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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Tenders are invited for providing contract programmer and applications support personnel on an as-needed and temporary basis.
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.
Contract programmer: Creates a custom system from scratch.
When the company went out of business, she chose to work as a contract programmer at short-term jobs.
This expertise was easily transferable to the needs of ProduceOnline.com, and James hired Nelson as a contract programmer.
While a plethora of statistics have been released in recent years, they encompass everything from contract programmers to Uber drivers, from people who have been full-time contractors for years to people who do it occasionally on the weekend.
Hindman's recommendations all cost money -- mostly in the hiring of technical staff or the retention of contract programmers. To recalcitrant publishers, he points out that programmers and software "are just as much a distribution cost as printing presses, and just as mandatory."
We were revamping a lot of processes and how we got to the customer." 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."
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