I have a complex web directory, content management and advertising network that is controlled by a custom developed content management front-end, all running in an Apache/Linux/Php/Perl-cgi/XML environment. I have tried to get one or two script techs to assist me, but none so far have been able to quickly understand the overall design concept and how to repair the code without changing the original design concept and all associated interoperability within the content management system. So I need a stellar back up to pull the trigger on possibly in the next few hours.
I need a bright, highly-experienced "script guru" or "content management guru" who can immediately dive in and get things working again in a timely manner, as they were designed to work. i.e. not just getting certain components to work indepenendently, but synergistically as designed.
Automated content includes categorized news feeds, world time server script, weather feeds, categories pages links which when clicked does a metasearch and advertisment feed (internal placed ads and 3rd party ads from partners like SearchFeeds) as an aggregate search result in directory sites, advertisements (in panels around content - top, left, right and bottom), also internal ads. I have a custom-built content manager and directory manager system.
My concern is that since ALL CODE was developed to work within this "content and directory management system", any code changes without fully understanding these relationships will cause problems. Basic code fixes may get certain site features working, but with problems and/or loss of control elements on the directory and content management side. I have all of the old server files as a reference source for code and also have the new server files that have been changed to some degree by 1 other programmer.
In conclusion, I need someone who can quickjly analyze my scripts as a whole and understand how EVERYTHING works together, not just how each component works independently. Only those programmers who understand content management, directory management.
There are 2 major directory sites that need 911 attention and a few small directories would need minor attention.
For this project, I need someone who can be available for the amount of time needed to get the job done. I can't work with someone who can only do a few hours here and a few hours there. Want someone to dive-in and get it done as competently and quickly as possible.
Lastly, the winning programmer must be willing to sign and submit a non-disclosure agreement. I will also communicate much more info to the winning programmer.