contract programmer

contract programmer

(job)
A programmer who works on a fixed-length/temporary contract, and is often specialised in writing certain types of code.

A contract programmer may be independent or they may work in a supplier's professional services department, providing consultancy and programming services for the supplier's products.
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Consider this scenario: A contract programmer for a major financial institution illegally enters the institution's system and copies credit and other personal information.
He also works three days a week as a contract programmer for an agricultural software company.
When the company went out of business, she chose to work as a contract programmer at short-term jobs.
com, and James hired Nelson as a contract programmer.
Hindman's recommendations all cost money -- mostly in the hiring of technical staff or the retention of contract programmers.
Many of the fields can be springboards for consulting practices -- or new revenue streams for those already employed as computer consultants or contract programmers.
Adds Stephenson: "Success comes when the IT folks think of themselves not just as contract programmers doing a specific chore, but have experience and interactions with business line people.
The company, with about 100 employees, now boasts a 10,000-person database of contract programmers, developers, consultants and training personnel who can help clients quickly--hence the January 2003 name change that combines the Latin word "celer" for "swift" with "IT.
Also consider finding additional skilled contract programmers to "pinch hit" when needed.
The author states that threats to computer systems come from ignorant or poorly trained employees, disgruntled current or former employees, consultants or contract programmers, and external hackers and competitors committing industrial espionage.
If you hire contract programmers, documentation writers, or other "work for hire" employees, this summer the Supreme Court may have handed you a ticking time bomb.
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