20 Best Linux

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Top Independent

Michael Michalak

Valparaiso, United States

Experienced Drupal Developer

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Bart Nagel

Vancouver, Canada

Taking pride in great code

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Karuna Neewoor


IT Project Manager, Virtualization, Developer

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Abdullah Zafar

Lahore, Pakistan

An Enthusiastic Full-stack Dev and Ethical Hacker.

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Cameron Grimball

Atlanta, United States

DevSecOps & Pen Testing Pro 🔒

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Harrison 🚀

Toronto, Canada

Backend Engineer with Microservice Expertise

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Abdullah Ayub


System Admin versed in fluent Linux, Cloud - Chat?

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Qamar Hafeez

Multan, Pakistan

Delivering the work with high attention to detail

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Uche Ogbuji

Boulder, United States

Pioneering AI/Data/Software engineering lead— Builder/solver

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AHJ George

Desert Hot Springs, United States

Data Visualization Artist & Copywriter

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Mateen Shaikh

Mumbai, India

🔒 Innovative Security Engineer 💡

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Viviana Sandor

Bucharest, Romania

Experienced Software Architect & Web Designer

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Jona Azizaj


Project Manager | Community Builder | Event Guru

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Joe Germain

Medellín, Colombia

Efficient Web Developer, DevOps & Project Manager

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Ibrahim Munir

Virginia, United States

AI Solutions, Real-World Results

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Luis Daniel Pambid



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Monica Andrea Reyes

Madrid, Spain

Expert Virtual Assistant & Graphic Design✨

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Agustín Sabbione


Excel Data Analyst 📊 Maximize Efficiency

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Mohammad Sohair

Bengaluru, India

📱Android Developer: Kotlin, MVVM, KMM, KTOR

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Kamil Beer

Prague, Czechia

I’ll take care of all things Atlassian for you.

Common projects for Linux experts

Setting up and maintaining Linux servers.

Creating and managing Linux-based virtual machines.

Developing applications for Linux platforms.

Implementing and managing network security protocols on Linux systems.

Migrating systems and applications to Linux platforms.

Providing technical support and troubleshooting for Linux systems.

Tips for working with and hiring Linux experts

Identify your needs

Before hiring a Linux expert, understand your project requirements and what you need from the freelancer. This could include system administration, server setup and maintenance, or application development.

Check their experience

Review the freelancer's past work, and check their experience with Linux-related tasks. This could include their familiarity with different Linux distributions and their experience with shell scripting and Linux system administration.

Consider their skills

A good Linux expert should have a strong understanding of Linux operating systems, as well as related tools and languages. They should also be familiar with server management and network security protocols.

Communication is crucial

Effective communication is key to the success of any project. Ensure your Linux expert is responsive and open to feedback. Make sure to communicate your expectations clearly and regularly check-in on the progress of the project.

How to hire Linux experts

Define your needs

Before starting the hiring process, have a clear understanding of what you need from a Linux expert. This could include server setup, system administration, or application development.

Post a detailed job

Posting a detailed job on Contra will attract the right freelancers. Include information about your company, the scope of the job, the skills required, and the project timeline.

Review applications

Review the applications you receive and shortlist freelancers based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project. Look at their past projects and reviews on their profile.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with shortlisted freelancers. Ask questions about their experience, approach to Linux projects, and how they stay updated with the latest Linux distributions and tools. Also, discuss your project specifics and expectations.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right freelancer, make an offer through Contra. This will include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Linux experts

1. Can you describe your experience with Linux systems and your approach to Linux projects?

2. Can you provide examples of similar Linux projects you've worked on in the past?

3. How do you stay updated with the latest Linux distributions and tools?

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Frequently asked

A freelance Linux expert is a professional who specializes in using, maintaining, and troubleshooting Linux operating systems. They can work on various tasks ranging from server setup and maintenance to application development and system migration.

A freelance Linux expert is a professional who specializes in using, maintaining, and troubleshooting Linux operating systems. They can work on various tasks ranging from server setup and maintenance to application development and system migration.

Hiring a Linux expert on Contra gives you access to top freelance talent without the hassle of middlemen or commissions. You can review their portfolio, collaborate efficiently, and handle contracts and payments all in one place.

Linux is a free and open-source operating system based on Unix. It is known for its stability, security, and flexibility, making it a popular choice for servers and other heavy-duty computing tasks.

You can post a job detailing your project requirements on Contra. Linux experts who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of Linux experts and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Projects that require Linux expertise often include setting up and maintaining servers, developing Linux-based applications, managing network security protocols, and providing technical support for Linux systems.

The cost of hiring a Linux expert on Contra can vary based on the complexity of the task, the expert's experience and skills, and the project duration. It's best to discuss the project scope and budget with the expert to get a more accurate quote.

Linux experts on Contra are paid commission-free. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra.

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