C, C++, and Perl Software Engineers, Let’s Keep the Internet Safe

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Defender of the Internet!

Kids can learn a lot of useful things from the internet. How to throw a curveball, for example, or the best way to negotiate an extra hour of screen time with Mum and Dad. There are plenty of positive things on the worldwide web, but it’s not all roses and candy floss. We need someone to protect young eyes from the seedier side of online offerings, and we hope that person is you!

A leading digital safeguarding solutions provider is looking for a software engineer experienced in C, C++, or Perl. You’ll have strong Linux knowledge and a methodical approach to problem solving that you use to investigate, replicate, and address customer issues. As the first line of defence against issues that may weaken the walls protecting children, your role will be to troubleshoot, debug, and strengthen the system keeping young folks safe. Your keen understanding of firewalls, proxies, Iptables, Squid, VPNs/IPSec and HTTP(S) will be key to your success at this company.

Speaking of the company, they’re pretty proud of their team. They know that happy people stay put, which is why they’ve cultivated an excellent corporate culture. In addition to competitive salaries and strong benefits, they offer stellar parental leave (for mothers and fathers — hello, twenty-first century!), flexible benefits, and fun perks like travel to work schemes, electric car charging, and gym discounts. They’re located in LEEDS, but no worries if you’re reading this from elsewhere in the UK or EU. This role is remote-friendly, so if you’ve got the skill sets they’re looking for and a passion for keeping young people safe, you may be the person they’re looking for.

Do you think you’re right for this role? Drop us a line today with your CV and tell us why!

Skills and Experience

Software engineering experience in either C, C++ or Perl. Strong Linux knowledge (Systems administration). Knowledge of TCP/IP, Routing, and other networking protocols.

About the Client

Intelligent security solutions, web filtering and monitoring developer.

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 pete@perl.careers quoting OSC616.

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