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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.
I have strong background in UNIX/Linux software development, Master's Degree in Computer Science. I worked on Enterprise high-load distributed hosting automation systems as a Team Leader (3.5 years in SWsoft, Inc., now called Parallels). For the last 6 years I'm running my own small software development business in Russia with primary focus on Python/Django apps. Not pure Web but often involving integration with hardware (Proximity Cards, Sensor Screens) or external systems like Payment Processing, SMS Gateways, GABRIEL (Airline Reservation System), etc. I can take an idea and turn it into a working business, through all the intermediate stages. Also I have experience of investing my own funds in my projects, so I feel the difference between "perfect code" in a month and "good enough" code that increases the revenue right now. Nevertheless, my code is very good: no copy-paste, always written with performance, flexibility and security in mind, etc. On oDesk I'm looking for (and actually find :) interesting projects with a sight on long-term fruitful cooperation. I'm also open to smaller activities (e.g., consulting) where my knowledge can be helpful.
I have been in the telecommunications industry for over 13 years and have worked as a consultant to major Fortune 500 companies in the past for both business and technology needs. I have a vast knowledge of anything that relates to the internet, both hardware and software realms and have worked on a variety of projects ranging from the simple to large scale transition ones spanning months at a time. I understand a business' need to get projects done right the first time and have always exceeded my clients goals. If they're not happy, I'm not happy. I have a dual bachelors degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in Business Information Technologies and Business Management. My Masters in Business Administration is in International Business and most IT skills I have picked up on my own or through various courses either online or at the local community college. I look forward to working with you and completing any projects you may have, from the quick fix to an entire server farm rebuild. I am also a word class back end programmer familiar with MySQL, Bash, PHP, Perl, and Python. Please, no front end design work, I don't have an eye for creativity (unless it's something simple of course). I look forward to working with you and any projects you may have for me.
I have been working as Linux System Administrator for 5 years. I supply linux management service for my customers. I design and install infrastructures for high-available web applications. Most of these servers use Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Redhat and Pardus. I use haproxy as load balancer, iptables as firewall, apache, nginx or lighttpd as web server, mysql as database server. I configure replication systems which have one or more slaves. I deploy applications in different languages like RoR, Python/Django or PHP. I am familiar with php-fpm, php-cgi and mod_php. I am also experienced in virtualization. I use openvz, vserver and kvm for virtualization. I prefer using Debian or Proxmox for host system for virtualization. I use Python and PHP to develop web and shell applications and automation scripts. I am a free software contributor. So i am good at remote working and collaboration tools. I use git and svn actively for various projects.
Operating Systems ● FreeBSD ● Linux Security ● iptables ● openssl ● jail ● clamav ● mod_security ● mod_clamav DNS ● Bind ● PowerDNS (+PostgreSQL / +MySQL) HTTP ● Apache ○ MPM: prefork, worker ○ mod_ssl, mod_php, mod_wsgi ● Nginx ○ Access control ○ Autoindex ○ Fast-CGI ○ uWSGI ○ Proxy ○ Cache ○ SSL ○ upload_progress_module ○ Control panel integration ■ Virtualmin ■ DirectAdmin ■ Plesk Proxy ● squid ○ basic auth ○ transparent proxy ○ cache ● 3proxy ○ http/socks ￼○ auth Raid ● Linux ○ md(0,1,5,6,10) ● FreeBSD ○ Gmirror / Striping File Systems: ● Ext 2,3,4 ● ReiserFS ● XFS ● OCFS2 ● ZFS (port to FreeBSD) ● CEPH CVS ● SVN ● Mercurial ● GIT ○ GitLab ○ GitoLite Backup ● rsync ● BackupPC ● Bacula FTP ● ProFTPd ● VSFTPD File sharing ● NFS ● SAMBA Control Panel ● Direct Admin ● Webmin+Virtualmin ● CPanel ● ISP-config ● Plesk Automatization ● Puppet ● Saltstack Monitoring ● Zabbix ● Nagios ● Munin ● Monit Network Understanding of theoretical and practical foundations of the networks (Data link, Network, Transport, Application Layers). VPN ● OpenVPN ● PPTP Database (SQL) ● MySQL (+MariaDB, +Percona) ● PostgreSQL Database (NoSQL) ● ElasticSearch ● Riak ● MongoDB ● Cassandra ● Redis Virtualization & Containerization ● KVM ● XEN ● OpenVZ ● LXC ● Docker ● Vagrant Cluster ● DRBD ○ master-slave ○ master-master (+ocfs2) ● Heartbeat ● Pacemaker Development ● actively use: ○ shell (bash, sh) ○ Python ● Frameworks ○ Django ○ Flask ○ Twisted ○ Tornado Cloud Solutions: ● AWS (EC2, S3, CloudFront, Route53) ● DigitalOcean ● RackSpace
I enjoy solving challenging problems and utilizing technology to creatively design efficient, cost-effective solutions to meet business needs. Current Certifications: CISSP, CCNP, Net+/Sec+, MCP Cloud (AWS/Rackspace), Linux, Windows, VMware HA/vMotion/vCenter Open Source Software: Apache, nginx, Redis, elasticsearch, Zabbix, Logstash Information Security Auditing, Configuration, Policy Networking: Visio Diagrams, IPSEC/SSL VPNs, OSPF/EIGRP/BGP, Adaptive Security Appliances (ASAs), Wireless Controllers, F5 LTM, WiFi (RF Design) Information Security: Visio Diagrams (architecture), PCI DSS compliance, Splunk (syslog) Vulnerability Audit and Penetration Testing: Metasploit, Nexpose, Nessus, Vulnerability Reporting, Patch Management Development: Ruby/Rails, Git, Python, PHP, Perl, PowerShell, Bash, .NET