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  1. Sudhir M Agency Contractor

    iPhone, Android, JAVA, Cocoa Development Guru

    India - Tests: 19 - Portfolio: 15

    To achieve success and bright career in a progressive work environment there by giving an exposure to my creative skills and abilities to perform better in the field of Mobile Apps

    Associated with: SoftProdigy

    $18.00 /hr
    2,964 hours
    4.86
  2. Jorge Bryan Reyes

    Jorge Bryan Reyes Agency Contractor

    Research Analyst/Data Entry Professional

    Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm an Electronics Engineering Graduate from the Philippines. With an excellent 5 years of experience on oDesk, I developed my logical and analytical skills as a Web researcher, Data entry or even a Personal assistant which I acquire my knowledge and skills on finishing my part in every project I make and to utilize the best advantage of any Job and at the same time to facilitate growth.

    Associated with: WebEngineer.co

    $3.50 /hr
    1,448 hours
    3.78
  3. Alfrancia Carandang

    Alfrancia Carandang

    Data Entry Expert Web Research Game development Typist

    Philippines - Tests: 6

    Reliable person, discipline and always motivated to do work. Has good work ethics to ensure long term on the job. Can work individually or in a group with minimal supervision. Seeking work opportunities in data encoding, proofreading and transcription.

    $4.44 /hr
    2,711 hours
    4.21
  4. Mohamed Sayed

    Mohamed Sayed

    Software Team Leader\Project Manager\Principle Software Engineer

    Germany - Tests: 1

    EMPLOYMENT: DSP Framework Team Leader – VALEO Egypt CMMI Level3 - Since September 2006 - From April 2012 till now - Team Leader of Valeo DSP framework Team. - Software Architect of DSP framework for some Valeo vision systems using Ti’s DaVinci Digital Media Processors. - Acting project leader for Valeo vision systems projects. - From October 2011 till April 2012 - Software Architect of DSP framework for some Valeo vision systems using Ti’s DaVinci Digital Media Processors. - From June 2011 till October 2011 - Development, integration and testing of Valeo Vision Systems framework on Ti’s DaVinci Digital Media Processor TMS320DM814x (Vision Mid). - Development of TMS320DM814x Drivers. - Algorithm integration on Vision Systems framework. - From December 2010 till June 2011 - Development, integration and testing of automotive software related to drive assistance features on 16 bit micro-controllers and Power PC platforms. - Development of system drivers for 32bit embedded Power PC platforms. - Development of software used in hardware testing. - From September 2006 till December 2010 - Design and development of software tools, used in the development and validation of the embedded software for the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) used for cars’ engine management. Development done using WIN32 APIs, C++, C#, SQL, VBA, and PERL. - Validation of the software tools on the actual hardware and ECUs, using communication protocols such as CAN and KLINE to transfer the data between the tool and the hardware. - Responsible for upgrading and maintenance of large scale projects of 10+ years old that is vital in the embedded software development cycle for VALEO ECUs. - Investigation and analysis of new tools needed by the embedded software engineers to facilitate their work. - Impact analysis on the tools chain from modifications requested on one tool. - Schedule and effort estimation for projects and tasks assigned. - Development of recruitment exam tools. - Technical Support of different tools (developed from scratch or inherited and updated) for software engineers in VALEO Egypt and VALEO France. - Development of language translator (translates word documents to/from English, German and French). - Conduct trainings and produce user guides for the software tools. - Knowledge transfer and sessions preparation given to other team members. - Consultancy and training to other teams in tools development field - Development under quality processes following standard software development cycle: o Requirements analysis. o Specification writing. o Software Design o Development and coding. o Core logic development. o Friendly GUI development. o Application testing. o Validation planning and execution. o Quality reviews. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Experience in design, programming and problem solving using: - Software Design on Multi-Core platforms. - C/C++/C# - Embedded C/C++. - WIN32 APIs, MFC - Microsoft.NET Framework 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 (WPF and WCF) - Java, PERL, AWK, VBA, XML - Parsers development using LEX and YACC - Assembly - Web development using HTML, ASP.NET, Java Scripts, CSS - Database management using SQL, on MySQL server and Microsoft SQL server - Mobile development using C++ on Symbian and Windows Mobile - Mobile development using Microsoft.NET compact Framework - Mobile development using QT Framework - Mobile development using C and Objective-C on iPhone. - Game development using GML, Darkbasic and C# - Network Programming - MATLAB - Configuration Management using PVCS, CVS, SVN and Serena Dimensions. - Defects Management using Team Track - Design Software on Enterprise Architect. - Project planning and resource management using Microsoft Project. Communication Protocols: TCP, UDP, HTTP, CAN, KLINE, CCP and KWP Microcontrollers programming using assembly and C. Experience in graphics work: - Animation making and graphics: [Flash, Fireworks, Poser, Bryce, Maya, Photoshop, AutoCAD and many other graphics and animations tools] Experience in Digital signal processing (DSP) field: - DSP theory and algorithms (Image processing, Audio Processing) iPhone Games published on APP STORE: o Beach Soccer Shootouts. o Gravity. o Gravity: Adrenaline. o Hurry Bunny.

