Dreaming of Perl? Mid/Senior-level developer role in The City of Dreaming Spires

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 Oxford, UK (see more)
 Commensurate with experience
 Permanent

The Victorian poet Matthew Arnold called Oxford ‘the city of dreaming spires’, and even the most unromantic among us would surely agree there is something magical about Oxford on a misty autumnal morning.

The client is a small company that specialises in software for marketing professionals. There is plenty of variety in the work from day to day – one day you may be doing database schema optimisation and the next UI/UX design. And there is another huge bonus: the codebase is new and clean after a total re-write a few years ago.

The company is set in a great location, easily accessible from central Oxford or the surrounding countryside by car, public transport or on foot along the riverside path. If you’re the outdoorsy type, you could even commute to work by kayak…

Skills and Experience

You’ll need to be adept with Modern Perl. The client uses the following tools heavily, and any experience of those would be beneficial:

  • Moose
  • Catalyst
  • PSGI/Plack
  • DBIx::Class
  • PostgreSQL
  • FreeBSD
  • SQL and PL/PGSQL
  • JavaScript
  • UI/UX design

About the Client

Our client was founded fifteen years ago in Oxford, on a mission of integrity in an industry that has its share of bad actors. Today they’re a market leader, and you can find their offices in Oxford, London, and in the USA. They’ve almost 5,000 professional users worldwide who rely on their software for their most important day-to-day work.

They’ve tried to make working for them as rewarding, fun, and friendly as possible, with frequent social events across the company. They’re also very focussed on charity giving, with a charity committee who hold fundraising events in and around Oxford, with plenty of opportunity for participation if that’s your thing.

Benefits

  • Excellent salaries and regular payment reviews so your hard work will continue to be recognized
  • Plenty of opportunity to grow and progress within the organization
  • Your choice of computer hardware to make sure you’re at your most comfortable and production
  • Flexible hours, including potential for doing some of your work from home
  • If you’re moving into Oxford, they’ll help with some relocation costs
  • Private Healthcare scheme to keep you healthy
  • Strong company pension scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance, with an extra day off for your birthday

Skills and Experience

You’ll need to be adept with Modern Perl. The client uses the following tools heavily, and any experience of those would be beneficial:

  • Moose
  • Catalyst
  • PSGI/Plack
  • DBIx::Class
  • PostgreSQL
  • FreeBSD
  • SQL and PL/PGSQL
  • JavaScript
  • UI/UX design

About the Client

Our client was founded fifteen years ago in Oxford, on a mission of integrity in an industry that has its share of bad actors. Today they’re a market leader, and you can find their offices in Oxford, London, and in the USA. They’ve almost 5,000 professional users worldwide who rely on their software for their most important day-to-day work.

They’ve tried to make working for them as rewarding, fun, and friendly as possible, with frequent social events across the company. They’re also very focussed on charity giving, with a charity committee who hold fundraising events in and around Oxford, with plenty of opportunity for participation if that’s your thing.

Benefits

  • Excellent salaries and regular payment reviews so your hard work will continue to be recognized
  • Plenty of opportunity to grow and progress within the organization
  • Your choice of computer hardware to make sure you’re at your most comfortable and production
  • Flexible hours, including potential for doing some of your work from home
  • If you’re moving into Oxford, they’ll help with some relocation costs
  • Private Healthcare scheme to keep you healthy
  • Strong company pension scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance, with an extra day off for your birthday

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