I run my own small IT consultancy, and I am (hopefully) about to receive an order for a system I have designed.
I have many years programming and system design experience, but I do not know PHP very well and haven't really got my head round Java and Objects.
Ideally what I would like to do is to have some help for this project from someone who can:
a) Q.A. my spec design and ensure I'm not designing hideously inefficient databases in MySQL (I'm used to ISAM files!!!)
b) Go through the spec of all the programs and ensure they're all do-able in PHP/JAVA/HTML etc.
c) Get cracking and start writing this stuff, with me sat with you to see how this stuff is put together. Ultimately I need to be able to do all this myself. I'm already happy messing about with servers, SQL mgmt workbench, server mgmt etc.
d) Advise on the set-up of the system such that when it goes live over the web, it is secure and won't be hackable. I already have a hosting company and a domain registered for this application.
Now - this is paid work - clearly we need to get a contract into print between us. The contract will be with my company, and you will be paid on production of an appropriate invoice.
As you will be working for my company, I will expect to retain the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) to anything developed. I will also require some sort of reference such that I can see you have got the right experience.
If we work together, I will know very very quickly whether you know what you're talking about. If you've spun me a line, don't expect to be here beyond the first coffee break!
At this stage, I don't know if I am going to win the business, so I am not going to make any promises now.
Ideally we would work either at my house (south of Swindon in Wiltshire) or your house, assuming you have the kit to do so, you're not too far away, and you have a decent broadband connection.
If you're interested, please send me a brief CV outlining your experience, telling me roughly where you are (geographically), and some idea of a rate you are willing to work for.
Please send your applications via email to email@example.com and put PHP JOB in the subject line.
I will review anything that comes through, and if I hear this contract is going to go through, I will perhaps invite you along for an informal chat to see if we're going to be able to work together.
I'm an easy-going bloke, but I do not suffer fools gladly, so if you do not know your stuff, please don't waste your time or mine.
Thanks in advance
p.s. I am deliberately remaining fairly anonymous as I do not want to be plagued by recruitment consultants.
p.p.s. of course I am an equal-opportunities bla bla bla and welcome applications from EVERYBODY, provided you know your stuff.