Experienced Perl Developer sought by Lokku Ltd (Nestoria)

(cross-posted from jobs@london.pm.org)

Hi guys and girls,

We're looking for a Perl developer with 2+ years of experience programming
professionally to join our engineering team in central London, primarily to
work on the Nestoria property search engine (http://www.nestoria.com)

Nestoria is a great product to work on. As a vertical search engine we work
hard to solve many of the same problems as a larger search company:

  • Reliably and quickly processing millions of listings
  • Even more quickly searching those listings at query time
  • Tracking user behaviour and always improving the user experience
  • Internationalization - we work in eight countries with six languages
  • Geocoding, Natural Language Processing, Image Processing, Historical, House Price Aggregation, Mobile Web...

We are looking for somebody who has:

  • 2+ years' experience as a professional Perl programmer
  • Strong knowledge of Perl best practices and modern Perl development practices
  • Excellent technical communication skills
  • A desire to coach, mentor and share your experience with junior team members

We're offering c. £45K plus bonus.

If that sounds interesting to you check out the full job ad here:


If you have any questions or if you'd like to apply please get in
touch at perldeveloper@lokku.com

I'll also be at the London.pm technical meet up this coming Tuesday if
you'd like to catch me in person :-)


- Alex


Well, if you're going to post a perl jobs postings where it shouldn't go, then I guess we're allowed to discuss it?

Why does perl in Central London pay so little? And this is a senior role! (involves mentoring)

Outside of the finance industry, it seems that being a programmer in the UK doesn't pay. Being a perl programmer just makes things worse.

Outside of the finance industry, it seems that being a programmer (snip) doesn't pay.

Holds true in many places and not just with Perl.

Are job posts not acceptable on blogs.perl.org?

Don’t worry, you are fine.

We had no rules written down so far because they weren’t necessary: everyone on the team has had the same gut feel and almost all job postings have been fine. But since this has come up explicitly, we have discussed and posted an informal job ads policy so everyone knows where we stand. And as I said, you are OK by it.

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