[Jobs] [JOB] Perl software engineer, RIPE NCC, Amsterdam

Jos I. Boumans openings at ripe.net
Thu Aug 9 14:47:55 BST 2007

Company: 	The RIPE NCC

Description: 	The RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) is one  
of five Regional Internet Registries providing Internet resource  
allocations, registration services and coordination activities that  
support the operation of the Internet globally. The organisation is  
set up as a not-for-profit association and the working language is  
English. The environment is internationally orientated with staff  
from more than 20 countries.

We are currently seeking an experienced Software Engineer for our  
Database Group[1] that provides system and software development and  
maintenance for the RIPE Database and related projects.

You will be working in an environment with professional,  
knowledgeable and enthusiastic engineers where getting things right  
is more important than just getting it done.

This position is based in our office in the center of Amsterdam.

In addition to the general qualifications that you can find on our  
website[2], we are specifically looking for someone who has:
♦ Strong, demonstrated knowledge of OO Perl in a UNIX environment
♦ Strong knowledge of relational databases and SQL, particularly MySQL
♦ Experience in software development, testing/QA and deployment  
♦ Some practical experience in C, networking and Linux environments  
♦ An undergraduate or higher degree in Computer Science or a similar  
discipline, or equivalent professional experience
♦ Strong written and spoken English
♦ The ability to learn quickly and be an excellent team player

The following qualifications are desirable:
♦ Experience in database performance tuning and clustering,  
particularly MySQL
♦ Experience working in Agile development environments (XP/Scrum)
♦ Experience with source code control systems, SVN/SVK preferred
♦ Experience and understanding of designing and implementing  
clustered, high performance (server) systems
♦ Affinity with the Open Source community, preferably by  
demonstrated contributions
♦ Affinity with the Internet Service Provider (ISP) environment and  
RIPE community
♦ Experience with MVC frameworks such as Catalyst, database  
abstraction layers such as DBIx::Class and templating systems such as  
Template Toolkit. Contributions to the CPAN will also be considered a  

We encourage applicants from all countries in our service region to  

The annual salary for this position is between € 41,872 and €  
52,287. The RIPE NCC also offers excellent secondary benefits to our  
employees, including a relocation package for expats, help with  
finding somewhere to live, 30 days vacation plus public holidays and  
a generous training allowance.
See http://www.ripe.net/employment/ for the full list of benefits.

Please state the Job Reference Number 0823-001 and your full name in  
the subject line of your e-mail. Please also let us know where you  
first saw this advertisement.

You can find more information about us at: http://www.ripe.net/info/ncc/


[1]  http://www.ripe.net/db/
[2]  http://www.ripe.net/employment/

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