They say that curiosity killed the cat, but here at Perl Careers we’ve found that quite the opposite is true. Dabbling in something new can often lead to great things - Pete’s transition from full time developer to full time recruiter over the last four years is a case in point. While developers are always solving problems in creative ways or experimenting with new software and tools, sometimes that doesn’t quite cut it and a bigger change may be needed to satiate the chronically curious…
Our client is looking for an experienced Perl developer keen to learn Go. If you love Perl but want to see what all the fuss is about Go, this is a great opportunity to get some solid commercial experience in the language. Your Perl background would come in handy as the client’s codebase was originally written in Perl, but all new development is written in Go and you’d be working predominantly in Go.
No prior experience in Go is required, but a genuine enthusiasm for learning it is a necessity, and you must be a proficient developer in Perl and at least one other language already. Other essentials include exposure to git, docker, and databases.
The client is an entirely telecommute house, so after an initial few weeks onsite in the home counties they’d support you learning the language via their well established online chat networks and daily scrum meetings.
Give it a go, and see what all the fuss is about!
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