[sf-perl] [job] Perl hacker / book nerd, BookFinder.com (Berkeley, CA)

Anirvan Chatterjee x.sfpug at chatterjee.net
Tue Aug 7 11:57:30 PDT 2007

Ecommerce search engine BookFinder.com's looking for a full-time core
developer to join our team of Perl hacker book nerds.

BookFinder.com is a global ecommerce search engine connecting shoppers
with 125+ million books for sale--new, used, rare, and out-of-print.
We've been serving a passionate global audience of bibliophiles since
1997. In the past year, we've been in the Wall Street Journal, New
York Times, NPR, Guardian (UK), Newsweek.com, Internet Retailer, etc.

We're a stable 4-person developer-run company based in downtown
Berkeley, CA. We offer the stability of a larger operation, but with
startup-style flexibility (low hierarchy, flexible hours, freedom to
affect product direction). We're also low-key and drama-free.

This is a 100% Perl/LAMP shop: Perl/CPAN, Apache, mod_perl, Mason,
MySQL, CentOS, etc. We're also powered by whiteboards, shared
brainstorming, and the love and support of a passionate user base.


As one of the core developers of BookFinder.com, you'll be involved
with product vision, development, debugging, and maintenance. You'll
have a hand in every part of the product lifecycle, working alongside
two long-time Perl coders in a friendly, low-hierarchy workspace.

Code doesn't live in a vacuum; you'll need to be able to take into
account factors like user experience, analytics, marketing, and
budgeting in your decision-making. We're looking for someone
self-motivated, and willing to take responsibility for new ideas and


* 2+ years experience building large web-based apps in Perl/Python/Ruby
* 1+ years experience with production Perl (the more the better)
* Comfort with standard Unix command line environment, tools,
  servers (e.g. editors, source code control, Apache, etc.)
* Experience with data processing/analysis, regular expressions, and
  Web-based APIs (in any language)
* Knowledge of HTML/CSS, some JavaScript
* Ability to collaborate, and to work in an environment with rapidly
  changing priorities
* Database/SQL experience a plus
* Being multilingual a plus
* Experience with TDD, L10N, PBP a plus
* Love of books a plus


* Salary commensurate with experience ($60-90K)
* Medical, dental, and vision insurance plan
* Flexible, casual, work environment

More about us:

* http://www.bookfinder.com/
* http://www.bookfinder.com/about/
* http://journal.bookfinder.com/  (weblog)
* http://www.bookfinder.com/about/mentions/  (media mentions)


To apply, or if you have questions, email us at jobs07 at bookfinder.com.
We'd appreciate a resume, and an informal cover letter (cover email?
it's hard to be formal when half of us are Perl nerds). Please include
job code "2007E1SFPL" in the subject. Thanks!

Anirvan Chatterjee

More information about the SanFrancisco-pm mailing list