Dear What Am I Worth,
I am the special projects leader at a major e-commerce company's UK subsidiary, localising US-developed functionality and developing new functions for the UK Web site with a team of three.
My duties include programming, managing and mentoring the others in my group, and co-ordinating some new international co-operation efforts across the various production groups in our company.
I have been developing Internet technologies since 1993, working for most of that time in the San Francisco Bay Area as a consultant. I would usually first suggest technology plans to solve a client's needs and then lead the production of those solutions.
My experience includes work with Apache and Microsoft IIS Web servers, Oracle and Sybase databases, Sendmail, IRC server software and a number of multimedia serving platforms.
My claim to odd-ball fame is that my educational background at the University of California at Berkeley was actually in anthropology and linguistics and some of the early Web sites I developed were in non-Latin scripts, so I am especially suited to work that includes internationalisation/localisation issues. My husband is a very homesick kiwi, and he wants to move back to Auckland in early to mid-2001.
Special projects leader
Candle IT&T Recruitment replies: Your skills and experience are in very high demand in New Zealand. Any recruitment consultancy would be very pleased to have you as a candidate, but don't spread your CV far and wide as you can lose control of the process.
You should set up a relationship with just a couple of consultancies. For a technical hands-on role you could command up to $90,000 and certainly a minimum of $80,000. For a leadership role you could look at receiving up to $120,000.
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