- Location: 100% Remote
- Start date: By 2020 or earlier
- Hours: 10 to 30 hours a week, according to your expertise and availability
- Salary: negotiable according to your expectations
We are a small company who focuses on providing online solutions for sex workers. We strive to give them platforms and tools to help them stay independent so they can reach their goals much sooner (and hopefully retire, if that’s their wish).
The team consists of two partners, five customer service reps, and two sales women.
Our web app (LAMP) is working on 2 countries serving 1.400 customers. We are working on enlarging the team to open 4 more countries by 2020 first quarter.
—We are not a startup. The company is self-funded, we have been in the market for five years now and we’ve been profitable all the way. This is the result of passion for web development and care for our customers.—
The project consists mainly on a custom made social network, using WordPress at its core. Customers are able to create and manage accounts like they would on a site like Instagram.
Plus a few other extra functionalities, not only for clients but for customer service and admins as well.
While there are a lot of front end needs, most of the work will happen on the back end and private administrative sections.
The system is broken down into 18 modules, each as its own plugin.
We also rely on third party plugins for things such as image optimization, load speed and performance, cronjob handling, and the likes.
Our own theme handles mostly page templates and CSS.
The system is highly configurable and ready 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 to replace our founder (me) who has fallen short on skill for the current size of the project.
Besides keeping and eye over everything you’ll be improving existing features as well as creating new ones from start to finish.
You’ll also be helping us professionalizing things. The code is done poorly, many things rushed or patched. It isn’t document and there are very few comments explaining how the system works or which function does what. This may even result in re-designing and re-writing big chunks of code.
Expect to be spending some time learning how things work (of course you will have guidance along the way).
When the work load deserves it, we can talk about hiring junior devs to work with you.
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 LAMP and WordPress.
- Strong grasp of CSS3, semantic HTML and 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 600.000 people to use, we’re waiting for you!
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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 at [email protected] or @Santiago Pardo via TTT and let’s talk!