Perl Developer

Location:  London, England

Roc Search’s Client is currently recruiting for a Perl Developer to be based in London for a 6 month contract.


Type: 6 Months Contract

Location: London

Rate: Market daily all inclusive


We are looking for an experienced Distributed Systems engineer with Object Oriented Perl or Python experience in a Unix environment, responsible for the client’s Unix web hosting clusters.  We are running a LAMP stack for web hosting intranet and Internet-facing websites with an in-house developed automation layer and self-service configuration web portal, both written mainly in Perl.  Our role is to serve as the in-house web hosting service provider for the client’s web development teams.

The role is primarily Systems Engineering and Perl/Python development and distributed system testing, with some degree of providing third level support for escalations from our operations and support team.  We are working in 2-week engineering sprints.  Production releases are every 2-3 months.


Experience & Skillset required:


  • OO Perl or Python, SQL, Shell scripting
  • Large scale logging routing and management (Splunk, Elastic)
  • Unit testing, Distributed system testing
  • Comfortable with external integrations
  • Comfortable using Unix/Linux on the command line
  • Web hosting, caching and proxy software and related technologies: Apache, volume hosting setups with Apache vhosts, HTTP, SSL, CGI, FastCGI
  • Revision control systems (Git, branching and merging)
  • Ability to reverse-engineer legacy code, thorough unit and system testing approach when refactoring legacy code
  • Can build and adjust software from source; make, autoconf, etc.


Apply now for immediate consideration. Please send a copy of your CV in MS word format to or give Cherise Yau a call on 01183 177 222.


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