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Posted: July  1, 2022

Job title: Perl Developer Mid Level

Company name: Adzuna

Fulham, London or remote within 2 hours time difference of UK

Pay rate: Competitive based on experience and location

Terms of employment: Independent contractor (hourly)

Hours: Full time

Onsite: no

Job Title: Perl Developer

Company: Adzuna

Location: Ideally office-based
(SW6, London) OR Remote within a 2 hour time zone of UK

Full-time, permanent

About us

Adzuna is a job search engine that lists
every job, everywhere. From launch in the UK in 2011, we now have more than
10 million visitors a month and are busy conquering the world from our
office in West London. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join one
of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest-growing startups.

The role

looking for a Perl developer to help us make job search better. This is a
rare and exciting opportunity to be a part of the ongoing development and
rapid growth of the Adzuna job search engine in one of the UK’s most
dynamic and fastest-growing startups.

Our infrastructure is built around
industry-standard open-source tools and runs on distributed clusters. You
will be an important member of our small, experienced team that oversees
all aspects of our operations, ranging from powering our international
websites, aggregating jobs from thousands of external sources, to crunching
job market data to power our statistics and applying machine learning
algorithms to enhance job seekers’ experience.

Our tech team operates
within a fast-moving, low-structure environment and at Adzuna you will have
the opportunity to work both independently and collaboratively, learning
from our senior technical team on a range of projects across our suite of
products. As you develop your skills, you will have the opportunity to help
shape our technical direction and processes as we grow. Developing an
appreciation of the ‘DevOps’ movement is useful as we manage and monitor
the systems ourselves. You will also need to build an understanding of the
importance of building structured code that is fast, scalable, testable,
reliable and robust.

The types of projects you will work on will include
new search features, relevancy and matching algorithms, APIs and ‘big data’
analysis, reporting tools and features to enhance the job search experience
on Adzuna and to accommodate the requirements of a wide partner network. In
this role you will use commonly used dev and communication tools such as
jira, bitbucket and slack to facilitate the development process.

We offer
a fun and supportive working environment, with an emphasis on team-working,
mentoring and training. Adzuna is an exciting high-growth business where
you can make a huge difference, with a market competitive package including
stock options.

We are open to someone either working in a partially remote
role with 3 days per week in our great West London location where you can
take advantage of our jam-packed social calendar or working fully remotely
within a 2 hour time difference of London.

In this role you will:

with other developers and data scientists to improve existing systems and
develop new functionality and tools
Analyse business and technical
requirements and develop solutions, taking into account various aspects,
such as performance, scalability, ease of maintenance and cost.
refactor existing processes and workflows to improve efficiency
in R&D of new technology trends and tools


Reward: We offer a
competitive financial package which includes competitive salary, stock
options, a contributory pension scheme and Perks at Work.
Wellbeing: We
take the wellbeing of our employees seriously and have taken every step
possible to protect the health and wellbeing of our people during COVID-19.
Amongst other things, we offer healthcare through Babylon Health, access to
free counselling and a programme of wellbeing activities and events. We
have a flexible working policy and during COVID-19, for the foreseeable, no
one is expected back in the office unless they choose to attend. We also
run regular wellbeing workshops, offer enhanced maternity and paternity
leave because we welcome people with families, and 25 days paid holiday per
Training: Through our Adzuna Academy training programme, attending
(virtual) conferences, team training budgets, individual development plans
and coaching from experienced and supportive peers and managers.
Fun stuff:
An environment that is thoughtfully designed to allow for work and play
including (when we’re not restricted by COVID-19) a roof terrace, bar and
table tennis. We have a packed social calendar, twice annual global team
get-togethers and an enviable culture thanks to the amazing and smart
people who make Adzuna a great place to work. Much of this is all done
remotely at the moment of course - even during COVID-19 we are still
managing to have a lot of fun ‘together’ thanks to our great Social
A bit more about Adzuna

Adzuna is a smarter, more transparent
job search engine used by tens of millions of visitors per month. We love
using the awesome power of technology to bring together every job in one
place, help match people to better, more fulfilling jobs and keep Britain
working. is a 100 person business operating across 20
territories and was founded in 2011 by Andrew Hunter and Doug Monro,
formerly of eBay, Gumtree, Qype and Zoopla.

We are backed by leading
Venture Capital firms Passion Capital, LocalGlobe, Index Ventures and
Smedvig Capital.

We’ve spent a decade developing smarter, more transparent
job search so jobseekers worldwide (we’re in 20 countries) can zero in on
the right role faster.

We also supply real-time data to the Number 10
Dashboard and Office for National Statistics labour market indices. In
2018, Adzuna won the contract to run Find a job, one of the British
government’s most used online services.

We treat jobseekers as people not
as products. We do the same for our team, seeing the diverse range of
strengths they bring to our business. Regardless of background, race,
gender, sexuality or ability, we welcome everyone to our team. Our people
are the most important asset we have.

Please let us know if we need to
accommodate a disability during the hiring process, so that we can give you
the support you need.

Proud member of the Disability Confident employer

Desired skills:
We don't like to put people in boxes, but you're likely to be able to
demonstrate much of the below:

3+ years with high-volume/high-traffic
Good knowledge of Object-Oriented Perl, preferably
including Moose
SQL (ideally MySQL) and DBIx::Class
Experience with unit
and functional testing (Test::More etc.)
Experience with Unix/Linux
Solid understanding of application data flow and lifecycles
attention to detail
Comfortable working within a distributed and remote
Useful extra skills / experience

We would also be really interested
in some of the following skills:

Solr, Lucene, ElasticSearch or other
search engine
Templating frameworks (ideally Template Toolkit)
ads / vertical search websites
Varnish, nginx, PSGI/Plack, Apache httpd,
Web-crawling technology
Cloud infrastructure and tools (AWS
Chef (pref), Puppet or an equivalent
Gearman or other
distributed queueing/messaging frameworks
Unicode and internationalisation
Machine learning / neural nets

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