Perl software engineer - Senior
Rentrak Corporation - Portland, OR

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BRILLIANT Software Developers Wanted Department New Technology Development Location Portland OR Rentrak is looking for more brilliant Software Developers to add to our team Youre probably used to being the smartest developer on your team (but are too humble to admit it) and are looking for a place where you can work alongside talented peers building great software on interesting projects Any number of companies would be glad to have you join them So why join Rentrak The answer is simple really its our people At Rentrak you will work alongside incredibly talented peers building incredible products Ask any software developer what they like most about their job and they will immediately say The other developers I work with brilliant talented and fun people What do software developers do at Rentrak They are a very important part of our team These people must deliver solutions to internal and external customers This may include the design modification developing and implementation of software programming applications Our developers work with a stunningly large amount of data and all our programmers here does an amazing job of turning it into something manageable Specific duties for this job include bull Modifies writes and documents software programming applications bull Consults with internal and external clients to gather information about program needs objectives functions features and input and output requirements bull Works with stakeholders to understand problem statements and suggest possible solutions bull Demonstrates personal ownership and takes accountability for larger assigned tasks bull Designs and codes screen layouts graphical user interfaces printed outputs and interfaces with other systems Converts designs and specifications into computer code Compiles code into programs and corrects errors detected in compile process Analyzes code to find causes of errors and revises programs bull Consults with client to prototype refine test and debug programs to meets needs bull Provides technical assistance by responding to inquiries from others regarding errors problems or questions about programs bull May train end users or technical support staff to use programs bull Ability to estimate design and develop new modules and complex enhancements to the system bull Design techniques include reuse performance and integration concepts bull Ability to provide accurate estimates and impact of changes or enhancements Considerations include development approach to align with business target dates bull Provide system framework and design improvements suggestions for the system Ability to document and present framework improvements for use by department (‘brownbags’) bull Understanding of end to end system modules and integration points bull Ability to suggest design options for concept product features or enhancements Requirements bull Bachelors degree in a related area as well as 5 or more years of experience or at least 7 years of experience in the field or in a related area bull Knowledge of commonly used concepts practices and procedures bull Knowledge of object oriented programming languages such as C++ Java Perl etc bull Working knowledge of either back end data processing or frontend reporting and UI frameworks Great job great people but what else would make you want to take this job Here are some other things we enjoy at Rentrak bull Our customer base includes ABC Universal Studios Warner Brothers and many other industry giants bull We manage more data each year than Visa Mastercard and Discover combined bull Were big enough to reach a national audience but small enough that every developer’s contribution makes a difference bull Our industry and customer base is growing providing both opportunities and stability bull We dont just shuttle data but develop predictive models and analyze trends bull Weve had fun events like coffee tastings tailgate parties renting out a bowling alley for the night sponsoring a Hood to Coast team and laser tag What would you like to do If that wasnt enough Rentrak is located in beautiful Portland Oregon Portland is known for its outdoor activities creative food culture and lively arts scene Rentrak also has easy access to Portlands mass transit system and has a large number of bike commuters We understand that programmers are programmers and we’re more interested in smart motivated people than in experience in a particular language We also understand it doesnt take a 70 hour week to produce a good product Sometimes less is more We work in nice open development areas so the developers can share their brilliant ideas learn from each other and work together to solve tough problems We have extensive custom libraries to streamline our work and our code base is kept well factored and filled with unit tests All of our developers work inhouse Senior level coding skills in any language
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