[Jobs] Junior Perl Developer @ Net-a-Porter

Steve Purkis steve.purkis at net-a-porter.com
Mon Oct 19 11:44:33 BST 2009

Hi all,

We are looking for a Junior Perl developer to join our Backend team and
contribute to projects that are fundamental to the continuing growth of the
business.  Reporting to the Backend Team Lead, successful candidates will be
passionate, competent and diligent programmers who are keen to learn.

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.

The Role:
* Work closely with other team members and the Business Analysis, Project
Management, QA and Technical Operations teams
* Develop a good understanding of business requirements
* Help write technical specs
* Ensure that work is well-planned, estimated, implemented, tested, and
* Develop a good understanding of how to build high quality Perl-based web
* Provide 3rd line support of production systems (in-hours)
* Help identify and plan improvements to systems
* Review other team member¹s work
* Keep up with industry trends and experiment with new tools, technologies &
development methods with a view to adopting best practices that fit the

Essential Skills:
* Able to build web applications, eg:
   * Server-side logic (any language)
   * User Interfaces (HTML, CSS, Javascript)
   * Web APIs (JSON, XML)
* A good understanding of:
   * Unix conventions
   * SQL (ideally Postgres / MySQL)
* Good at solving problems
Ideal Skills:
* A good understanding of Unit Testing & Refactoring
* Exposure to: 
   * Perl
   * AJAX & Javascript frameworks (YUI, jQuery)
   * Version Control (eg: SVN, SVK, P4, VSS, Git, etc)
   * HTTP & other networking protocols
   * Agile & waterfall development methodologies
   * Message Queues (ideally ActiveMQ)
* Knowledge of CPAN modules and frameworks, particularly:
   * DBI, DBIx::Class, Catalyst, Template Toolkit and Moose

We are looking for candidates that:
* Are passionate about software development
* Are good communicators with good writing skills
* Have a healthy dose of common sense and initiative
* Have a 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.  Email these to
jobs at net-a-porter.com.

-Steve Purkis
Backend Team Manager
Net-a-Porter Ltd

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