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[CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY] - PHP Developer Contract Opportunity: Sean Handforth from Aavalar Consulting

From: Sean H.
Sent on: Friday, September 3, 2010 12:24 PM
Aavalar is hiring a consultant for a project with a client near Paoli PA, to redesign and develop an eCommerce Web site.  The consultant/developer should ideally have experience with osCommerce applications and customizations, MySql, PHP and JavaScript. Experienced working with management, and business development to gather requirements and produce software and documentation is essential.  Our client is looking to switch portions of a custom developed Oracle based shopping cart to an open source osCommerce implementation.  There is some proof-of-concept work that needs to be done first. The analysis will continue into development work.
This looks to be a project that will last through 2010 and possibly beyond.  It's interesting stuff involving open source tools to front-end an enterprise Oracle database.
Consultant's Title:  eCommerce Web Developer
Work Location: Paoli, PA
Is Telecommuting possible? TBD
Work environment: Picturesque Suburban Office Park in Chester County PA.
Who does this position will report to?:  Senior VP of IT
Why is there a need for a consultant/contractor?
>  Budget has been allocated to redesign the our client's web site and replace proprietary legacy systems using a combination of open source components.
What is the start date of the contract?: Mid February 2010
What is the anticipated length/scope of the contract?: 10+ months
What is the size of department?:  14+
What projects will the consultant be involved with?:
> Support senior members of technical staff during the analysis phase of the project... will involve supporting legacy system.
>  Design develop and test a framework in PHP and possibly OSCommerce which will interface to existing Oracle database.
> Analyze the existing system to capture business rules.
> Design, Develop, Test and Document the front end of a new commerce web site.
Role with the group:  Individual Contributor / Web Developer
Required Skills:
  >  Expert presentation layer / front end web development experience
  >  JavaScript Development experience
  >  Open Source development experience in PHP, MySQL,  (osCommerce would be strongly desired).
  >  Expert knowledge of HTML and/or XHTML
  >  Solid database interface and development experience
Desired Skills:
  > Oracle PL/SQL Development
  > Oracle Forms Development experience
  > Experience building eCommerce sites using OSCommerce
Selling point of the job:
>  This is a high visibility, potentially long term project which will provide the opportunity to work with open source web development tools coupled with an enterprise level Oracle database.
>  It is truly a nice place to work... smart, down-to-earth people who have reasonable expectations and delivery deadlines that actually make sense.  In short it's really well managed.
Work Hours and Schedule:  Typical business hours with plenty of flexibility
Is overtime paid?  Yes, but there really isn't over time on a regular basis.
Dress Code:  Business Casual
Who is involved in the interview process?
>  Senior VP, and senior members of the technical staff.
Target rate: TBD - Open
Keywords:  PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, HTML, XML, XHTML, Oracle PL/SQL
Sean Handforth
Email: [address removed]
Aavalar Consulting, Inc.
Swedesford Corporate Center
649 Swedesford Road
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone:[masked] x12
Direct Dial:[masked]
Toll Free: 877-4-AAVALAR
Aavalar provides contract software developers,
hardware engineers, systems administrators,
database administrators/architects, etc.
for Engineering as well as IT environments.
Retained and contingency search, as well
as recruitment process consulting is
also provided for clients who are building
in-house technical staff.

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