Change the world without leaving your desk! Remote (or on-site) Perl role - UK, Switzerland or South Africa

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 Remote from UK, Switzerland, USA, Canada, or South Africa (see more)
 Depending on experience

Do-gooders, unite!

The butterfly effect says that a butterfly flaps its wings and weeks later, a tornado forms on the other side of the globe. Everything we do has an impact, so why not work for a company that is actively making the world a better place?

As a thriving multinational fundraising group with operations in the UK, Switzerland, USA, Canada, and South Africa, our client works with thousands of charities to provide cloud-based management tools to connect with their supporters. With a secure channel to receive funds and a dedicated social fundraising platform, this company helps charities big and small through local initiatives and mass participation events like the Boston Marathon.

These gurus of giving are seeking a mid-level and a senior Perl developer to join their team. In the mid-level role, experience with automated payment systems is strongly preferred, but not an absolute must. If you have an interest in payment systems and your Perl game is on point, we want to hear from you. Senior developers, automated payment experience is a must-have — after all, someone needs to bring the chops to guide the mid-level folks!

Both roles require excellent English communication skills and a passion for learning about new payment-related technologies. A strong candidate for the mid-level role will have 4+ years of Perl experience coding back-end and front-end systems, experience with payment networks and systems like credit card, Faster Payments, and UK Open Banking, and experience with testing like Test::Harness, Test::More, and Test::Most. The superstar senior candidate will have 8+ years of Perl experience coding back-end and front-end systems, exceptional experience with payment networks, systems, and bank file formats like ISO 20022, SWIFT MT940/942 and NACHA ACH, and genius-level experience with Unix/Linux and shell scripts.

Remote workers, this one’s open to you as long as you live in one of the countries mentioned above. North American pals, take note — work time flexibility will be important, as they have yet to establish a physical presence across the pond.

If you want to make the world a better place, start by sending us your CV for this role!

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.

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 OSC546.

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