We are looking to hire a PHP developer for a position within our company to work primarily on development of our software products (specifically, Olate Download, a free, LGPL download management system).
About Olate Ltd
Based in England, UK, Olate launched in April 2003 with the free webmaster resource olate.com. Olate Ltd is now an internationally known company primarily developing internet related software for use by software developers and website owners. With strong ties with other software developers, Olate is in the best position to deliver the software to where it is needed.
Olate Ltd is a Registered Limited Company in England and Wales, company number 5352981.
We want to expand our product range but also improve our existing offerings. Olate Download was our first product and we wish to incorporate additional features as suggested by users. The job would include:
Working closely the original developer to produce high quality results based on the requests submitted by existing users
Use of our issue tracking system to manage tasks that are to be done
Use PHP, MySQL, CSS and HTML to work on the product
Testing the application for bugs and fixing of new and existing bugs
Providing support to users via the customer forums
The following skills are considered ideal for this position:
Experience with PHP4 and PHP5 and object orientated programming
Experience with MySQL as database of choice
(X)HTML/CSS experience (design ability a major advantage)
Good communication skills (English language fluency essential)
The successful applicant would work from home and liaise with the team through e-mail and instant messaging. We will only accept applications from programmers based in Europe (UK preferred), USA or Australasia. Please be sure to include your location when contacting us.
Since this is not a product that is sold (free download under the LGPL), there are no specific deadlines or requirements for hours of work. We are happy for you to work when you have time/feel like it, so long as the product does move forward! Therefore this is an ideal project for new developers looking to build their portfolio or full time programmers looking to work on a project in their spare time.
Since work will be mainly on Olate Download, a free, LGPL, product, there will be few opportunities for payment with the exception of customisations (templates/code customisations). We are looking for someone to work on this as a ‘side/personal project’ but may negotiate payment at a later date. This is a great opportunity to expand your personal portfolio of work and contribute to an established, popular product.
However, the position is not just limited to Olate Download development work and after a certain time, we may offer additional work on our paid, commercial product and upcoming products.
In addition, a future permanent position in the company will be offered first to those with an existing relationship.
If you are interested in this position, please e-mail [email protected] with the following information:
Summary PHP/MySQL/CSS/HTML experience
Availability for work (e.g. days and times)
Short summary of why you want to work for Olate, why you want to work on this project and how you feel you can contribute
Include where you saw this advertisement for the job and where you are located in the world
Any other methods of application (e.g. replying to the forum topic) will result in automatic disqualification. Please ensure you include ALL of the above 4 pieces of information by e-mailing [email protected].
If you have any questions, please e-mail [email protected] and we will be happy to help!