We are a Germany-based company, our working language is German and English.
We operate a German website based on magento which we'll extend to English by the end of this year / beginning of next year.
People working with us are passionate about their work, creative in finding solutions, ambitious
and work hard to get things done. No worries, we also have a lot of fun.
There doesn't pass a day without us laughing hard here at the main office. :)
OUR SITUATION AND WHAT WE NEED:
We do have a growing list of change-requests and bug-reports.
Our lead developer who has set up the store needs support.
He has limited availability within the next several weeks due to health reasons and cannot meet our change requests,
but can only verify code, test and oversee the deployment-process.
Unfortunately we will probably need to seriously look for a successor for him.
Currently all of the change-requests and bug reports are in German, that is why it is definitely a plus for you to know German!
If you don't know German, but you meet other criteria that are helpful, we would consider that.
Our lead developer has done the version control sourcing himself locally and has overseen the whole process,
even if someone else had coded certain parts in PHP and HTML.
It may seem strange to request this as a first task, but the situation requires it.
Before showing you the change requests and bug reports,
we need you to first install and test Git on magento, using a centralized Git hosting service.
This initial task will be within a fixed budget.
After that we will work on either an hourly basis, results-oriented fixed price basis or find another solution, depending on whether we collaborate well together and you match our team and depending on the quality and productivity of your work.
Magento, Git, nginx
(Zend/PHP, CSS, HTML, jQuery/Prototype...)
Understand the importance of meeting deadlines.
Work together closely with designer and other members of our team, depending on the situation.
Root server at hetzner, running nginx with core requirements for magento.
Familiarity with nginx and server administration knowledge is very helpful.
PROCEDURE & DEPLOYMENT (for regular tasks, after initial "Git-task")
You would fix bugs and execute change requests within the development environment.
We need you to have well-documented code. This is a must.
After testing, you will deploy the site on the live web server.
We are actually looking for a strong technical partner for our project.
If you have an entrepreneurial mindset and skills and experience as a technical coordinator for projects,
please let us know when making a proposal (with references).
Please include in your proposal: German skill level; whether you have experience with nginx or not; send us a list of website references and what you did at these sites (create this magento-modul, adapt that theme, etc.) and an example of a well-documented code you have written (or even magento-modules you've created or worked on); in your proposal please let us know your suggested procedure to install Git and your suggested deployment strategy including which Git-hosting service you would use and within what time frame you would get this done.
Please note that we will not respond to general proposals without answering the above questions.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Simon and Jan