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Justin Bachus

Justin Bachus

10+ years experience in Linux System Administration and web hosting

United States - Tests: 2

I have been involved in Linux and FreeBSD system administration for over 10 years when I began managing servers for a social networking website. After starting my own web hosting business and working in multiple positions in both the private and public sector, I consider myself an expert in system administration and designing systems to meet customer needs. With degrees in Business Honors and Management Information Systems, I can quickly articulate business needs and translate these into technical requirements. My technical experience allows me to then research and choose the best and most economical needs to match customer requirements.

$55.56 /hr
55 hours

Devon Kurland

Devon Kurland

Linux System Administration Professional

United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

With over 7 years of experience, I am prepared to tackle the most challenging requests in the wonderful realm of Linux and the web at large. I have experience not only with Linux, but also with Windows and Mac OS X. I also have a working knowledge of SQL, python, bash, and perl.

100% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
2,734 hours

Gabriel Lanzani

Gabriel Lanzani

Senior Web developer - LAMP, Web 2.0, CSS, JS Expert

Argentina - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

Over the last 14 years I've work solving problems, I'm a skillful Web developer passionate for my work. I'm looking for opportunities to help you in your projects, I can solve almost anything related to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, PHP, MySQL and WebMaster issues in general, as FTP, Server Issues, Hosting, etc... Usually I lead projects, I speak 3 languages and I'm used to lead distributed teams along different projects. I've long experience in sites using engines like Wordpress, osCommerce, X-Cart, CodeIgniter, Backbone. I'm professional, helpful and sincere, I know how to estimate task, manage projects and work with agile methodology. Hope I can help.

Groups: Corona Labs

100% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
4,665 hours

Yury M

Yury M

Java Web Developer / Web Scraping (scrapy, selenium)

Belarus - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

More than 5 years of java development (spring, MyBatis (iBatis), jersey, struts, jsp, jquery, dwr, quartz, spring security, hibernate, grails, nodejs, angularjs). Databases: Oracle, PostgreSql, MySql. Web scraping(scrapy, beautiful soup, lxml, phantomjs and selenium frameworks) Good skills in linux (installation, configuration, bash scripting). Python scripting (sites scrapping, client-server applications, xml and html parsing, small scripts for administration needs)

94% Job Success
$35.00 /hr
426 hours

Sergey Kogut

Sergey Kogut

Sr Windows and Linux Systems Admininstrator

Ukraine - Tests: 1

Hello, I'm a System Administrator with 11+ years experience. I have worked earlier with hosting companies like,,, and I've great experience with WordPress, cPanel/WHM, Plesk and server configuration (Bind, Postfix, Apache, MySQL, FTP and etc) + Virtualization OpenVZ Also I know CentOS and Ubuntu rather good (installation and configuration of software like ffmpeg, 3dproxy, Maldet, OpenVPN, Bugzilla and etc) Also I've a good experience with Nginx + PHP-FPM + Nginx Cache + Varnish Cache Currently I work remotely as a system/server administrator at RipaMedia Inc. I love my job and also I like to help people like you :)

Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

98% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
250 hours

Carlos C.

Carlos C.

J2EE/PHP5/SQL Developer. Linux SysAdmin. Brainbench certified

Spain - Tests: 6

More than 7 years of experience coding in PHP using many SQL databases (MySQL/PostgreSQL/MSSQL). I have worked in many projects as a project leader. I feel very confortable in managing my work time to complete the schedule. Experience with Zend Framework; MVC and Singleton patterns. Expert in use of XML technologies, APIs, AJAX and coding using OO (Objects). Skills using design software (Fireworks, Photoshop, Gimp). GNU/Linux system's administrator for more than 6 years.

$17.78 /hr
26 hours

Luis fernando A.

Luis fernando A.

Linux Sysadmin and AWS Architect with huge web hosting experience

Brazil - Tests: 5

I'm a creative and hardworking Linux System Administrator and Amazon Web Services Architect and developer. I've been supporting and delivering IT solutions especially for web hosting companies and its set of open source software (Apache, PHP, RoR, MySQL, HAproxy, iptables, OpenVPN and much more) since 2005. I've also worked at IBM managing a farm of more than 1000 Linux and AIX servers as well as its proprietary middleware (DB2, IHS, WebSphere and others).

100% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
45 hours

Vladimir Rybas

Vladimir Rybas

Expert Ruby on Rails Developer, Team Lead, PM

Thailand - Tests: 3

70% of all software projects fail. Why is that happening? A few reasons: - Poor communication - Poor communication - Poor communication - Badly defined requirements - Wrong project's priorities - Sloppy development practices How do I address these issues: *Communication & Requirements clarification* - Monday to Friday daily status meetings at fixed time, suitable for all team members(customer is a team member). - Weekly iteration planning meetings. - Transparent and easy-to-use Project Management tools. *Project prioritization* - Complexity estimation - Short iterations & short feedback loop *Development practices* - Perfectly clean code - Test Driven Development (99% test coverage). - Obligatory code review & collective code ownership. - Domain Driven Design, Lean Architecture, GRASP, SOLID If this sounds good for you, let's get this done. LinkedIn: Github: Tech Blog:

100% Job Success
$100.00 /hr
5,932 hours

Wesam D.

Wesam D.

Sr. Developer

Canada - Tests: 1

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS • Degree in IT Systems Engineering with strong research and analytical skills • Designer and developer for several projects implemented using Python/Django/PostgreeSQL and MySQL stack • Proficiency in Virtualenv, South, Gunicorn, Swagger, and Django REST framework • Administrative experience in AWS (EC2, RDS, S3, and ELB) and Linux environment • Hands-on experience with mobile programming: Android and iOS (Swift) • Expert with Cloud computing, large-scale applications architectures, virtualization, dynamic scalability, databases and physical infrastructure planning • Experience working with remote and distributed teams • Strong theoretical and practical experience in data structure, algorithms, artificial Intelligent, security, and networking • Up-to-date on latest cutting edge technologies and trends. • Active scientist with more than 15 peer reviewed publications ( TECHNICAL SKILLS Languages: Python, Django, C/C++, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, XML, ActionScript, PHP and Java Databases: MySQL, Oracle, MongoDB, PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Operating systems & Virtualization technology: Windows, Linux, OSX, VMware, Xen and KVM Servers: Apache2, Nginx, Tomcat, Solr, Openfire, and Red5 Media Server Collaboration tools: JIRA, Github, Google Docs, Confluence, and teamwork Networking: TCP&IP, DNS&DHCP, NAT, Access Points, Switches, Routers, and Firewalls Mobile development: Android and iOS (Swift)

$60.00 /hr
395 hours