Hall Of Shame - Expert PHP Senior Developer
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This guy came so close, too. The posting manages to list everything that is indeed important to being a good PHP developer, so kudos for that.
The failing, however, was the offered wage. $40-60 an hour is par for a full-time developer, but if you're looking for a freelancer, you've got to realize that those working solo get smacked with all sorts of extra expenses that full-time developers don't get hit with.
There have been some really great discussions on the NYPHP mailing list and Chris Shiflett's blog about what a "good rate" is in NYC. The bottom line is that you can expect to pay a good freelance about 2.5 times what you'd pay a full-time developer.On to the post (originally on Craigslist):
Reply to: email@example.com
Date: 2008-04-28, 12:45AM EDT
Keep your independence and work on challenging projects remote and/or onsite. Technology Consulting and Software Development Company in NYC seeks a PHP 5/LAMP expert to help out on numerous projects.
We are looking for someone who can work at least 20 hours a week, more if you can handle it.
We will not consider applicants who do not following the application instructions.
What we need:
- Expert PHP 5 Developer
* You are well versed in OOP and its implementation in PHP 5.
> Exceptions, Objects, oh my
> Overloading, OO models, etc.
* Debugging, optimizing & hacking
* Work smart, not hard
- Strong Linux Skills
* We roll with Debian/Ubuntu
* LAMP Administration & Tweaking
- MySQL Skills (Joins, InnoDB/MyISAM expertise)
- Front end skills (not design, but implementation if necessary).
* JSON / REST Calls
* CSS Hacking
* AJAX Fundementals
- frameworks (cakephp, zend, symphony)
- firebug love
- xcache / apc
- mysql replication (master/master, master/slave)
- pdo or db drivers
- stored procedures / triggers
HOW TO APPLY:
Send me an email with your skill sets as they apply to the list above, so I can get a sense of your expertise. If you DON'T have a resume, that is fine. I will likely want to see a code sample.