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Senior/Intermediate Perl Developer

Posted: February 24, 2018
Company name: Merit Network, Inc.
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Country: United States
Poster represents: an employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: Full time
Onsite: yes
Description: Merit Network, Inc. (www.merit.edu) is a nonprofit, member-focused provider of network and related services; a trusted strategic partner to the education and non-profit community for over 50 years. Merit was formed in 1966 to design and implement a computer network between public universities in Michigan. Today, Merit continues to provide network based services and high-performance network connections to the research and education communities in Michigan and beyond.

Merit Network is seeking a highly motivated candidate to join our Product Management Team. The Senior Developer will be a part of a software development team providing software tools and applications in support of large-scale, high-volume services for the higher education and non-profit community (Examples: Merit RADb - radb.net/ and The Michigan Cyber Range - www.merit.edu/cyberrange/). The team creates applications, tools and integrations that enhance Merit's service offerings as well as to increase operational efficiency within Merit. The team works with internal customers in order to identify needs and solution requirements. The team builds technology solutions and manages each project from initial scope to release. Once released, the team is responsible for maintenance and will work with customers to periodically review and further enhance the tools. The team is also responsible for keeping Merit current with the latest and most useful technologies.

This position will be an excellent opportunity for a driven individual to push the limits of current web technology and experiment with a variety of techniques, in order to build robust, enterprise-level solutions.

The team’s current development stack consists of: Perl, Mojolicious, DBIx::Class (and DBI), Moose, Bootstrap, jQuery, AngularJS, and Oracle in a Linux environment.

Secondarily, the team also uses MySQL, PostgreSQL, Python and C.

Essential Functions for this position are followed by an (E).

As the Merit Senior Developer, this position’s key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Approximately 65% of the Senior Developer’s time and duties are needed to:

Evaluating requirements for new web-based applications and enhancements to existing applications. This includes interviewing stakeholders and documenting requirements. (E)
Designing, building, testing and documenting web-based applications and supporting back-end systems. (E)
Working with APIs and other data sources to integrate with external systems. (E)
Supporting legacy code and projects (with an eye to replacing them with modernized solutions). (E)
Approximately 25% of the Senior Developer’s time and duties are needed to:

Trouble ticket response and resolution. (E)
Approximately 10% of the Senior Developer’s time and duties are needed to:

Keeping abreast of new programming technologies; making recommendations on future technology direction. (E)


Merit Network offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities (via The University of Michigan). This position receives 24 days of vacation per year, paid sick leave with provisions for extended benefits, opportunities for professional development, and retirement options that include TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments. Please visit hr.umich.edu/benefits-wellness for full benefits information.
Desired skills: Required Qualifications*
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent experience.
5 to 7 years of experience with systems analysis and programming activities in a business environment.
Proven ability to deliver production-ready software on time and on budget.
Fluency in Perl.
Knowledge of HTML, JavaScript and CSS.
Knowledge of shell scripting, linux system utilities, network and application protocols.
Background developing in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl) environment.
Solid SQL skills (MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Oracle).
Ability to prioritize and multi-task many small projects in a shared code environment (GIT/SVN).
Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills with the ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels both within the organization and with Merit’s members and customers.
Dedication to learning and advancing your skills.
Ability to troubleshoot software and communications malfunctions.

Desired Qualifications*
Solid understating of testing best practices and why testing is important.
Object-Oriented Perl (Moose).
Experience with NetSuite ERP.
DBI and DBIx::Class.
Mojolicious MVC framework.
jQuery, Twitter Bootstrap, and Angular.JS.
PHP experience.
Python experience.
C experience.
Ability to apply CI/CD principles and tools to new and legacy platforms and applications.
Experience with deployment automation.
Ability to implement and maintain solutions for systems monitoring, metrics collection and alerting.
Familiarity with containerization systems such as Docker.
Experience with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, Travis CI, etc.
Mobile app development experience.
Knowledge of the networking or cloud services industry a plus.
Experience working with higher education, K-12 educational institutions, libraries, research institutions and other public sector non-profit organizations a plus.
Website for more information: careers.umich.edu
Contact information: Send your questions to: ddennis@merit.edu

Please apply here: careers.umich.edu/job_detail/154363/s...

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