Hi ??. Don't mind the $1000 in the 'budget' field, please read through first.
I'm looking for a longterm network and systems admin, who will be able to get very familiar with the code of our websites, and mitigate situations when anything at all could go wrong. This person needs to be able to respond quickly, ideally at a moments notice.
To give you some background knowledge, my team and I have created a quasi affiliate marketing/niche community infrastructure for different niche websites. We have been working on our first one for the past 8 months, and plan to duplicate the site for different types of products and the different types of niche communities that follow those products. Our first website that is 99.9% complete as of right now, is for vaping. We are set to launch next week. The other niche products for the other websites will follow this same product model: consumable, relatively commoditized, and extremely popular among a small segment of people relative to the general population.
The catch for this, is that these websites are all through wordpress. The basis is one theme, that we created a child theme for, and customized it from there. We have about 15 plugins that we use for the site. As you know, plugins are frequently updated by the plugin authors, along with the core of wordpress by wordpress. And since there is custom code that works alongside these plugins and wordpress, we need someone that is going to be able to see the changes that are being made in these plugin/wordpress updates, and update the custom code to work with it.
The vast majority of updates for plugins and wordpress will not affect the functionality of the custom code. However, an update for something surely will in the future, so we need someone who will be able to see what's going on and adapt from there to keep the sites functioning. This means updating the custom code when necessary to work with the updates.
This person should be extremely familiar with a staging/development tool like Docker, where changes can be made and tested out prior to changing anything on the live production sites.
This person should also be extremely familiar with a source control tool like Mercurial or Git.
Some months, no work will even be needed to be done. But when an update hits the site and we need to adapt, you need to be able to be there quickly. I'm thinking a monthly fee is in order, but am open to talking about payment structure.
If this is something that you see yourself as fit to be a part of, please let me know.