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San Francisco Perl Message Board › Perl Architect with oDesk in Redwood City

Perl Architect with oDesk in Redwood City

Mimi O.
user 63929812
San Francisco, CA
Post #: 1
oDesk is looking for a Software Architect fluent in Perl and Java to join our top tier engineering team. If this sounds like you, here is your chance to join one of the fastest growing companies in Silicon Valley as a full-time employee. As our Perl expert, you will evaluate massive lines of Perl code and identify a migration path to Java. This is a great opportunity to put your Perl knowledge to work and help blaze the way for our next generation product. This position may be based remotely anywhere in the United States.


  • Become an expert in the back-end code for that is written in Perl (over 100k lines of code).
  • Strategize on re-architecture and refactoring. Identify a plan to migrate it to Java.
  • Understand and document the various modules and their interaction.
  • Work closely with the product manager and other business stakeholders.
  • Participate in full SDLC including design, development, and unit testing.
  • Breakup the project into smaller development tasks. Drive implementation by the engineering team.


  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Computer Science from top tier universities (or equivalent experience)
  • 7+ years of related experience.
  • Extensive application software development experience with Perl.
  • Experience with developing web applications and web services in Java/J2EE.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Background in agile or iterative development with frequent releases in a SaaS environment.
  • Experience working with remote teams.
  • Strong skills and history of designing and developing highly scalable and robust server systems.
  • Deep knowledge of relational databases. Hands-on experience with PostgreSQL is a nice-to-have.
  • Complex data structure modeling, optimization, and algorithm expertise.

About oDesk
oDesk is where the world goes to work! We are the world’s largest online workplace, connecting savvy businesses with independent professionals across the globe. Businesses empowered their growth by spending more than $78 million on oDesk’s platform for online talent in Q1 2012. oDesk has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, the New York Times, and was featured in 2011 as one of the top ten fastest growing privately owned companies in Silicon Valley.

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