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  1. Vijesh Krishnankutty

    Vijesh Krishnankutty

    Linux System Administrator

    United Kingdom - Last active: 4 months ago

    Wells Fargo India Solutions Pvt Ltd Nov 2011- Sep 2014 o Role : Senior Technology Specialist/ Team Lead o Project : Open Systems Server Delivery My work involved:  Vendor co-ordination  Build/Configure physical and virtual servers using PXE boot and kickstart  Configure disk group and on the target servers.  Configure NIC teaming  Work on the escalated issues which are raised by other stake holders.  Decommissioning servers.  Enabling switch ports  Updating/adding DNS records  Configuring network protocols on servers (SSH,DNS,FTP,DHCP)  Configuring firewall on servers using IP Tables and service security using TCP wrappers  Assigning and tracking the activities to team.  Preparing and presenting the weekly status reports Accenture services pvt ltd. Dec 2006-Nov 2011 • Projects executed o Client Project : Morgan Stanley, Datacenter migration o Role : Senior Software Engineer My work involved:  Build/Configure the target servers using PXE boot  Configure disk group and VCS on the target servers.  Migrate the data from source server to target using rsync.  Work on the escalated issues which are raised by other stake holders.  Prepare and maintain the documentation and cook book.  Prepare the procedures which need to be followed by on the migration day  Provide round the clock availability to the customer on the migration week ends  Train the new resources on Linux.  Support command center team to roll back the changes, if something went wrong.  Decommissioning all the dependencies from the source host.  Assigning and tracking the activities to team.  Making sure that reviews are done and review feedbacks are closed.  People management  Preparing and presenting the weekly status to customers  Participate in the round table meetings with the customer and define the migration strategy accordingly.  Mentoring new team members.  Troubleshoot and fix any post migration issues.  Participates the post migration meetings  Review the time reports and expense claims made by the team members o Client Project : Morgan Stanley o Role : System Administrator/Shift lead My work involved:  Was responsible for day to day handling of UNIX requests and scheduled work received through Falcon tickets, TCM or as phone.  Handling first level escalation from Monitoring team. Build, configure and signoff the new hosts.  Ensure that SLA's are maintained while handling the falcon requests without any issues and rework  Incident Management: • Creating User Accounts • Troubleshooting Authentication issues • Troubleshooting AFS related issues • Troubleshooting Cluster issues  Change Implementation: • Upgrading/downgrading the Linux and Solaris OS • Server’s firmware upgrades. • NFS to NAS migration (Using Rsync)  Involved in team/shift management which included: • Responsible to ensure proper and timely entries into the various on-line reporting systems designed to collect performance metrics for the team. • Helping/Guiding the team in solving the issues faced. SunITech pvt ltd. Dec 2005-Nov 2006 o Client Project : Nortel Networks o Role : System Administrator My work involved:  Managing and maintaining servers, PC’s, Routers and Switches.  Configure the test servers as per the development and testing team requests. • Incident Management: • Managing and maintaining servers, PC’s, Routers and Switches. • Monitoring and Administering NAS, Linux and Solaris servers. • Managing and maintaining servers, PC’s, Routers and Switches • Installing, configuring and monitoring Linux, windows workstations and servers. • Configured VOCAL and ASTERISK Servers. • Configured Linux Terminal (minicom) server. • Configured SOAP server for chat. • Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Network Equipments • Implemented HP-Open view for network management • Backup Management, Reporting and Recovery • Configured and Managed Central Antivirus server • Installing configuring NIS master and slave server for domain login. Provide • Login restrictions on the clients which are participating in NIS using netgroup.

    $74.00 /hr
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  2. Biljana Orlovic

    Biljana Orlovic

    engineer of informatics with Win OS, M.Office experience

    Serbia - Last active: 09/13/2014 - Tests: 6

    Someone whose daily routine is working on computer, with e-mails, documents, tables in Word, Excel in Windows OS confronting with software and hardware problems almost every day. I am working in Zrenjanin, in production factory of motor and industrial oils as administrative worker dealing with invoice, proforma invoice, with electronic banking, entering batch for every production order in accounting software, communicate with sales over the country, send goods... I found joy in creating labels for our products in Corel Draw and I have open hands in designing.

    $7.00 /hr
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  3. Davor Maček

    Davor Maček


    Croatia - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 5

    I have 5+ years experience in implementation and administration over of 150 Microsoft Windows Servers, especially in Active Directory and Security in one of the biggest European Banks (UniCredit Group, Zagrebačka Banka, Also I have successfully finished 8 Microsoft exams (MCP, MCITP: Server Administrator and MCITP: Enterprise Administrator). I have Master of degree at the University of Zagreb on Computer Science and successfully finished specialized postgraduate Study "Information Systems Security Management and Audit".

    $25.00 /hr
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  4. Rick Beigler

    Rick Beigler

    Windows/Unix System Administrator/Trainer

    United States - Last active: 04/24/2014 - Tests: 2

    I have been in the IT industry for almost 20 years. Over that span I have worked for US Foods as a System Administrator, Functional Area Lead and Deployment Team Lead. As part of a team working for US Foods, we changed the entire business system for 30+ warehouses nationwide, oftentimes working five or more consecutive sites. Currently I am a contractor for the United States Department of Defense functioning as a Unix System Administrator.

