Most important attributes are
- Enthusiasm for social software and some experience of using + interfacing with "standard" social software apps such as blogs (mostly MovableType), wikis (esp. Confluence) and third-party services like Flickr and del.icio.us
- Good understanding of systems architecture, OOD, development methodologies esp. Fusebox and Mach-II
- High level of SQL/T-SQL and relational database design - esp. SQL server + MySQL
- Some project management experience a big plus - you'll be expected to take a project and run with it, and work self-supervised for the most part
- Some experience of systems configuration and sysadmin on Windows and Linux
- CSS + XHTML, and a good appreciation of usability and accessibility issues. No FONT tags allowed!
- Flexibility, pragmatism and an ability to maintain a sense of humour under pressure!
Make no mistake, it's a challenging job - but it can be correspondingly rewarding, working with some of the most dedicated, talented people you'll find, and I guarantee you'll learn something. There are hints of what kind of challenges the job tends to throw up scattered throughout my previous posts on this blog, so if you're interested, have a good read and send your c.v. to jobs_AT_headshift.com.
NOTE : NO AGENCIES! Headshift don't like agencies, and won't consider any applications which come through them. No, seriously, they mean it - so I wouldn't bother if you're from an agency. Really!