Second Life creator Linden Lab is looking for staff to fill vacancies at its new British base in sunny Brighton.
In a blog post, Purbrick wrote:
"Have you thought about working for Linden Lab, but didn’t want to move to the US? Have another look at our open positions - we’re now recruiting in Brighton, UK."
According to the job description, Linden is looking for "wickedly brilliant software development generalists" to work on Second Life's real-time 3D graphics engine, backend network and physics engine.
Brighton-based blogger Anthony Mayfield, a content worker with search marketing consultancy Spannerworks, welcomed the virtual world to the city:
"I hope that Linden Lab succeed and grow their base in Brighton. It's a badge of honour for the city to have them come here.
"Anyone else thinking of opening up a web company in the UK could do worse than come and take a look at the talent base and excellent lifestyle of Brighton & Hove."