Want to be as welcome as a Martian in Roswell? Perl developers in Houston Texas

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Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Doctor? Rock star? Or maybe you were intrigued by a different sort of star… hello, Spacemen and Spacewomen! Calling all childhood astronauts — if your passion for the space program morphed into a passion for Perl programming, then we have an opportunity that’s out of this world.

Our Houston-area client has several openings ranging from newbie Perl programmers with 1-2 years’ experience, all the way up to the programming veterans who remember when your Mom buying you a pet rock for Christmas was almost as cool as a trip to Space Camp.

Not in Houston? No problem! This company has an (inter)stellar relocation program. Other perks for the company’s team of creative employees include a 401(k) matching plan, health benefits that will be the envy of all your pals, and a casual work environment that will make you feel as welcome as a Martian in Roswell. Don’t worry about brown-bagging it — lunch is catered every day, and unlike in space, you can use real salt and pepper. Ever tried salting a boiled egg at zero gravity? It’s not pretty.

The client may not build rockets, but they’re 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 — changes you make will be seen and used by hundreds of thousands of people, and maybe an undercover alien or two.

T-minus 10 seconds to ignition — are you ready for a fantastic new challenge? Then suit up, Rocket Man; we’re waiting for your transmission (that’s astronaut for email).

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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