A New Way to Work. Perl Job in London

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 Ref: OSC440
 West London, UK (see more)
 £60,000–£65,000 GBP /year

This ain’t your father’s office

Once upon a time, before dial-up was invented, people traveled great distances to small offices lit by unforgiving fluorescent bulbs. They worked long hours and took lunch breaks at their desks, eating soggy cheese sandwiches and drinking coffee as bitter as battery acid. At five o’clock, they shuffled home and prepared themselves to do it all again the next day… That was then, and this is now. Read on to hear about an office for the new millennium!

Our client is looking for a senior-level Perl programmer who believes in innovation. They are one of the UK’s leading estate agencies with over 60 branches and a spectacular web presence that puts others to shame. Leave behind the offices of old and get ready for a tiered lake, decked boardwalk, pathways, events space, and an on-site Virgin Active gym.

No need to go to the ends of the earth for this one; located in Chiswick Business Park, this gorgeous office complex is accessible by underground or overground transportation. Forget schlepping from home to work only to shoehorn yourself into a tiny cubby; you’ll have no trouble getting to work at your new role, and once you’re there, enjoy a range of restaurants, pop-up vendors, and street-food carts. Seriously, does this even sound like work?

Okay, okay, there is SOME work to be done, but this company has a mission to hire brilliant people and provide them with the best, most up-to-date technology, which means you’ll be at the forefront of their industry. You will be the first to try new technologies and develop features that make a positive experience on their end user’s experience.

If you’re on board with doing things a little differently, send us a letter — just kidding! Email, please, and do it quick, before this plum role is snapped up.

Skills and Experience

  • You’ll need to be very comfortable with Modern Perl, and that means you’ll need to have meaningful opinions about (and experience with) Moose, Plack, DBIx::Class, Test::More, and at least one Perl MVC framework
  • The company has a microservice architecture, so you’ll have strong architectural skills, think about problems in terms of APIs and queues, and have exposure to recent DevOps practices

About the Client

Very well-known and well-established estate agency, whose technical stack has been built with loving care to be high quality


  • Enhanced sick pay and subsidised gym program
  • Strong parental leave policy, with a generous shared parental leave system

This job is no longer officially open, but see below for how to register your interest in roles like this, and be told as if the company reopens hiring.

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