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Software Engineer (Perl)

Posted: May 19, 2019
Company name: PRA Health Sciences
Location: San Ramon, CA, United States -or- Remote within Continental U.S.
Country: United States
Pay rate: Salary - USD
Poster represents: an employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: Full time
Onsite: no
Description: Who are we?
We Are PRA.

We are 16,000+ employees strong, operating in more than 80 countries. We are committed to saving lives and we are constantly striving to be the best at what we do. Our impact is real and we see it every single day. We help get life-saving drugs into the hands of those who need them most.

Who are you?
You are an energetic self-starter who is smart, talented, and have a passion for business and technology. PRA offers a fast paced and challenging environment along with a great amount of autonomy to innovate and continue learning. If you are seeking a similar environment, want to be part of a dynamic team and you consistently deliver results, you’ve found the right company.

As a Perl Developer you will have demonstrated programming experience and a strong work ethic to join our rapidly growing team. We are looking for a programmer who takes pride in developing outstanding software and is constantly looking to improve the quality of his/her work.

What will you be doing?
•Develops, implements, and maintains systems that conform to PRA’s information technology principles, architecture, and strategies.
•Participates in design sessions and provides input on the software solution.
•Debugs problems with information systems using a variety of analytical skills, techniques, and resources.
•Follows directives and standards on programming style and documentation.
•Provides training, technical support, and documentation of information systems to peers and end users.
•Routinely communicates status (problems encountered, and time remaining to complete) to the team and stakeholders.
•Act as a technical lead for a project, providing guidance on technical issues and design issues and mentor junior team members.

What do you need to have?
•5+ years of experience as a software engineer/developer-using Perl / Mod Perl and SQL.
•Solid working knowledge of the Perl language is a must.
•Understanding of object-oriented design, design patterns.
•Solid understanding of SQL and data modeling for scalability and performance.
•Experience creating RESTful APIs for integration with mobile apps and web sites.
•Commitment to writing quality code.
•Proficiency with Git or other source code management tool.
•Ability to work as part of a geographically disbursed team
•Experience with Agile development methodologies
•Experience with an Agile-based work tracking system such as Atlassian Jira and Confluence.
•Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
•Ability to communicate fluently in English (written and verbal).
•Desire to learn new technology and use that knowledge in producing world-class mobile apps.
•BA/BS in Computer Science or a related technical field (or equivalent work experience).
•To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

Preferred Experience:
•Experience designing web-based user interfaces
•Experience with Javascript frameworks - Backbone.JS, Angular.JS, HTML5, CSS3. Javascript, jQuery
•Experience with Java
•Knowledge of AWS, iOS SDK, Android SDK
•Experience with PostGreSQL and MYSQL
•MS in Computer Science or equivalent preferred

PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Desired skills: Strong, hands-on Perl experience and team player. OOP Perl, Perl 5, Mod Perl. We have team members in our San Ramon, CA office as well as those that are 100% remote residing within the continental U.S. so we're open for either situation.
Website for more information: www.prahs.com
Contact information: Please send CV to phanmichelle@prahs.com

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