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Linux is a collection of free and open-source, cross-platform, Unix-like operating system distributions, among which the most widely known are Ubuntu, Red Hat and Slackware. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, you can find experienced Linux system administrators to set up dedicated Linux web servers, install web hosting control panels (like ZPanel, Plesk, cPanel or DirectAdmin), set up SQL databases and file managers or configure Linux server security and accounts.

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  1. Alex Fortuna

    Alex Fortuna

    Senior Ruby on Rails Developer / Development Consultant

    Russia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

    I'm seeking opportunities to build high-quality dynamic web solutions in Ruby on Rails. I've got a solid programming background with over 15 years experience. I'm a self-organized, disciplined and quality-oriented performer with good team management skills. A list of skills/features follows. * Passion for programming. * 15+ years overall development experience in 10+ languages. * 10+ years team leadership experience. * 10+ years Unix admin and TCP/IP networking experience. * 7+ years Ruby experience. * 5+ years Ruby on Rails experience. * Contributing to Ruby/Rails open source community (https://github.com/dadooda). * Clean, distinct, well-documented and reusable code is a *MUST*. * Solid understanding and everyday use of TDD (RSpec). * Strong JavaScript: raw language, jQuery, frameworks. * Everyday Git usage. * Practical programmer’s knowledge of HTML/CSS. * Hands-on experience of building high-traffic web applications in Unix environment (nginx, memcached, SQL server tuning, load testing tools, etc.). * 10+ years LAMP experience.

    $37.00 /hr
    2,462 hours
    4.64
  2. Ahmed Sayed

    Ahmed Sayed

    Senior Linux Administrator / Virtualization /Asterisk / VoIP / cPanel

    Egypt - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a senior technical engineer who has 15 years IT experience in the following areas: Advanced Linux Cluster Administration Advanced Proxmox Cluster Administration Asterisk/Trixbox/Elastix/VoIP architect Advanced Knowledge of shell scripting Advanced Knowledge of Perl programming Network Administration Network Security (Penetration Testing) Server Auditing Technical Support Virtualization (mainly Parallels Virtuozzo/openVZ/ProxMox) Web hosting Control panels such as cPanel,Plesk,DirectAdmin Tweaking and Optimizing Apache for better performance Hardening PHP Data recovery

    $44.44 /hr
    6,798 hours
    5.00
  3. Nikolay C.

    Nikolay C.

    Brainbench certified JSE/JEE dev, DB dev, Sys-Arch

    Ukraine - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 11

    Would you like to find a powerful Java-dev? If so, please read further... 1. Intentions I'm working as a free-lancer more than 2 years already, and worked > 12 years in scientific and software engineering areas. I'm here because I'm looking worldwide for interesting work related to software development using the following technologies (some or all): - Java 5/6/7 (JSE, Swing, CORBA, Web Services, etc.) - JEE5/6 (EJB3, JSF, Hibernate, etc.) - GWT, Spring, Struts, etc. - And other JSE/JEE-related frameworks - GlassFish, Tomcat, JBoss, Jetty, etc. - JME (CLDC 1.1, MIDP 2.0) and Android - Maven, Ant, etc. - Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL and other DBMS - Some sub-tasks could be related to C/C++ with STL (but NOT the whole project!) - UML and/or Agile Modeling - Well-organized Agile processes - Etc. It would be nice to be involved into software concepts and architecture development. Also it would be nice to have possibilities for applying my initiative and creativity. I'm ready to work as a free-lancer for the beginning up to 40+ hours per week), and you may hire me as a full-time employee as well. I'm ready to move mostly to any country or city. In such case I'm ready to start as a developer (or senior developer), but with possibility to grow up to TL, and further up to SA or PM (of course, starting from TL or SA would be nice). 2. Education - University Master Degree in the area of Informatics and Computer Systems 3. General Skills I have a wide working and scientific experience with dozens of technologies (> 14 years). The most deep experience I have with the following techs: - JSE5/6 and J2SE (Java Core, Multithreading, AWT, Java2D, Swing, CORBA, WebServices, Networking, etc.) - since 1998 - JEE5 (EJB3, Hibernate3, JSF, CometD, Jetty, Tomcat, JBoss, GlassFish) - about of 5 years - J2ME (CLDC 1.1, MIDP 2.0, WMA) - about a year - Other Java techs (Jakarta Commons, Log4J, Velocity, Maven, Ant, etc.) - many years - Android development (support about 0.5 years) - C/C++ and STL - since 1995 (STL from 2001) - Oracle 9i/10g, MySQL, PostgreSQL, InterBase - since 2000 - OOA/OOD/OOP and UML Modeling - since 1995 (UML from 2001) Large experience with the following platforms and tools: - Windows - since 1995 - Linux/UNIX - since 1997 - MS Office (incl. Visio and Project) and Star/OpenOffice - since 1997 - IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans, Eclipse - since 2001 - C++Builder and Delphi - since 2000 - PL/SQL Developer - since 2005 - Enterprise Architect and other UML tools (Rational Rose, Poseidon, etc.) - since 2001 Git, SVN and CVS - since 2001 Management Skills - since 2004 (worked on TL and PM positions) Architect Skills - since 2000 (designing concepts, business models and architectures for quite complex scientific, B2C and B2B applications) Language Skills: - Russian - native - English - fluent, working language since 2001, ~1000 pages of docs written - German - intermediate (quite fluent, but non-perfect) - Ukrainian - can understand in 100%, cannot speak/write fluently 4. Contacts - You can contact me via oDesk. Usually online (GMT): - 10:00am - 5:00pm - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

