Joomla Developer & LAMP Administrator
Who I am:
I am a freelance I.T. consultant, based in New York City, and I have several clients all over the United States. Often, my workload increases to the point that I need to bring on another sub-contractor to support one or more of my clients. One of my clients is a small local newspaper location in the United States (Ohio), and I need someone to take over the responsibility of servicing that account.
What I need or require:
I need a person to assist me with supporting one of my clients, a small local newspaper running a Joolma website on a LAMP server. The ideal candidate will have experience with customizing Joomla and creating new Joomla modules as well as significant experience maintaining and monitoring our web hosting environment, which consists of Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP (LAMP).
What I already have versus what the provider will deliver:
I am currently servicing this account myself. However, it is proving to too much work for me given my other responsibilities, and at times the expertise required is above my level. I need someone to assume my responsibilities to this client. You will be solving issue the client has with their website and emails, updating and adding functionality to their Joomla CMS, monitoring the server to ensure it is up and running at all times, and contributing to discussions on any addition work that is necessary to ensure the success of the website.
Other context/requirements that providers will need to know:
You will be expected to work as needed. There may be no work available for you from time to time, but when work is available you will be expected to complete it in a timely manner. You work as many hours per week as you wish so long as your work is previously approved. When work is available, you will be expected to work at least 10 hours per week.
Specific expertise/background that I am seeking:
You must have experience installing and maintaining Joomla. You must be proficient with Linux administration such as monitoring server resources, performing backups, and administering user accounts. You must also have experience designing and maintaining MySQL databases. You must have knowledge of issues pertaining to email, spamming, and techniques used to prevent email server failure and continued functioning of email systems. A preference will be given to candidates who can develop custom Joomla modules and modify Joomla templates. Experience working with an online newspaper is a plus.
Timeframe for delivery:
Work is ongoing, and you will be expected to react to problems in a timely manner as they come up. When open issues exist, you will be expected to work at least 10 hours per week. There may be periods of time when no work is available, but you will be expected to be on call.