You’re Leaving, On a Jet Plane ... Perl in Houston

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You’re leaving, on a jet plane… Welcome to your new job, globetrotter!

Let’s face it — your current job is missing something. Maybe you’re sick of Gary nuking his salmon in the microwave, or maybe you’ll scream if Susan sends you one more cat video. Sure, there are other jobs in your city, but maybe it’s time to think bigger. You know where everything is bigger? Texas, baby!

Our Houston-area client has several openings ranging from those fresh-faced Perl programmers with 1-2 years’ experience, all the way up to the 30-year veterans who remember the advent of that wonder of technology, the 5.25 inch floppy disk.

Whether you’re in Portland or Poughkeepsie, Kansas City or Kalamazoo, our client’s relocation package means that Perl programmers from coast to coast are eligible for this role. Starting to feel a twinge of wanderlust? Then read on!

Once you touch down in Houston, the fun really begins. This company compensates its quirky, passionate, creative employees with a 401(k) matching plan, health benefits that will be the envy of all your pals, and a casual work environment that will have you feeling like you’re home. Oh, and forget about Gary’s fish stinking up the office — lunch is catered every day, so your only worry will be which delectable offering to eat first.

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. Changes you make will be seen and used by hundreds of thousands of people, and just think, with these tools, Aunt Alice can create her own David Hasselhoff fan site — talk about a win-win.

Ready to leave Gary and Susan in the rear view? Then pack your bags and drop us a line. Your Texas-sized opportunity awaits!

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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