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Perl wizard with strong networking background

Posted: November 7, 2020
Company name: RG Nets, Inc.
Location: United States
Country: United States
Pay rate: up to 225000
Poster represents: an employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: Full time
Onsite: no
Description: We are looking for network engineers who have who have become software developers. Alternatively we would like to find software developers who have significant experience with network engineering. The ideal candidate will have current or have previously held certifications (CCNA/NP/IE, CWNA/NP/NE, etc.) and has decided to change career paths into software development. Environments that we use in our product include, but are not limited to, Ruby on Rails, Perl, Expect, JavaScript and UNIX shell all running on FreeBSD.

The revenue eXtraction gateway (rXg) is our one and only product. It is deployed by the largest telcos in the world. The backend of the rXg is huge Perl daemon that is approximately 15 years old. It speaks to the same database instance as a RoR web GUI through code generated from Ruby migrations. We're looking for one or more Perl wizards to improve our system.

Details about RG Nets that you should know before you apply:

RG Nets is a very small company and it is run by crazy people... arguably it's really the leader who is truly insane, but in any case... it shows... in everything we do.

We have a short meeting in the morning every weekday ... which we start by doing 30 push-ups while holding planks between them for 3 minutes and 30 seconds to the Moby track Flower (some call this the "bring sally up challenge") ... and yes, you did read that right, we do that every before every meeting.

Our corporate meetings are usually held at race tracks and often involve riding motorcycles at 150 MPH. Our corporate training events usually involve copious amounts of alcohol and firearms ... in that order. This is not a joke, nor is it intended "to try make us sound like badasses." We actually enjoy what we do and we believe that it helps promote the creative process and the business as a whole. Photographic evidence can be found on social media.

The rXg runs premier sites worldwide... including the busiest airports in the world, stadiums where teams you've heard of (and are on prime time OTA TV) play, piles of hotels and time shares in beautiful and exotic locations ... and as an employee you can volunteer to help with these installs. The selfies you will take while doing this are priceless.

RG Nets is a high intensity environment and a meritocracy. We pay market rates to start. If you deserve a raise because you exceed our very high expectations, you will get it, on the spot. People who have worked with us for a while make far higher than market rates.

There are some people who enjoy disparaging us. Some of these folks are quite vocal and spew their crap all over the Internet as well as in person. We don't care. We've been busy making a magnificent product and running a profitable company (no external investors) for the past 15 consecutive years. We are busy changing the world, every single day. We are looking for people who are thick skinned and like minded.

RG Nets has been a fully remote work environment for all employees since its inception. Other people are trying to figure out remote work. We've had it figured out for over a decade. People work when they can. People take off when they want to. We all get what we need to get done, that's all that matters.

You probably ought to read-up about RG Nets before you apply, because if you do apply, you may get a call within a few minutes, yes even on a weekend or late at night... because we are always working. If we call you then you should be ready to have in depth discussions about what we do immediately.

Tell us why you want to work with us. Most importantly, show us your code.
Desired skills: Demonstrable experience as a Software Engineer or Software Developer (show us your code)

Experience designing interactive applications

Ability to develop software in Perl and if possible Ruby as well

Excellent knowledge of relational databases (PostGreSQL)

Proficiency in software engineering tools such as git

Ability to document requirements and specifications as well as write user manual entries
Website for more information: rgnets.com
Contact information: info@rgnets.com

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