Inspire: Perl Developer for Healthcare Social Network

Posted by | November 9, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: New York City or Washington, DC

URL: http://www.inspire.com/

Inspire, the leading social network for health, is looking for a talented Perl developer with a broad set of skills to join our team.
Inspire’s online community, created in partnership with 70 of the most respected national patient advocacy organizations, helps over 200,000 members find support when faced with serious medical conditions.
You don’t need to have previous experience in healthcare, but you do need to be interested in building systems that help patients connect and engage. If you get excited about using your skills to improve people’s lives in a direct and tangible way, we want to meet you.
Responsibilities

The position we’re hiring for encompasses a mixture of engineering and general development responsibilities:
  • Building and maintaining features for Inspire using mod_perl, MySQL, Template Toolkit. Working with the development team to take features from concept to implementation, creating working features from design comps.
  • Contributing to the design, evolution and maintenance of the architecture that powers Inspire.
  • Performing quality assurance on Inspire features (code review, functional testing).
  • Constructing e-mail blasts for partners and customers, writing and coding surveys for members, writing Web site copy, and other general contributions that keep Inspire running.

Core Skills

  • Perl Web development (mod_perl specifically)
  • General Web development (XHTML, Javascript, AJAX, DOM manipulation)
  • Apache
  • MySQL
  • Demonstrated ability to build high-quality, standards-compliant Web sites
  • Understanding of security principles (Web/database server, network, end user privacy/security)
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Bonus points for system administration skills

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement benefits
  • Talented, creative co-workers
This is a full-time, staff position, and we are looking for candidates in New York City or Washington, DC.

To apply: To be considered, send your resume and a portfolio/description of your work to jobs@inspire.com.

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