U.S. (Chicago) based software company is looking for a new developer / team. Our company develops solutions for the retail and point of sale industry. The selected person or small firm should be competent and motivated, with proven experience in the development of leading commercial software. There will be a transition period of 1-4 months where the prior developer can assist in answering questions on a part time basis. We currently have one commercial product with 50 installations that needs one or two more releases before it enters maintenance-only development. We have a second product that is in use at one client and is 80% complete for its first commercial release. Required skills: - VB6/[url removed, login to view] - SQL/Access, Synchronization experience helpful - [url removed, login to view], ASP - TrueDBGrid, Active Reports - XML - Moderate to expert proficiency in PHP/MySQL desired (side project) Communication Skills: - Written and verbal communication in English - Bulgarian or Russian helpful but not required (previous developer) - The ability to provide direct technical support to our customers on a limited basis would be a huge plus, but is not required. - Tech writing (e.g. user manuals) a plus Time availability: Coordination, communication, and planning often takes place between 10pm and 1am Central Time Zone (U.S.) using instant messenger and VOIP technology. Desired arrangement: Fee paid monthly by bank wire transfer, for the equivalent of 1 man month of development (approx 160-200 hours per month). Long term arrangement desired (previous developer worked for three years). To inquire, please response with a letter of interest, resume, and desired monthly compensation requirements. Please be as detailed as possible as we will only be able to respond to the candidates that best fit our needs. Thank you.