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 Ref: OSC430
 Cambridge, UK (see more)
 Competitive salary based on experience

The Doctor is In!

It looks so straightforward on the telly. Man goes into the hospital complaining of a stomach ache. A gaggle of incredibly attractive young doctors discuss his symptoms and, after a harrowing few minutes, he comes out right as rain. Maybe you think to yourself, “If things were different, that could be me in the white coat.” Well, hold on to your stethoscope, because there’s a role available for a Senior Perl developer that will have them shouting, “Call Dr. Perl!”

This organization is one of the world’s leading developers of medical diagnostic technologies and clinical software. They believe in security, wellness, and the importance of driving innovation to deliver patient benefit. You won’t be in a white coat, but it’s better than that—your work will be used by the NHS, research labs, and healthcare providers worldwide. Let’s see Dr. McDreamy have that level of impact!

Savings lives (or testing RESTful APIs) can be exhausting. If you’re feeling beat, join your Perl-physician pals on a stroll through the 125-acre campus. Wave to the wetland ducks, pick a flower in the forest, and stop by the orchard on your way back—this beautiful campus is just what the doctor ordered.

Feeling under the weather yourself? Can’t muster the energy to go in? Not a problem! With their flexible work-from-home/work-from-the-office schedule, you can cut out some of the commute stress from your life—you deserve it after all from all the life saving work you’re doing! (**Note: Currently offices are closed and its a work-from-home day everyday for at least the next few months.)

This role will give you strong exposure to Python, five weeks of holiday with an increase over time, a pension with company match, bonuses, and subsidised healthcare. Best of all, they give you your birthday off because let’s face it, with all you’ve been doing to make the world a better place at work, you deserve a little “me” time.

Paging Dr. Perl, Dr. Perl to the inbox. If you’re ready to save lives without the gore of an ER, then we’ve got the prescription for you. Email us today!

Skills and Experience

  • You’ve used DBIx::Class on a production project before – you know the difference in result between querying a resultset in an array vs a scalar context; bonus points if you’ve a strong working knowledge of Postgres
  • Exposure to a Modern Perl framework, ideally one of Catalyst, Dancer or Mojolicious
  • Experience of the following would also be handy: git, Template Toolkit, Docker (and Kubernetes), Moose, Plack, Scrum

About the Client

The company builds software that helps power research, clinical, and commercial health customers worldwide, including being a major supplier to the NHS; they’re helping to push forward an exciting branch of medicine.


  • You’re literally writing software that will save lives
  • You’ll be working on a beautiful campus, with extensive wildlife, greenlands, wetlands, orchard, wooded areas, and paths to allow you to enjoy it all properly – the perfect place to clear your head during breaks from programming
  • 5 weeks of holiday, rising to six over time, plus your birthday off
  • Pension with 6% company matching, bonus up to 15%, subsidised healthcare

Why Apply with Perl Careers?

Some of our clients you may already be familiar with, and some you'll have never heard of. But in our opinion, you're always best off applying through Perl Careers. Why?

  • We'll work with you to make sure your CV / résumé is the strongest it can be before we submit it; we know what our clients are looking for, and we'll work with you to make sure your most relevant experience is highlighted;
  • We can chase your application and argue your case in a way that would look pushy if you did it; we have strong relationships with our clients, they trust our advice, and we talk to them very frequently;
  • We have the same interest in getting a great salary as you do; our remuneration is based on a percentage of your starting salary, and we know how much the client is willing to pay -- we do a lot of negotiation behind the scenes.


It won't shock you to know that we know these are complicated and confusing times, and so do our clients. Bearing that in mind, there'll be a lot of flexibility with how your new role comes together. Whether that means that you start the first few months of your next job working at home, or delay relocating for a new role, we'll work with you and our clients to make sure you can start your next role safetly and in line with health advice.

Let's do this!

Interested in finding out more? Want to get the application process started? There's an application form up and to your right on this page (or maybe below if you're on a very small screen), or you can simply email us on quoting OSC430.

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