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Perl Developer Mid Level (telecommute), Fulham, London or remotewithin 2 hours time difference of UK
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Posted: September  6, 2022

Job title: Perl Developer Mid Level

Company name: Adzuna

Fulham, London or remote within 2 hours time difference of UK

Pay rate: £40,000 - £75,000 per annum

Terms of employment: Independent contractor (hourly)

Hours: Full time

Onsite: no

Company: Adzuna

Location: Ideally office-based (SW6, London) OR Remote
within a 2 hour time zone of UK

Contract: Full-time, permanent

£40,000 - £75,000 per annum

Contract type: Permanent Employee or
contractors considered depending on location

About us

Adzuna is a job
search engine that lists every job, everywhere. From launch in the UK in
2011, we now have more than 10 million visitors a month and are busy
conquering the world from our office in West London. This is a rare and
exciting opportunity to join one of the UK’s most dynamic and
fastest-growing startups.

The role

We’re looking for a Perl developer to
help us make job search better. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to
be a part of the ongoing development and rapid growth of the Adzuna job
search engine in one of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest-growing startups.

Our infrastructure is built around industry-standard open-source tools and
runs on distributed clusters. You will be an important member of our small,
experienced team that oversees all aspects of our operations, ranging from
powering our international websites, aggregating jobs from thousands of
external sources, to crunching job market data to power our statistics and
applying machine learning algorithms to enhance job seekers’ experience.

Our tech team operates within a fast-moving, low-structure environment and
at Adzuna you will have the opportunity to work both independently and
collaboratively, learning from our senior technical team on a range of
projects across our suite of products. As you develop your skills, you will
have the opportunity to help shape our technical direction and processes as
we grow. Developing an appreciation of the ‘DevOps’ movement is useful as
we manage and monitor the systems ourselves. You will also need to build an
understanding of the importance of building structured code that is fast,
scalable, testable, reliable and robust.

The types of projects you will
work on will include new search features, relevancy and matching
algorithms, APIs and ‘big data’ analysis, reporting tools and features to
enhance the job search experience on Adzuna and to accommodate the
requirements of a wide partner network. In this role you will use commonly
used dev and communication tools such as jira, bitbucket and slack to
facilitate the development process.

We offer a fun and supportive working
environment, with an emphasis on team-working, mentoring and training.
Adzuna is an exciting high-growth business where you can make a huge
difference, with a market competitive package including stock options.

are open to someone either working in a partially remote role with 3 days
per week in our great West London location where you can take advantage of
our jam-packed social calendar or working fully remotely within a 2 hour
time difference of London.

In this role you will:

Partner with other
developers and data scientists to improve existing systems and develop new
functionality and tools
Analyse business and technical requirements and
develop solutions, taking into account various aspects, such as
performance, scalability, ease of maintenance and cost.
Help refactor
existing processes and workflows to improve efficiency
Participate in R&D
of new technology trends and tools


Reward: We offer a
competitive financial package which includes competitive salary, stock
options (we are all owners!) and a contributory pension scheme.
Amongst other things, we offer healthcare through Babylon Health; enhanced
maternity and paternity leave; 25 days paid holiday per year plus 8 bank
holidays; and a full programme of wellbeing activities and events.
working: We are a fully hybrid company - half our workforce are remote.
With employees located in different time zones, we embrace asynchronous
work and ensure that everything we do reflects the hybrid nature of our
workforce so that everyone feels included. We also have a travel programme
to help facilitate teamwork across our global teams.
Flexible working: For
those working out of one of our offices (non-remote), we have a flexible
working policy which means any full time employee can work from home 2-3
days per week - you can choose your office days. You can also request to
work additional days from home.
Diversity & inclusion: We are committed to
hiring a diverse workforce and creating an environment where everyone feels
included and welcome. Our D&I committee helps deliver a programme of
activities and actions to support this important area of focus.
Learning and development is an important pillar of our culture and there
are plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and grow whether through our
Adzuna Academy training programme, attending conferences, team training
budgets, individual development plans and coaching from experienced and
supportive peers and managers.
Fun stuff: We have a packed social calendar,
twice annual global team get-togethers and an enviable culture thanks to
the amazing and smart people who make Adzuna a great place to work. Lots of
this is done virtually to ensure that everyone is included.

A bit more
about Adzuna

Adzuna is a smarter, more transparent job search engine used
by tens of millions of visitors per month. We love using the awesome power
of technology to bring together every job in one place, help match people
to better, more fulfilling jobs and keep Britain working. is
a 100 person business operating across 20 territories and was founded in
2011 by Andrew Hunter and Doug Monro, formerly of eBay, Gumtree, Qype and

We are backed by leading Venture Capital firms Passion Capital,
LocalGlobe, Index Ventures and Smedvig Capital.

We’ve spent a decade
developing smarter, more transparent job search so jobseekers worldwide
(we’re in 20 countries) can zero in on the right role faster.

We also
supply real-time data to the Number 10 Dashboard and Office for National
Statistics labour market indices. In 2018, Adzuna won the contract to run
Find a job, one of the British government’s most used online services.

treat jobseekers as people not as products. We do the same for our team,
seeing the diverse range of strengths they bring to our business.
Regardless of background, race, gender, sexuality or ability, we welcome
everyone to our team. Our people are the most important asset we have.

Please let us know if we need to accommodate a disability during the hiring
process, so that we can give you the support you need.

Proud member of the
Disability Confident employer scheme.

Desired skills:

We don't like to put people in boxes, but you're likely to be
able to demonstrate much of the below:

3+ years with
high-volume/high-traffic applications/sites
Good knowledge of
Object-Oriented Perl, preferably including Moose
SQL (ideally MySQL) and
Experience with unit and functional testing (Test::More etc.)
Experience with Unix/Linux
Solid understanding of application data flow
and lifecycles
Strong attention to detail
Comfortable working within a
distributed and remote team

Useful extra skills / experience

We would
also be really interested in some of the following skills:

Solr, Lucene,
ElasticSearch or other search engine
Templating frameworks (ideally
Template Toolkit)
Classified ads / vertical search websites
Varnish, nginx,
PSGI/Plack, Apache httpd, FastCGI
Web-crawling technology
infrastructure and tools (AWS preferred)
Chef (pref), Puppet or an
Gearman or other distributed queueing/messaging frameworks
Unicode and internationalisation
Machine learning / neural nets

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