I am looking for a low cost, talented IT professional who I can trust for execution help and advice ongoing on a very part-time basis (very rarely would more than 10 hours per week be required). The ideal candidate is very fluent in English as there will be a need for regular verbal communication with me during hours during a mutually agreeable time from 8am - 3pm Pacific Central Time. In addition, email will be a regularly used method for communication, so, ability to write clearly and concisely is a must. Experience implementing, designing, and programming for Sharepoint and Access are the most required technical skills.
The first stage of the project will be advise and/or help with transitioning the current email solution (GoDaddy) to Office 365 while maintaining all emails and minimal disruptive time. A successful outcome will be the complete transition from GoDaddy to Microsoft Exchange by October 24th with a maximum of a night of downtime and all calendars (2) and emails (46 GoDaddy email accounts to 20 Office 365 email accounts). I envision this involving coaching me on how exactly to accomplish this, and potentially creating a procedure for me to follow. I am, however, open to other means to the end goal.
The second stage of the project will be the implementation of SharePoint. This will primarily involve training and coaching me on how the capabilities of SharePoint, then executing on a design I create. The ideal outcome of this will be a expandable UI that all employees can access with appropriate permissions.
The final stage of the project will be training me on and helping implement Microsoft Access Database(s) on SharePoint. The end result of this will be a transition of our Excel based systems to cloud based Access systems. The most challenging of which will be our invoicing system and linking to our QuickBooks Desktop database. You will be required to train me on and walk through all systems implemented.
The ultimate goal of this entire project is to streamline my businesses systems so they appropriately assign accountability; are straight forward and easy to use; are possible for me or another person in my company to maintain; and allow me to effectively measure and monitor the business. I am open to other means to this end.
I would prefer to have these tasks all completed by one person so an ongoing relationship can be developed. However, I would be willing to consider splitting out the tasks to best match skill sets.
All candidates shortlisted will be contacted for a phone interview to assess how we would work together.
I am a General Manager of an Electrical Contractor in BC, Canada. I do not have an electrical background, but was hired for my business acumen and strong understanding of systems and processes. I am very technically capable and a quick learner. I am an expert in Microsoft Excel with a fair amount of experience coding VBA. I have a good understanding of database design and do have limited understanding of Access.
About Our Company:
The company I manage is an Electrical Contractor in BC, Canada. We currently have 20 employees and are growing fairly rapidly. Our goal is to have 50-75 employees in the next 5 years, so all systems must support this.