04 Apr 2013
Football Outsiders is seeking a new technical director to provide support and development for our site. This person is responsible for making sure the site is stable and accessible, addressing any problems encountered by the writing and editorial staff, and developing new capabilities and improvements for the site.
Most importantly, the new technical director will be responsible for either a) planning and programming our long-delayed back-end upgrade from Drupal 5 to Drupal 7 or b) interfacing with a separate firm which will be hired to complete this project. This upgrade has been delayed nearly two years because of issues with previous technical directors and must be completed by July 1.
Once the upgrade is finished, the job of technical director requires an approximately 10-15 hour a month commitment during the season to handle day-to-day issues. Commitment in the offseason is generally smaller.
Key qualifications include:
This position does not require any on-site work as FO is primarily a "virtual" organization. However, being in a virtual organization requires that the person in this position be easily reachable via phone or electronic means (e-mail, IM, text message). If interested, please send your resume and a brief statement of your interest and experience to info-at-footballoutsiders.com.
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