[Jobs] Seeking Senior Software Engineer - mod_perl - Central London

Katie Levy klevy at shopzilla.com
Wed Nov 22 11:07:49 GMT 2006

Shopzilla is one of the world's largest shopping search engines. With an index of over 35 million products from more than 75,000 stores, gathered, organized and presented using all proprietary leading-edge technology, Shopzilla provides consumers with the best way to find virtually anything for sale, anywhere, and at the best price. In addition to our flagship sites in the UK, France, Germany and US, Shopzilla also powers shopping search for many of the Web's largest consumer sites including AOL, Lycos, and many others. 

At Shopzilla, our goal is to build the greatest shopping service. We're an environment where great ideas shape our vision and true passion drives us to the best solutions to the most challenging problems at the intersection of shopping and search. 

Having launched in the UK less than two years ago, Shopzilla is now the 10th largest retail site in the UK and the 3rd fastest growing internet brand in the UK. 
Senior Software Engineer- mod_perl
As Senior Software Engineer you will:
*	Share responsibility and ownership of the International websites for Shopzilla
*	Work with legacy code to add new features 
*	Lead efforts to re-architect existing code to prepare for upcoming challenges 
*	Lead the architecture and design for new solutions and features
*	Work closely with a team of engineers based in US and UK on a daily basis
*	Work closely with R&D and business analytics teams 
*	Dream up and design new products and functionality
*	Write code used by millions of people per day
*	Mentor junior members of the team
*	Help shape the future of online shopping
Required Skills:
*	Perl/mod_perl
*	RDBMS fundamentals
*	Proficient in Object Oriented design and development
*	Ability to formally communicate architectural designs and plans
*	Experience working with developers and project/business owners (preferably with remote development teams)
*	Experience integrating open source technologies in application development

Desired skills:
*	Test-driven development
*	Fundamentals in design patterns
*	Participation in Agile development environment
*	Template Toolkit experience
*	Degree in Computer Science or comparable experience
*	Domain experience in n-tier web application development 
*	Working experience with web and networking protocols and concepts

Katie Levy
Senior Recruiter
24/25 Nutford Place
London W1H 5YN

Direct Line: 0207 258 7392

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