    $30.00 /hr
    2,121 hours
    5.00
  5. Miguel V.

    Miguel V.

    Creative Game Writer and Narrative Designer

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Gifted, creative, and passionate game developer able to weave together storytelling and gameplay in order to craft unforgettable characters, worlds, and choices. University of California graduate in "Game Narratives and Design" with five years of professional creative writing and game design experience. This includes more than 25 shipped games of various genres and platforms, including Fantasy, Sci-Fi, mobile/iOS, Steam, and more. www.miguelvidaure.com EDUCATION University of California, Santa Cruz graduate with a degree in "Game Narratives and Design"-- an individual major incorporating game design, film, theater, and creative writing. ----------------------------- Strong writing background includes linear and choice-driven narratives, dialogue, quests, characters, lore, descriptions, cinematic cutscenes, and more. Has served as the following game development roles: gameplay designer, art director, pixel artist, marketing/press writer, and tester. Lastly, I also write articles on a weekly basis on game design, industry trends, and more. RECENT PROJECTS *Tower of Fortune 3 by Game Stew *Monster Boy and the Wizard of Booze by Game Atelier *Bounty Train by Corbie Games *The Huntsmen's Desire for EPISODE by Pocket Gems *Blossom Tales by Castle Pixel -- (funded by FDG Entertainment) *School Spirit for EPISODE by Pocket Gems -- (thousands of readers a week) *Dungeon of Madness by Game Stew -- (5/5 on TouchARcade)

    $20.00 /hr
    6,839 hours
    4.98
  6. Bhavin P.

    Bhavin P.

    Expert Game And App Developer

    India - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

    Thanks for visiting my profile! **********Expert Corona Enterprise Developer (Full Time) ************ I've learnt i-phone development and Corona SDK development. Last 3 years, My life is in game development and Application development.. I have experience in C/C++, C#, iOS ( Cocos2d,Xcode), PHP,Corona SDK and Unity 3d. Corona SDK development is my pleasure. I've made many complex project. If you give me a chance to work together, you will get the valuable result. The groundwork of business is the TRUST! Let's establish TRUST together!

    $11.11 /hr
    1,868 hours
    4.90
  7. Anthony Alan Garcia

    Anthony Alan Garcia

    Producer and Game Designer

    Philippines - Portfolio: 12

    I started my career in game development as a game designer, and I’ve since specialized in gameplay design. I’ve worked on several games falling under different genres, from AAA to casual. I’ve also worked as a producer, and project coordinator, expanding my skillset. I used to run my own game development company, producing a couple of mobile games, the first of which caught the attention of a few big-name publishers, most notably Chillingo and Big Fish Games. I’ve moved on since then and continued to produce and design mobile games for my last company, and independently.

    $22.22 /hr
    1,859 hours
    5.00
  8. Ederico R.

    Ederico R.

    WebDeveloper with 17+ years in consulting

    Portugal - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

    Application Developer mainly in tune with Web technologies in a variety of scripting and programming languages. New and quick challenges or build new and improve constantly are two of my main interests. More inclined to be a "Jack-of-all-trades" do all in a wide range of skills than a fixed specialist in a single narrow technology. Tenacious, hard-working and troubleshooting expert. Although i possess a wide range of skills available for you, I will always be honest and quick so you don't waste time back and forth with me - you will know straight away if I am able to do the job or not.

    $45.00 /hr
    1,899 hours
    5.00
  9. Md. Arifuzzaman

    Md. Arifuzzaman

    Software Architect - mobile, tablet, desktop, web

    Bangladesh - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 40

    * 7+ years of experience in mobile, tablet, desktop, web apps & games. Great fan of MATH! * Always interested in new technologies and managing projects to achieve an ultimate goal. * Studied Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology. * Extra curriculum activities includes programming competition awards, district first in boy scout, acting, recitation, speech and debating. Red-crescent award. Journals and papers.

    Groups: Application Developers Alliance, Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $27.78 /hr
    4,740 hours
    5.00
  10. Isaac N.

    Isaac N.

    3D, Windows, Web, Mobile Developer with unlimited skills

    Egypt - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 38

    I am a full stack developer for Windows, Mac OSX, Android, iOS and the Web. I started learning programming in 1981 and now I use all kind of new technologies and tools that help me keep provide high quality work in short time. For Software programming under Windows, Mac OSX, Android or iOS I use latest version of Delphi Rad Studio and I have been using this tool since it came out as Borland Delphi 1.0. In fact Delphi my favorite programming languages and it is really powerful for software programming. I can also use C# as per request to build any kind of software. For web development I can do both front end and back end development, I use PHP, ASP.NET, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, Bootstrap, AngularJS along with any kind of database (MySQL, SQL Server, etc….), I also work with Wordpress API from long time, I can create custom pages layout, widget, plugins and more in addition to Testing and QA. I always do my best to meet my client’s expectations, delivering on time, and I teach myself new skills on regular basis also I have IELTS band 6 and the languages was never a problem for me this way I can build long relationship with my clients which I always looking for so try me in small task and I am sure you will like my work. Regards Isaac

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers, Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $16.67 /hr
    1,418 hours
    4.94