Plain Black is Hiring

If you're looking to break in to web development, and have a chance to work on some of the coolest web apps in the Perl world, Plain Black is hiring 2 developers. Here's the job description:

Plain Black is hiring and we’re looking for a geek like you. Not your average geek, but someone who wears GEEK as a badge. Someone who breathes Perl, and drinks Linux. A geek who knows that there’s more you can do with SSH than just open a terminal to a remote box. Someone who believes that Internet access is not just a human right, but that it’s as important as air, water, and shelter. If we’ve described you, then please apply.


You must be able to:

  • Work independently or as a member of a team.
  • Be self-motivated.
  • Write modern Perl, not chicken scratch Perl, and be able to explain the difference.
  • Use and abuse relational databases like MySQL.
  • Be comfortable with common tools like Bash, Git, Nginx, Apache, and Vim.
  • Know common web development technologies like Javascript, CSS, HTML.
  • Prove U.S. Citizenship, as we do a lot of work for the Federal Government.


It would be nice if you:

  • Have experience with Perl web development including one or more of: WebGUI, Plack, Catalyst, Dancer, or Mojolicious.
  • Have experience with one or more modern Javascript frameworks like jQuery, YUI, or Dojo.
  • Live in Madison, or at least Wisconsin, or be willing to relocate. Relocation expenses are available.


In return we’ll provide you with:

  • Gainful employment with a salary of around $50,000 per year.
  • 100% fully paid medical and dental coverage.
  • Profit sharing.
  • A brand new high-end MacBook Pro.
  • Ultra flexible paid time off, up to four weeks per year to start.
  • An expense account.
  • On the job training.
  • An ultra-flexible work schedule.
  • The freedom to telecommute from anywhere.
  • Automatic annual cost of living increases, in addition to any other raises or bonuses you earn.

Contact with your resume to apply.

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Its great to see companies still hiring, despite the best efforts of governments to crush free enterprise.

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