POSTED 11 Mar
Senior Backend Engineer
at Scrapinghub
Software DeveloperFull TimeAnywhere
Founded in 2010, Scrapinghub is a fast growing and diverse technology business turning web content into useful data with a cloud-based web crawling platform, off-the-shelf datasets, and turn-key web scraping services.We’re a globally distributed team of over 180 Shubbers working from over 30 countries who are passionate about scraping, web crawling, and data science.About the Job:Scrapinghub is looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to develop and grow a new web crawling and extraction SaaS.The new SaaS will include our recently released AutoExtract which provides an API for automated e-commerce and article extraction from web pages using Machine Learning. AutoExtract is a distributed application written in Java, Scala and Python; components communicate via Apache Kafka and HTTP, and orchestrated using Kubernetes.You will be designing and implementing distributed systems: large-scale web crawling platform, integrating Deep Learning based web data extraction components, working on queue algorithms, large datasets, creating a development platform for other company departments, etc. - this is going to be a challenging journey for any backend engineer!As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will have a large impact on the system we’re building, the new SaaS is still in the early stages of development.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Work on the core platform: develop and troubleshoot Kafka-based distributed application, write and change components implemented in Java, Scala and Python.
  • Work on new features, including design and implementation. You should be able to own and be responsible for the complete lifecycle of your features and code.
  • Solve distributed systems problems, such as scalability, transparency, failure handling, security, multi-tenancy.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience building large scale data processing systems or high load services
  • Strong background in algorithms and data structures.
  • Strong track record in at least two of these technologies: Java, Scala, Python, C++. 3+ years of experience with at least one of them.
  • Experience working with Linux and Docker.
  • Good communication skills in English.
  • Computer Science or other engineering degree.

Bonus points for:
  • Kubernetes experience
  • Apache Kafka experience
  • Experience building event-driven architectures
  • Understanding of web browser internals
  • Good knowledge of at least one RDBMS.
  • Knowledge of today’s cloud provider offerings: GCP, Amazon AWS, etc.
  • Web data extraction experience: web crawling, web scraping.
  • Experience with web data processing tasks: finding similar items, mining data streams, link analysis, etc.
  • History of open source contributions

Benefits

As a new Shubber, you will:Become part of a self-motivated, progressive, multi-cultural team.Have the freedom and flexibility to work from where you do your best work.Attend conferences and meet with team members from across the globe.Work with cutting-edge open source technologies and tools.Receive paid time offEnrol in Scrapinghub's Share Option Programme
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