Thank you for taking the time to look
into working with E7Systems. We do not
offer traditional employment positions.
We all work as consultants on an hourly
basis. This text covers the challenges
and benefits of
working with us.
As web designers, we are constantly
amazed at how little people are willing
to read, even before making large investments.
Consider this page your first interview.
Please read this entire page and if you
want to know more, then
unique structure, it is most important
that you know how we work and decide
that E7Systems can fit your needs.
E7Systems is a consulting cooperative.
We provide talented professionals with
a productive environment combining
the best aspects of employment and
independent consulting. We do not
have employees. The consultants of
E7Systems are independent contractors
joined together to share expertise
and opportunities so that each can
focus on the work that he or she does
Working with E7 you will benefit
- Marketing Momentum
- Technical / Specialty Assistance
- Project Accounting, Customer Billing & Collections
- Immediate monthly payments
E7Systems has a growing portfolio
of active customers, from Durango
to Hong Kong. We present ourselves
as a team rather
Therefore, we can pursue larger,
The consultants at E7Systems have
an extraordinarily wide range of
experience and skills. By banding
we all benefit from the capabilities
of the team. No one consultant must
be an expert at everything. This
allows us to spend more time working
in and developing our unique, high-value
E7Systems, uses an advanced in-house
project management and billing system.
This system manages projects and
tasks, accounts for hours and send
invoices to customers. It also
provides a customer
interface which allows customers
to track the tasks and accounts on-line.
E7Systems pays consultants immediately
upon invoicing. E7Systems manages
and covers the costs of collections.
Payments are based on a percentage
of the invoice directly related
to your contribution.
The features of the E7Systems work-style
are all design to enable independent
consultants to maximize their billable
hours working within their favorite
specialties for the best clients
E7Systems is a flexible organization
with diverse relationships. If
you are seeking or currently
have a full time job. If you
are going to France for a year.
still work with us. We
merely request that you let us
of your plans so we can schedule
accordingly. In working with
consultants who hold full time
jobs, we search for opportunities
that are a close fit for their
best skills and their busy schedules.
What is Expected of Consultants
- Domain Expertise
- Business Sense
- Excellent Communications Skills
- Your Own Equipment and Workspace
- Effective Time Management
- Strong Personal Ethics
Consultants are expected to be completely
fluent in their areas of domain expertise
and to be able to produce extraordinary
results with a minimum of assistance.
E7Systems is perfect for the high-end
graphic designer who doesn't know
to learn them. E7Systems is perfect
for the color-blind programming guru
who hates to market himself.
All E7Systems consultants must have
good business sense. Even the back-end
must be able to tell what makes for
a viable-repeatable business process
in the real world. We must be able
to recognize solutions and most importantly
to deliver completed solutions, without
Communicating with customers and
colleagues is equally important to
domain expertise. The best software
in the world
is useless if the customer doesn't
understand the benefit of using it.
When problems do arise, communication
skills are vital to their successful
resolution. When problems arise,
we must be very good at recognizing,
and describing the problem.
As an independent consultant, no
one will tell you when to work or
where. E7Systems does not maintain
a public office. All E7Systems
have their own workspaces and computers.
We do have many shared resources
but your main tools and expenses
are your own.
All consultants at E7Systems must
know how to manage their time balancing
their work-styles with their lifestyles
in such a way that the customer's
expectations are always met or exceeded.
We manage projects. We do not manage
people. To be successful at E7Systems
you need to manage your own time
for the benefit of all.
Weaknesses can be tolerated in any
of the areas above. Ethics is a different
matter. As a team we must trust one
another to work fairly in all matters.
Policy is clearly stated here.
The final ingredient of success is
resiliency. The business world
is hard and
often unfair. We need to have the
drive and confidence to overcome
any challenge. We need to be
able to set our egos aside to determine
and deliver the best solution given
all inputs (not just our emotions).
- we have a need
for one or more
the real world.
We work primarily
in Linux, Apache,
MySQL and php
(LAMP). We have
of php & MySQL
must be able
to take a loosely
and turn it
in the real world.
We work with
active web stores.
can cost thousands
of dollars in
just a few hours
time. If you
have ever thought, "I'm
just not very
good at testing." please
DO NOT apply.
this is not a
We send the drudgery
is for technical
who can take
and boil them
down to simple
designs and readable,
that can be maintained
web store administrator
various web stores
into the US.
web admin must
on a computer.
They must be
but able to
tasks. The client
works 18 hours
a day building
web stores and
will share his
in return for
is a worldwide
that needs to
This is a
have issues with
will come to know
this client either
as an SOB or a
loyal partner that
rewards you for
giving the job
of many skills
We always have
work for the
right web designer
with a portfolio
of 5 or more
How to Join E7Systems as an Independent
Again, this is not a traditional
job opportunity. The process of joining
E7 is simple and gradual. It is designed
to keep risks low and to make the
best of everyone's time.
- Read and understand this document.
- Think hard about whether independent
consulting is the right fit
what it is you want to do. Ask
- We will trade a few emails.
- If a meeting is in order, a
few of us will meet you for lunch.
- If we all see a good fit, then
we will start working together
projects. Your first projects
will be boring stuff
with very little customer
- As you exceed our expectations,
we will provide you with more sophisticated
Depending on your skills and the
items discussed above you could quickly
get to the point where all of your
work was directly with E7Systems.
However, there is no requirement
that you work with us exclusively.