[Noisebridge-discuss] [Job] Rails coder to replace me for (very) part time gig

Will Sargent will.sargent at gmail.com
Wed Feb 23 06:13:06 UTC 2011

Hi Sai,

There's a Ruby meetup group that's fairly active at
http://www.sfruby.info/ that
you may want to crosspost this job to as well.


On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 8:18 PM, Sai <sai at saizai.com> wrote:

> The reason I first learned Ruby was because I needed to make an app
> for Medtronic's International Relations division to do the stuff that
> was formerly on spreadsheets.
> I can't go into details without NDA, but basically it's all stuff
> analogous to customer relationship management, conversation tracking,
> proposals / bids tracking, etc. Not all that complicated, and fairly
> straightforward for an in-house-needs app. It has a handful of users
> (just the department), very simple security model (normal users vs
> bossman), a medium sized DB, served off a simple VPS, etc.
> It was written mostly in 2005, so it's on an outdated copy of Rails,
> and it mostly uses ActiveScaffold plus some custom email handling,
> business intelligence, etc. code. The code isn't spaghetti, but as I
> said it was my first app, so it's not up to my current standards
> either.
> I don't have the time for it any more, and honestly I charge a lot
> more these days than back then, so I'm looking for someone to replace
> me.
> Pros:
> - fairly easy, can be done 100% remote w/ hours whenever you like
> (office is in DC)
> - boss is super easy to work with, very nice, and very senior in the
> company = very good for resume & connections
> - immediate needs are fairly simple (a few bugfixes; set up reliable
> offsite repo & DB backups)
> - lots to improve if you want to :-P
> Reqs:
> - mid level Rails & sysadmin ability
> - trustworthy (it's under NDA, but the data involved is sensitive, and
> billing remotely means being trusted for honesty)
> - probably ~10-20h for initial issues, then ~1-2h/wk ongoing,
> depending mainly on how much you feel like improving it (and whether
> they'd think it worth your rate)
> Interested? Email me:
> 1. Proof of your Rails and/or sysadmin ability (e.g. code you wrote,
> preferably open source)
>  - I promise to keep it confidential, not steal it, and only use it for
> review
> 2. If I don't know you well, the name of someone we both know who can
> vouch for you.
> 3. Hourly rate range (I know, it *depends*. I'm not going to be doing
> the haggling or passing the info on directly, I just want to know if
> you're at least in their ballpark)
> Thanks,
> - Sai
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