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Job Description

Meltwater, a global software as a service company, is looking to hire a full time Data Acquisition Specialist to join our Content Services team!

The Content Services organization is responsible for building and maintaining a rich and complete source database in order to ensure the flow of high quality content into the Meltwater Product.

We are looking for people who are interested in developing their skills in a fast-paced and dynamic workplace, and a positive and solution-oriented attitude is a must-have. You’ll join a truly enthusiastic team of friendly people and will be working as part of the wider Content Services team across the globe.

Your main responsibility in this position is to continually maintain Meltwater’s content crawling solutions.

All required training will be provided to you in order to master your tasks. It is beneficial if you have a basic understanding of "Web Data Extraction" and its associated challenges.

Meltwater truly believes that people with different backgrounds and perspectives will make our environment better and raise the quality of our products. We’re actively working to build a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage everyone to join us in our journey!

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Master our internal tooling to update crawler configurations

  • Continuous improvement of content quality and expansion of content coverage

  • Work with other divisions to help increase customer satisfaction

  • Collaborate with engineering teams to improve current and develop future in-house tooling

Skills & Requirements

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Fluent in Mandarin

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field (fresh graduates welcome)

  • Strong analytical skills and reliability

  • Quick learner

  • Great attention to detail and accuracy in work

  • Strong knowledge of HTML and CSS

Desirable Skills

  • Basic knowledge of Web Data Extraction and the usage of regular expressions and XPATH in that context

  • Firm understanding of HTTP (status codes, authentication, etc.)

  • Familiarity with JavaScript, Python or any other scripting language

Additional Information

  • Located in Shanghai (during Covid times you would work from home)

  • Full Time (40 hours a week)

  • Starts immediately

Contact Person
Monika Schall

About the company


Meltwater, a pioneer of media intelligence and now Outside Insight, gives businesses the information advantage they need to stay ahead. More than 30,000 companies have used Meltwater’s media intelligence to stay on top of billions of online conversations and extract relevant insights to strategically manage their brands. Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on the local expertise of 55 offices across six continents. Meltwater is also committed to fostering the data science ecosystem through MEST, a pan-African entrepreneurial program and incubator, and Shack15, a global data science community. Learn more at meltwater.com.

All of our solutions are fully web-based, offered as a service, and based on a modern technology stack. This is your opportunity to be part of a small agile team within a big multinational organization!

We are more than 2000 people across the globe, so there is a lot going on. We believe in diversity and inclusion, and building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This approach not only raises the quality of our products for our customers, but makes collaboration along the way much more fun.

Read our underthehood blog to see which problems our engineers are solving. Also have a look at what life is like at Meltwater and visit our company profiles on LinkedIn, Xing, Facebook, and Twitter.

Equal Opportunity

Meltwater is firmly committed to affording equal employment opportunities to all candidates and employees alike without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, disability and we treat each individual with respect and dignity.

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