Senior Web Scraping Engineer

Number of employees

100

Remote, United States

Posted on: 2023-10-03

Category: sustainability

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Employment type:

Full time

Remote?

Yes

Experience required:

Senior

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Zignal Labs’ real-time intelligence technology helps the world’s largest organizations protect their people, places, and position. Zignal’s AI-powered platform analyzes billions of data points in real time, accelerating mission critical decision making by empowering leaders with contextual situational awareness of the information environment.


About Zignal Labs

Zignal Labs’ real-time intelligence technology helps the world’s largest organizations protect their people, places, and position. Analyzing billions of data points in real time,  Zignal's AI-powered platform accelerates mission-critical decision making by empowering leaders with contextual situational awareness of the information environment.

Fully remote, with Silicon Valley roots and team members in over 20 states, Zignal serves customers around the world. Learn more at zignallabs.com.

As a Senior JavaScript Engineer, you will primarily be responsible for the research, prototyping, development, testing, and deployment of web scraping tools and solutions. You will need to leverage your extensive knowledge of Http, HTML and JavaScript to lead initiatives, develop innovative solutions, and tackle complex technical challenges.

Why join Zignal Labs?
- Competitive salary based on the work you do
- Flexible time off – work with your manager to take the time you need
- Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage
- Paid parental leave plan
- Professional development and growth programs 
- A tight knit, collaborative, and transparent environment to help you succeed

Zignal Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No sponsorship is available for this position.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Prototype, design, develop, and maintain high-performance and reliable web scraping solutions
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather and refine requirements for data extraction projects
  • Write clean, maintainable, and efficient code
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing systems to adapt to ever-changing environments
  • Research new solutions and stay up to date with the latest approaches of the web scraping community to continuously enhance and optimize existing solutions
  • Mentor other developers, helping them enhance their skills and understanding of JavaScript and web scraping

  • In order to be successful in this you will need:

  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in software engineering
  • Proficient understanding of JavaScript, particularly in the context of webpage structures
  • Experience in web scraping technologies and methodologies and libraries
  • Understanding HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to navigate through websites dynamically
  • Deep understanding of HTTP and HTTPS protocols
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Rapid prototyping skills with a proactive, self-drive mindset 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Plusses:

  • Experience with one or more scraping tools and providers like Apify, Diffbot, Bright Data, or Oxylabs is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Python or other scripting languages.
  • Experience with cloud-based platforms like AWS, GCP, or Azure is a plus.

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