Alex E.
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Alex E.

Systems admin with strong mojo and 15+ years experience


Barham, United Kingdom


I've been traveling the IT road for over 10 years now, and the various paths I've taken have given me more or less knowledge in a variety of fields ranging from systems administration and front-end web development as majors, to networking, SEO, graphics design, PHP programming and resource retrieval/data management as minors. I do not live and breathe IT as others claim however, I enjoy the work I do and I do my best to be as efficient and as useful as I can (while always putting the client's interest before my own financial gains) but I am fully aware that ... morethere is a world out there outside the PC/Mac and I do my best to discover it and enjoy it fully. To this end I consider my work a means to an end and this end is exploring and learning as much as I can about the world, while at the same time doing my best to improve it and be a constantly positive influence. As to more practical aspects, my hourly rate is usually negotiable depending on the length and complexity of the contract. What that literally means is that I will usually take on work offers me a steady or larger income over time for a lower hourly rate. If you feel your project fits that description don't be put off by my current rates and ask. As a list of particular pieces of knowledge I have garnered in the past few years and am skilled at I can include: - Amazon EC2 setups with Autoscaling and high-throughput testing using Tsung - varnish cache setup and optimization - Atlassian suite (JIRA, Confluence, Fisheye, etc) setup and management on both Linux and Windows hosts - Load-balancing setups with keepalived and haproxy - MySQL replication and basic clustering w/ keepalived automatic failover - Xen virtualization Whether or not you should choose to work with me I would ask that you give some of your time (and hopefully some of your money) to support these wonderful programs that I also contribute to and that I believe are making a consistent effort towards positive change in the world: less

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Work History and Feedback

  • May 2011 - Jun 2015

    Server Admin

    No feedback given

    3 hours
    $24.44 / hr
    $61.10 earned

  • Oct 2012 - Jan 2013

    amazon web service expert

    No feedback given

    1 hour
    $27.78 / hr
    $27.78 earned

  • Nov 2012

    Set up and configure a MusicBrainz server and database in Amazon EC2
    Superb work completed efficiently and in a timely manner. Excellent advice too!
    $200.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Oct 2012

    Linux VPS guru
    Alex did a great setting up our servers, I will rehire again!
    $75.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Feb 2011 - Oct 2012

    Cent 5 server / cpanel update software for Trustwave

    No feedback given

    9 hours
    $20.00 / hr
    $173.40 earned

  • Feb 2011 - Oct 2012

    Cpanel & WHM Server Administration Expert

    No feedback given

    5 hours
    $11.11 / hr
    $55.55 earned

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Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Test 3.90 Top 10% 38 mins
Redhat Linux 9.0 General Test 4.75 Top 10% 15 mins
Apache Server Test (2.0 Family) 4.00 Top 20% 29 mins
TCP/IP Test 4.40 Top 10% 30 mins
LAMP Test 4.25 Top 10% 31 mins
Networking Concepts Test 4.50 Top 10% 18 mins
Unix Shell Script Test 3.50 Top 30% 39 mins
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals) 4.25 Top 10% 12 mins
CSS 2.0 Test 4.40 Top 10% 35 mins
Adobe Photoshop 6.0 3.90 Top 10% 29 mins
CISCO Test 3.50 Above Average 28 mins
Unix Test 3.90 Top 30% 17 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 4.90 Top 10% 7 mins
HTML 4.01 Test 4.10 Top 10% 37 mins
XHTML 1.0 Test 4.00 Top 20% 28 mins
U.S. Word Usage Test 4.10 Top 20% 11 mins
MySQL 5.0 Test 3.40 Top 30% 38 mins
Windows XP Test 4.25 Top 10% 9 mins
UK English Basic Skills Test 4.25 Top 20% 19 mins
Help Desk Certification 3.00 Below Average 18 mins
PHP5 Test 3.90 Top 30% 44 mins
Search Engine Optimization Test 3.10 Top 30% 31 mins
Upwork Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Company Managers 4.80 Top 30% 14 mins
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version) 4.50 Top 20% 16 mins
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Work History

430 hours worked
63 jobs


More than 30 hrs/week

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