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

Steve Purkis steve.purkis at net-a-porter.com
Mon Oct 19 11:44:28 BST 2009

Hi all,

We are looking for an experienced 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 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.

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
* 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)
* Identify and plan improvements to systems
* Review other team member¹s work
* Mentor junior members of the team
* 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 produce high-quality web applications
* Able to develop web-based user interfaces (HTML, CSS) & APIs (JSON & XML)
* Knowledge of CPAN modules and frameworks, ideally:
   * DBI, DBIx::Class, Catalyst, Template Toolkit and Moose
* Experience building and testing high-availability applications
* A good understanding of:
   * Perl & Linux conventions
   * Perl testing frameworks
   * Refactoring 
   * SQL (ideally Postgres / MySQL)
   * Version Control (eg: SVN, SVK, P4, VSS, Git etc)
   * Apache/FCGI & mod_perl
* Believes in common code ownership
* Exposure to: 
   * AJAX & Javascript, & JS frameworks (jQuery, YUI)
   * Agile & waterfall development methodologies
   * Message queues (ideally ActiveMQ)

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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