Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Senior Back-End Developer & Web 2.0 Expert

Looking for a Freelance (preferably full-time) Web developer to join a talented team in building a large-scale community-based web 2.0 shopping website from scratch. You will play a key role, developing the information architecture/structure in collaboration with the digital design director and project manager. Our workflow pairs a Designer, Senior developer, Junior Developer and Project Manager, who between the 4 of them can launch a custom CMS driven website.

Position: Senior Back-End Developer & Web 2.0 Expert

As Senior Developer you will lead the technical documentation, implementation, development and project rollout. You should be comfortable leading a small team of engineers and working collaboratively with our front-end team under tight deadlines; this project will operate in a high-traffic web environment, so everything must be extremely fast and scalable.

Since this is a remote worker position, applicants must be self-starters, good time managers, and great online communicators. The ideal applicant is someone who is very technical but also has a creative side; someone who stays up to date with new web technologies and industry trends, participates in social media and has a passion for crafting an amazing user experience and leading the development of new concepts in emerging markets.

Technical expertise required:

• Advanced PHP-5
• AJAX Expert (using JQuery and other Javascript Libraries).
• Strong command of ActionScript (ability to render Flash from datafeed content).
• DOM / Object Oriented Programming
• Experience with web 2.0 Applications (RSS feeds, social networking and other dynamic content).
• Zend MVC or similar Framework
• Expert at building a custom CMS
• Solid CSS and XHTML
• LAMP Platform Expert
• Experience with APIs and Datafeeds (i.e. XML, JSON, SOAP or REST-based web services)
• Excellent database development, management, optimization (MySQL a must)
• Very strong in architecting and implementing backend databases that support high-volume, high-performance, and high-availability web applications.
• Clean, small, easy to maintain, cross-browser compliant, SEO friendly code.
• Experience with dynamic sites and portals.
• Experience with information architecture and usability best practices.
• Ability to approach problem solving with resourcefulness and creativity
• Demonstrated ability to lead other engineers.

Optional Skills & Experience:

• Experience with online marketing initiatives including web banners, web casts, online video technologies, email marketing as well as the best practices of their use
• Experience with internet advertising serving/targeting systems.
• Experience with shopping APIs & datafeeds.
• Experience with mobile phone application development.
• Experience with scalability (caching, database sharding, etc.), performance tuning, community growth, and SEO are all considered major pluses, but ultimately great developers are problem solvers regardless of the challenge.

How to apply

Send resume, hourly rate and work samples (note what it is about the position that particularly attracts or qualifies you) to


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