I am a native-English-speaking Canadian living in China, with a deep understanding of the Linux/LAMP ecosystem, and dedicated to getting the job done. Particularly strong with Amazon AWS, Django / Mezzanine, Apache/MySQL, network API communications, and back-end web application development. I usually have time to add small new projects, and software development projects. Ask me about big projects, my workload varies! http://expat-it.net/ http://blog.expat-it.net/
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I possess 5+ years of experience in Linux server administration including installing & upgrading Apache,php,mysql and various types of open-source software also compiling and upgrading & installing kernels patches. Also I've good knowledge in installing & configuring virtual server management software ( proxmox, openvz, Ganeti). Got my B.Sc. in computer engineering and operational research, with a graduation project grade “Excellent A+” in image processing. As well as, I have managed to successfully earn a software diploma in network security , web crawling and software engineering with grade “Very Good A-”. If I can provide you with any further information on my background and qualifications, please let me know. Please note that : I do not accept any jobs related to wine/gambling/adult/.
I have been Server Admin and Web Developer for over 10 years, I worked with many top-rated websites all over the world. I am expert with LEMP and LAMP system, very good at speeding up servers and sites. For some personal reasons, I MOVED back to Vietnam. I am also working at Elance and Freelancer. If you need references, please don't hesitate to contact me. http://vincosolution.com/ My Blog: http://blog.vincosolution.com/ My Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=204192625 Security Portfolio: http://goo.gl/75iNSS http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/author/8194/ http://sangte.blogspot.com/ Hall of Fame: https://www.apachefriends.org/about.html - Linux maintaince/troubleshooting (RHEL, Centos, Debian, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, gentoo, Mac OS X Server) - Windows Maintaince / Troubletshooting (Windows Server 2003-2012, Hyper-V, Lync, SharePoint Server 2010-2013) - Virtualization: (Vmware Esxi 5.x, Openvz, Virtuozzo, Xen, KVM, Vserver) - Cloud hosting (Amazon EC2, AWS, S3, RDS, simple Cache) - Networking (dhcp, DNS:powerdns/bind/named, vpn: openvpn/pptp, firewalls: iptables/ipfw, qos, proxies, tcpdump) - Web servers (apache, nginx, lighttpd, tomcat, ssl installation and troubleshooting) - Caching ( apc/xcache/memcached/varnish/nginx) - Load Balancer (Nginx/Haproxy/Hardware LB) - Mail servers (exim, postfix, qmail, antispam/ antivirus: clamav/spamassassin/amavis, courier, dovecot) - Bulk marketing (Dkim, spf, high speed/inboxing, interspire) - Automation (puppet, perl/shell/awk scripting) - Monitoring (nagios, zabbix, munin) - Hosting Control Panels (Cpanel/WHM, Plesk, Directadmin, ISPconfig..). - Mobile Application (Android / iOS / Windows Phone)
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.
Over the last 10 years, I have been working as technical support engineer/team leader/infrastructure architect for several large companies (hosting companies with more than 1000 of dedicated and several dozens of VPS servers, ecommerce application companies, small and large companies with different cloud setups from several to several hundreds of instances) My competency lies in planning, development, deployment and setup of new production environments, troubleshooting/support/improvement of existing production systems based on Linux/Unix. 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.
I would like to offer you my deep knowledge of servers hardware and software, which allows me to fine-tune servers according to their roles, and my ability to anticipate and solve problems in shortest time possible. No Windows please, Unices only, Linux preferrable. Lately my main point of interest has shifted to deploying and maintaining web projects in cloud environments. I am developing monitoring / management tool ( http://m-script.org ) and supporting existing installations, but I am very well familiar with all well known alternatives from both monitoring and cloud management side, so no problem to implement any of them. The point is, I know very well how it works. And how it doesn't, too :) I am interested in any system administration work, especially in cloud environments. The more challenging you setup is going to be, the better. Automated scalability, cross-clouds deployments, combination of traditional and dynamically scalable resources, DNS/Geo balancing - everything is possible, just let me know your needs.
I am a senior technical engineer who has 15 years IT experience in the following areas: Advanced Linux Cluster Administration Asterisk/Trixbox/Elastix/VoIP architect Advanced Knowledge of shell scripting Advanced Knowledge of Perl programming Network Administration Network Security (Penetration Testing) Server Auditing Technical Support Virtualization (mainly Parallels Virtuozzo/openVZ/ProxMox) Web hosting Control panels such as cPanel,Plesk,DirectAdmin Tweaking and Optimizing Apache for better performance Hardening PHP Data recovery