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Two Perl Programmers wanted - leading Anti -Virus company


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Feb 3, 2005, 6:44 AM

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Perl Programmer

25-30K + bonus + benefits

Reference: WUK262 - K


As a Perl Programmer, you will help develop Sophos's multilingual websites in Object Oriented Perl. You will also be responsible for developing and maintaining our website build and deployment systems. In addition to these programming tasks, you will be expected to take the lead in tackling any problems with our web applications during business hours and to work closely with our IT department to diagnose and fix rapidly any problems that affect website availability.

We require two Perl Programmers, one each for the Web department's Frontline and Applications Teams. These position offer excellent opportunities for career and skills progression, as well as the chance to join a talented team of experienced developers. If you are passionate about programming, then this is an excellent opportunity to develop your career in an industry-leading company.

Both positions are based at our headquarters in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

Main duties

Develop new projects using OO Perl and Apache/mod_perl

Rapidly diagnose and fix problems within existing code

Take the lead in troubleshooting website issues as they arise Experience and skills

You will be an experienced programmer with specific expertise in writing web applications in Object Oriented Perl. You will also have experience of working with and troubleshooting our core web technologies of Perl, Apache, mod_perl and Unix. We expect you will be a natural multi-tasker with the communication skills that are necessary to work closely with members of other departments.


Experience writing web applications in Object Oriented Perl


Apache configuration

Unix, preferably FreeBSD

Excellent troubleshooting skills


Template Toolkit


The remuneration package includes:

25 days' annual holiday
Commission scheme
Group personal pension scheme
Private medical insurance
Critical illness insurance
Death in service policy (life assurance)
Permanent health insurance
Travel insurance
Personal accident cover

Working conditions at Sophos are very good and include:

Subsidised staff restaurant
Free beverages, fruit and pastries

Please note: Sophos has a non-smoking policy inside its buildings.

How to apply

Please email your CV to

When applying for a position please be sure to quote the appropriate reference number and job title.

(This post was edited by anon123 on Feb 17, 2005, 8:07 AM)


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