Data Engineer - Web Scraping Specialist
At Flipdish, we’re turning the tables in favour of independent restaurant and takeaway owners by providing them with the tools they need to make their lives easier. We provide our customers with a suite of powerful, but straightforward tech along with (real human) support, so they can thrive on their own terms.
Everything we do is designed to make running a restaurant satisfyingly simple, in a world that’s anything but.
About this role…
As a Data Engineer - Web Scraping Specialist at Flipdish, you will play a pivotal role in building and enriching a comprehensive database of current and prospective clients.
Your primary responsibility will be to utilize your web scraping skills to gather valuable data from various online sources, ensuring the accuracy, reliability, and cleanliness of the collected data. You will work closely with the Head of Revenue and collaborate with cross-functional teams to provide insights that drive informed business decisions.
If you are a driven and technically adept Data Engineer with a passion for web scraping and data management, we encourage you to apply and become a part of the Flipdish team. Help us shape the future of digital solutions for the restaurant industry.
Opportunity to work in a fast-growing and dynamic tech company at the forefront of the food industry. Chance to make a significant impact by contributing to data-driven decision-making processes. Collaborative and supportive work environment that values innovation and personal growth.
In this job, you’ll…
- Employ advanced web scraping techniques to extract relevant data from websites and online platforms.
- Develop and maintain web scraping scripts using Python and other relevant technologies.
- Clean, preprocess, and transform the collected data to ensure consistency and accuracy.
- Manage and optimize large datasets to enable efficient storage and retrieval.
- Collaborate with the salesforce & data teams to integrate scraped data into existing systems and databases.
- Continuously monitor and refine scraping processes to adapt to changes in source websites.
- Work closely with the Head of Revenue to identify data needs and contribute to the development of data-driven strategies.
- Explore new data sources and techniques to enhance the quality and scope of the client database.
- Provide data insights and visualizations to various stakeholders within the company.
We’re looking for…
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Data Science, or a related field (or equivalent practical experience).
- Proven experience as a Data Engineer or similar role, with a strong focus on web scraping and data collection.
- Proficiency in Python and experience with web scraping libraries such as BeautifulSoup, Scrapy, or Selenium.
- Solid understanding of data management principles, including data cleaning, transformation, and validation.
- Experience working with large datasets and database systems (SQL, NoSQL, etc.).
- Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot and optimize scraping processes.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
- Detail-oriented mindset with a commitment to delivering high-quality, accurate data.
- Familiarity with data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI) is a plus.
What you get
We’re a growing startup and we understand that amazing incentives will attract amazing talent. As well as the perks, we provide unparalleled opportunities for career growth. If you’re smart, ambitious, and hard-working, we’ll do whatever it takes to make you a Flipdisher!
Some of our incentives include:
🏡 Flexible working - work in a way that works for you
🌴25 days holidays per year and plenty of company get togethers!
❤️🩹 Healthcare coverage for UK, Irish, and US employees
👩🏾🎓 Access to training and educational sponsorship
🎭 Team meet-ups and social events
🔗 You can read more about our benefits here
🦄 About Flipdish
We’re Flipdish, an Irish unicorn (valued at over $1bn), serving independent restaurants in a world transformed by tech. No matter how fast Flipdish has grown, we’ve evolved around our customers and their needs. We’re not just an end-to-end ecosystem of technology, but a team committed to supporting people in the food industry.
We go to great lengths to understand our customers (check out our C-suite on work experience). We’re food industry natives. We’ve worked in busy kitchens and run busy restaurant franchises. We don’t just help our customers deal with real life problems, we give them a way of competing with the big chains, growing on their own terms, and falling back in love with what they do.
At this point, you might expect the usual spiel about how great a place Flipdish is to work at and how great our work culture is (and it is!). But, this all depends on our employees. And that’s because we trust our employees to define what sort of an employer Flipdish is.
Transparency is hugely important to us. We listen to one another. We collaborate. And we give everyone a way to grow their careers through a supportive environment.
We’re a company that values diversity, inclusion, and wellbeing as standard. We believe in balance, not burnout. Every Wednesday is meeting-free and we get Summer Fridays (Fridays off during the summer). And all permanent employees qualify for our share scheme because we share our success.
We’re flexible employers. We have teams based on both sides of the Atlantic who get their jobs done both from home and from some of our beautiful offices in bustling cities like London & Dublin.
So, if you want to join a genuinely friendly team, take a look at our current openings and get in touch. And if you don’t see an opening just yet, do get in touch and register your interest with us anyway. We’ll be in touch as soon as something suitable opens up.
🙈Don’t be shy. Apply.
We know that imposter syndrome can be a thing. Don’t let it be. We want enthusiastic people from all backgrounds. If you feel like you’re up for working with us, get in touch.
We also understand neurodivergent candidates might need assistance. That’s not a problem in the slightest. Just reach out to us, we’d love to hear from you.
We asked employees of Flipdish how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us
Working at Flipdish
Gender diversity (male:female)
Implementing initiatives to reach our 50:50 goal
Remote Friendly with offices in Dublin, London, Liverpool & Manchester
$100m (Series C) investment from Tencent, and Tiger Global, and we couldn’t be more excited. (Jan 2022)