[Catalyst] A Catalyst job in Totnes, Devon, England

Andrew Ford A.Ford at ford-mason.co.uk
Sun Oct 2 18:02:21 CEST 2005

The following job posting: http://jobs.perl.org/job/3102 is in part a 
Catalyst job. NHBS are one of my clients and their site is listed on the 
Catalyst wiki as using C. NHBS are a sort of environmental mini-amazon 
and a really nice bunch of guys to work for (and Totnes is a very funky 
place). Their web site (http://www.nhbs.co.uk) has been running for over 
ten years now -- I initially set up the site in 1994-95 using perl 
version 4.036 and it has gone through a number of iterations since. The 
newer parts of the site are use Catalyst and there is scope to expand 
the use of Catalyst. If anyone want to know more email me or contact 
William at NHBS (wsgr at nhbs.co.uk).


>   Web Developer/Systems Administrator
> Posted: 	September 28, 2005
> Company name: 	NHBS Environment Bookstore
> Location: 	United Kingdom, Devon, Totnes
> Pay rate: 	GBP 20-25k
> Travel: 	0%
> Poster represents: 	an employer
> Terms of employment: 	Salaried employee
> Hours: 	Full time
> Onsite: 	yes
> Description: 	NHBS is a leading specialist web bookseller in natural 
> history, conservation and environment, based in Totnes, Devon. This 
> small town on the River Dart and the wider South Devon area frequently 
> top British quality-of-life indices. Our website is highly regarded 
> internationally by academics, libraries and environmental 
> professionals and has ecommerce functionality. It has been developed 
> for us over 10 years in Perl on a Linux/Apache in-house server, 
> incorporating Template Toolkit, MySQL and Javascript.
> We are now looking to employ a full-time Web Developer, who will have 
> solid Perl and at least a year’s commercial experience, will be 
> equipped to maintain a complex site and will have the initiative, 
> enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to take the site forward in a way 
> which incorporates a variety of demands from marketing, customer 
> service and bibliographic angles, with scope for active involvement in 
> the shaping of strategy. The integration of email marketing is an 
> important aspect of the role. A strong sense of visual design together 
> with the skills to realise it would be particularly valuable.
> In a small establishment the Developer will also be required to 
> flexible about assisting the IT Manager in general systems admin. 
> There is a Windows 2003 server with 20 users and a culture of 
> responsiveness on the part of IT staff. The company has a policy of 
> using external dial-in support for server and network issues.
> The internal system for sales/purchase ledgers and compiling the 
> bibliographic database has been written over 20 years in dBASE, which 
> is also used to create some static pages. The Developer will be 
> involved in the latter process and will also be required to 
> familiarise him/herself to some extent with the dBASE system. One of 
> his/her central tasks will be to find ways of converting bibliographic 
> data constantly added in dBASE into website features and email 
> campaigns which will attract new and existing customers and lead to 
> sales.
> Required skills: 	Experience with good software engineering practices
> Proficiency in CGI/modperl, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Linux
> Desired skills: 	Template Toolkit, JavaScript
> Apache for web server configuration and administration
> Dreamweaver, Photoshop
> Familiarity with CPAN conventions
> Windows 2003 server
> URL for more information: 	http://www.nhbs.com/recruitment 
> <http://jobs.perl.org/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Enhbs%2Ecom%2Frecruitment> 
> Contact information: 	William Reynolds
> wsgr at nhbs.co.uk

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