QuantBet LLP - Web Scraper role - Leeds

Company: QuantBet LPP
Location: Leeds city centre
Salary: £25-40k; negotiable

We are a mathematical and computing consultancy providing bespoke advise and software to our core client base – betting syndicates. We are looking for the sharpest web scraping candidates who get things done.
One of the key aspects of our business is scraping data available on the internet. This can range from the relatively simple – for example obtaining information about historic sporting events – to more challenging tasks such as interacting with sophisticated websites that are specifically designed to thwart scrapers. Candidates will be required to write parsers for data analysis and structured data feeds, which in some cases, will need to remain off-radar.

We are not just looking for traditional candidates; we are very hacker friendly and seek individuals who prefer to use powerful, expressive languages and tools to do challenging tasks parsimoniously. Candidates should thrive on problem solving - and more importantly - beating the system.

Candidates should have a broad understanding of computer science, and possess some of the following skills: Python, Perl, C, Shell scripting, Regex, Unix, Internet protocols (HTTP etc), Distributing Web Requests, Image Processing, Captcha Breaking, Data Mining, Web Spidering, HTML templating (and how to exploit their structure). Strong OOP and/or FP are also desired.

If you’d like to apply, or have any questions about the role and what we do, then drop me an email at [email protected].