Python Developer at Scrapinghub

Remote

Python Developer

REMOTE

Professional Services

Full time

We are looking for software engineers to join our Professional Services team to work on web crawler development with Scrapy, our flagship open source project.

Are you interested in building web crawlers harnessing the Scrapinghub platform, which powers crawls of over 3 billion pages a month?

Do you like working in a company with a strong open source foundation?

Scrapinghub helps companies, ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to up and coming early stage startups, turn web content into useful data with a cloud-based web crawling platform, off-the-shelf datasets, and turn-key web scraping services.

Job Responsibilities:

Scrapinghub’s platform and Professional Services offerings have been growing tremendously over the past couple of years but there are a lot of big projects waiting in the pipeline, and in this role you would be a key part of that process.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Design, develop and maintain Scrapy web crawlers
  • Leverage the Scrapinghub platform and our open source projects to perform distributed information extraction, retrieval and data processing
  • Identify and resolve performance and scalability issues with distributed crawling at scale
  • Help identify, debug and fix problems with open source projects, including Scrapy

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of software development experience.
  • Solid Python knowledge.
  • Familiarity with Linux/UNIX, HTTP, HTML, Javascript and Networking.
  • Good communication in written & spoken English.
  • Availability to work full time.

Bonus points for:

  • Scrapy experience is a big plus.
  • Familiarity with techniques and tools for crawling, extracting and processing data (e.g. Scrapy, NLTK, pandas, scikit-learn, mapreduce, nosql, etc).

Benefits

As a new SHubber, you will:

  • Become part of a self-motivated, progressive, multi-cultural team.
  • Have the opportunity to work remotely.
  • Have the opportunity to go to conferences and meet with the team from across the globe.
  • Get the chance to work with cutting-edge open source technologies and tools.

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