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Data Engineer (Web Scraping)
New York, NY

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Job Description

Point72's Market Intelligence Data (MI Data) group is a service-focused business committed to driving high quality fundamental research powered by advanced data analytics to help inform investment decisions at Point72. The MI Data - Sourcing function identifies, acquires, and onboards the data required to create MI Data products. Our team members are essential to the process of turning data into real value - we ask them to be strategic and innovative in their hunt for information and expect them to partner closely with our Compliance team when obtaining new data sets.

What you'll do

As a Web Scraping focused Data Engineer, you will be responsible for extracting and ingesting data from websites using web crawling tools. In this role you will own the creation process of these tools, services, and workflows to improve crawl/ scrape analysis, reports and data management. We will rely on you to test the data and the scrape to insure accuracy and quality. You will own the process to identify and rectify any issues with breaks as well as scale scrapes as needed.

What's required

* Experience running large scale web scrapes

* Solid Python knowledge

* Familiarity with Linux/UNIX, HTTP, HTML, Javascript and Networking

* Familiarity with techniques and tools for crawling, extracting and processing data (e.g. Scrapy, pandas, mapreduce, SQL, BeautifulSoup, etc).

* Experience with system monitoring/administration tools

* Experience with version control, open source practices, and code review

* Experience with applications designed to display archived web content

* Great communication skills (written and Spoken in English)

* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field or the equivalent demonstrated experience

We take care of our people

We invest in our people, their careers, their health, and their well-being. We want you to concentrate on success and leave the rest to us. When you work here, we provide:

* Fully-paid health care benefits

* Generous parental and family leave policies

* Mental and physical wellness programs

* Tuition assistance

* A 401(k) savings program with an employer match and more

About Point72

Point72 is a global asset management firm led by Steven Cohen that uses Discretionary Long/Short, Macro, and Systematic strategies to invest in eight offices across the globe. We look for people who want to build a career with us - people who want to innovate, experiment, and be the best at what they do - while adhering to the highest ethical standards.

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