Wanted: Full Stack Ruby On Rails Developer For Discourse Installation
Who I'm Looking For
I need to hire a full stack, ruby on rails developer that can help me on an ongoing basis with a Discourse Forum. Discourse is a forward thinking, open source ruby on rails forum app available at discourse.org.
The form I'm currently running is on Amazon EC2 (www.marketerchat.com) and is having load issues. I'm not technical enough to fix them. Right now the site is setup using Bitnami. You'll need to be able to setup and optimize a server on Amazon EC2, LiquidWeb or Digital Ocean.
You'll need to be able to migrate my current Discourse install without any interruption and it will need to be done with the Docker install to facilitate easy upgrades.
These are all immediate projects that need to be done that are holding back the growth of the site.
Going Forward I'll need customizations done to help the growth of the community.
I need someone who is proficient enough with Ruby on Rails to create custom plugins and integrations. I want to create private categories on the forum and only give access to users within a certain group. This feature is already enabled by default. However, I want to add users to the discourse install from a 3rd party wordpress site and have users added to the right group.
The end effect is that a user signs up on someones wordpress site, they get an e-mail about the private forum on my site and sent login details. They then visit the forum and see all the forums, including their private one.
I need some kind of cookied "welcome gate" to explain the benefits of the forum. At the bottom of the welcome gate would be a Facebook/Google/Twitter "Connect" button. (already built in)
I want to sync the user database with an outside mysql database. This new database is for an autoresponder I'll be using it to communicate with members in the site.
A gamification system to increase traffic. i.e.: Invite 2 users and get access to x forum. Or "share x number of posts and get y bonus".
Ongoing work is expected as the site grows as well.
Full stack dev
Ruby on Rails
Familiarity with Discourse is a bonus
Familiarity with creating wordpress plugins is a bonus
Tidy and Efficient Coding Is A Must. I already have an excellent UI/UX guy on staff and need someone to help make his designs a reality.
How To Apply
Please write a brief cover letter explaining why you'd be a good fit for this position. Please write about any experiences you've had working with Wordpress, Discourse or anything else you feel is relevant. Most importantly, do something to stand out! Show me you've read this entire job application and are actually interested in working on this project. Generic applications will not be considered.
The forum in question is located at www.MarketerChat.com.
What are your thoughts on Customizations #1-4? How would you tackle those issues?
If there is anything else you feel is relevant, please mention it in your application.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
CEO - Nolan Direct Inc.