Python/Perl Developer

Posted on Aug 02, 2021


Houston, TX


Summary:BookTrolls is looking to hire top-notch developers to help fuel our rapid expansion.

This will not just be a software integration/automation position.

We write enterprise-class TCP/IP servers and large, performant back-end applications.

We write software for a wide range of business applications for internal users; and both our culture and our development model are pretty informal.

Hours are flexible.

Our software team is small, fast, flexible, and growing; and we offer a greater degree of creative control and project ownership than you'll find at "big" software companies.

Plus, you can ride the forklift.

This position is ideal for an ambitious, energetic self-starter with a mastery of Python and/or Perl.We offer a 401(k) with 100% match of up to 4% of salary, with immediate vesting, plus medical and dental.

Visa sponsorship available.

Partial telecommute is available after your first 6 months and increases with seniority and performance.

We offer relocation assistance to Houston.

Starting salary is $110K for the mid-level position.ResponsibilitiesWork with warehouse managers to gather requirements, design, implement, and enhance the software that runs every departmentHeavy client/server programming, from simple web scripts to massively multi-threaded custom TCP/IP serversData warehousing, revenue analysis, and reportingDevelop secure web services to interface with our partner businessesUse (and optionally contribute to) CPANMinimum Job QualificationsThoroughly fluent in Python and/or Perl; preferably writing more than just "glue" scriptsFluent in object-oriented designFluent in regular expressionsBasic Linux command line skills (file manipulation, editors, grep, etc)Excellent code documentation skillsThere is no minimum requirement of work experience or education.

We care about (and will heavily test) your skill, not your pedigreePreferable Job QualificationsMulti-threading experience, including deadlocks, race conditions, etcFamiliarity with BerkeleyDB, HTML, JavaScript, client/server programming, and system-level Linux skillsOur codebase is currently mostly Perl, but we plan to add much more Python.

We also use a bit of C++ for our most performance-critical components.

Those with excellent skills in either Python or Perl are eligible for this position.

If you are adept at only one of these, then you will become adept at the other by learning on the job.

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