Contract Web Crawling Developer at Fairygodboss
New York City, NY, US

What We’re Looking For:

 

We believe that finding the right team member is a lot like dating, which means we’re less concerned about what your resume looks like, than how our conversation goes. While qualifications matter (see below), here are some of the things about your personality that we care about:

 

You are scrappy and resourceful. You are responsible and have integrity.  This isn’t typically a resume line-item, but it’s very important and we will want to speak to your former colleagues.

 

You are confident.  Since you’re an early employee you will need to be a leader, by definition.  We want you to believe and aspire to shaping what our company does.

 

You don’t mind doing everything. And anything. Building a startup looks glamorous. Until it doesn’t. We need someone who doesn’t think twice about rolling up her/his sleeves and getting messy.
 

About this Role:
We are looking for a contract web developer who works on the Fairygodboss engineering team to crawl corporate career sites’ job descriptions to be sanitized and stored in our databases for search and display to job-seekers using our web platform. In this role, you will be developing web scrapers for career websites that we are crawling and updating them, upon changes to those sites’ structures.

Your Responsibilities / Day-to-day:

You will develop or update approximately 10 web crawlers each month, providing feedback on process enhancements and reporting bugs, as appropriate. The maintenance and continuous updating of our web scrapers is incredibly important to our enterprise customers. Therefore, being available and very responsive to fix broken crawlers is key to success in this role. Moreover, you must be very comfortable communicating to internal stakeholders who are customer-facing and may have to provide customers progress updates.

This is an early-career position that has the potential to develop into a front-end product engineering position at Fairygodboss.

Requirements:

You should have prior software development experience, specifically having had developed web scrapers in the past. You must be proficient in Javascript/Node, HTML, and CSS. You should also be a:

  • Critical thinker

  • Team player and a fast learner - we are constantly growing and need someone who can ramp up quickly!

  • Extremely detail-oriented and process-driven


For those who are interested in this position on a part-time basis, we nevertheless need an initial full-time commitment for a 2-3 month period and then subsequently, we require a flexible but part-time commitment level that can customer response times we maintain. In this latter period, you should expect a 20-30 hour per month average time commitment. 

Contact:
 

  • To apply, please submit your resume and a brief explanation of your interest and qualifications to Dan Sprock, Director of People & Culture at dan.sprock@fairygodboss.com


Company Description:

Fairygodboss is the largest career community for women*. Our mission is to help the women in our community by providing free resources and a safe, inclusive environment for highly motivated women to connect with other career-minded individuals and help one another to succeed. Millions of women visit Fairygodboss for career connections, jobs, community advice, virtual events and hard-to-find intel about how companies treat women.
 

*Fairygodboss is an inclusive community and when we use the term women, we refer to cis women, trans women and nonbinary individuals.

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