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Name:  downsize
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Seller / Coder Rating:  10 (Excellent)
Sign up date:  May 1, 2003 4:22:29 PM EDT
Last Logged In:  Aug 25, 2003 4:05:43 AM EDT
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C, C++, Java, MFC, Win32API, Visual Basic, HTML, VBScript, JavaScript, PHP, ASP. Tools: MS Visual Studio C++/VB/Interdev, InstallShield, phpEdit, Crimson Editor. Apps: Apache, MS SQL 2000 Sever, MySQL, Oracle, Websphere, Weblogic, Webtrends, Netscape Enterprise Server/iPlanet, MS IIS. Systems: Windows 2000/NT, Windows 95/98, Unix Solaris, Linux. Programmed Applications, Utilities, and Creations: Auto-Updating Wholesale Mortgage Trading Client Agent System, Install Shield-like applications, Import/Export parsing utilities, Scripting Language, Graphics Engine, various reusable classes and multiple utilities for dos, windows and linux. Add-ons for phpNuke: PostItUp, NukeGroups.

JOE EDWARDS WORK HISTORY: NetConstruct, Inc. - Vallejo, CA June 2002 - Present Position: Sr. Developer and Performance Engineer Tools, Apps, PHP, HTML, Javascript, HTTP, Perl, C++, and Systems: TCP/IP, Windows NT/2000, MySQL, Linux Description: Designed web-based applications ranging from: document creation and retrieval, e-mailing system, administration management console, e-commerce stores, accounting systems, database migration scripts and system migration scripts. Responsibilities included traveling to client&'s site to present and educate new designs, assist Sales with technical presentations, provide RFQs and implement designs as lead engineer. Software Quality Solutions - North Brunswick, NJ Feb. 2002 - June 2002 Position: Sr. QA and Performance Engineer Tools, Apps, C, C++, HTML, Javascript, PHP, WMT, HTTP, Mercury Tools (Topaz, LoadRunner, and Systems: WinRunner), TCP/IP, Windows NT/2000, MS SQL Server, MySQL, RedHat Linux Description: Contract work as a testing and performance consultant. Consulted on applications ranging from: load testing Oracle 2-tier systems, implementing enterprise monitoring systems for a federal file submission site, and load testing n-tiered patient account systems. Responsibilities included creating technical presentations, assisting Sales with technical presentations (whiteboard, PowerPoints, and online web presentations), implementing POCs, knowledge transfers, implementing automated load tests and implementing performance monitoring solutions. Sunset Builders - Hercules, CA Aug. 2001 - Jan. 2002 Position: Applications Development and Performance Consultant Tools, Apps, C, C++, HTML, Javascript, PHP, WMT, HTTP, TCP/IP and Systems: Windows NT/2000, MS SQL Server, MySQL, RedHat Linux Description: Consulted and sub-contracted for e-commerce and content management applications. Responsibilities included technical online presentations, travel to client&'s site to train and assist with application implementations and liaison between Sales and Engineering departments. Primary applications used PHP with MySQL database backends to develop html mailers, video streaming applications and various web applications. Mercury Interactive Corporation - New York, NY Dec. 2000 - July 2001 Position: Systems Engineer Tools, Apps, C, C++, MFC, Win32 SDK, HTML, XML, Javascript, Perl, PHP, WMT, HTTPv1.0/1.1, and Systems: Mercury Tools (Topaz, Prism, LoadRunner, WinRunner), TCP/IP, LAN/WAN, Windows NT, Windows 2000 Server, MS SQL Server, Sun Solaris, RedHat Linux Description: Assisted in the implementation of Mercury&'s various testing or monitoring solutions for these small to large scale production infrastructures. Developed for SEs utilities that increased efficiency with Mercury&'s monitoring tools. Also created scripts and Linux images to help less experienced users of the Unix platform. - San Francisco, CA / New York, NY Feb. 2000 - Dec. 2000 Position: Regional Sales Engineer Tools, Apps C++, MFC, Win32 SDK, Visual C++ 6.0, HTML, Javascript, Perl, WMT, TCP/IP, and Systems: LAN/WAN, Windows NT, Windows 2000 Server, Sun Solaris, RedHat Linux Description: Regional SE for a groundbreaking streaming audio/video technology company, received the ‘Outstanding Sales Team&' award in June 2000, for recognition of most successful sales team. Main responsibilities included researching and reporting on potential client&'s technology and streaming infrastructure. Created RFPs (request for proposal) and