In order to keep up with customer demand, we are looking to hire a Haskell expert to work with us at Well-Typed as a Haskell consultant.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about Haskell and who is keen to improve and promote Haskell in a professional context.

The role is quite general and could cover any of the projects and activities that we are involved in as a company. The tasks may involve:

  • working on the Haskell compilers, libraries and tools;
  • Haskell application development;
  • working directly with clients to solve their problems.

Well-Typed has a variety of clients. For some we do proprietary Haskell development and consulting. For others, much of the work involves open-source development and cooperating with the rest of the Haskell community: the commercial, open-source and academic users.

At the moment, we are running the Parallel GHC Project. It is likely that initial tasks will have some connection with parallel and/or concurrent programming in Haskell. We are also doing quite a bit of GHC maintenance, and some knowledge or interest in compiler internals, operating systems, the foreign language interface, and/or deployment issues would be welcome.

Our ideal candidate has excellent knowledge of Haskell, whether from industry, academia, or personal interest. Familiarity with other languages, low-level programming, and good software engineering practices are also useful. Good organisation and ablity to manage your own time, and reliably meet deadlines, is important. You are likely to have a bachelor's degree or higher in computer science or a related field, although this isn't a requirement. Experience of consulting, or running a business, is also a bonus.

The position is initially as a contractor for one year with a salary of 150 GBP per day. We offer flexible hours and work from home. Living in England is not required.

In the longer term there is the opportunity to become a member of the partnership with a full stake in the business: being involved in business decisions, and fully sharing the risks and rewards.

If you are interested, please apply via Tell us why you are interested and why you would be a good fit for the job, and attach your CV. Please also indicate when you might be able to start. We are more than happy to answer informal enquiries. Contact Duncan Coutts, Ian Lynagh or Andres Löh for further information, either by email or IRC.

The deadline for applications is Friday 27th January 2012.

About Well-Typed

Well-Typed LLP is a Haskell services company, providing consultancy services, writing bespoke applications, and offering commercial training in Haskell and related topics.