JMETER

    $16.67 /hr
    4,672 hours
    4.55
  9. Mohammad ali K.

    Mohammad ali K.

    Sr. QA Specialist - Mobile/Desktop/Selenium/Wordpress/Joomla/HTML/CSS

    Bangladesh - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 20

    Strong background in software testing for packaged and company written software applications in the following areas: E-Commerce, Consumer Products/Retail, National Defense, Medical Products, Human Resources, ERP, Medical Insurance, Medical Information, Financial, Security, and Mortgage. • Automation testing covers: The creation of automation test plans, writing automation requirements and either creating the automation scripts myself or direct co-workers on the creation of automation test scripts. • Skilled to complete multiple testing projects simultaneously across multiple technologies under tight dead-lines and deliver the projects completed by established due dates. • Able to lead/work with a variety of testing teams made up of team members: full-time, contract and offshore. • Working with IT and Business Management on benefits of QA in the development life-cycle to improve quality. • Strong leadership skills to instill confidence in my work with the business community. • Proven ability to mentor others in a variety of skills used in the Quality Assurance field. • Possess excellent communication and presentation skills, self starter, quick learner, and team player. • Have established QA processes where no previously established processes existed. • Proven abilities to create comprehensive test plans to validate any size system. • Excellent business/system knowledge and working experience in gathering requirements when missing used in the creation of test plans and test case creation. • Proficient in all types of testing approaches that includes risk mitigation to get projects into the production environment with minimal delays while maintaining highest level of quality. • Able to review existing processes and suggest ways to improve on existing processes to increase efficiency. • Hands-on QA Lead/QA Engineer/Senior QA Analyst for a package Mortgage Financial system that integrates with 32 other systems. • Review software documentation to ensure technical accuracy and compliance to mitigate risks for a complex citrix based financial system. • The establishment of testing standards where none existed within the company. The standards were designed to be flexible due to tight deadlines. • Prepared, presented a QA strategy to meet company goals to improve quality of the systems. • Established mentoring programs for the QA Team. • Creating and generating system test scripts for different test scenarios covering critical areas of system functionality. • Coordinated other company resources to assist with testing, working alongside with QA. • Coordinated QA resources on daily testing activities. • Report testing progress and quality by tracking metrics and defects. • Performed various types of testing such as: functional, smoke, integration, regression, user acceptance, and negative/positive testing. • Established testing environments to mimic the installed client environments to enable the testing team to better test and resolve client reported issues. • Responsible for management of the Customer Service functions. • Provide technical support during software installation or configuration at Client locations. • Designed and wrote automated scripts for smoke testing, to augment the manual testing efforts. • Technologies included the following: Fiddler, SaaS Citrix, XML, Various freeware QA performance testing tools, Windows 8.1 & Mac, Cross Browser testing: IE10, Safari and FireFox, Http Return Codes, Microsoft SQL Server, Java script, Cloud testing using Amazon, C# with Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional Premium 2012, Microsoft Test Manager for Test Plan/Test Case creation and Microsoft Team Foundation Server for Kanban story and bug tracking. • Participated in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems for a complex internal web-system. • Develop testing programs that address areas such as software scenarios, regression testing, negative testing, error or bug retests, integration or usability. • Document software defects, using a bug tracking system, and report defects to software developers. • Report testing progress and quality by tracking metrics, defects and code coverage. • Designed and wrote automated scripts to smoke and regression test 20 web-pages. • Technologies included the following: C# with Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional 2012 for automation, Windows 7, IE 8 & 9, FireFox, IE Tester, Fiddler, Web-page links, Http Return Codes, Https Security, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Test Manager for Test Plan/Test Case creation and Microsoft Team Foundation Server for Kanban stories and bug tracking.

    $11.11 /hr
    1,468 hours
    5.00
  10. Usman Ali

    Usman Ali Agency Contractor

    Sr. QA Engineer (iPhone/iPad, Android, Web, Desktop)

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 27

    ✔ 5500+ Hours of Testing/QA'ing on oDesk Sr. QA/Test Engineer & Business Analyst with more than 7 years of experience in Manual and Automation Testing of WEB and MOBILE/TABLET applications. Test Devices: ✔ iOS Devices: ☑ iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4G, iPhone 3G, iPad 2 ✔ Android Devices: ☑ Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Desire HD, Samsung Galaxy Tab 1 ✔ Desktop Computers: ☑ Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit) ☑ MacBook (OS X 10.9.2) Expertise in black-box and gray-box functional testing of web, mobile and desktop applications. Solid technical skills of Automation Testing Skills of Functional Testing, Load testing, Stress Testing and Usability Testing of web application developed in java, .NET, PHP and RoR technologies. Expert in Security Testing of web applications to test Web Security Vulnerabilities. Well dressed with the MySQL to do back-end testing of web applications. Hands on experience of Test Planning with effective skills of Test Case development along with Scenario Matrix. ✔ Testing Platforms: ☑ Windows, Linux (RedHat, Fedora, Ubuntu), Mac OSX ☑ iOS 7.x iOS 6.x, Kitkat, Jellybeans, Ice Cream Sandwitch ✔ Application Testing Skills: ☑ Functional Testing, Automated Web Functional Testing ☑ Security Testing, Usability Testing, Performance Testing ✔ Automated Testing Tools Skills: ☑ Selenium IDE, Remote Control, WebDriver, JMeter, Acunetix, BurpSuite ✔ Bug Tracking System Skills: ☑ Mantis, Bugzilla, JIRA, TestLink

    Associated with: Usman Ali

    $15.00 /hr
    7,739 hours
    4.51