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Perl Developer

Posted: February 20, 2018
Company name: craigslist
Location: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States
Pay rate: DOE
Poster represents: an employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: Full time
Onsite: yes
Description: craigslist seeks perl web developers to:
* imagine, design, implement, test, and roll out new features
* ship code daily, and see it loved (or hated) by millions
* draw from and contribute to various open source projects
* enjoy a tech-driven, laid-back, fun-loving workplace

Required skills:
* 5+ years programming experience
* proven ability to design, develop, and maintain web systems
* deep understanding of web development concepts
* expert level knowledge in a programming language
* solid troubleshooting and problem solving skills
* familiarity with Linux/UNIX

Experience with any of the following is beneficial, but not required:
* large scale, big traffic, high performance websites
* security, web site vulnerabilities, phishing attacks
* machine learning
* user interface design
* event driven programming
* internationalization, encoding systems, Unicode
* anti-fraud / spam / scam systems
* accounts receivable & billing systems
* QA / automated testing
* queuing / job scheduling systems
* networking protocols
* build systems
* project management

The ideal candidate:
* self-motivated and highly productive
* a data-driven problem solver
* passionate about helping (and delighting) end users
* loves learning and teaching others
* passion for automation
* makes teammates better
* resourceful and adaptable
* communicates effectively
* empathetic and self-aware
* loves craigslist

A sampling of the technologies we work with includes:
* Perl, Linux, Apache, MySQL
* python, node.js, C/C++
* JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX
* redis, SQLite

craigslist offers:
* an unusually philanthropic company mission and philosophy
* a small team (~50) of fun-loving, smart, interesting, idealistic people
* non-garden-variety tech challenges at billions-of-page-views-per-day
* a tech nirvana, free from VCs, MBAs, sales, marketing, biz dev, or pivoting
* big company stability and benefits -- w/o the dysfunction and despair
* competitive market rates for you -- free classifieds for humanity

craigslist benefits include:
* 100% paid (including eligible dependents) health and dental insurance
* craigslist-provided health reimbursement account ($4K-$10K)
* 3-to-1 match on employee charitable donations (up to 10% of salary)
* 401(k) matching program (up to 6% of salary), with immediate vesting
* 4 weeks paid time off; 10 paid holidays
* paid parental leave
* commuting stipend (up to $360/month)
* wellness stipend (up to $150/month)
* mobile phone and at-home internet stipend (up to $250/month)
* bike-friendly culture, in-office bicycle parking
* healthy (vegan, vegetarian, omnivore) breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily
* SF HQ - 25' ceilings, all natural light, adjustable height desks, CoffeeBot 9000

Please note: This position is based in craigslist's San Francisco office. Relocation expenses will be reimbursed. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

To apply, please send your plain text resume, a cover email which includes a summary of your technical strengths and interests, and Perl Developer in the subject line to progjobs@craigslist.org. No attachments, please.

craigslist is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based sex (including pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), age, genetic information, marital/domestic partner status, medical condition (including cancer, genetic characteristics, or AIDS/HIV), mental/physical disability, national origin or ancestry (including language use and holding a driver’s license granted under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), race and color, religion, creed, gender (including actual/perceived gender identity, expression, or transition, and transgender or gender non-conforming status), sexual orientation, weight, height, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
Website for more information: www.craigslist.org
Contact information: progjobs@craigslist.org

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