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 Ref: OSC107
 Oxford, UK (see more)
 Commensurate with experience

Friendly and Perl-committed company based in Oxford who build a very popular software product. They use Catalyst + Starman, DBIx::Class, and are heavily bought in to Moose. Despite having been running for many years, almost none of the code is older than 3 years after a successful ground-up rewrite. FreeBSD users. It’s a small team, with a start-up feel, so day to day work can include anything and everything from database schema design and optimisation, high-throughput scaling work, to UI/UX design, to almost anything else!

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
  • JavaScript
  • SQL and PL/PGSQL
  • 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.


  • 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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