We’re looking for a Perl developer to help us make job search better. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be a part of the ongoing development and rapid growth of the Adzuna job search engine in one of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest-growing startups.
Our infrastructure is built around industry-standard open-source tools and runs on distributed clusters. You will be a key member of a small, experienced team that oversees all aspects of our operations, ranging from powering our international websites, aggregating classifieds from thousands of external sources, to crunching job market data to power our statistics and applying machine learning algorithms to enhance job seekers’ experience.
At Adzuna you will work independently in a fast-moving, low-structure environment where you will have the opportunity to help shape our technical direction and processes as we grow. An appreciation of the ‘DevOps’ movement is essential as we manage and monitor the systems ourselves. You will also need to understand the importance of building structured code that is fast, scalable, reliable and robust.
The projects you will work on will include new search features, relevancy and matching algorithms, APIs and ‘big data’ analysis, reporting tools and features to enhance the job search experience on Adzuna. Our systems have been built to scale, and you will be able to demonstrate your experience in writing scalable code running in distributed environments.
We offer a fun and supportive working environment, with an emphasis on team-working, mentoring and training. Adzuna is an exciting high-growth business where you can make a huge difference, with a market competitive package including stock options.In this role you will:
Solid understanding of application data flow and lifecyclesStrong attention to detailUseful extra skills / experience
Solr, Lucene, ElasticSearch or other search engineTemplating frameworks (ideally Template Toolkit)
Adzuna is a search engine for job ads used by over 10 million visitors per month that aims to list every job, everywhere. We search thousands of websites so our users don’t have to, bringing together millions of ads in one place. By providing smarter search options and powerful data about the job market, as well as unique tools like ValueMyCV, we give jobseekers the information they need to take control of their careers.
Adzuna’s data also powers the Number 10 Dashboard, used by the Prime Minister and senior officials to keep track of economic growth on a daily basis.
Adzuna launched in the UK in July 2011 and now operates in 16 countries. We have a great, international team, top class investors, recently won an award for best crowdfunding round of the year, and have been recognised as one of the government’s Future Fifty and Sunday Times Tech Track 100 fastest-growing tech companies in Britain.
Adzuna’s mission is to be the best place to start looking for a job. We love using the awesome power of technology to help match people to better, more fulfilling jobs and keep Britain working.