[Jobs] Mid-level & Senior Perl developers @ NET-A-PORTER

Steve Purkis steve.purkis at net-a-porter.com
Thu May 20 15:48:00 BST 2010

Hi all,

We're recruiting again!

A few of you may have heard we were recently acquired by Richemont: they
have ambitious plans indeed!  We finished one round of expansion earlier in
the year and are now starting another.

So again, I'm looking for both Mid-level & Senior Perl developers to our
Backend team and contribute to projects fundamental to the growth of the
business.  Both roles report to the Backend Team Manager.

The Roles:
* Design, develop & maintain NET-A-PORTER's management systems
* Work closely with other developers and the Business Analysis, Project
Management, QA and Technical Operations teams
* Develop a good understanding of business requirements
* Ensure that work is well-planned, estimated, implemented, tested, and
* Provide 3rd line support of production systems (in-hours)
* Identify and help plan improvements to systems
* Review other developer's 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

For Senior Devs:
* Become a respected technical authority within the team
* Help improve our procedures & approaches
* Act as Dev Lead on projects as appropriate

Essential Skills:
* Demonstrated ability to design & develop high-quality Perl apps
* Able to develop web-based user interfaces (HTML, CSS) & APIs (JSON & XML)
* Knowledge of CPAN modules and frameworks, particularly:
    o DBI, DBIx::Class, Catalyst, Template Toolkit & Moose
* Experience building and testing high-availability applications
* A good understanding of:
    o Perl & Linux conventions
    o Perl testing frameworks
    o Refactoring
    o SQL (ideally Postgres / MySQL)
    o Version Control Systems (SVN, SVK, P4, VSS, Git etc)
    o Apache/FCGI & mod_perl
    o Performance testing
    o Application security
* Exposure to:
    o AJAX & Javascript, & JS frameworks (jQuery, YUI)
    o Agile development methodologies
    o Message queues (ideally ActiveMQ)

For Senior Devs:
* Deep knowledge of Perl & relevant technologies & frameworks
* Able to lead other developers in thought (team lead experience a plus)
* Able to break down larger projects and estimate them

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
* Believe in common code ownership
* Are used to delivering successful projects
* Can explain technical things to non-technical people
* Have a great sense of humour and attitude

This role is based at our Head Office in W12.

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


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.

 Steve Purkis
 Backend Dev Team Manager

Please note our new address:

1 The Village Offices, Westfield London Shopping Centre, Ariel Way,
London W12 7GF.
Tel: 020 3471 4500


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