James Lee

Alexander Shurigin (@phpdude)

Full Stack Web Architect and Linux Administrator

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About Me

I enjoy making cool stuff!

I’m very passionate in what I do and my work ethic and deliverables show this.
My core competencies are in Python, PHP and DevOps, and I’m also very proficient in C#, Java and Perl. I thrive in the team environment and have excellent communication skills - which are key to product success.

My Projects


JobsHub.IO - Jobs Portal Beta

Fresh IT Jobs positions. Follow us to be updated of fresh positions.

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Geek-Advice.com - problem solving service Alfa

Your project stuck on some problem?
You can ask specialist about solution!

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Other Projects

stuff-proxy - Resource proxy for remote images Pre-Alfa Inprogress

Stuff-Proxy is standalone solution for fetching, caching and manipulation with remote stuff images. Based on nginx, flask.

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python-urlsresolver library Open Source Python

Shortened urls resolver library. Can be used as cli program (via python -m calling) or as standard python package

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django-skeleton Open Source Django

Django skeleton project by @phpdude. Django project structure template.

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django-macros-url Open Source Django

Django Macros Url. Routing must be simple as possible.

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Work Experience

Stealth mode iOS / m-commerce Silicon Valley Startup - Silicon Valley Startup (August 2014 - June 2015)

Responsible for all backend creation and maintenance of an m-commerce iOS platform. Product manager for all API integrations which includes multiple payment gateways. Managed all AWS / S3 activity.

Freelancer - Remote (2004 - Present)

Looking for interesting (not html write bullshit) projects on freelance boards. If i have time, i making some customers really happy with qualified done job.

Engineering Technical Director - Moscow, Russian Federation (June 2010 - September 2015)

Engineering Technical Director for a private, stealth company based in Moscow. Led a team of developers that created a custom CRM and e-commerce platform with numerous servers. Manage software development, deployment and services administration. Responsible for all DevOps duties to include 15 servers, 1 big intranet backend, 3 internet, core api service with 100+ api functions. We handle thousands of orders per month with 99.999% uptime.

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Testimonials (Showing last 50 of 64)


Python 2 code for retrieving data from Stackexchange's API

6 years ago. Skills: Python

He did very good work and communicated well. I would hire him again.

by eavesjames at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Read from XML and re stream the link by using VLC , nginx

6 years ago. Skills: PHP, Python, Shell Script, Nginx

Excellent programmer! very nice intelligent and fast learner script writer and developer! AAA+++ rating definitely rehire him

by stalkerezserver at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Repurpose django angular functions for another project. -- 2

6 years, 2 months ago. Skills: Python, Django, Angular.js

well done and went above the requirements

by andrewfam at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Scrapy SSL SNI Handling

6 years, 7 months ago. Skills: Python, Web Scraping

Perfect Job!

by henrysmt at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Scrapper Updates

7 years, 2 months ago. Skills: Python, Web Scraping

Another excellent job!

by DoGoodWork2 at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Database/web services development

7 years, 5 months ago. Skills: Python, Django, Amazon Web Services

Alex is superb! Very patient and great at communicating. More importantly, he takes great pride in his work and it shows. Great sense of humor too! I will definitely use again.

by stuartschultz at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Python Analytics API Script Edits

7 years, 5 months ago. Skills: Python, Google Analytics, MySQL, Redis

Excellent work Alex.

by DoGoodWork2 at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Crawler: Scrappy Optimization

7 years, 6 months ago. Skills: Python, Software Architecture, NoSQL Couch & Mongo, MySQL

Alex exceeded our expectations for the optimization of our scrappy crawler. His Python skills and knowledge of associated technologies was excellent. He is creative, professional, and responsive.

by DoGoodWork2 at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Google Analytics API

7 years, 6 months ago. Skills: PHP, Python, Software Architecture

Work done well and quickly. Overall I had a very good experience!

by kartikganju at Freelancer.com (Rating )


onix.3 -> mysql db -> web display

7 years, 8 months ago. Skills: PHP, XML, SQL, Hire me

Excellent quality of product delivered; very knowledgeable and able to find elegant and quick solutions to unforeseen twists introduced by third-party modules. Wonderful freelancer, will definitely hire him again.

by lamuchacho at Freelancer.com (Rating )


C# scraper software - FIX error

7 years, 10 months ago. Skills: Web Scraping, C# Programming, Software Architecture, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services

Excellent Work!!!!

by johnbach at Freelancer.com (Rating )


plesk migration - server to server and CDN

7 years, 10 months ago. Skills: Web Security, Apache, Nginx, Plesk, Web Hosting

An Amazing freelancer, Very professional and polite. For system admin work you cant go wrong with this freelancer !

by Preorders at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Scraper Need for Gathering Structured Content

