Perl at the BBC?
robin.doran at bbc.co.uk
Mon Sep 17 17:17:10 BST 2007
We have a number of perl software engineer positions open at the moment,
it's unfortunate but it seems that in this case someone was looking for
a perl job literally days after an application deadline had closed.
When we are recruiting for perl positions we try and spread our net far
and wide and, in future, will see if we can include jobs at london.pm.org.
If you are interested in applying for one of our open perl jobs then
please send a CV to FM&TRecruitmentTeam at bbc.co.uk before the 30th
I've attached part of our standard job description for you to get an
idea of what we are looking for.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Knowledge and experience of the software development lifecycle and
An active interest in current internet technologies and development
Development of large scale internet based applications and production
Two years commercial web development experience using the following:
* Perl - mod_perl a preference
* Apache modules
* SQL databases
Experience with the following technologies would be beneficial:
A wider exposure to software languages such as C++, Java and PHP where
it supports understanding of software engineering practices.
Experience of Agile software development practices such as Scrum would
Experience in multimedia and creative environments
An appreciation of BBC output and the potential for Online technology to
enhance the BBC offering.
Linux and Solaris administration skills
> london.pm-bounces at london.pm.org wrote:
>> --- Richard Jolly <Richard.Jolly at bbc.co.uk> wrote:
>>>>>> While a friend was searching for jobs at the BBC, I decided to
>>>>>> look at their Perl jobs. My curiosity was quashed. The keyword
>>>>>> search returned no results. Don't they have a sizable Perl
>>> Yes! I'll try and find out the best way to apply, but I'd also be
>>> happy to forward a directy enquiry as well.
>> I'd highly recommend to everyone that you go the "direct enquiry"
>> route if available. A few months ago, when it looked like our
>> company was a bit shaky, I applied for a position with the BBC and
>> only had their online application process available. I received an
>> email which politely informed me that I did not have sufficient
>> qualifications for a Perl/Web development position with the BBC.
>> Not to sound arrogant, but *cough*.
> We have very high standards here ;)
> Actually someone from this list approached me directly a while ago,
> and I forwarded the email and they were still asked to use the online
> application process. I don't know the official process, but I am happy
> to act as a relay and at least try to make a more direct contact.
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