    $40.00 /hr
    14,091 hours
    5.00
  4. Diego Blanco

    Diego Blanco

    Linux Systems Administrator

    Spain - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    I'm an expert in GNU/Linux systems and other UNIX flavors. I have experience in CDN deployment, Cloud Computing, High Availability, Monitoring and Video Transcoding and Streaming. I've been working with GNU/Linux since I was 14, what makes more than 10 years of experience so I have a good background in its evolution, tools and administration. I also use to implement tools in shell script and python and I use to code my applications in python. In the last 6 years I've been working as systems administrator and Integrator for an IPTV company that offers streaming and web services. I directed projects regarding software distribution and upgrades automatization, product deployment architecture design and products monitorization. I co-designed and co-deployed the cloud computing platform for the company, its CDN with High Availability, its telephony system and other projects. I really like to learn new technologies, test its capabilities and see what can they do. I like to meet new people, work with them and share knowledge and opinions.

    $33.33 /hr
    611 hours
    4.91
  5. Victor V.

    Victor V.

    Java/J2EE/ SQL / Software Architect/ Sencha Extjs Developer/ AngularJs

    Russia - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    ✔ Java, J2EE, Spring (MVC/Security/Rest), JSF, Hibernate, Hibernate Search(Lucene), JSP, JSTL, Apache Tomcat ✔ MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL ✔ Javascript, AngularJS, doT.js, Sencha(Extjs 4.x), jQuery ✔ HTML5, CSS3 ✔ SVN, GIT I'm an experienced Java programmer with solid principles in programming, architecture and code quality. Working in web development for over 7 years I gained considerable experience in building business solutions using such languages as Java, Javascript(ExtJs, JQuery), SQL, Bash-scripting, HTML5, CSS3. Over the last four years I have been working for such companies as "Firejack Technologies", "Bank of America", "Millenial Media" etc, so i gained considerable experience in the designing of web applications architecture. I like to learn new technologies, frameworks etc, so research projects will be also interested for me.

    $35.00 /hr
    6,001 hours
    5.00
  6. Alexander Shcheblikin

    Alexander Shcheblikin

    Linux, UNIX & AWS Expert Administrator

    Ukraine - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 3

    * 17 years in UNIX world * Security-minded * Administrator & Developer for complex projects involving automation, integration, data mining * Attentive to details * Ensuring reliable & secure systems operation and effective consulting & coaching * Protection against Spam & other unsolicited communications in email, web and VoIP * Building effective web-presence assets (5+ years in Web/SEO)

    $40.00 /hr
    89 hours
    4.92
  7. Andrey E.

    Andrey E.

