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Python Developer - Web Scraping at Scrapinghub

We are looking for software engineers to join our Delivery 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?

Job Responsibilities:

    • 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

Scrapinghub’s platform and Data 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:

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).

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