PHP MVC (Yii or Laravel) Dev Team wanted

PHP MVC (Yii or Laravel) Dev Team wanted

Cancelled

Job Description

*** Due to good past experiences we do have a very strong preference for developers from either (a) Poland, Russia, Romania or (b) Phillipines, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

We are a small software house in Australia specialising in custom software development using PHP, CI, Yii, jQuery etc.

We will be starting a new major project (6m - 12m) shortly and we have mostly decided to use either the Yii or Laravel framework, subject to further research.

Now we are seeking a small, skilled team with proven experience working on a medium-large scale multi-developer projects using Agile methodologies and with advanced Testing processes.

I am more interested in good developers than skills in any one language or tool, usually I prefer to hire form a Java/C++ bg and cross-train, as such developers usually have much better core programming skills, full SDL understanding/experience, and experience using more advanced tools such as version control, profilers, debugger, test unit tools etc.

If you practice agile processes and test driven development, work from user stories, use wireframe protoyping tools, agile/scrum tools, automated test tools, and would never think of starting development unless all code was versioned in svn/git and a issue tracker setup, then you may be the right team for us.

Some Questions:

1. Describe your team and its members, with a short summary of each member, past and current projects, and anything else you feel relevent.

2. rate your teams *average* skills from 1 (basic), 2 (good), 3 (v. good), 4 (excellent) to 5 (expert) in the following areas:

Java
C++
PHP 5.x
MySQL / MariaDB
ProstgreSQL
Laravel
Yii
JavaScript
jQuery

3. List the ALM/SDL/Agile tools you have used ie. Bugzilla, JIRA, Trello etc, and explain how long you have used each as well as your likes/dislikes for each.

We are looking for a long term relationship, so good communication, trust and reliability are more important that technical skills.

If you are shortlisted in the final 3 then you will need to do some skills testings including a very small sample app to demonstrate your skills, as per:

http://gettingreal.37signals.com/ch08_Kick_the_Tires.php

I am an experienced Developer myself with 25 years in the field, and over 10 years managing offshore distributed teams, and I know s/w dev and what I am looking for - so treat me as a Developer/Dev Manager, not as a end-user.

*** Due to good past experiences we do have a very strong preference for developers from either (a) Poland, Russia, Romania or (b) Phillipines, Vietnam, and Indonesia.