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

1 year, 8 months 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

1 year, 8 months 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

1 year, 10 months ago. Skills: Python, Django, Angular.js

well done and went above the requirements

by andrewfam at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Scrapy SSL SNI Handling

2 years, 3 months ago. Skills: Python, Web Scraping

Perfect Job!

by henrysmt at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Scrapper Updates

2 years, 10 months ago. Skills: Python, Web Scraping

Another excellent job!

by DoGoodWork2 at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Database/web services development

3 years 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

3 years, 1 month ago. Skills: Python, Google Analytics, MySQL, Redis

Excellent work Alex.

by DoGoodWork2 at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Crawler: Scrappy Optimization

3 years, 2 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

3 years, 2 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

3 years, 4 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

3 years, 6 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

3 years, 6 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

3 years, 6 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

3 years, 10 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

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

Excellent, thank you!!

by heygidday at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Timesheet code added to CakePHP portal

4 years 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

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

Really recommended developer with professional skills.

by php0425 at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Web Scraping

4 years 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

4 years, 1 month ago. Skills: PHP, Java, Website Design, AJAX, HTML

A+++ Like as before !!

by thamhaileejs at Freelancer.com (Rating )


PHP file sharing code fix

4 years, 1 month ago. Skills: PHP, Java, Javascript, MySQL, HTML

Perfect . Recommend programmer A+++

by thamhaileejs at Freelancer.com (Rating )


Website Parser Fix + Development & Reformat of page

4 years, 1 month 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

4 years, 9 months 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

4 years, 10 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 )


4 years, 10 months ago. Skills:

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

by costie at Freelancer.com (Rating )


API for Crealoaded - ONIX

4 years, 11 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