Freelance Web Scraping Expert

Business Intelligence · Sliema, Malta
Department Business Intelligence
Employment Type Freelance

Web International Services Ltd. (WIS) is an independent Affiliate Marketing Company situated in Sliema (Malta), which acquires new clients for iGaming companies and financial services.  

We are obsessed with great content, which goes way beyond the ordinary. On our websites, the user comes first and to better serve this mission, we are constantly working on new Business Intelligence projects: “In Data WIS trusts!” What about you? 


Our BI & Data department now wish to tackle the data retrieval from our operator’s backends via web scraping techniques when API is not available. 

  

We are therefore actively looking for a Web Scraping Expert to help us study and improve our affiliation strategy, identify patterns and find areas of improvement.  


The project you’ll be working on will consist first in gathering data from our top 100 accounts, but the final goal is to integrate all our operators ‘data (700+ accounts) in order to make possible a direct linking with our financial software and automate our invoicing process. 


In this mission the perfect candidate would require the following skills: 


Excellent technical abilities 

  • Expertise and extensive experience with R (rvest, Rcrawler, shiny) 
  • Experienced and familiar with the following web scrapping techniques: 
  • Text pattern matching 
  • Socket programming 
  • HTML parsing (Wrapper, Xquery, HTQL)  
  • DOM parsing (Xpath) 
  • Vertical aggregation 
  • Semantic annotation recognizing 
  • A thorough understanding of data structures and databases 
  • A positive and can-do attitude! 

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  • Location
    Sliema, Malta
  • Department
    Business Intelligence
  • Employment Type
    Freelance