Lokku - Perl Developer

Lokku - Clerkenwell, London

Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 (based on experience)


Lokku is seeking an intelligent, motivated and forward thinking developer to work on our primary product, the Nestoria property search engine, and to help us continue serving millions of house hunters in eight countries and six languages.

The Role:

The challenges we face at Lokku are similar to those faced by larger search engines such as Google. On the one hand we have a huge amount of data that we need to analyse, clean up, extract keywords from, geocode and de-duplicate. On the other hand we have a very popular website that needs to remain highly stable and lightning fast.

You will be a part of the development team which maintains and improves these systems. You will not be restricted to any one part of the code base; you will work on projects which range from backend processing and internal tools to the interactive website and its heavily customised search-time code.

The Person:

Maybe you are looking to make the move to a tech team which embraces the principles of clean code, best practice development methodologies, and user-centred product planning. Perhaps you crave a role in a smaller, tightly-knit team which affords you a higher degree of responsibility and a more diverse range of juicy projects to work on. Or maybe you can't wait to get your hands on our databases and start mining for new insights that we can use to help our users.

Required skills:

It is also desirable but not essential that you have some of the following:

About Lokku:

Lokku is a small web company based in Clerkenwell, central London. Our primary brand Nestoria is a vertical search engine in the real estate market.

We like to give something back to the technology communities we're involved in, and are especially keen on contributing to the Perl (CPAN) and Geo-spatial open source development communities. We make our API available to developers, are frequent sponsors of relevant events and operate #geomob, a quarterly meet up for geo and mobile enthusiasts.

We also like to give back to our team members. We invest time into expanding our collective knowledge through attending conferences and training days, and through our own internal tech talks where each week one engineer presents to the team about any subject. Each developer in the team has a training budget allocated them and are expected to search out and suggest training opportunities.

Want to learn more about the tech details - here's an interview with Alex, our CTO, about our technology stack. And here are the slides of a talk Savio gave at the July 2013 #geomob (the location based services event we run) about some of the work we do on geocoding.

We feel our office does a pretty good job of representing us:

How to Apply:

This is a wonderful opportunity to advance your career and skills within a friendly close-knit company that offers a successful and expanding service with millions of users throughout the world. If you can offer the skills outlined above, we absolutely want to hear from you. Don't worry about a covering letter, just e-mail your CV and salary expectations to perldeveloper@lokku.com.

The role requires that you work in our office in London. People who wish to work remotely or who are unable to work in the UK need not apply. Sorry - no agencies please.

Last Updated: Tue Aug 6 15:18:00 BST 2013.