7 years, 10 months ago. Skills: PHP, Python, Data Mining, HTML

A++++ Would use again

by WickedBoston at Freelancer.com (Rating )


XML Feeds to Populate Property Portal via CRM - repost

8 years, 2 months ago. Skills: PHP, XML, MySQL

Thanks To Alex for his patience on this project that turned uot to be a much more difficult task, i strongly recommend him to all

by richimie at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Sync my shipstation.com sales with my MySQL inventory database - repost 2

8 years, 4 months ago. Skills: PHP, Shopping Carts, CakePHP, Inventory Management, MySQL

Excellent, thank you!!

by heygidday at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Timesheet code added to CakePHP portal

8 years, 4 months ago. Skills: PHP, CakePHP, MySQL, Database Administration

Alex is a great guy, he worked with my requests until I was completely satisfied. I am very happy. Everything I can say about Alex is excellent. Please give him your project, you will not be disappointed. Thank you.

by heygidday at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Looking for a PHP developer

8 years, 4 months ago. Skills: PHP, Javascript, SQL, Hire me

Really recommended developer with professional skills.

by php0425 at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Web Scraping

8 years, 5 months ago. Skills: PHP, Java, Python, Ruby

Very good programmer, has good problem solving skills and understands good application design.

by imagize at Freelancer.com (Rating )


PHP file search , pagination and edit one existing page

8 years, 5 months ago. Skills: PHP, Java, Website Design, AJAX, HTML

A+++ Like as before !!

by thamhaileejs at Freelancer.com (Rating )


PHP file sharing code fix

8 years, 5 months ago. Skills: PHP, Java, Javascript, MySQL, HTML

Perfect . Recommend programmer A+++

by thamhaileejs at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Website Parser Fix + Development & Reformat of page

8 years, 5 months ago. Skills: PHP, Javascript, SEO, AJAX, MySQL

Excellent developer, highly recommended. Refreshing to work with a developer that gets it right the first time. Clear responsive communication and on point execution. We plan on using this developer for the long term. Thank you profyguy for a job well done.

by citycrybs at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Social Media Bot

9 years, 1 month ago. Skills: Python

Sometimes, I did not get a response right away. I think he is very busy because he does good work. The project took longer than I wanted, but the software is excellent. I would use him again if I needed a similar project.

by Photolord at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Nginx config generator on Python

9 years, 2 months ago. Skills: Python, Linux, Nginx

Everything fine, he made project not in time, but we all have problems, we all can make prognosis but life made changes, life change us. But it is already phylosophy, not review. Anyway he is a good programmer, good man. He made his job well and i think its not last time when i hired him.

by Drumagargol at Freelancer.com (Rating )


9 years, 2 months ago. Skills:

Excellent programmer - I will definitely use his services again...

by costie at Freelancer.com (Rating )


API for Crealoaded - ONIX

9 years, 3 months ago. Skills: PHP, Software Architecture, CRE Loaded

This guy is NOT SERIOUS ! He has accepted our projet, he did promise a lot and NEVER answer our messages! He is a liar ! DON'T WORK with him ! Please read carefully all the comment about him. He has accepted more than 17 tasks at once ! That's why he can't manage, handle all of them ! Run away from this guy !

by DigitalSpirit at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Troubleshoot Ajax call to sellercentral.amazon.com

9 years, 3 months ago. Skills: Perl, AJAX

Outstanding programmer. Understood the problem I was facing and resolved it in a few hours. I couldn't have asked for more.

by mib896 at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Custom Project Oct 04 2012 12:12:26

9 years, 3 months ago. Skills: XML, Python, Linux, Hire me

what should I say about it, a freelancer who accepts a project he no sense to have! Is a waste of time, people have not the slightest sense of responsibility, Dealing with these people can hate dealing with such sites I'm sorry that I have been documented your

by DSN10 at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Change Like Order and Exclude domains

9 years, 4 months ago. Skills: Python

Did a great job on continued work for previous software with python.

by Photolord at Freelancer.com (Rating )


9 years, 6 months ago. Skills:

The work from him was done on time and very professional. I would use him again without any questions even though we reside very far from each other. I accidentally sent him too much money on freelancer, and he reimbursed me the amount that was accidentally sent to him. I can't say enough good things about his honesty and work.

by Photolord at Freelancer.com (Rating )


574399 Need help in Mail Server Setup

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: Anything Goes

he is professional and know very well, good communication, prompt reply, I never saw professional like this coder. Desire to hire again for next jobs

by homesoftlx at Freelancer.com (Rating )


571309 Options - Website with Cookies

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: Anything Goes

Finished the code quickly and accurately. Will definitely work with again.

by bentleygroupsl at Freelancer.com (Rating )


570933 Install and Configure Open Meetings on Server

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: SEO, Anything Goes

Really good job. A little slow at times to reply, but the final job was well done.

