PR-054: Programmer -- Recommend a Home Media Centre Package from among Various Alternatives, then Implement Demonstrations
(CONTRACT: hourly rate to be negotiated)
Job Type: Short-Term Contract, for Independent Contractor
If you are interested in this contract please reply immediately with a cover letter and resume to Jobs at TheUnCableGuys dot ca. Make sure to include the contract number (PR-O54) in the subject line.
This is a short-term contract to provide advice on which current Home Media Centre software solution is appropriate for [url removed, login to view] to adopt as our standard product. Once adopted, we will sell it to clients, and provide ongoing support to them. We will be supporting clients across North America in every major urban area.
Some options I am already aware of include PLEX (perhaps with RasPlex as the viewer interface), OpenELEC, XBMC, and so on.
I seek a contractor who is already VERY familiar with what is available as a open source or closed source (free or nearly free) solutions.
In Phase I, I want to review what Home Media Centres are available and their strengths and weaknesses.
I want to use skype (text, or audio) to do this. We will identify the top 2 or 3 options and rank them.
In Phase II, once we have ranked the top options, I will want the contractor to implement a solution that can be provided to us to evaluate in our lab.
We have all the necessary hardware on-site at our lab in Ottawa, Canada, and a lab technician can assist to install any software provided. Using remote access and tele-presence you will be able to do final lab testing and provide demonstrations on our lab equipment from any location in the world.
For the right contractor, there is a good opportunity to provide long-term ongoing support for our Home Media Centre product line.
After this contract is completed, there are MANY opportunity for other development contracts.
You MUST have prior experience with:
PLEX, XBMC, OpenELEC, etc. (Please indicate your SPECIFIC experience with any Home Media Center you have worked with in the past.)
You SHOULD have prior experience with:
ANDROID, LINUX, WINDOWS, Python, Java, C, C++.
** YOU MUST BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE IN ENGLISH **
It is best if you speak English. If not, I can still work with you if you can communicate fully in written English.
If you can not communicate in English (even in text form), regrettably you will not be considered for this contract.
This project is ready to launch immediately, literally a few hours after the right contractor is identified.
The contractor is welcome to work from any location in the world. Our firm enables remote contractors to use our lab facilities with access through our secure firewall and permits remote logins on specific lab machines attached to target hardware. We also provide true virtual presence for our remote contractors using web cameras in the lab so you can see what is going on, and skype screens so we can see you and chat when that is useful.
You must be reachable by email and Skype to apply for this contract (or any contract we offer).
This job is paid on an hourly wage basis. The wage rate is to be negotiated.
Invoices with timesheets are submitted weekly just after Friday and are paid by Paypal within 7 days.
A reasonable project deposit is paid by the firm upon awarding this contract.
Intensity of work: 20 to 40 Hrs / week
Project Duration : 10 hours (for recommendation phase)
?? Hours (for implementing demonstration systems for use in lab)
THIS CONTRACT HAS BEEN TENTATIVELY AWARDED -- NO FURTHER SUBMISSIONS ARE NEEDED.
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