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Perl Developer


Perl Developer

Posted: 5 March 2012
Company name: Virus Bulletin
Location: Abingdon, Oxon
United Kingdom
Travel: occasionally
Poster represents: employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: full time
Onsite: yes

This is a fantastic opportunity to work on the development of all aspects of the Virus Bulletin website as well as play a role in the company’s growing anti-malware and anti-spam certification testing. Part of this role involves working on the look and feel of our website as well as the back end programming and maintenance. You will have full responsibility for the functioning of the website (with content contributed by other members of the team), ensuring a fully functioning, frequently updated and contemporary commercial website that serves to promote Virus Bulletin’s products and services.

The other part of the role will be to work alongside the Anti-Spam and Anti-Malware Test Directors, assisting in the smooth running of the anti-spam certification tests and designing and maintaining databases for the storage of large volumes of malware information.

You will have prior experience of running a website or large projects in Perl, working in Perl, HTML and CSS. You’ll have Unix/Linux systems administration skills and will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of web programming security issues. You’ll also have the ability to pick up new skills quickly and will enjoy the opportunity for learning that this position presents.

This is an opportunity to gain new skills and experience. Working within the small Virus Bulletin team, you will have exposure to the whole business as well as the opportunity to progress your career as you contribute to our continued success. You are likely to be a creative individual with the ability to work methodically to ensure that work is carried out to schedule.

The position is based at our headquarters in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

Main Duties:

. Maintain and develop a fresh and contemporary look and feel to the Virus Bulletin website

. Suggest and implement ideas to enhance and extend the current functionality of the website

. Implement proactive methods to increase traffic to the website, including new functions and features

. Maintain a fully automated subscription service including direct online payment, automated delivery of subscription and automated delivery of standard communication

. Work on projects in Object Oriented Perl in a Unix/Apache environment

. Write documentation for the website and be responsible for the troubleshooting, fixing and mitigating of faults

. Ensure the quality of the code base with respect to coding style, security and reliability

. Operate anti-spam test systems (including setting up solutions, checking scripts and debugging)

. Suggest and implement ideas to streamline and enhance the running of anti-spam tests

. Design and maintain malware information storage systems

. Devise and implement processes for malware data gathering, storage and presentation

. Contribute to the achievement of Virus Bulletin’s team objectives

Required skills:
Experience of the following is essential:

. Use of Perl

. Use of HTML and CSS

. Experience of running a website

. Good working knowledge of XML

. Unix/Linux systems administration

. Good database knowledge e.g. MySQL

. Project management

Desired skills:
The following are desirable criteria:

. Graphic design experience

. Knowledge of SMTP and HTTP

. Knowledge of anti-malware/anti-spam

. Experience of running a mail server

. Excellent verbal and written communication skills

. Knowledge of XSLT

. Knowledge of JavaScript

Contact information:
Please send your CV to [email protected]

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