Due to strong international growth, Genscape is seeking a (Senior) Perl Developer to expand the EPSI Platform development team and tackle the challenges of scalability, speed and data management. Based in Amsterdam, you’ll apply and develop your deep skillset in Perl within a focused and entrepreneurial environment to keep the EPSI platform at the cutting edge.

The EPSI platform enables European electricity market participants (power traders, power station owners, consultants and regulators) to develop scenarios of short and long term market development based on supply/demand fundamentals. This B2B web-based platform has been developed using open-source components, based on Linux servers and with Perl as the dominant server-side technology and ES6 / React / Backbone as the front-end. Our product vision is centered around a superior user experience based on execution speed, interface usability, quality, and full integration between data and analytics. The EPSI platform was established in 2007 and has rapidly taken a leading market position in Europe.

The key objective of this role is to drive forward the technological foundation to enable the continued expansion of our platform business in Europe and internationally by expanding the capabilities of the Perl-based back end:

  • Expansion of the analytical feature-set in accordance with business objectives
  • The move to cloud and re-working platform architecture to take advantage of scalability and manage growth in user numbers
  • Speed-optimisation of scenario execution and data storage to ensure market-leading performance
  • Expanding and re-working the ingestion and processing of external data feeds to meet quality, flexibility, and speed criteria

This job might be for you if:

  • You have 5+ years’ experience in a Perl software development role
  • You have a good mathematical background
  • You have experience working with Modern Perl, Moo, XS, PSGI/Plack
  • You have experience with database architecture and development, MySQL
  • Development practices: Unit testing, Refactoring
  • You have used version control tools: Git
  • You have a familiarity with Agile development approach
  • You have a master's degree in an exact science or engineering field
  • You have Unix experience

Once you land this position, you’ll get to enjoy:

  • A fun, fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Being part of a team of highly intelligent and highly innovative individuals
  • A company that offers a strong focus on work life balance
  • An awesome office location with multiple perks
  • Plenty of paid time off
  • 401k and a full benefits package that begins on your first day
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