    $33.33 /hr
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  5. Andrei Muravev

    Andrei Muravev

    Expert System Administrator and Voip Engineer

    Russia - Last active: 5 months ago - Tests: 1

    Experienced Network and system administrator. Have 8 years of relevant experience in different areas of profession. Including major banks online stores, content and VOIP telephony providers. Have strong background in following areas: Windows servers administration Linux/Unix server administration VOIP infrastructure administration Asterisk (Digium hardware, Asteroid, AsteriskNow, FreePBX, Elastix, WellTime) Cisco Voip Gateways (39xx series) Avaya hardware and software Scripting languages: Ruby, Python, Bash Web development: Ruby ob Rails

    $22.22 /hr
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  6. Gregory R.

    Gregory R.

    Web & Desktop software developer

    Ukraine - Last active: 11/18/2014 - Tests: 1

    Hi, My name is Grigoriy Romanowskiy. I have 2.5+ years of experience working in a web studio and an outsourcing company, cooperating with customers from Germany, the USA, etc. I have experience of working with Agile (Scrum) methodology, Test Driven Development and Quality Assurance. Now I'm focused on Web development. I prefer back-end development, though I can do front-end as well. I am result-oriented and believe aspiration of learning new technologies is my significant strength. I have a Bachelor of Science degree. My skills are listed, but not limited, below. - Web-development: PHP, Symfony framework, pure JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, etc. - Databases: MySQL, FireBird, SQL, MongoDB, database designing and optimisation - Object-Oriented Programming, Software design patterns - Operation Systems: Windows, Linux - Other programming languages: Java, C, C++, C#, Python, Bash, Delphi, Pascal, Basic, VBA, Assembler - Technologies: cloud computing, virtualization, SAN/NAS technologies, failover cluster technologies, caching technologies, etc.

    $10.00 /hr
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  7. Chris G.

    Chris G.

    RHCE Systems Administrator - 10+ years experience

    Australia - Last active: 09/15/2014 - Tests: 8

    I am a Linux systems administrator with experience in the higher education sector. I have experience with a wide range of software, hardware, and operating systems. I have extensive skills in: ▪ UNIX/Linux ▪ VMware vSphere/ESX ▪ Windows Server Specialties:Linux, UNIX, VMware vSphere, Windows Server, systems administration, operating system deployment, configuration management, performance and availability management, scripting with bash, perl, and python, EMC SAN, Brocade FC switching, HP c-series blades and chassis, ITIL

    $33.33 /hr
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  8. Anderson Delmondes

    Anderson Delmondes

    IT Manager

    Brazil - Last active: 06/23/2014

    • 15 years of experience in Information Technology in large companies; • IT Management (Infrastructure, Projects, Services, Strategic Operation between IT and Business); • High performance teams management, working in mission critical environments 24x7x365 - Administration and monitoring (Links, Networks, Servers, Storages, Systems and Backups); • Specialist at the IT monitoring softwares (CA Unicenter, Spectrum, Vantage, SCOM, SCCM, Cisco Works, WhatsUp Gold, Nagios and MRTG); • ITIL processes management, Incident, Problem, Change, Release, Configuration and Capacity; • Certified ITIL V3 and COBIT 4.1; • Financial and Controller Management (Budget, Forecast, P&L, PBT, YTD, DRE, PayBack, VPL e TIR).

    $38.89 /hr
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  9. Richard Noonan

    Richard Noonan

    IT Support

    Ireland - Last active: 7 months ago

    BSc Electronics & Computing from Open University (Milton Keynes) My Current occupation is in IT Support at an Call Centre. Duties include: Respond to internal customer service requests for hardware & software issues. Build of desktop PCs & Laptops in Windows 7 & MS Office 2010 English, French, Italian & in Linux (Ubuntu). Mainly from SCCM and FOG Server images. Receive delivery of desktops & laptops. Unpack and storage of desktops & Laptops. Image, log and issue with encryption when collected. Installation of full desktop and laptop workstations including docking stations & dual screen extended desktops. Troubleshooting of PCs & Laptops to RAM, HD & Motherboard Level & calling vendors to organize replacement and return of in warranty modules. Provide remote assist though Windows Remote Assist and Citrix Go to Assist when work from agents experienced issues. I have also used Teamviewer. Troubleshooting and resolving desk-side tickets. Active Directory users management and password resets/account unlocks, VPN token access issues etc. Network troubleshooting & diagnosis data ports. Wireless troubleshooting/Wireless certificates. Data Retrieval from Hard Drives of defective laptops (when possible). Bit-locker encryption recovery. Roaming and Local Profile Management. Home Drive/Network Space Admin. Shared Folders and Permissions Admin. Submission of RFQs and raising of Purchase Requisitions for IT equipment. Delivery of IT Training and IT Inductions. I am very comfortable in a classroom/training room environment and speaking in Public. Provisioning of SIP desk phones and administration of Mobile Smart Phones. Network/Server Room Troubleshooting and Implementation of Change Management to replace CISCO/APC modules when required. Arrange RMA of defective modules to Vendor. I have 2 years experience in Customer Service (Tech Support) at I also have 15 years experience in Electronic Design & Troubleshooting with companies such as Flextronics and Artesyn

    $15.00 /hr
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  10. Dimitri Tholen

    Dimitri Tholen

    Expert Web Developer with MEAN Stack experience

    Netherlands - Last active: 06/27/2014

    With over 15 years experience developing websites and applications, I know how to get the job done in time and to your satisfaction. I communicate well and often so that you always feel comfortable that the end result is according to your requirements. Also, I usually go beyond what the client is expecting because I really want you to get the best possible result. During a project I am more than 110% committed.

    $44.44 /hr
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