Our website, a Joomla! CMS, LAMP (PHP5, Zend) based aggregation and social media platform, has been built with the aid of a development team in India and is currently in private beta. We need a senior technology consultant to review the work of the development team, consult and oversee remaining site development progress and/or assist us in hiring a full-time in-house lead developer. The senior technology consultant position requires the experience necessary to (i) assess and ensure the functionality of the site now through public launch, (ii) advise as to the most desirable site architecture to guarantee site scalability and long-term stability and (iii) asses the credentials of in-house lead developer candidates. This is a very flexible, part-time contract opportunity for a responsive, experienced professional. We would expect the project to require no more than a few hours of work per week. Duration of the engagement will depend on the nature of the work required but it anticipated to range from two to four months. If interested, the senior technology consultant would be considered for transition into our full-time, salaried in-house lead developer role.
Who We Are
A Dallas-based, venture-backed start-up company, we are gearing up for a public launch in Q1 or Q2 2012. Our site will facilitate the crowdsourcing of certain professional resources of all types, including videos, links and documents, and organize these resources through user ratings and granular tagging. Co-founders have deep domain experience but limited technical know-how. We need an experienced consultant to advise us on technical issues, both high-level and low-level, in the final stretch to market.
Immediately dig in, review the site (both front end and back end), assess status and functionality, make recommendations on prioritizing changes before public launch.
Oversee and review the progress of the development team in India from now through public launch.
Ensure site stability at launch and full scalability in light of growth projections.
Screen and interview candidates and make hiring recommendations for our full-time lead developer search.
At least five years relevant coding experience.
Expertise in LAMP (PHP 5, Zend)
Expertise in common CMS applications, including Joomla!
Expertise in Java preferred but not required
B.S. in Computer Science from a reputable program preferred but not required. We will be considering candidates based on the required skill set and relevant experience.
We are offering competitive compensation that will reflect experience level and anticipated commitment. A standard background check will be required. Some limited in-person interaction will be necessary but telecommuting is an option.