    Web Scraping Expert and PHP Web Developer

    Russia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 12

    I'm web scraping expert/full stack developer with 7+ years of commercial experience. I'm good problem solver holding M.S. in maths and computer science. Today I'm offering webscraping/php/javascript services as a freelancer. My main skills: • Web scraping, parsing, automation, data processing • Simplehtmldom, Goutte, Symfony Browser Kit, Cheerio, CasperJS, Regular Expressions, Xpath • PHP, JavaScript, Java, NodeJS, PhantomJS, LUA • HTML5, CSS3, LESS, Bootstrap Framework • MySQL, MongoDB, Redis • Memcached, ZeroMQ, ReactPHP • SocketIO, Websockets • REST, SOAP, XML, JSON • Matlab, Wolfram Mathematica • Jquery, KnockoutJS, BackboneJS, RequireJS • Prestashop, OpenCart • Experience working with APIs: Ebay, Spotify, Amazon AWS, Amazon MWS, Flickr, Facebook Graph, Vk.com, GitHub, Instagram and several others • Git, SVN • Apache, Nginx, Curl • Amazon AWS • Linux, Vagrant • Understanding of OOP principles and software design patterns • Teamwork experience My github account is https://github.com/256cats My blog: http://256cats.com/ Over the years I’ve developed a lot of web scrapers of different complexity mostly using PHP (simplehtmldom, browserkit) and NodeJS/PhantomJS (casperjs). Some were simple regex-based and others were complex distributed systems with multiple proxies and Amazon AWS support. Also I developed a wide range of websites using PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS and MySQL including several e-commerce websites (+ Prestashop, Opencart). I built sites both from scratch and using frameworks, developed custom modules and extended existing ones for my clients. I have experience in PHP/MySQL performance tuning. Last two years I was working as MMO game (Clash of Clans/Heroes of Might and Magic-like mechanics) logic/backend developer. I’ve implemented distributed message queues, realtime leaderboards with Redis, Mysql, PHP. Developed battle-related algorithms (game unit classes, attack/defend, shortest path, quadtree). Then I’ve done some frontend development, e.g. – developed embeddable javascript classifieds widget and fitness/health single page web application with realtime updates/notifications (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Jquery, Knockout.js, MomentJS, REST, AJAX, Socket.io).

    Groups: Coding Champs

    $39.90 /hr
    150 hours
    4.98
  8. Alper OKUTGAN

    Alper OKUTGAN

    Professional PHP Developer and Web Scraper

    Turkey - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 33

    Top-notch web scraping expert using PHP/cURL, having scraped hundreds of sites with millions records. Always deliver perfect quality with quick turnaround. Crunchbase, Twitter, oGame, Washington EDU, Craigslist and Yipit are just a few examples. My major expertise is Web crawling, data minning, Wordpress plugin and theme development with PHP/MySQL. I have a degree in Computer System & Engineering and have 14 years experience coding. I am interested in solving complex challenges, difficult problem solving, and learning to enhance my programming skills. I have been working in the hosting industry (Hostgator, GoDaddy, Bluehost) for more than 8 years and highly experienced using hosting software such as WHM/CPanel/Plesk/Virtuozzo/Webmin/Virtualmin. Technical background; I began programming on C64s with QBasic language in the 1990s. Following graduation, I developed various programs with Borland Delphi for computing hardware faculty from 2000s, and I am still programming for RS232 / OBDII. I professionally created various web development projects with PHP and Perl languages since 2002. I began working with Linux and FreeBSD in 2003 and I have been working as an admin for various servers like Debian and Ubuntu operating systems since 2005. I have founded to BACOMputer, which my first company on 2005, and I am still working as a software developer for my own company. I have created almost 250 web sites which are hosted in my re-seller account, and I can provide web hosting services also. You may easily reach some of website samples in my portfolio. I began working with clients through oDesk since 2009, and I have successfully completed many contracts between 2010 - 2014. The subjects of my recently works; ° Web scrapping / mail scrapping with PHP/cURL. My PHP codes also can be run as standalone programs on the linux shell and/or with crontab. ° OpenVPN authentication systems ° Creating Wordpress plugins and themes. HTML to Wordpress. ° PHP-MySQL works / Admin Panels. ° Delphi or PHP based text file conversion programs. * OPEN-WRT Linux distributions. ° Hosting services and transfers. ° Malware code cleaning on the sites and servers. (I have developed my own tools for finding malicious codes and infected files as quickly and efficiently) ° Decompiling/Tracing Flash applications/games. ° Radio, Audio stream program installations and configurations. Shoutcast, Icecast and Flashcast solutions. ° Software installation on Linux. Ftp servers, Apache, Nginx, PHP and MySQL installations/configurations. ° jQuery and resolving jQuery issues and conflicts. ° JWplayer, Flowplayer video player installations and delayed messages/auto redirecting projects ° Lightbox, Greybox, Laytbox and other jQuery (auto) popup solutions. ° .htaccess works (Mass redirections, SEO based links, permalinks)

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $45.00 /hr
    1,470 hours
    4.99
  9. Ciprian B.

