Needed: A Contractor or Two
I need a contractor or two help a client of mine with a large and potentially ongoing project. The client is a large online retailer of computer hardware and supplies. Based on limited conversations with the client it seems as if they have an older ColdFusion 5 codebase and several databases. They need help cleaning up their code and migrating to ColdFusion MX 7. It sounds like their systems are currently very procedural and somewhat complicated.
Because the client has several databases and a procedural codebase, they’re running into problems as they begin this process. One challenge for them has been their effectiveness in testing changes.
For this reason, their current staff wants to move to a more object oriented approach. I’m not sure if this means using a framework or a roll-your-own architecture. There will obviously be challenges involved in this.
I am looking for someone who has experience migrating applications from ColdFusion 5 to MX 7. Because of where the client looks to be moving in the future, the contractor should also have experience building object oriented applications in ColdFusion.
Contractors who have worked on large, high profile, ecommerce sites will be preferred over those who haven’t.
This is a work-from-home contract. No onsite presence will be required. I suspect that there is a preference to contractors in the US, but I honestly don’t know.
Also, based on my conversations with the client, this project may roll into a full time position. The client has very big ideas which can’t be implemented overnight. So, if nothing else, there should be a good deal of work from this client for some time to come.
This contract will not be though me or Alagad. This will be a direct contract with my client.
If you’re interested, please send me an email and resume at email@example.com. Tell me, in intimate detail, why I should pick you for this project. Let me know if you’ve ever worked on a high profile ecommerce site. Don’t forget to include your hourly rate or if you bill on a per project basis.