Are you a Perl Hacker looking for work?

Yahoo!'s Engineering Infrastructure group is looking for a motivated Perl hacker interested in developer support tools. Help build the next generation of package configuration, release management, bug-tracking and build tools used by Yahoo! developers worldwide. A BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent and 4+ years experience with Perl and Unix is required. Experience with CVS, Makefiles, SQL, and PHP a plus.

Interested? Apply here or send me your resume.

Disclaimer. I get a referral bonus if you tell 'em I sent you and you get hired.

Update #1: Apparently the page isn't linkable, so you'll just have to send a resume to me. The outsourced jobs site apparently uses POST or something just as dumb and unlinkable.

Update #2: The job is at Yahoo HQ in Sunnyvale, CA.

Posted by jzawodn at April 01, 2003 10:51 AM

Reader Comments
# Gavin said:

If I follow the link I get "You arrived to this page incorrectly".

Not that I'm looking, why on earth would I leave the freezing arctic conditions I've grown to love in VT :)

on April 1, 2003 11:15 AM
# Indrek Siitan said:

The "Apply here" page says that "You arrived to this page incorrectly." Looks like the link from the job listing to the details/apply page is done using the POST method.

Grrrrrh. I hate pages (and content management systems that generate such) that you cannot link to. It's internet. It's supposed to be hyperlinkable.

on April 1, 2003 11:16 AM
# Real Estate Web Design said:

I think it is crossed out for a reason.

on April 1, 2003 04:08 PM
# Mike said:

I spose that's what you get when you use people who choose ColdFusion to write web apps in!

on April 2, 2003 04:02 AM
# Joe Grossberg said:

Why Perl? Because legacy software (e.g. Bugzilla) is already using that language? Because that's what the other team members use? Because there is a large pool of Perl hackers to draw from?

I like Perl, but if I was building the "next generation", I'd use Python.

Commence flaming if you're so inclined, but bear in mind: I said, "I like Perl".

on April 2, 2003 08:18 AM
# jimbob said:

Unfortunately there's no indication of starting range or where the job is located?!

on April 2, 2003 11:15 AM
# Dan Isaacs said:

If you have to ask, it's too much. :)

on April 2, 2003 11:48 AM
# Vicki said:

Yes, KnipSter, that is the link.
Job would, of course, be located where Yahoo! is located ;-)
Why Perl goes without sayng :-)
Starting range doesn't really matter because
1) these days it's a buyer's market
2) therefore all salaries are too low
3) There will be 200-500 applicants; 5 get interviews; 1 gets the job

Thank you, Jeremy, for posting this.

on April 2, 2003 01:47 PM
# Real Estate Design said:

Definately a buyer's market

on June 17, 2003 04:30 PM
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