So here's the plan. To speed up our development we're looking for a full-time tech person working alongside a contracted development team.
The full-time person's role will evolve from hands-on coding to providing the vision for PeerFX's tech strategy as the team grows and the business provides services in addition to the PeerFX Currency Exchange service. They will evaluate the opportunities and participate in the idea identification, development and service implementation process. This sounds like a fun thing to do but searching for someone with a passion in this area and also the ability to make the tech strategy happen has been like trying to find a needle in a haystack. (interested? We're still looking for YOU to join our team - send your CV here: email@example.com)
As for the contracted development team, we've been very fortunate to receive a vote of confidence from Evident Point. The wonderful individual responsible for managing this team was the past CIO of Custom House and brings extensive experience from building forex platforms. His development team were also his teammates back at Custom House and I know that it will be quite the experience working with such a fabulous team of dedicated individuals.
We will begin working on the system infrastructure in Jan 09 and aim to complete our multi-currency system for commercial launch in Summer of 2009.
I am extremely excited about 2009 as things seem to be falling into the RIGHT places! :)
Hopefully we will find our full-time tech person soon too. That would definitely complete a great start to 2009!