Perl mentor needed for large and growing team - train the next generation of Perl developers in London
Canary Wharf, London, UK (see more)
£50,000–£70,000 GBP /year
Do you have some great Perl war stories? Can you help guide and grow the experience of junior Perl developers? Never get tired of explaining what
use utf8; doesn’t do?
Client is a very successful company in zone 2 with a large, dynamic team of Perl developers. Particularly committed to Perl, they hire across the seniority range – they’re especially good at training up inexperienced but capable junior developers, with frequent internal training run by the very capable and experienced senior developers.
The ideal candidate has a lot of experience with Modern Perl, strong but flexible opinions on the right way to approach a range of common Perl and architectural challenges, and an interest in challenging and growing more junior coworkers. It’s a Senior Perl Developer role, with a particular focus on mentoring.
Skills and Experience
The client is interested in anyone with experience building web apps in Perl, using one of the major Perl frameworks. If you’re a crack-hand with Catalyst, a Mojolicious master, or a distinguished Dance, they want you. You’ll be deploying apps your work to AWS, so experience would be handy, and the company’s big on testing, so they’d like you to know your way around Test::More.
About the Client
The company makes software that’s literally crucial to keeping recruitment running worldwide. Any time you see a job ad on an online job board in the UK, there’s a 80% chance it went through this company’s servers. Their client list includes virtually every large recruitment agency, every small recruitment agency, and they handle the recruitment software needs of Boeing, Pepsi, and Hilton.
The company is a small company with a lot of personality, owned by a (much) larger company with a lot of financial fire-power – all the best bits of working for a small and agile company with all the reassurance that comes from being part of a big group
- You’ll start with 25 days holiday a year, but that’ll rise by a day every year you’re there, up to 30; plus of course, all Bank Holidays and National Holidays
- Private health benefits, dental, eyecare and well-being subsidies, as well as life and disability benefits, and a personal pension with the company matching up to 3%
- Beautiful, modern offices that look out over the water in Canary Wharf; sunset over the water is something pretty special
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