Seeking Abominable Snowman (or Snowwoman) for Junior Perl Developer Role!

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 Vaud, Switzerland (see more)
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There’s nothing abominable about this career!

What would you say if I told you there was a ski-in/ski-out job waiting for you in Switzerland? Okay, so the ski-in/ski-out part might be as difficult to find as a yeti in a blizzard, but if you’re a junior developer who is a fan of the great outdoors and you’ve got excellent English skills, then we have the role for you!

Our client is looking for a junior developer with at least two years of professional experience. They want someone who has snowboarded down a mountain of SQL queries; an all-season aficionado with working knowledge of enough HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build robust user interfaces that won’t go under in an avalanche.

The role is located in Villars-sur-Ollon, Vaud, Switzerland. Sport enthusiasts may know this as one of the best outdoor playgrounds in the world. Spend winters skiing or snowboarding, and in the summer, hike or bike over those same slopes to cheese farms and wine caves — do I sense an alfresco picnic coming on?

This client helps charities fundraise online and manages online payment systems for landlords, so you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re contributing to the greater good. There’s nothing abominable about saving the world one non-profit at a time, and you’ll be able to enjoy your picnic lunch on the piste all the more for knowing you’ve played a part.

Whether you’re a winter warrior or a summer superstar, you’ll love working for this exciting international company in Villars-sur-Ollon, so strap on your snowboard and give us a yodel! Or drop us an email — yodels can be so unreliable these days.

Skills and Experience


  • At least two years of commercial experience
  • Working knowledge of enough HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build functional and robust user interfaces
  • You’ve used an MVC framework at least in passing, and could take a stab at explaining what each letter in MVC stands for
  • Comfortable writing SQL queries
  • There are some days when you aren’t completely terrified by git
  • You’ll need to speak English fluently

** Great to have**

  • Modern Perl experience
  • Solid experience with one of Dancer, Catalyst, or Mojolicious
  • Experience testing your code with Perl’s testing modules

About the Client

Our client helps charities fund-raise online, and manages online payments systems for landlords. With every commit, you’ll be helping to funnel market to charities and making renting property just that little bit easier. We regularly bump into the company’s programmers at dev conferences, and their developers are well-known in the open-source community for their contributions to projects.

This job is no longer officially open, but see below for how to register your interest in roles like this, and be told as if the company reopens hiring.

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