Flipdish • PAKISTAN - Karachi Hub

Data Engineer / Web Scraping Specialist - Karachi

Remote-first – With office locations

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

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.

🦄 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.

🙈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.

Company benefits

Sabbaticals
Enhanced paternity leave – After one years continuous service, Flipdish will continue to pay full basic salary for 4 weeks
Adoption leave – After one years continuous service, Flipdish will continue to pay full basic salary for 26 weeks
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay – Receive up to three months paid sick leave in any 12 month rolling period
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
Wellbeing allowance
Dog friendly co-working space
Enhanced WFH tools
Co-working space allowance – We have offices in London, Manchester, Karachi & Dublin
Summer hours
Flexible working week
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dog friendly office
Company shutdown periods
Optional unpaid leave
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Pension match/increase
Matched pension contribution
Equity packages
Share options
Personal development budgets
Hackathons
Skilled worker visas
Company wide holidays/offsites
Personal development days
L&D budget
Location
88%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
78%
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
62%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
68%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
80%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
81%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Flipdish

Company employees

180+

Gender diversity (male:female)

35:65

Office locations

Hybrid Model with offices in Dublin, London, Manchester & Karachi

Funding levels

$100m (Series C) investment from Tencent, and Tiger Global, and we couldn’t be more excited. (Jan 2022)

Hiring Countries

Argentina

Ireland

Pakistan

Spain

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023
2nd – Retail & Ecommerce

2nd – Retail & Ecommerce

Industry awards 2022