[Jobs] Perl Frameworks Developer, Photobox, London Paddington

Mark Fowler mark.fowler at photobox.com
Mon Feb 8 09:23:10 GMT 2010

(Please note that this role is not re-advertisement of the similar
role posted to this list in October last year.  That position was
filled, but another position has opened up in our team recently)

Working within one of the two scrum teams the candidate will form part
of a larger team of 20. They will have a proven track record of
building highly transactional and performant web based systems and
like to be challenged. The successful candidate will have specific
responsibility for building the business logic and database processing
within the PhotoBox API using LAMP technologies (Linux Apache MySQL
Perl). They will have had experience working in a fast-paced web
development team, with a track record of delivering on-time and to

Main Tasks:

* Development of core PhotoBox API and supporting tools to meet new
business requirements
* Assist other internal and external teams in the appropriate use of
the PhotoBox API and enhance it where necessary to support them.
* Assist in providing development estimates
* Assist in providing technical feedback on business requirements
* Follow project specifications and timescales
* Use SVN to manage source code releases
* Investigate and fix software faults and bugs as assigned
* Comment and document own work so that it can be modified and
maintained by other staff
* Following and improving team standards for code control, testing and
release management

Company Description:

PhotoBox Group is an Anglo-French company and Europe’s largest online
photo service, with turnover of around 37M€ in 2007 and continuing
strong growth driven entirely by technology. The emphasis is on very
high quality customer service and innovative personalised products for
which we have won many awards. The group has technology teams and
production operations in central London and northwest Paris. The
websites have over 5m members, of which 1m are active paying customers
generating thousands of orders per day.

The company has recently replaced its 5 legacy systems with a single
website and brand across Europe. PhotoBox is rapidly becoming the
undoubted and most creative player on the online photo service market.
Its ambition is sustained by a visionary and determined management

Desired Technical Skills:

* Perl – at least 5 years experience with a full understanding of
object oriented Perl
* Database design and administration – particularly with MySQL
* Network architecture – from ethernet through TCP/IP to HTTP and
high-level protocols
* Working knowledge of languages such as C, C++, Python, PHP, Java or .NET.
* Linux – knowledge of Linux systems down to kernel level

Desired Personal Skills:

* Creativity and flair for creating efficient, robust and well
structured perl modules
* A track record of strong productivity in a development environment
* A well organised individual
* A clear communicator will all levels of the technology department
(from colleagues to CTO)
* Able to ensure consistent IT standards are followed
* Able to work as part of a team
* EU citizen or HSMP/other work permit with at least 2 years remaining
* Educated to degree level in a technical discipline (Computer Science
/ Engineering)
* Written/spoken French would be an advantage but is not essential

Contact information:

Jonny Wooldridge <jonny.wooldridge at photobox.com>

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