Please read this entire description carefully before applying.
About the Website:
Looking for a programmer who can build a website for a new start-up company. This site will feature a loan comparison tool (widget on the homepage), with approximately five fields of data to be entered (combination of drop-downs and having the user enter info).
When the user conducts a search the site will reference internal data (based on the info the user entered on the widget) and display this in the search results, with the user then having the ability to 1) sort by different column headers and 2) modify the search from that page with another widget. We need the site to simultaneously store the user's responses into a database when they conduct a search, while (depending on their choice) sending an automated e-mail to the user, which will contain the search results info. We'll likely incorporate an auto-responder as well.
On the search results page the user will have the option of comparing two or more of the loan options, where they'll select a check box next to each, click a 'compare' button, and be taken to another page that will display a much more detailed and comprehensive breakdown of the choices that were selected – this is just displaying much more information than we can fit in the search results, in a slightly different format.
The search results data will have to be updated on a daily basis, so the back-end must be designed intuitively where we can go in and update it easily (within a matter of minutes).
---Those four preceding paragraphs summarize the core of the website---
We'll also want you to create several search widgets that can be placed on other websites (i.e. affiliates), where the user will essentially be able to conduct a search from within these widgets and have search results displayed within that affiliate's site and / or be redirected to our search results page. We'll discuss this in greater detail with you...for now just know that it is part of the job, but is secondary to the primary objective, which is getting the site built first.
If you have experience creating applications like this and you're confident you can make this happen in a relatively short period of time, then we'd love to hear from you. The wireframe for the site and widgets have already been created, so it'll just be a matter of looking at the design and bringing everything to life.
Ideally we'd like someone who has an understanding of SEO. While not having this won't necessarily rule you out, it would be a big plus if you do have knowledge of SEO so we don't have to walk you through how to optimize the site as you're creating it.
We will require daily communication via email and weekly communication via phone to discuss progress towards milestones. Because of this fact we need you to be fluent in ENGLISH – this is extremely important.
You need to have exceptional attention to detail, the ability to communicate effectively, and be incredibly talented at what you do.
If you're interested in this position, please reply with the following:
1.) Similar work you've done – what's your experience creating websites / applications in this specific area? Can you provide links to sites you've created or have helped to create?
2.) Which programming language, web framework and CMS would you use for this project, and why? (there's no right or wrong answer, we just want to know what you're comfortable with)
3.) What's your availability – how much time can you dedicate to this each week? (we're anticipating this to be a 3-6 week project, the sooner we go live the better)
Please provide as much detail and as many examples as you can in your response, as well as an estimate of what you believe this project will cost, based on the info contained here.