I PUT A BUDGET OF $1,500 BECAUSE I'M NOT SURE WHAT TO PUT. Please bid appropriately, higher or lower, with an explanation of why/what goes into this as far as you're concerned. We have no problem paying for quality work, and if a $1,500 budget isn't close to what is required for a job like this, please just explain that. If it's too much, the same goes.
We currently are in the process of creating a daily fantasy football website.
When a user signs up to partake in a daily fantasy football contest, they are given a "fantasy bankroll budget" of, say for example, $50,000.
They have to then allocate that $50,000 appropriately to draft the required athletes to fill their fantasy teams roster. So each available athlete is assigned a "cost" to draft. The better the athlete is projected to perform based on a variety of factors results in a higher salary. The worse an athlete is projected to perform the lower the salary.
The end result here cannot be something as simple as "they played well last week, give them a higher salary". The complexities & nuances here can go as deep/far as you can imagine (taking into account year long athlete performance, but weighting more recent performance more heavily, team vs team specific matchups, athlete vs athlete specific matchups, perceived popularity of a player, the players position, etc).
We not only need the actual end result algorithm, but some direction on what is going to be included in that algorithm a discussion on why.
The more detailed you can make your proposal, the more likely we'll hire you for the job. This job is inherently detail oriented and simply bidding on the job stating that "you've done this before" IS NOT GOING TO CUT IT.
This is a long term job in the sense that even when complete, we're going to need to tweak it from time to time, along with regular discussions on the "how" and "why" it needs to be tweaked.