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Data Collection Team Lead (100% Remote)

Madrid
http, python, scrapy, sql
info This job requires EU working permit and residency in Spain.

Your Job

As the Data Collection team lead, you take responsibility for a group of data engineers which is in charge of web crawling and external data acquisition.
  • You lead the feature implementation and innovation efforts of your team, coordinating with other leads and the business side of the company.
  • You are responsible for building scalable and modern data fetching solutions based on technologies like Python and Scrapy while also making sure that the team is happy, effective and developing professionally.
  • You will enjoy working here if you genuinely enjoy taking care of people and like to be in a thriving, agile environment being the hub between the tech part and the management part of the team.

    What You'll Do

    • Lead a diverse team of data engineers with a servant leadership mindset. Identify, prioritize and assign initiatives & tasks in alignment with needs from business and other tech teams.
    • Coach and develop your team members, ensuring personal growth and skillset expansion, managing their goal setting process and ensuring they build and follow a solid personal growth path. Identify your team members’ key strengths and areas of improvement to help them grow. Perform periodical 1-on-1 talks and feedback sessions to give and receive feedback from them.
    • Take responsibility for the quality of technical implementation, facilitate and encourage the creation of scalable, sustainable, business-oriented, high-quality software. Be aware of technical debt and manage it wisely.
    • Help with the recruiting pipeline for the team. You will lead the selection process of the candidates for your team.
    • Even if this is not a purely technical position, it’s not management related only: You go hands-on yourself from time to time, when needed, in order to lead by example.

    Your Skills

    • You have been an engineer for a good part of your career, ideally focused around data, extra points if you are proficient in Python and you love high-quality code, embracing good practices like testing, refactoring, documenting and building sustainable pieces of software.
    • You are highly collaborative, communicative, sociable, and love what you do.
    • Hands-on pragmatic mentality.
    • Excellent technical, diagnostic, and troubleshooting skills.
    • Very strong leadership and organizational abilities.
    • Excellent communication, motivational, and interpersonal skills.
    • Good English verbal and written communication skills.

    Bonus Points

    • Previously worked in agile environments.
    • Experience in a similar role would be advantageous.
    • Experience in remote and asynchronous working setups.

    The Team

    A large part of the StyleSage product is a whole data pipeline that starts with hundreds of spiders (python/scrapy) that continuously crawl websites, continues with a series of data quality and data enrichment processes (python, celery, rabbitMQ, machine-learning, SQL...) and ends providing clean, validated and normalized product information for our customers to analyze in a beautiful platform. In every step of the pipeline, we are obsessed with ensuring highest data quality, which we promise to our customers.

    The Data Collection (DC) team is responsible for the first step in that pipeline: Crawling massive amounts of (raw) data from fashion e-commerce websites as well as other data sources. To achieve this, the DC team works with a dedicated team of QA reviewers and spider developers (a.k.a spider-wo+men) and supports those teams with tools, frameworks, infrastructure and process automation.

    The Company

    Our motto is "We love data". And we love technology that deals with data because it enables us to do incredible things... things that are valuable for our customers and that sustain a business.

    StyleSage is (no longer) a startup founded 8 years ago with offices in New York and Madrid. Madrid is the home for our core technical team. It's an open, diverse and inclusive team of very skilled and talented individuals that are happy to collaborate, share knowledge and enjoy building great software together. We are looking forward to welcoming additional members for this team.

    What We Offer

    • First and foremost: permanent contract and competitive salary.
    • Teams are made of people, not resources.
    • Open, diverse and inclusive environment.
    • A challenging and fun project to work and grow with, with the latest technologies, best practices and light speed evolution, all in a friendly, relaxed and positive environment.
    • Fixed yearly training budget to spend on english classes, courses, books, or conferences.
    • Your brand new laptop with OS of your choice (we recommend MacOSX or any flavor of Linux).
    • A team of colleagues that will share a lot of knowledge with you (we have weekly in-depth internal talks).
    • Fully remote position. Our office in Madrid is in a co-working space quite close to Avenida de América metro station, always available for you if you want to meet your colleagues in person and enjoy the fruit/coffee/tea we stock in there.

    The Joel Test

    Our score: 10.5/12

    The Joel Test is a quick and simple way to measure the quality of a software development team.
    Do you want to join us?
    1. Do you use source control?
    Absolutely.
    +1.0
    2. Can you make a build in one step?
    Yes, build & deploy.
    +1.0
    3. Do you make daily builds?
    More than one.
    +1.0
    4. Do you have a bug database?
    Yes, JIRA.
    +1.0
    5. Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
    Most of the times.
    +0.5
    6. Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
    Yes.
    +1.0
    7. Do you have a spec?
    Yes.
    +1.0
    8. Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
    Yes.
    +1.0
    9. Do you use the best tools money can buy?
    Yes.
    +1.0
    10. Do you have testers?
    Not yet.
    +0.0
    11. Do new candidates write code during their interview?
    Yes.
    +1.0
    12. Do you do hallway usability testing?
    Yes.
    +1.0
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