Build a private social network for entrepreneurs and investors

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Project Budget (USD)
min $5000

Project Description:
* this a long term contract : we need to complete private beta by the end of this year but we have another year worth of enhancements ideas in the pipeline.
* we prefer candidates from Ukraine as we already have a small distributed team there.
* you should be type of an individual who can build a wed application end-to-end by yourself, including quality GUI
* we will require our candidates to take a 1 day coding test: create and present a simple web application in Yii, we will pay for the time spent on test if you get hired.

A funded startup in SIlicon Valley, California with solid revenue model is looking for a very experienced, "star" web developer who can help us build our web application that combines finance, investment and social networking capabilities. We prefer candidates from Ukraine as we already have a small distributed team there. We are looking for someone to fill a team lead role, yet staying hands on and be a technical expert authority for more junior team members ( 90% developer - 10% scrum master )

Successful candidate needs to be be proficient in the following:
- PHP, Yii Framework and advanced JavaScript
- Comfortable with JQuery, AJAX, Comet
- experienced with Web services ( RESTful and SOAP )
- Experienced with video streaming
- Understand internet security
- Understand web app performance tuning best practices
- Capable of defining and deploying a highly scalable application environment
- Expert on high availability and failover, backup and recovery
- Knowledgeable of test automation approach and tools like Selenium or similar and continuous integration.
- Good written and reasonable spoken English ( some of us speak Russian so don't quit on this one, you may do just fine )

Bonus skills:
Building apps for social networks, specifically LinkedIn or be comfortable to pick up quickly.
Experience with other similar frameworks like RoR and Django and Java/Sprint is a plus.
Big Data, Analytics, Data Mining, Machine learning is a plus

If you feel you are a fit and up for the coding challenge, we will be excited to start talking to you, we are ready to move fast on this.

Skills required:
HTML, Javascript, MySQL, PHP, Yii
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