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Perl Developer, using modern Perl 5 and experiment with Perl 6

Posted: July 2, 2019
Company name: OpusVL
Location: Rugby, UK
Country: United Kingdom
Poster represents: an employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: Full time
Onsite: yes
Description: Join our Perl development team in Rugby to develop and maintain customer projects. We use modern Perl 5 and experimenting with Perl 6.

At OpusVL we develop open source ERP applications for businesses who aspire to lead their industries, but find that their software needs are not met by "off the shelf" tools or applications. Working collaboratively with them, we design a solution that fits. We then take ownership of project delivery through development, testing, deployment and support.

Our customers value a professional approach to software development, and trust us to make technology decisions on their behalf.

We are now looking for a Perl developer to join our development team in Rugby.

We'd expect you to understand object oriented programming and design, be comfortable with test driven development, and have experience of developing with a "Modern Perl" stack.

You will be working on a mixture of new projects and maintenance of existing code. As part of the role, you will also take ownership and lead the development of Flexibase, our open source application framework used in all of our Perl projects.

We operate test-driven development, code to proper specifications, and keep up to date with technology. Developers are the most important part of our business - without a great technical delivery team, we would not be able to handle the complex and varied challenges; with the right people we know that if it is possible, we can make it happen.
Desired skills: • Experienced in modern Perl development techniques, including;
• Object system (e.g. Moose)
• ORM (e.g. DBIx::Class)
• Web framework (e.g Catalyst, Dancer2, Mojolicious)
• Test::More (or other Perl testing modules)
• Ability to maintain platform used for multiple products across multiple domains and sectors
• Structured and organised
• Ability to write technical and user documentation
• Technical communications through multiple channels (in person, phone, instant messaging, issue trackers)
• Team working with other developers
• Eager to learn new skills and technologies
• Able to create secure and maintainable code
• Managing source control
• Test driven development

Beneficial skills

• Ability to own the Flexibase vision and roadmap
• Deployment using Docker
• Dist::Zilla
• PostgreSQL
• Experience with continuous integration tools
• Perl 6

It would be ideal if you could give us some examples of software you've developed, such as any open source contributions, videos or on-line documentation you've made, or your GitHub profile; as part of a team, it's very important that your code and documentation is easy for others to read and extend.

Working at OpusVL

At OpusVL we strive to provide a relaxed, highly supportive working environment.

We understand that to be creative and provide high quality code, our developers need to build a comfortable environment that suits them individually and the company supports this as much as possible. All developers get dual-head workstations (running Mint, Ubuntu and other Linux flavours) as standard, with a budget for peripherals of your choice.

We'll support your training and development, and give you paid time to attend conferences and other events relevant to your role.

The OpusVL office is in a convenient central UK location right in the heart of Rugby, about two minutes walk from the shops, cafes and coffee shops. There's no dress code for technical people and working conditions are flexible.

So if you want to make a difference, and support Open Source while working on interesting projects then we'd love to hear from you!
Website for more information: opusvl.com
Contact information: careers@opusvl.com

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