You must live in Europe.
In your bid please include your monthly salary requirement in US dollars for working 160 hours per month.
We are currently looking for a very talented, full-time European object oriented software engineer (not just a coder) to work with us for at least a year but hopefully longer. We have many challenging new development projects that we need help with (no maintenance).
You might be 18 years old or 26 years old or 34 years old or 42 years old or 53 years old. We do not really care about your age. Nor do we care much about your formal education or even work experience. After all, Albert Einstein initially worked as an assistant examiner at the Swiss patent office.
However... you must be very talented object oriented software engineer (not just a coder). We will ask you to supply us with samples of source code you have created so that we can assess your ability.
In other words we are seeking a very talented individual not necessarily an experienced one. Why not? Because, you will work with an extremely talented senior software architect. He can teach you to code better but he cannot teach you to be talented. Talent is innate. You are either talented or you are not.
But you must currently write clever code. We are not offering to teach you how to become a software engineer but rather become a better software engineer. In other words, you must already be a software engineer
We have 3 servers running Linux and MySQL. You will probably write your software using Python or Perl or PHP or perhaps even Ruby. We have never used Ruby or the Rails environment but we find them both intriguing. We don't actually care much about particular programming languages. We care that you are a "real" object oriented software engineer (not just a coder).
* Have strong experience with object oriented programming.
* Have strong experience with relational databases.
* Speak English fairly well. (We will talk with you on Skype perhaps an average of 2 or 3 days each week).
* Currently have a *reliable* high speed Internet connection (DSL, Cable, T-1, etc).
* Own a headset so you can speak with us using Skype.
* Be able to work and be available to speak via Skype from 9am-6pm your local time, Monday to Friday.
You will work primarily with two members of the team: one will be in Europe and one will be in the United States.
One of the member of the team is a sharp senior software architect who will assist you in creating technical specifications, reviewing the design of your code, and debugging.
The other member of the team is the "business guy" who will help create functional specifications, pay you, and complain when your software is delivered late, is poorly documented, and/or has bugs.
The software architect is very nice and easy going. The business guy is very tough and demanding. Therefore, you'll probably grow to like the software architect but dislike the business guy.
Even though you may be thousands of miles away from us, we will consider you part of our "virtual office." Therefore we must be able to speak with you via Skype you "as needed".
What does "as needed" mean? It means that you will be available more than 1/2 of the time we want to speak with you via Skype from 9am-6pm your local time, Monday to Friday. And when you are not available we expect you'll call us back via Skype within roughly 1 hour.
We do not expect you to be available every minute from 9am-6pm your local time, Monday to Friday. However, for example, if you are currently working at a full-time job and are looking for freelance work you can do in the evenings and on the weekends, then this is not the job for you.