Over the past 15 years I've worked with projects ranging from Startups to Fortune 100s. From C++ to Scala, past assignments involved: - Protocol Design in C++/Delphi - Java API Publishing - Maven Plugin Development - Distributed Systems using RESTful backends - Scala / Akka Design - Jenkins Plugins Writing On a daily basis, I spend between Systems Architecture, Build Planning, for Hadoop and Restful Backends, specially under Amazon Web Services. Oh, I'm also a Cloudera Certified Administrator and Developer. Favorite platforms include Scala, Python and General Java. See my full profile for more descriptions and feel free to browse my github and bitbucket profiles at the addresses below: http://github.com/ingenieux http://bitbucket.org/aldrinleal Favourite customers involve pragmatic teams, with contant online presence, and direct involvement with the end customer, and a problem involving legacy and the next generation Feel free to discuss our next project - I'm always looking for the next challenge!
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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.
My goal is customer satisfaction. If you need to get something done - leave it to me. OS: Linux - expert, FreeBSD and Windows Server - proficient Cloud services: AWS, Rackspace SCM: Puppet, Ansible Web servers: Apache, Nginx, Tomcat Database servers: Mysql, Postgresql Atlassian: Jira, Confluence, Crowd, etc - the whole suite Monitoring: Nagios, Groundwork, Zabbix, Monit, Munin, Cacti Virtualization: Openvz, Vmware ESXi/server, Proxmox Mail servers: Zimbra, Exim, Sendmail, Dovecot Backups: Bacula, duplicity, rsnapshot High availability: Corosync/Pacemaker, DRBD Other: standard network services (DNS, DHCP, LDAP, Samba, SVN/Git, http proxy, jabber, VPN, backups, monitoring etc), firewalls and routers (iptables, iproute, VLAN, bridging, bonding). Performance optimization: Magento, Wordpress, etc.
I'm a creative and hardworking Linux System Administrator and Amazon Web Services Architect and developer. I've been supporting and delivering IT solutions especially for web hosting companies and its set of open source software (Apache, PHP, RoR, MySQL, HAproxy, iptables, OpenVPN and much more) since 2005. I've also worked at IBM managing a farm of more than 1000 Linux and AIX servers as well as its proprietary middleware (DB2, IHS, WebSphere and others).
I worked as freelance systems administrator through out college years, and worked as an Operation Engineer for Gawab.com right after graduation. I was responsible for managing a Linux based cluster providing email, web and database services on top of a Xen based virtualized servers to Gawab.com's clients, based on various Open Source technologies and in-house developed solutions. I planned and executed a 0-down-time data center migration, managed a multi-server MySQL setups with complex replication and fail-over configuration and fully automated several internal complex operations. I also defined and implemented a new service monitoring and abuse/SPAM managment process for the company. I designed and implemented several scalable web and database infrastructure for Gawab outsourcing clients. My work involved working with several web and database load balancing technologies, monitoring, fail-over, backup and monitoring. And I wrote several automation and management scripts in Bash, python and PHP. I also have some experience with C and C++ and SQL. My technical interests include systems automation and management , cloud and virtualization technologies, scalable web and database architectures. I have years of experience working for Free/Open Source applications like: Apache, MySQL, PHP, Nginx, Nagios, Xen, postfix, qmail, iptables..etc.
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I'm an AWS Certified Solutions Architect The cloud has become my new playground, having been a VMware vSphere consultant in a previous life. My experience with other virtualization technologies definitely gives me a honed view of cloud technology. My preferred projects include: - Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure setup - DevOps support - Performance tuning on high traffic websites - Server migration - Open source solution installation - Linux configuration Whether you are seeking to setup shop in the cloud for the first time, migrating between hosting providers, or adding a new application to your software stack, I have the expertise to make your project a success. And importantly, I'm an engineer who understands that technology ultimately supports a business, and should contribute to the bottom line. This understanding guides all my consulting endeavours.