by vahost at Freelancer.com (Rating )


566743 Calling POST URL in PHP

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: PHP, Anything Goes

Great work again. Second time hiring Alex. Was quick to finish the job and quick to respond as well.

by itgoodchime at Freelancer.com (Rating )


565836 Custom PHP script to add user to email service

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: PHP, Marketing, Shell Script, Anything Goes, Viral Marketing

Alex is great. I was pleasantly surprised at both his programming skills and professionalism. He got back to me within minutes of sending him a message. Even after the work was completed, he helped taking out errors.

by itgoodchime at Freelancer.com (Rating )


565283 Function to add or extend a given HTML string with attribute

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: Anything Goes, HTML

spetsnaz is one of the top-programmer here at SL. He did a very professional and fast work.

by puschel at Freelancer.com (Rating )


565012 RED5 configuration on website for video chat.

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: Website Design, Video Services, Anything Goes

Great to work with and very fast response and communication.

by visicam at Freelancer.com (Rating )


564965 Easy Python URL Script to Set Cookies

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: PHP, Python, Shell Script, Anything Goes

Great programmer! Got the job done very quickly and a head of schedule. Will definitely work with again!

by bentleygroupsl at Freelancer.com (Rating )


564668 Need a function to validate cpanel login details using API1

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: PHP, Anything Goes, Windows API

Great work, highly recommended.

by kgp43sl at Freelancer.com (Rating )


564416 Imagine upload and resizing in php

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: PHP, Perl, Javascript, SEO, AJAX, Anything Goes

This was so good it made me laugh out loud. Where others use a couple hundred lines of code to accomplish the same task, spets did in way less than a page. Really beautifully coded. On my favorites page and will use hm again for sure.

by islandcommuter at Freelancer.com (Rating )


563426 Code Igniter expert needed ... caching results from FB graph

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: PHP, Codeigniter, Anything Goes

Great programmer. Got the job done quickly and in a very streamlined fashioned (lean code is happy code!). Highly recommended.

by reimaginemedia at Freelancer.com (Rating )


561627 Linux Web Admin Expert

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: PHP, System Admin, Linux, Apache, MySQL, Anything Goes

no words can describe his work, truly a master of linux sys admin, .. excellent , perfect advise and very fast too.. one the best sys admin in SL for sure.

by web2designsl at Freelancer.com (Rating )


561474 File manipulation shell script

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: PHP, Shell Script, Anything Goes

This was the most fun I've had on a scriptlance project. :) Spetsnaz had it completed almost before it started. Very fast, professional, and a fun guy to work with.

by islandcommuter at Freelancer.com (Rating )


560627 Mysql & PHP Tunning.

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: PHP, Shopping Carts, eCommerce, MySQL, Anything Goes, CS-Cart

Very prompt at starting my project. Our mysql server was pegging out over 10+ load at times and very slow. Alexandr jumped right in and spent 5 hours straight till load average was below 1.0 hovering around .50 . I am very, very happy with his work and will use his services again in the near future.

by OfflineTN at Freelancer.com (Rating )


559558 MYSQL DB. Backend Server. PHP. JSON.

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: PHP, MySQL, Anything Goes

Would definitely recommend, and will hire again. Easily understood project requirements and delivered on time, with great communication along the way. 100% satisfied.

by brlasw at Freelancer.com (Rating )


558092 Convert swf to Jquery Banner/Nav Menu

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: PHP, Javascript, XML, Adobe Flash, Website Design, Banner Design, Anything Goes, jQuery / Prototype


by ralpheboysl at Freelancer.com (Rating )


557625 IE Jquery Fix

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: Javascript, Website Design, CSS, Anything Goes, jQuery / Prototype

Great programmer, we have a small .js error that other wanted to overcharge us and redo jquery. Great job and honest programmer.

by ralpheboysl at Freelancer.com (Rating )


557542 eBay email extractor from listings description

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: PHP, eBay, Anything Goes

Very good programer!!!

by elhefe12 at Freelancer.com (Rating )


557215 Php expert (NO ASIA)

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: PHP, Anything Goes

First project completed with success with Alex. I hope there will be more to complete with the same satisfaction.

by johnmrsl at Freelancer.com (Rating )


556802 xvfb-run configuration on CentOS 5.6 server

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: PHP, Anything Goes

Provided great assistance and fixed the problem quickly and within desired schedule which was a pretty narrow window since he was working on a live site.

by nlassitersl at Freelancer.com (Rating )


556721 Optimize My Server

9 years, 6 months ago. Skills: PHP, Adobe Flash, Anything Goes

Alex is an expert server administrator. I highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of server side repairs or tweaks. I will be hiring him again in the future.Thanks Alex!

by tipstersl at Freelancer.com (Rating )

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