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A Unix shell is a command-line interpreter and programming language that provides system administrators with a user interface for Unix and Unix-like systems. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, companies hire Unix shell scripting developers to manage their Unix shell scripting and Unix platform-based application support and maintenance.

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Aaron Summers

Aaron Summers

Linux Cloud Engineer / 14 Years Real World Experience

United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

Daily engineering and administration of OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Linux and Windows based operating environments. LAN/WAN: Experience identifying a large number of network and host based security problems. Stabilized the bandwidth billing system for accuracy and provided assistance to the web development team. UNX(tm)/Linux/BSD: Designed and built a custom Enterprises Data Ware House utilizing RedHat Enterprise Linux, IBM Information Server, and the Sun N1 toolkit. Back ported the RedHat clustering tools and GFS modules for RedHat Enterprise Linux 4. Customized the operating environment for running the IBM Information Server 8 family of applications, consisting of IBM DB2 V 9.3, IBM WebSphere 6.0, IBM DataStage and IBM QualityStage. Was the single onsite operations point for the HP-UX, Solaris, FreeBSD, MacOS X, and Linux machines. Wrote custom tools for monitoring and metrics. Fluent in the change management process as it relates to Sarbanes Oxley, internal, and external audits. Extensive documentation of custom applications, primarily our custom data warehouse solution. Designed and implemented the company's external web presence using Solaris 10. Utilized zones, the ZFS file system, and hardware RAID on the T2000 platform. Wrote my own tools in Perl, C, and the Bourne shell. Debugged many complex operational problems. Specialties Started running Linux around 1993, kernel was 0.99 Moved onto SunOS and Open/FreeBSD. Since have worked with HP-UX and SCO extensively. Currently work with RHEL, AMI Linux, CentOS, OpenBSD, EC2, Parallels, and Rackspace.

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
6,005 hours

Andrew C.

Andrew C.

Linux/Unix System Engineer, Junior Python/Ruby Developer, Cloud Soluti

Romania - Tests: 4

Management Systems, provide Infrastructure solutions, always focused to deliver high available solutions, for my clients. OSs: Debian, Ubuntu, Centos WEB deployment: (installation / optimization / deployment /) using: - Apache, Nginx, PHP, MySQL, Varnish, Memcached, Java Applications based on Tomcat - Development Processes automation based on Jenkins, Puppet. - Deployment (configuration and administration) of web applications built on: - Drupal CMS, Magento, Zend, Symfony Framework Databases (installation, configuration, administration): Mongodb, MySQL Cloud Systems: AWS(auto scaling, Loadbalancer, EC2, S3, Route53, Automations scripts (API)), DigitalOcean PaaS: Openshift Monitoring Tools: - Capturing, analyzing and storing statistics with Logstash, Graylog2, AMPQ, Elasticsearch - Drawing maps with statistics Collectd, Graphite - Alerts, notifications and syslog with Dude, Nagios - Advanced knowledge of Nagios Hight secured VPN system: OpenVPN based Virtualization: ESXi, KVM, OpenVZ Networking: Advanced level of administration Cisco devices: CCNA Certified, Basic level Mikrotik routers Backup Bacula based Storage systems, NFS, Glusterfs. Subversion administration. Chat, Openfire based Basic level: Bash scripting, SQL, Ruby, Capistrano, MongoDB, Vagrant, F5 BIG-IP load balancer, Haproxy

100% Job Success
$27.78 /hr
1,549 hours

Ivan Ershov

Ivan Ershov

Cloud Architect/Engineer/Devops / Linux Admin

Russia - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 2

Over the last 10 years, I have been working as technical support engineer/team leader/infrastructure architect for the different companies with on-premise/cloud hosting. My competency lies in planning, development, deployment and setup of the environments from scratch, troubleshooting/support/improvement of existing production systems based on Linux/Unix with the focus on automation and high availability. Have a lot of experience in automation/monitoring/backup of different distributed environments with LAMP stack and other applications, different clustering, scalability and high-availability techniques. Operating systems: Debian/Ubuntu, Redhat(Fedora, RHEL, Centos), Suse, AmazonLinux Level of skill with Unix/Linux: RHCE MailServers: qmail, postfix, sendmail etc Databases: Postgresql, Oracle, Mysql, noSQL databases (Mongodb, Cassandra, Couchbase, Redis etc) Clustering: RHCS, terracotta, heartbeat, pacemaker, distributed balanced setups Programming, scripting languages: Bash, PL/SQL, Ruby Clouds: AWS/Tata/RackSpace/CloudStack/Openstack/Azure Automation: Chef/Puppet, RightScale, AWS Opsworks,CloudFormation etc Continuous integration/deployment: Docker, Atlassian tools, Jenkins, SVN/Git, Codebase etc. Loadbalancers/proxies: Clouds LBs, Haproxy, mod_jk, Squid, Apache, Nginx Application servers: tomcat, jetty, jboss, Apache, Nginx, different PHP-based servers Monitoring: Nagios, Zabbix, Newrelic, OMD etc English: fluent Availability: up to 30hrs/week

