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BiblioVault Web Developer (Perl)

Posted: September 21, 2014
Company name: University of Chicago Press - BiblioVault
Internal ID: 096050
Location: Chicago, IL
Country: United States
Poster represents: an employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: Full time
Onsite: yes
Description: Position involves perl backend+framework coding plus some UI work. We use a LAMPerl stack + jQuery.

Responsible for technical development to support BiblioVault.org. Extend and strengthen functionality of its website, web services, API, and backend, to support needs of its staff, 100 member publishers, and a growing community of ebook customers worldwide. Involved in every step of agile development cycle and will see projects grow from infancy to production.
Required skills: Experience with any server-side HTML embedded scripting language (EmbPerl, PHP, Django, etc.) required.
Experience working with any SQL database (MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, etc.) required.

Ability to communicate and understand complex and abstract concepts required.
Ability to learn new things, specifically computer languages and concepts required.
Ability to learn new programming languages and APIs required.
Good communication skills required.
Ability to communicate clearly in writing and speaking required.
Ability to work independently and juggle many concurrent projects required.
Ability to use computers required.
Ability to find solutions to odd problems required.
Ability to produce documentation required.
Desired skills: Perl experience highly preferred.
Two years experience with any server-side HTML embedded scripting language (EmbPerl, PHP, Django, etc.) preferred.
Two years experience working with any SQL database (MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, etc.) preferred.
Experience with a web-based API preferred.
Experience in a Linux working environment preferred.
Experience with agile development methods preferred.
Experience maintaining or working in a content management system preferred.
Experience adjusting, configuring, and hacking on Apache preferred.
Website for more information: jobopportunities.uchicago.edu
Contact information: Interested applicants should apply online at:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer. (humanresources.uchicago.edu/fpg/polic... )

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