The Opportunity: Freelance Website Programmer/Manager
Company Location: England.
Job Type: Contract
Supporting Skills Required: Good knowledge of e-commerce and web technology; Good software/systems integration skills: Good understanding of cross platform and browser issues; Ability to write clear, simple software specifications and supporting documentation; Ability to quickly and effectively map out software code (preferably using software tools) so that other programmers can quickly understand it and work on it; Strong planning and organisational skills; Excellent debugging skills; Unit testing capabilities; Ability to work to tight deadlines; Self managing and self-motivated; Excellent communication and programmer-management skills. An easy-going, flexible nature and a love of programming.
The Website: Over the past year we have constructed an exciting, revolutionary, international e-commerce website. The website was successfully launched in 2003 and now has members in 22 countries - and a Google page rank of 6/10. We also have a team of ten part-time programmers, designers and technical writers situated across the UK and across the world.
The Project: We are currently looking for a fast, accurate experienced UK-based website programmer/manager capable of:
Efficiently and effectively maintaining the existing website and rapidly introducing (and managing the introduction of) a host new features into the current website or a new version of the current website whilst maintaining a presence on the Internet at all times.
Modifying the existing code (75% of the code is in a currently single VB dll) and making it modular OR building a new (replacement) website framework which will comprise modular code - so as to allow the team of autonomous, international, independent programmers (and designers) to develop new website features and modules, which can then be integrated into the (new or improved) website, whilst maintaining intellectual property rights security. Experience of working or managing a team in an open source environment (particularly Jabber) would be a distinct advantage.
The Person: We are very small, no frills company and are more than willing to offer support and encouragement to the right person to help us achieve our objectives. In return, we are looking for an easy-to-get-along-with, enthusiastic, keen and dynamic, freelance website programmer who has a positive mental attitude and who is able to offer an excellent standard of work at very competitive rates of pay - with a view to forging a long and successful relationship. Day-to-day communication will be via phone, online chat, email and occasional face to face meetings. So conceivably a freelance programmer in Europe is a possibility.
In the first instance please, forward your CV, examples of your work and suitable references, along with details of your rates of pay and your current availability. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.