SPUG: JOB: LAMP developer, contract, telecommute

SPUG Jobs jobs-noreply at seattleperl.org
Wed Sep 1 17:02:32 PDT 2010

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From: Timothy Partee <timothy.partee at gmail.com>
To: James C. Egan <james at eganattorney.com>
Cc: jobs at seattleperl.org

Required Skill Sets:
- Perl 5.x (CGI, DBI, daemons) Required
- MySQL 5.0 (InnoDB tables, Foreign Keys, Backup, Repair, Optimization)
- Telnet 3270 (t3270 and x3270 scripting/scraping) Required
- Linux Ubuntu (9.x, cron management) Desired
- Apache 2.x (SSL, .htpasswd, CGI/Perl) Desired

- Part-Time Contract Work (Side Project)

Expected Duration and Pay Range:
- Duration is ongoing Part-Time and Maintenance
- Rate is negotiable with client (has office in downtown Seattle - Pioneer

W-2 vs. 1099 status:
1099 Independent Contractor

   Work involves maintaining and improving existing codebase on a
series of Perl daemons and scripts which are started by crontab to
search and categorize public records data. Database fell over after a
couple years of applying band-aids to keep the DB running under severe
loads and tables with nearly 100 million records. I'm the original
developer, but a couple other developers have assisted in some of the
development. Code is 100% in Perl, some components are simple scripts,
some are daemons, some are Perl/CGI through Apache. Right now, more
than anything, the database needs to be repaired or rebuilt if
possible, knowledge of how to accomplish that is beyond my skills, I
have been working as a Windows UI developer for 8+ years now,
databases and LAMP skills are no longer in my skills inventory in any
relevant way.

   Please inquire if you need any additional details. Thanks,

- Tim Partee

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 4:57 PM, James C. Egan <james at eganattorney.com> wrote:
> Dear Seattle Perl Group and Tim
> Tim Partee is a programmer that has developed a database program I have that
> apparently is corrupted. Apparently I need to find a LAMP developer to fix
> an immediate problem. I do not know the lingo nor the specific problem, so
> I hope my programmer Tim Partee and the Seattle Perl group can help post a
> request for help shortly. I will pay for the fix, but would hope the Perl
> group or potential programmer can speak directly with Tim (cc me on all) and
> be vetted for the assignment. The most I know about it is:
> Restoring from the March backup is the best bet in my mind, I should be able
> to do that relatively quickly. But it would forgo trying to repair the
> current database and saving the data that MAY be recoverable from it. To do
> that you need a database guru, which I am not. Also, considering my
> availability lately and the fact that I now live 900 miles away, you may
> want to consider finding a LAMP developer up there closer to home who can
> help you out with this stuff instead of me.
> Tim, I don't know how to identify the following which the Perl group wants
> for assignments:
> required skill-set (?)
> contract or permanent position CONTRACT?
> for contracts, expected duration and pay range (?)
> directly with company? YES IF NEEDED
> W-2 vs. 1099 status W-2
> physical location : DOWNTOWN SEATTLE
> telecommuting possible? YES OF COURSE
> company's product or service RESEARCH OF PUBLIC DATABASES
> Please advise at convenience. The failure of the database is going to cost
> us.
> James Egan
> Attorney
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