[Jobs] Lead Web Developer

Sophia Benedictsen Sophia.Benedictsen at OmnicomMediaGroup.com
Tue Oct 9 12:07:32 BST 2012

Lead Web Developer

About Omnicom Media Group

Omnicom Media Group (OMG) is the media division of Omnicom Group Inc.  Its businesses include leading media service companies OMD Worldwide and PHD Network, as well as a number of specialized companies in areas including sports marketing, branded entertainment, econometric modeling,  search engine marketing, branded content production, asset barter, out-of-home media, insert media and discount newspaper.

Role Summary
Your job will be to carry out development projects both big and small. You may work on link research tools, competitive data collection and analysis, working with APIs for services such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Analytics, or developing an entirely new set of tools. We're looking for an enthusiastic, pragmatic and confident developer who can make good technical design decisions, write tests and documentation, and communicate well with non-developers.
The vast bulk of our code base is written in PHP & Perl using MySQL and Linux. We're trying to improve the way we do development, and we expect you to participate in that process. We are working to add more tests and documentation to our code base, and all new work will go through code review.

Skills Required
*             Strong Perl skills; Demonstrable knowledge of modern Perl development best practices
*             Good knowledge of CPAN and the advantages it offers

Experience with
*             PHP, MySQL, Apache
*             Zend experience a plus, but not required
*             Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
*             Web development experience using HTML, CSS, JavaScript & jQuery
*             Agile development methodology (we follow Scrum Alliance)

Nice to have
*             Experience working with a version control system.
*             Experience with web scraping, crawling and search engines
*             Some understanding of Python & Ruby, and a practical approach to which language is best to use for the task in hand
*             Experience using continuous integration models.
*             Strong mind set for test-driven development to build tools that last and stand up to use by diverse sets of people across an international company
*             Data analysis, number crunching, and maths skills are a plus.
*             Examples of any of your own projects or contributions to open source projects that you have participated in on your own time
*             Experience using modern Perl frameworks such as Plack, Moose, Catalyst/Mojolicious/Dancer
*             Experience using JIRA, or similar agile task management software.

Person description
*             Enthusiastic
*             Flexible
*             Pragmatic
*             Always looking to learn new things
*             Willing to take the initiative

Please forward CV to sophia.benedictsen at omnicommediagroup.com

Sophia Benedictsen
Internal Recruiter
OmnicomMediaGroup,UK **
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