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Posted: August 6, 2014
Company name: IntelliSurvey, Inc.
Location: Ladera Ranch, CA, United States
Country: United States
Pay rate: DOE, but usually $45K to $100K plus quarterly bonuses
Poster represents: an employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: Full time
Onsite: yes
Description: IntelliSurvey develops cutting-edge software for web surveys and online reports. Sure, there are many ways to deploy simple web surveys, but we focus on the most complex and tricky projects. For example, we run Fortune's Most Admired Company's survey, which goes out to thousands of CEOs and Fortune 1000 board members. We handle complex surveys that go out to hundreds of doctors, with each one being paid a few hundred bucks to take the survey. So our software has to handle things like quotas, complex branching, fraud detection, and many other things that simple tools don't even think of doing. We also need advanced tools that allow clients to slice and dice the survey data we collect. All of our software is web-based, and we use it internally and license it via an SaaS model.

Note that we aren't looking for people to program surveys (at least not with this posting). We already have another team that does survey programming and works with market research clients on a daily basis. This posting is all about finding candidates to build the software that builds the surveys. We need programmers who can write clean, modular code to help us extend and improve our software. Now is a great time to join our team, since we are in beta testing for a major new release of our software, and have a backlog of new features to build. We are using modern OO Perl code, including Moose and Plack/PSGI.

Experience with the technologies we use is great (see list below), but more important that any particular skill is the ability to learn quickly, figure things out on the fly, and make things happen. We are willing to train new team members as needed to fill in any gaps in experience.

In addition, because we are a small team, team members need to be able to wear many hats and fill in where needed. Everyone helps with client support, and some server administration and IT work comes up from time to time as well, so adaptability and experience in these areas is helpful as well.

We will consider a range of candidates, from entry-level to experienced.

*About IntelliSurvey, Inc.*

We're a small, growing company. Currently we have about 70 employees, and we are planning to grow significantly over the new few years. We are funded entirely through operating cash flow, however, so we are stable and free to grow at our own pace.

We offer standard benefits such as a retirement plan with company match, health and dental insurance, stock options, and so on. Many of our employees work remotely, so our offices in Ladera Ranch, CA are small, and we can't offer a company cafeteria. But we are very flexible and focus on results rather than face time. After initial training, our development team members can have flexible work hours and some work from home arrangements as well.

People who are self-starters and can work independently will fit in well with our team.
 
Required skills: • object-oriented Perl programming experience
• the ability to write clean, modular, and understandable code
• excellent communication skills
• the ability to work well in teams
• the ability to learn quickly and apply new skills to the task at hand.
 
Desired skills: • Moose and OO Perl
• DBI and PostgreSQL and/or general database experience
• Web development
• Experience with web servers, particularly nginx and uwsgi
• MongoDB
• Javascript, and in particular experience with the ExtJS and jQuery libraries would be helpful.
• Version control experience, particularly with git
• Linux system administration skills
• A sense of humor
 
Website for more information: www.intellisurvey.com
Contact information: Please send resume, code samples, other background information, and salary expectations to job_t@intellisurvey.com.

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