RFQs (request for quote), provided technical product presentations to support sales manager&'s presentation. Analyzed client&'s network infrastructure and assisted the integration of streaming technology and tools into both staging and production environments. Implemented technology software on Windows NT, Windows 2000, Linux OS, and Unix (Solaris), developed utilities for Engineering&'s QA department and clients to analyze and test's streaming server technology. IMX Exchange - San Ramon, CA Aug. 1997 - Dec. 1999 Position: Senior Sales Engineer Tools Used: C, C++, MFC, VB 4.0/5.0, Visual C++ 5.0/6.0, Win32 SDK, TCP/IP Description: Senior contact for VC funded start-up encapsulating all technical aspects selling to Marquee financial institutions, from initial sales presentation to end support. Traveled to client&'s site to analyze network infrastructure, consult and oversee technical discussions through implementation. Implemented 71 Lenders with sales in excess of $3.5 million for the duration. Developed accompanying programs and utilities for both Broker and Lender software clients. Acted as internal liaison from Engineering to the Sales, Marketing and Operations departments. Micronics - Fremont, CA Dec. 1995 - Aug. 1997 Position: Senior Technical Support Engineer Tools Used: C++, MFC, Win32, Visual C++ 5.0 Description: Assisted Sales with OEM. Developed utilities to assist internal support engineers and testing engineers for pre-released and post-released hardware, thus increasing customer support efficiency. Researched and resolved problems encountered during the installation of both software and hardware of Micronics' and Orchid&'s product line. TECHNICAL SKILLS/ PROJECTS: Major Projects: Assisted in the sale, POC and implementation of Mercury Interactive&'s monitoring solution for a large, 20 Apache\iPlanet servers with 8 routers and 4 Cisco 6500s, LAN/VLAN environment; this implementation required the addition of 6 Topaz clients, 2 Topaz servers, 2 Prism clients, 1 Prism server, and 100 ActiveWatch transactions (remote hosted servers). Solely implemented's streaming media solution on 10 Sun Solaris, ES-230 (2) and ES-430 (8), servers for Excite@Home&'s staging network. Solely implemented Mercury Interactive&'s Topaz enterprise monitoring system in Bowne&'s production and QA environments. Programming Languages: C, C++, MFC, Win32API, Visual Basic, HTML, VBScript, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, ASP Development Tools: MS Visual Studio C++/VB/Interdev, InstallShield Applications and Suites: Mercury Interactive Test and Performance Tools (LoadRunner, Test Director, WinRunner, Astra - Topaz, Prism), MS SQL 2000 Sever, MySQL, MS Access, Oracle, Websphere, Weblogic, Webtrends, Netscape Enterprise Server/iPlanet, MS IIS 4 & 5 Systems: Windows 2000/NT, Windows 95-98, Windows 3-3.11, DOS, Unix Solaris, Linux (Red Hat, SuSE, Slackware) Programmed Applications, Utilities, and Creations: Auto-Updating Wholesale Mortgage Trading Client&'s System, Install Shield-like applications, Import/Export parsing utili

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  Enhancement on Member Directory magnetron 10
$500.00 June 24, 2003 8:44:41 PM EDT
  Downsize is very good at creating PHP/MySQL database websites from scratch. I gave him and idea and some parameters and he has written the entire code for my site, a national, searchable networking directory. This guy is really good and extremely fast.
  PHP-NUKE Modificatiions plus Add-ons Installation DOCMEIN 10
$550.00 June 13, 2003 10:52:39 PM EDT
  Joe not only did all that was asked and specified but went beyond that to fix things that needed to be done as well.
  Bonus for downsize on 5/12/2003 11:28:24 PM magnetron None Given $100.00 May 12, 2003 11:29:52 PM EDT
  Member Directory magnetron 10
$150.00 May 8, 2003 1:40:21 PM EDT
  Downsize is the most professional and talented contractor I've ever worked with. He has amazing PHP database programming skills and was able to create a database page, interaction templates, and admin section FROM SCRATCH to my exact specs in a fraction of the time I expected this project to take. He is new to RentaCoder and I went with him because his proposal was very thorough and intelligently composed. I'm very happy and have already started offering him more work. Get this guy on your team before he starts getting too much business.
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