    Ciprian B.

    Citrix and Microsot Senior Engineer

    Romania - Last active: 23 days ago - Tests: 2

    I've been administering Microsoft and Citrix server infrastructures for the last 8 years, and have in-depth experience with design, deployment, repair and support of all Citrix, VMWare and many Microsoft technologies. My experiences range from server administration roles, specialized application support, desktop support, administrator to advanced virtualization implementations jobs combined with programming skills . For the last four years I've also been working designing, building and support the following: Citrix VDI-in-a-BOX, XenApp, XenServer, XenDesktop, NetScaler products Microsoft RDS, Server 2003 - 2012 R2, Hyper-V VMWare ESXi 3 years Experience with desktop Virtualization on Citrix products. Citrix (CCA, CCAA, CCA-N, CCP-N, CCEE, CCIA, CCP-V, CCE-V) Microsoft (MCP, MCDST, MSCA, MCS, MCITP, MCSE) Excellent technical skills on Enterprise networks Expert-level hands-on operation of Citrix Products and associated third party management and support tools. Experience leading VDI (View and/or Xen) projects; Experience working as a consultant; Experience architecting and managing streaming applications over a VDI environment. I am confident I'll be a great asset to your project or organization, and look forward working with you! Certifications : Citrix : CCA Citrix Certified Administrator XenApp 6.5 CCAA Citrix Certified Advanced Administration XenApp 6.5 CCA Citrix Certified Administrator XenDesktop 5 CCA Citrix Certified Administrator XenServer 6.0 CCEE Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer CCIA Citrix Certified Integration Architect CCP-V Citrix Certified Professional - Virtualization CCE-V Citrix Certified Expert - Virtualization CCA-N Citrix Certified Associate - Networking CCP-N Citrix Certified Professional - Networking Microsoft: MCITP Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2 MCSA 2012 / 2008 / 7 MCSE 2012 Server Infrastructure Solutions Expert MCSE 2012 Private Cloud MCSE 2012 Desktop Infrastructure MCP Microsoft Certified Professional MCDST Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician on Windows XP Microsoft Specialist 2012 Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center Specialist MCTS Windows 7, Configuration MCITP Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7 MCSA Windows 7 (MCSA) MCTS Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration MCTS Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration MCTS Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration MCITP Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008 MCSA Windows Server 2008 (MCSA) MCTS Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization MCTS Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization Other : ITIL V3 Foundation Certified IT Service Management Apple Product Professional Strong VCP, Cisco CCNA , Hardware knowledge, software development Pascal,c++,visual c++, SQL, Java, Active Directory & Exchange,Lotus Notes Remedy, Tivoli, Assyst Ability : team spirit, optimist, sociable, high capacity of learning, dynamic, flexible, skilled team leader, organized, efficient.

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $50.00 /hr
    150 hours
    4.95
  10. Roman D.

    Roman D.

    Server Administrator, Virtualization, Networking - CISCO, Google Apps

    Romania - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 1

    My objective is to bring excellent client satisfaction, providing quality and professional work. I am an IT Engineer with bachelor degree. I'm also an experienced Linux Server Administrator, areas of my expertise are: *Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist *Windows family Operating Systems (administration, configuration, audit, optimization) *Rights Management System for Active Directory (installing, configuring) *Linux - CentOS, RedHat, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo (administration, configuration, audit, optimization) *Webhosting Administration (cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin) *Amazon AWS setup using RightScale.com or Amazon tools *Apache (installation, configuration, optimization) *Network administration (CCNA certified) *MySQL (installation, configuration, optimization) *Subversion systems - SVN, Perforce (instalaltion, configuration) *Atlassian JAVA applications - Jira, Confluence, etc. (installing and configuring) *SMS Gateway (Kannel, PlaySMS) *Mail programs (Exim, Postfix, Qmail, dovecot, ssmtp) *Webprogramming knowledge: PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript *System Backup and Restore automatization *System Services Monitoring automatization *Virtualization (VMWare, VirtualBox, HyperVM, OpenVZ, Xen) *Shell Scripting *VPN systems, OpenVPN (installation and configuration) I can figure out fast the problem and find a solution for it. Languages that I speak: Russian and Romanian - native speaker; English - advanced level.

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers, Caspio

    $35.00 /hr
    1,652 hours
    5.00