Dear oDesk Candidate,
The project you are considering is a custom Attendance Recording, Tracking, and Reporting System using barcode readers. The system operates in "store and forward" mode with each of eight attendance workstations (computer & barcode reader) functioning independently; reading and then storing the daily attendance data locally on a MySQL database at eight locations.
Once every 24 hours all the remote attendance workstations upload their stored data to a central database by means of a data synchronization script.. Users and administrators access the attendance data over the Internet from the central database. Any new information needed at the attendance workstations, such as names of new users, new barcodes, etc. is downloaded during the daily synchronization. Note: The data synchronization script is already completely written by our Data Synchronization Expert and is not part of the current job posting.
Our previous PHP/MySQL Expert has become ill and is not able to complete our project. We are looking for a replacement. As a result a key skill for this position is the ability to read and understand other people's code.
Completing this project is phase one of two phases. so there are many billable hours of work for the successful candidate in the future. We expect to pay between $6 and $9 per hour.
Please respond if you are interested, qualified, and ready to begin immediately.
PS Reliability is of utmost importance in selecting the winning candidate. We must be able to count on your professionalism and commitment to the project - when you say you are available for a meeting online or that you will be working at a specified time you must be able to live up to that promise.