Topic: Chief Software Architect

Camp: Agreement

Camp Statement
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Chief Software Architect

We need someone who can lead the canonizer software team continuing the development of the open source Canonizer.2.0 system, currently using LAMPS with the Laravel framework. Including help with the following priorities:
  1. Currently the system is running on a single AWS EC2 instance. This can only handle a few users at a time, without significant performance degradation. A system needs to be designed, enabling the system to expand to new instances, as needed, to handle any load. We also need to develop a way to test it to prove it is working.
  2. Re Architect and help implement and convert to a new text editing and management system module. The current wiki markup is cumbersome with inconsistent formatting. “Ease of use” being of utmost importance, so UI design abilities are important.
  3. Where possible support the open source community. If there is open source code we can use, let’s leverage that, or else architect modules others can use.
  4. Help finish the design of and conversion to a fully test driven development system, with 100% automated tests and deployment to enable continuous release process.
  5. Help prioritize tasks and perform team code reviews of all new development.
  6. Convert the system to a service oriented architecture, starting with the creation of a new “canonizer” service. This service may be built on something other than LAMPs, with cpu efficiency being of primary importance. Design an API which can provide a topic num, an asof value, and a canonizer id. Given that, it will return a JSON tree structure of camps and supporters of that topic, decorated with canonized scores of the selected canonizer ids, which can then be rendered on topic pages, or called by third parties. We eventually want to provide users the ability to program their own canonizer algorithms, so a design towards making this easy for users is important.
The goal of Canonizer is to be a leaderless organization where everyone knows everything. Anyone interested in applying for this job is invited to create a sub camp, with a camp statement describing how they are the best person for the job. Then the canonizer canonizer algorithm will be used to select the top candidate. Candidates are also encouraged to support the camps of themselves, and all competing candidates, in the order they think is the best candidate to achieve the Canonizer goal of bringing the world together.

The target salary for this job is $12000 / month or $144,000 / year, depending on experience. However, if you are able to be a top performer, and willing to work for less money, indicating such in your camp statement would increase your chances of getting more people to support your camp.

You could answer at least the following questions in your camp statement:
  • What type of team management or prioritization tools do you like to use?
  • What is your philosophy on code reviews by team members?
  • How would you design a system which could scale to millions of users?
  • What experience do you have setting up and maintaining systems that are 100% continuous delivery enabled, including automated tests that prove 100% of functionality still works with each modification made to the code, along with automatic deployment of such fully tested changes
  • What were the most difficult parts of setting up and maintaining such a continuous delivery system, and how were these issues addressed?
  • Provide any other ideas of how you could contribute or help improve the system.
This recruiting process is expected to take multiple months to find the best person. We are a global team so it doesn’t matter where in the world you are located.

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Topic Name : Chief Software Architect
Namespace : /organizations/canonizer/

Current Camp Record

Camp Name : Agreement
Keywords : canonizer, network, db, design
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