Programmer looking for a Programmer for long-term partnership
Object-Oriented PHP, MySQL,
Please note: we are not looking for a team or an agency. This is not a contract job. Thank you!
We are looking for a talented programmer with advanced PHP and MySQL skills to join us in developing an exciting universal reservations engine. Our approach to capacity management is wildly different from the industry norm, and accordingly we have generated significant interest among operators. We plan to monetize through a 10% reservations fee that has received (anecdotal) approval from local businesses, some of which draw upwards of a $100k per month in reservations.
Our first build is nearing completion, and we are looking forward to our spring time (31 March) launch window. Our first phase will take place in Alaska (my home state, with a multi-billion dollar tourism and recreation industry). Before the years end, we intend to expand to at least one other destination.
While the core design has been fleshed out, there is still a good deal of coding to be done. After the initial release, traveler-oriented features such as trip management, reviews & recommendations, and Facebook integration need to follow. Accordingly, we need somebody who is enthusiastic about tourism industry and who does not mind working closely with operators to develop the best product possible.
Asking a fellow coder to help shoulder risk is never a simple matter. Accordingly, we will do what we can to make sure we have a fair and generous arrangement. That being said, it would be most inconvenient to have somebody part ways in the middle of the summer season. Therefore, we ask for people that will have enough free time to provide a fair contribution to our project, preferably on an equity exchange basis.
We would also love to hear from international folk, although we ask for English fluency (my Dutch is almost as bad as my Japanese, hypocritical I know). Extra points if you come from a region with a strong tourist economy, and triple letter score if it is warmer than Alaska in winter.
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