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Contractors: Python, Perl and Frontend Developers

  • Freelance
  • Remote
  • Posted 2 months ago


We are looking for Python, Perl and Frontend Developers to create new features and improve the actual platform, for a real estates listing and management client. The curent team is using agile (scrum-kanban) and we are having a cross functional team.

Duration: 6 -12 months with possibility to extend.

General tech stuff:

Back End: two microservices in python and one in Perl
DAL (data access layer) in NodeJS
Frontend: React


Working on cross-functional Agile teams, our engineers build the platform behind all aspects of the business, including our websites, data processing, search, analysis, reporting, CRM and finance.

Our platform architecture is based on AWS, Perl (Mojo, Mason), NodeJS, MySQL, Memcached, Gearman and Python with deployment using Jenkins and Docker.

As well as being a master of all things Perl, you`ll be expected to also be able to write code using at least one other scripting language or platform (e.g. Node, Python etc)

Key Responsibilities:

You`ll be key in helping to build new features and enhancements to our platform. This could include the APIs that drive our website, back-end tools, intensive/distributed data processing, search technology, complex valuation algorithms, and server control functionality.

Desired skills:

  • Perl platform development
  • MySQL experience
  • Proficiency in at least one other scripting language or platform (eg Node, Python etc)
  • Linux, Apache, MySQL, HTML::Mason, AWS




  • HTML: semantic markup for flexible reuse and accessibility
  • CSS: good understanding of modern techniques and recent CSS advances
  • JavaScript: ability to code ES5, ES6 without relying on frameworks and libraries
  • Knowledgeable and comfortable with Agile development practices
  • Responsive Design: using progressive enhancement and mobile-first approaches to create experiences that work everywhere and for everyone
  • Good knowledge of unit and functional testing
  • Some familiarity with Node.js
  • Knowledge of automation using npm
  • Solid understanding of UX concerns with the ability to provide feedback to designers to improve prototypes and designs
  • Experience with medium to large web development projects, working in a team that includes front and backend developers, product owners, QA testers, and UX/visual design specialists
  • Good understanding of Git


  • Experience with Node.js, Express and templating engines such as Handlebars
  • CSS processing e.g. Sass, PostCSS, Less etc.
  • Working with public and private RESTful APIs
  • No stranger to the command line

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