Needed: A wordpress guru for a long-term contract. 20+ hrs a week for 3-4 weeks, then as needed - probably a few hours a week. More work available if desired once you've proven yourself on this first job.
You need to know Wordpress inside out at a core level. At a minimum you'll have coded multiple plugins and themes. Ideally you'll have contributed to the core project.
Please - if all you've really done is installed some basic sites, made some basic customisations, or done PSD to theme conversions and the thought of writing a complex plugin frightens you - do not apply :)
We have a sizeable chunk of work upfront - we want to consolidate a number of smaller plugins we've already written into one, extend a custom XML-RPC API (we've already extended the default API significantly, but we need to extend it further), and we'll need to develop a new administrative section and some new functionality (nothing major). The plugin will need to be tested cross-browser, and across Wordpress versions from Wordpress 3.5.
We will need ongoing work to the plugin as we add new features, and as Wordpress releases updates to keep it up to date with the latest Wordpress versions. We'll also need ongoing bug fixes.
For the right person, who wants more work, we also have a ton of theme-related jobs (low priority) that you can have, or we can use someone else for that, whatever you prefer.
A little about us;
We have built a complex Wordpress integration. That shouldn't scare you, that platform is not built in Wordpress (or PHP) at all, but rather controls Wordpress through both the native XML-RPC API and our extension of it.
It's already built, and working with our own hosted Wordpress multisite instance. Now we want to take that and wrap it up in a Wordpress plugin that we can distribute. It's a big, fun, exciting project!
We're looking for someone who wants to work as part of a technical team (I am technical and the lead developer on this project), and has a total commitment to creating reliable, tested software to specification, and who can suggest improvements and optimizations as they work through the code.
In other words - we want a professional developer!