This Project is to develop a prototype for a (proposed) commercial software product that will provide IT professionals with an automated Job finding & application service. The tool will run on a Windows client and store the results of Spidering multiple jobsites (websites with Jobs) into a database that will allow offline searching, filtering & matching against a candidates skill set. The jobs identified as "stong matches" can then be applied for via email and covering letter with minimum effort. A simple workflow will allow jobs applied for to be tracked and basic contact management is also requried. Familiarity with XML, WAP, SMS & email an advantage although this can be learned on the job.
A requirements document & Functional specification is being written and initial anaysis is underway. The prototype develper must be familiar with a RAD development methodology and support the development of the prototype though a dynamic & creative contribution.
The prototype will be distributed to a trial user community of 500 for user acceptance testing followed by a limited early adopter use while commercial backing is obtained to support a national marketing campaign & rollout. The company or individuals who develop the prototype will be in a strong posiiton to develop the commercial product thereby generating additional income.
A working "Demo" has been developed in Access2003 and is currently in use by the architect as a proof of concept. Bids are required by teams (ideally located in the UK but not essential) who are willing to take on the development of this prototype application. Please provide brief response stating why your team should be awarded this project, where you are located, previous relevent experience and an overview of your software development skills. The development team will be expected to contribute tot he design so stong written & verbal (English) communications skills are important.
The RAD approach will dictate the timescales so project duration estimate is not important.