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Aliaa B.

Aliaa B.

Software Developer and Technical Writer

Ireland - 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.

97% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
3,726 hours

Abel Paran

Abel Paran

BS Computer Science, Data Entry Specialist, Data Analyst

Philippines - Tests: 2

I am a graduate of the Visayas State University, with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Likewise, I am a Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) scholar-graduate under the Science and Technology Scholarship Act (Republic Act No. 7687) and a holder of a Career Service Professional Eligibility having obtained a general weighted rating of 84.27 in the October 21, 2012 Career Service Professional Examination. Having been trained in the discipline of Computer Science, I am knowledgeable in using the different Windows Operating Systems as well as the Linux variant Ubuntu. I am skilled in the troubleshooting and networking of computers. Furthermore, I am proficient in performing tasks using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), the Suite, SPSS for Statistical Data Analysis and Nero and I’m capable of utilizing a number of programming languages. In addition to my skills in the productive use of computers, I am quite proficient in the English language and I have experienced being a journalist owing to the years I’ve spent as an editor of the official publication of the Hilongos National Vocational School. I gained working experience under the supervision of Ventures Link International, Inc. as a Precinct Count Optical Scanner (PCOS) Technician during the 2010 Elections (May 2010). We were trained with the operation and basic troubleshooting of the PCOS machines and we were to give technical support to the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) whenever technical problems occur during the conduct of the elections. Additionally, I volunteered as a Data Encoder at the office of the University Registrar of the Visayas State University during April-June, 2010.

$3.33 /hr
4,971 hours

Mathew G.

Mathew G.

Experienced Customer Support & Core Network Implementation Engineer

Kenya - Tests: 5

I am Young focused and hardworking person a holder of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering with 5000+ Odesk working hours in Customer and Technical Support in great online software companies and video design Integrations. I have Over 6 Cumulative years in as Customer/Technical support having worked in ISP based on VSAT Communication (KU-band and C-Band of Various Dish Capacities), Hub/NOC Planning & Design, Monitoring for (iDirect, Hughes & NewTec) using Various Management & Monitoring Software (Hughes NMS, iMonitor, NewTec, Packeteer etc) based in ISP’s NMC and Customer Support Departments. In Mobile Telecommunication Experience as a Core Network Integration Engineer for Multinational Telecommunication Vendor (Huawei) CS Products (MSOFTX300/UMG8900/HSS/HLR 9860). Also worked before in same vendor as Solution Architect/Pres-sales Engineer (for CS/PS & Carrier Software Products and Solutions) and as Core Network CS Engineer involved in Core Network Planning, Design and Implementation. I have great work experience in Internet Protocols (SS7 / SIGTRAN/MAP / CAP/ TCAP / CAMEL) , 3GPP CN standards and protocols and in particular BSSAP,RANAP/MAP. I have done Integrations with E/// MSC/BSC (TD/BSC)/RNC, Telepins (MFS), Mavenir's (EIR) and other Vendors.

71% Job Success
$12.22 /hr
5,679 hours

Neil anthony R.

Neil anthony R.

Expert Game Tester/Reviewer, Administrative Support and Data Entry

Philippines - 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.

100% Job Success
$6.67 /hr
14,123 hours

Vlassis Valatas

Vlassis Valatas

Electrical Engineer

Greece - Tests: 3

I have over 15 years of experience working in sales, technical and purchasing departments as a technical advisor/consultant, buyer and later as a purchasing manager. Since 2006 I am offering the same services as an independent contractor. All these years I have learned to be flexible and to adapt to the needs of the company that I'm working for. I can provide a variety of services including but not limited to market research (either from buyer or seller perspective), negotiation, preparation and analysis of related reports, dealing with international clients or suppliers, technical consultancy, translation or copywriting of technical documents, manuals and user guides.

100% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
4,261 hours

Michael Rightmire

Michael Rightmire

Traditional & Scientific Programming, Biotechnology, HPC

Germany - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 22

US Citizen living in Germany. --- $69,002/$39,883 Lifetime/12-month Earnings - 4.9 star running average - Elance verified - BSci - MCSE- HPUXCA - VDE - SIAM - Python - Linux - Windows - OSX --- Work guaranteed in writing --- I'm a US native living in Germany and a 20 year veteran with engineering, project management, technical and scientific writing, and scripting. I'm currently specializing in scientific coding including modeling and data analysis. The advantage I can bring to you is quality - Guaranteed - in WRITING. If you're not satisfied - I'll fix it. I look forward to the chance to work with you! Mike Rightmire Edit === Service Description === I have almost 2 decades of scripting and enterprise level development in languages including Python, OOPerl, C#, Shell and Unity - and I've held project leadership and research roles for companies such as Northrop-Grumman Mission Systems, University of California, and Mentor Graphics. I'm an expert in remote development, remote administration and Amazon AWS IT. My degree is in Molecular Biotechnology including bio- and organic chemistry, cell biology, scientific engineering, and bio-computational engineering. I've designed and operated specialized bioreactors as well as having extensive systems engineering experience with Linux, OSX, and Windows. I hope you'll take a look at my long-standing reputation on Elance, and I look forward to working with you on your scientific or technology project. === Terms === HOURLY If hourly, actual hours worked will be rounded to the nearest one-sixth of an hour and entered manually in the timesheet provided by Elance. Time-tracking reports will be provided if requested in advance using the tools of Contractor's choice. Invoices are to be paid weekly. FIXED-FEE If fixed-fee (milestone), escrow services will be used. Client will approve work or request changes within 1 week of milestone completion. Funds are expected to be released within one working day after approving work. YOUR PROTECTION Review sessions between Contractor and Client will be performed each week to ensure satisfactory work quality. If after any review session, either Contractor or Client decides for any reason that the project is not proceeding properly and a resolution cannot be agreed upon, the project can be canceled by either party. In this event all previously created Deliverable(s) will be delivered to Client, payment for all work completed will be invoiced and paid, and the contract ended. INDEPENDENCE Contractor is an independent contractor, is not an employee of Client, and does not expect nor accept any employee benefits. Contractor has sole discretion to determine how, when, and where to perform services required to achieve the final result [Deliverable(s)]. Contractor has the right to use employees or subcontractors to perform some or all of the duties required. The client may request to be informed of the user of subcontractors. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, the Contractor is considered the author of Deliverable(s). Contractor and Deliverable(s) are in no way governed by the laws of, or considered to reflect the intent of the terms and clauses commonly associated with, “work for hire”. Contractor has the right to perform services for multiple simultaneous clients. Non-disclosure agreements will be provided upon request. Client will be required to provide any components (equipment, software, firmware, hardware, Intellectual Property, or licenses) which would not normally be considered a part of Contractor's tools. Neither party (Contractor nor Client) has the authority to enter into agreements on behalf of the other party. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, terms and Deliverable(s) are governed under the Abstraction-Filtration-Comparison test (AFC). Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, the continued use of Contractor's services via Elance demonstrates and understanding and agreement to these terms.

97% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
1,473 hours

Gweendalyn Lachica

Gweendalyn Lachica

Data Entry Professional | WordPress Expert | Editor/Proofreader

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

My Role: Data Entry Professional - accuracy in details with fast turn-around time. WordPress Expert – WP installation, plugins installation, content management, pages creation, template modification, basic SEO, and website updates. Editor/Proofreader - correct spelling, grammar, punctuation mark placement, and sentence construction. Creative/Technical Writer - article, blog, essay, feature, web content, etc. with wide range of vocabulary. Image Editor - re-size, crop, color enhance, etc. with Adobe Photoshop. FTP Specialist - website setup/update. Honest and reliable. My Goal: To provide competitive and excellent service at reasonable cost.

Groups: BoonEx, PHPFox

98% Job Success
$8.00 /hr
4,238 hours

Fatma R.

Fatma R.

Software developer, Tester , QA/ QC , Excel expert

Egypt - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I have advanced background in the field of quality assurance, test methodologies. Experience in assuring the quality of any application from various perspectives including GUI, spellings, grammar, field validation, functionality, usability, security, cross-browser behavior, regression, automation and performance. I have the ability to write technical documents. Knowledgeable in creating test strategy, test design, test cases, test scripts, defect reports and final test summary report. With best credited for my abilities for developing and executing test plans & documenting detailed defect reports with clear steps to-reproduce, screenshots and videos . I'm looking forward hearing from you.

92% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
5,914 hours

Hassan Akhtar

Hassan Akhtar Agency Contractor

WordPress Developer | Article Writer | Tech Blogger

Pakistan - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

I am an experienced WordPress developer, technical writer and SEO consultant. I've been working in the online industry for four years, growing and evolving with new technologies and trends. If you want to build an effective website, add some zest to your copy or increase your organic traffic then I can help you. Here at oDesk I have helped people build awesome WordPress-powered websites. I have also written top-notch content on diverse topics including health, real estate, blogging, social media and internet marketing.

Associated with: Tuddis

100% Job Success
$19.00 /hr
1,111 hours

Phillip Schein

Phillip Schein Agency Contractor

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United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 12

I write, I ghost, I edit. I create original content matching your specifications in your "voice". I can either deliver assignments based on academic research or produce original fiction. My background is diverse: from biology and information technology to changes in current US tax code. Words for me are both message AND medium. While a single, on-demand job is good, long-term collaborative relationships are better! My rates are ALWAYS competitive. Please request samples of current content.

Associated with: The Clearing House

$33.33 /hr
1,054 hours