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11 May 2017

SITE NEWS: FO Seeks New Technical Director

Football Outsiders is looking for a new Technical Director. This new Technical Director will work with our outgoing Technical Director to complete a long-awaited upgrade of website from Drupal 5 to Drupal 8. We also need work completed on a redesign of our interface for mobile devices, and possibly a redesign of our visual presence on standard laptops and desktops. Once these upgrades are complete, the new Technical Director will be responsible for regular website maintenance.

The Football Outsiders Technical Director should have significant experience as a Webmaster. Experience working with Drupal is a must. Needs to show experience upgrading websites from older versions of Drupal to Drupal 7 or Drupal 8.

The Football Outsiders Technical Director should also be proficient in PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Technical Director must have experience working with Amazon Web Services and experience hosting websites on Linux.

Expertise in Microsoft Excel is a plus. Experience designing websites for mobile devices is a plus.

Hours in the immediate future during redesign and Drupal upgrade are open-ended. Standard hours as Technical Director maintaining the website usually require 5-10 hours per week from July through January, and 5-10 hours per month from February through June. Responsiveness to e-mail is particularly important from mid-July to mid-September when we are selling KUBIAK projections, Football Outsiders Almanac, and most of our Premium subscriptions.

Please send resumes to info-at-footballoutsiders.com using "Technical Director" as the subject line.

(If this listing looks familiar, it's because we also put it up in February. Unfortunately, respondents either came in far over our current budget or didn't fit our needs regarding skills and time. This is a bit of a problem, especially for a small website like ours. So if you enjoy our website and have the time and skills to help us with our technical needs, please do contact us about this job opening. That includes people who might want to serve as Technical Director for regular website maintenance, separate from our need to complete the long-delayed redesign and upgrade. Thanks. -- Aaron Schatz)

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 11 May 2017

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