[Jobs] Looking for a top class Perl Developer for Adzuna

Doug Monro doug at adzuna.com
Mon Jun 10 14:27:32 BST 2013

I'd be grateful if you could publish the below to the London Perl Mongers
list, please let me know if you need more info:


Adzuna are looking to recruit an experienced, professional perl developer
to support the ongoing development of our classifieds search engine.  This
is a great opportunity to join a rapidly-growing early stage startup where
you can make a difference.

You will need good communication skills and attention to detail as well as
strong technical ability. You will also need to understand the importance
of building structured code that is fast, scalable, reliable and robust.
As part of a small but talented team you need to thrive working
independently and in a fast-moving, low-structure environment.

The kind of projects you will be working on include  new search features
and relevancy algorithms, partner xml feed integrations, APIs and ‘big
data’ analysis, administrative tools and  a variety of product features and
enhancements. Our systems have been with scalability in mind, so the
successful candidate must demonstrate experience and ability to write
scalable code to be run in distributed environments.

*Required skills*

   - Very good Object-Oriented Perl
   - Apache, fastcgi
   - mysql
   - SOLR or other search engine
   - multi-box/multi-environment system configuration
   - Strong attention to detail

*Useful extra skills / experience*

   - Experience with templating frameworks (ideally Template Toolkit)
   - Spidering technology
   - Catalogue / feeds management
   - Search engine optimisation
   - Classified ads / vertical search websites
   - Cloud services integration
   - Chef
   - Machine learning / neural nets
   - gearman or other distributed job-dispatching mechanisms

This is a full-time role at a market competitive salary (45k ish) plus
stock options - potentially very lucrative.

Location is at our office in Clapham.  Flexibility can be discussed.

To apply, please send your CV and covering email to jobs at adzuna.com

*About Adzuna*

Adzuna is a search engine for classified ads used by over 2 million
visitors per month which makes it easier to find the right job, house or
car for you.  We search thousands of websites so you don't have to and
bring together millions of ads so you can find them all in one place.  We
add powerful search, insightful market data and social connections, so you
can find your perfect job with a little help from your friends.

Adzuna’s data also powers the Number 10 Dashboard, used by the Prime
Minister and senior officials to keep track of economic growth on a daily

Adzuna was founded by Andrew Hunter and Doug Monro, formerly of eBay,
Gumtree, Qype and Zoopla and is backed by leading Venture Capital firms
Passion Capital, The Accelerator Group and Index Ventures.  Adzuna was
originally launched in the UK in 2011 and now operates in 6 countries from
our offices in Clapham, south west London.

 You can read more here: http://www.adzuna.co.uk/about-us.html
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