98% Job Success
$38.89 /hr
1,927 hours

Yuri Turchenkov

Yuri Turchenkov

Python Developer and Linux Server Administrator

Russia - Tests: 7

PLEASE READ UP TO END! I'm looking for longterm Python Backend/Serverside development, MongoDB, Linux Administration/Development tasks, or interesting work I'm strong in : DB handle and data processing with Python Web Development using Python (backend/serverside/django) Web UI frontend programming (js, jQuery, ajax) Multimedia apps development with GSTREAMER Data scrapping Linux Administraion Embedded Linux development. I'm not graphic or web designer. Just coder: python, shell scripting are welcome. I'm not PHP or RUBY coder! I'm Python coder (i use C/C++ mostly to extend Python) If you have any interesting project that need a cool Python coder, feel free to invite me for an interview! ATTENTION! Please, add this string to your message to me: "Yes, I have read your objective". So I'll see that you have read my objective.

$46.70 /hr
2,989 hours

William Grzybowski

William Grzybowski

(Web)Development and Unix-like Consultant

Brazil - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

Before I even go to university i started working with Web-development. My first experience was about 6 years ago with pure HTML using frames in Dreamweaver 3. Since then I have worked hard to improve my skills in every way possible, not just as a web-developer but as a general programmer, and now I work essentially with Open Source software like Python(+Django), PHP, Linux/FreeBSD, PostgreSQL, etc.My degree in computer science helped me to understand the basics of a computer from the bits in the processor instructions to multimedia, and thus can be used everywhere to improve the final result of a project.

$33.33 /hr
3,500 hours

Rashid Mohamad

94% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
2,264 hours

Vladislav M.

Vladislav M.

Cloud Expert / AWS / DevOps / Linux System Admin / Cisco

Malaysia - Tests: 10

Self-motivated professional with strong work ethic and productive self-starter – proven with success being a freelancer at oDesk. Team player - Participated in multiple projects, joining large teams, effectively co-working with other professionals Effective leader - Took over leadership and managed team resources to achieve goals meeting deadlines 17+ years as an Systems Administrator 11+ years as Network Engineer 7+ years as Cloud Expert and SaaS Architect 3+ years @ DevOps Freelancer for last 8 years (over 30,000hrs worked @oDesk)

98% Job Success
$60.00 /hr
41,236 hours

David C. Toledo Sanchez

David C. Toledo Sanchez

Developer Android, Java ,J2EE

Peru - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 39

Over the last 5 years, I have developed a wide range of android applications and 2 in iphone, and I have 12 years from experience development in java and Java Applications Server . I am seeking opportunities to build new android apps. Android Skills: Advanced UI Design , SQLlite, Google Map Api1, Api2, In App Billing, Fragment, Sherlock Fragment, Facebook Api, Twitter API, Json , Rest Webservice Integration, QR Code, Background Service, GPS Service, Bluetooth Integration, Admob, OAuth, Urbain Air Ship, Push Notification, FTP Server API, Photo Gallery, RSS Feed Reader, Widget Api, WallPaper Live Framework, IME Keyboard, Audio/Video Steam, Git, SVN, LibGdx, Eclipse, etc

Groups: Android, Application Developers Alliance

100% Job Success
$44.44 /hr
8,427 hours

Daniel Z.

Daniel Z.

Highly skilled API integrator, PHP (ZF) Coder and Project Manager

Poland - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

Goal: Project and develop high quality apps for your success. Profile: OOPHP & Zend coding, IT consulting and business analyst, project coordinator and manager, Other skills: Apache, Bind, SSH, bashscripting, Memcached, Github, Solaris, Oracle, MySQL, Radius, AD, expert knowlegde of many *ux and windows systems Advantage: Project and implementation of many web apps. Most of it projected and developed by myself using Zend Framework, Google API (youtube, gdata), social API (twitter, facebook). Some of it integrated with operating systems or AAA software (radius, ldap). Usually Design Patterns were used (like Template Method, Version of Control, DAO, Dependency Injection, Decorator and so on). Some application built upon a structure of web services (XML, REST, JSON), some using jQuery and AJAX. Tools and technologies: Apache, radius, bind, ldap, Zend Framework, XML, SOAP, Linux, Linux daemons, Memcached, Sockets, REST, JSON, Oracle, MSSQL, MySQL, Design patterns, MVC, SVN, BASH, PHPUnit, Xdebug, Unit testing, Google Youtube API, Google Gdata API, Google Maps API, Facebook API, PayU API

100% Job Success
$35.00 /hr
1,943 hours