One is the Loneliest Number

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 Ref: OSC434
 Central Manchester, UK (see more)
 Depending on experience

A bicycle built for… twenty-four?

They say one is the loneliest number, two’s company, and three is… even better? Okay, they don’t say that yet, but they will, all thanks to you and the incredible work you’re going to do in your new role.

For nearly 16 years, our client has been helping people in the UK and the US find their perfect flatmate. Think of all the things that are better with two: seesaws, tandem bicycles, the tango, splitting the bills — need we go on? If you’re a Perl software developer who has experience with other languages like Gearman, Memcached, Sphinx, and MySQL, and you agree that two heads are better than one, then this might be the role for you.

Your new flatmates — er, officemates — can’t wait to welcome you to their fun and flexible office in Central Manchester. They’re fond of innovative ideas, down-to-earth people, and getting together outside the office to ride the company’s twenty-four person bicycle. Only kidding about the bicycle part (… or are we?), but the client does place great importance on building positive relationships between their team members with plenty of extracurricular activities. They offer a Cycle to Work scheme, gym membership contributions, and matched pension contributions, along with a pile of fresh, fruity snacks and posh coffee.

Once upon a time, this was a small family business, but now they’re all grown up. Two’s company, three is even better, and ten or more sounds like a heck of a good time! 100% owned by the founders and directors, this is a company that loves what they do and wants to find team members who’ll do it with them.

Ready to get on the twenty-four person bicycle? Tootle your horn (or send an email) and let us know!

Skills and Experience

  • Exposure to Modern Perl is essential; you should be comfortable with using Perl’s testing tools, not be scared of DBIx::Class, and have come to grips with at least one of Perl’s excellent MVCs
  • Experience designing and integrating with RESTful APIs
  • Exposure to tooling for managing loads and spikes like Gearman and Memcached would be awesome too

About the Client

Our client is a UK household-name, privately owned, in bright and modern offices in Central Manchester. Being family-owned, they’re able to invest in the long-term future of the company and really focus on their mission of helping their users.


  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Season travel loans
  • Matched pension contributions
  • Gym membership contributions
  • Optional private healthcare
  • Rental deposit loan scheme
  • Starting holiday allowance of 23 days + bank holidays, rising over time

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