There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch ... Or is There? Perl Developer in Houston

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What did you have for lunch today? Was it an over-priced wrap from the sandwich shop down the street? Maybe you sacrificed precious moments of sleep to slap together a ho-hum salad with vegetables from the back of the fridge, all the while thinking to yourself that there has got to be a better way… and now you’ve found it!

Our Houston-area client has several openings ranging from junior Perl programmers with 1-2 years’ experience, all the way up to the 40-year veterans who remember when Pong was the height of video-game sophistication.

Not in Houston? No problem! This company has a relocation program because they want to hire the best of the best, those creative Perl wizards who live in Ann Arbor, Aurora, or Atlanta. Other perks for the company’s team of dedicated employees include a 401(k) matching plan, health benefits that will be the envy of all your pals, and a casual work environment where you’ll feel as chill as a penguin in a snowstorm. Oh, and that terrible lunch you’re used to? Forget about it, because lunch is catered every day. That’s right, my friend, there IS such a thing as a free lunch, and it can be yours!

The client is a well-known company that builds the software which hosting companies use to allow their customers to host, build, and maintain websites. The software you help to create will be deployed on thousands of servers all over the internet, and scads of people will use it. Just think, the changes you make will be seen and used by hundreds of thousands of people. Pretty cool, right?

Are you hungry for your next challenge? Then ditch the brown-bag and get in touch. Let’s do lunch!… but seriously, email us. It’s the smart thing to do.

Skills and Experience

The client’s looking for strong Perl developers, although Python and PHP developers willing to cross-train will be considered too. You’ll have experience of all the rituals associated with professional development: git, bug tracking and trouble-shooting, code-reviews, and working in Scrum or Kanban setting. Some experience with more sys-admin’y tasks would be a definite benefit. Comfortable configuring Apache and nginx? Not scared of editing a PostgreSQL config? These things would help your application.

About the Client

Company is a household name (in technical households, admittedly) with a very wide reach. Their software keeps many businesses online, so your work has potential to have a huge impact.


  • Free health and dental insurance, with optional coverage available for your family, and a flexible-spending account for extra health costs that might come up; what’s more, there’s a gym onsite!
  • They feed you lunch every day, for free! Delicious, catered lunch. Mmmmm. Can’t wait until lunch? There are complimentary snacks and drinks
  • 401(k) with generous company-matching
  • Work with your manager to find a schedule and work hours that work for you

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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