[Jobs] Perl Application Developer NET-A-PORTER/theOutnet.com

James Hudson James.Hudson at net-a-porter.com
Wed Apr 29 16:58:14 BST 2009

Hi All, 

Please see below for details of a new opportunity arising as a result of continued group expansion...

Perl Application Developer 

We are looking for an experienced Perl developer to join our back-office team and contribute to projects that are fundamental to the continuing growth of the business.  Reporting to the Application Lead, successful candidates will be passionate, competent and diligent programmers who are used to delivering successful projects

NET-A-PORTER is an established global Internet retailer of cutting edge luxury fashion labels, relied upon for its exceptional quality of service and eye for the next big thing.  With an expanding domestic and global market, and revenues increasing month on month, we are now adding new revenue streams to the Group.  This presents a fantastic opportunity to capitalise on our infrastructure and leverage against our expertise in launching a new global brand. 

"Net-a-porter has revolutionised the way we buy designer clothes." Vogue UK

The Role:
*Develop a good understanding of business requirements.
*Work closely with other team members and the Business Analysis, Project
Management, QA and Technical Operations teams
*Estimate, build, test and deliver high quality, web-based Perl applications
*Ensure that work is well-planned, written, tested, and documented
*Work with internal customers to flesh out requirements and develop specs
*Provide 3rd line support of production systems (in-hours)
*Identify and help plan improvements to systems
*Keep up with industry trends and experiment with new tools, technologies and development methods with a view to adopting best practices that fit the business

Essential Skills and Requirements:
*Able to produce high-quality web applications
*Able to develop web-based user interfaces (HTML, CSS) & APIs (JSON & XML)
*An excellent understanding of Perl & Linux conventions
*Knowledge of CPAN modules and frameworks, particularly:
oDBI, DBIx::Class, Catalyst, Template Toolkit and Moose
*Experience building and testing high-availability applications
*A good understanding of:
oPerl testing frameworks
oSQL (ideally Postgres / MySQL)
oVersion Control Systems (SVN, SVK, P4, VSS, Git etc)
*Believes in common code ownership
*A good understanding of refactoring
*Exposure to:
oAJAX & Javascript
oAgile development methodologies
*Exposure to JavaScript frameworks (ideally YUI & jQuery)

We are looking for candidates with the following:  
*Articulate with good writing skills 
*Healthy dose of common sense and initiative a plus. 
*Great sense of humour and attitude 

This role is based in our Head Office in W2.   

To Apply:
Please send us an updated resume and a cover letter explaining why you feel you are suited to NET-A-PORTER and this role.  These should be emailed to jobs at net-a-porter.com 


James Hudson
Recruitment Manager

The Dome
Whiteleys Centre
151 Queensway
W2 4YN

(T) +44 207 255 4500
(F)  +44 207 255 4599



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