A media company with a record of success in developing new initiatives is developing a Web site. We are looking for an experienced developer to work on a contract basis to build the site.
To be chosen for this project, developer(s) must have proven experience using Drupal 5.x and related modules and themes for:
-- Building highly customized, production-volume Web sites, with performance enhancements applied, such as Drupal caching and throttling.
-- Creating new content types, customizing and interrelating them using Content Construction Kit (CCK).
-- Creating user interfaces for linking media objects (images, video and audio) from external sites such as YouTube and Flickr.
-- Establishing and configuring user roles for site managers, editors, producers, authenticated and anonymous users.
-- Customizing user profiles to collect geographic, demographic and interest data points.
-- Customizing site appearance to client specifications in Drupal admin, themes and via the ConTemplate module. (Developer[s] are not required to be proficient graphic designers or XHTML/CSS specialists, but should know enough about Drupal themes to edit them to client specifications.)
-- Configuring rules for user forums and commenting environments using built-in modules for each.
-- Creating and configuring custom blocks, and scheduling their appearance by content section.
-- Creating and managing category taxonomies.
In addition, demonstrated abilities in rapid Web development in LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) environments will be very important. The client project must be ready for public-scale beta launch within two months of contract signing. Developer(s) on this project may be retained for a longer period, however, as we expect some adjustments in features, functionality and user interface along the way.
Developer(s) on this project will be customizing an already installed instance of Drupal and the component modules, so only minimal server/software package administration -- mostly keeping Drupal core and module versions up to date -- will be required.
Interested developers must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to reviewing client specifications, and must provide at least two samples of live, production sites they have built using Drupal and some or all of the components required for this engagement.
Send your resume to email@example.com