Immediately after hiring
Create a 5 tab, or 5 menu sidebar customized user account, with a reduction of existing elements and an addition of made from scratch elements. This user account's look should adjust with wp upgrades and should be coded entirely in the theme files only, not wp. A functions php file has been started on this. Details of exact field names and user account functionality provided upon contact.
Programmer should be extremely familiar with creating customizations for wp user accounts and know how to dynamically create a custom module whose code resides in the theme, and not tackle the project in a way that would not allow the customization to reflect the changes in wp through ongoing wp upgrades.