We’re looking for a senior developer to take the lead on our web app.
- Location: 100% Remote.
- Start date: Next week, or asap.
- Hours: 20 to 40 /week, (GMT -3) we are flexible as long as there’s good workflow, we can make both our schedules fit.
- Salary: minimum USD 2,000 /month, negotiable in relation to the hours agreed and your expertise.
We are a small company who focuses on providing online solutions for sex workers.
Our web app (LAMP-Wordpress) consists of a platform where they can manage their services advertisements.
Right now there’s 1.400 people advertising with us, in 2 countries.
We are working on enlarging the team to open 4 more countries by the end of 2020.
The company is self-funded, we have been in the market for five years now and have been profitable all the way, giving us the chance to expand every year.
The team consists of two partners (one dev), five customer service reps, and two sales reps.
The project consists mainly of a platform where escorts (or any sex worker) can create an account to advertise her services online.
It’s all custom PHP/JS and using WordPress at its core to manage all CMS related (users, posts, media, link structure, SEO plugins, cache & minify plugins, etc).
Plus a few other extra functionalities and administrator sections.
While there are a lot of frontend needs, so far most of the work has happened in the back end.
The system is broken down into 18 modules as WordPress plugins.
Our own theme handles mostly page templates and CSS.
The system is highly configurable to be installed on different countries with different use cases.
We also have integrations with third parties for SMS notifications, and payment processing.
Developer Job Responsibilities
You will be taking the lead developer role in our company. I’ve been the sole developer since the beginning but I need the time for managing, marketing and growth.
There are plenty of ideas and new functionalities to develop. From creating tools for personal safety, to improving system performance. From developing new advertising functionalities, to creating/adapting a CRM to specific needs.
There will also be a lot of improving existing features.
You’ll also be helping us professionalizing things. The code is not the best (we are self learners). It isn’t document and there are very few comments explaining which function does what.
Eventually that code will be re-designed and re-written.
Expect to be spending time learning how things work (of course you will have guidance along the way).
Developer Job Duties
- The position requires constant communication with colleagues.
- Expertise and hands on experience with software development is needed to be successful in this position
- Must be willing to learn WordPress, functions, methods, hooks.
- Strong grasp of CSS, semantic HTML and JS/jQuery (we can also drop jQuery for something else eventually).
- Regular exposure to company management, as well as the authority and scope to apply your expertise to many interesting technical problems.
This is one of the most important roles in our company. If you’re ready to handle the responsibility and you’re passionate about building platforms for millions of people to use, we’re waiting for you!
Summary or cover letter
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We are not only looking for an expert but we are also looking for someone who will enjoy working with us and enjoy taking the platform world wide.
Contact me with a few questions of your own at [email protected] or @Santiago Pardo via TTT and let’s talk!