UBS Financial Services Web Mining Engineer in Shanghai, China

Your role:

Do you learn best through reverse-engineering? Do you know how web pages work? Are you interested in becoming a hero within a team of existing heroes? If so we could use you to help us:

\tinvestigate varied websites architectures by reverse engineering the underlying communication and data flow

\tbuild efficient web mining robots (sprider, bots, scrapers) that will stand the test of time

\tresearch and design tools and processes to optimize the day-to-day work and data platform

\tcooperate with the Data Quality and Operations team on overcoming challenges related to efficient robot maintenance

What we offer:

Together. That’s how we do things. We offer people around the world a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment. We value your passion and commitment, and reward your performance.

Keen to achieve the work-life agility that you desire? We're open to discussing how this could work for you (and us).

Take the next step:

Are you truly collaborative? Succeeding at UBS means respecting, understanding and trusting colleagues and clients. Challenging others and being challenged in return. Being passionate about what you do. Driving yourself forward, always wanting to do things the right way. Does that sound like you? Then you have the right stuff to join us. Apply now.

Disclaimer / Policy Statements:

UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

Your team:

You will be working in the Web Scraping team which is a part of the Data Factory function of UBS Evidence Lab. Our job is to build solutions to automatically collect any necessary data. We are creating our own Agile framework to keep the organization scalable and maintain good environment for continuous optimization. The broader Data Factory team specializes in various data related techniques including web harvesting, data cleansing and enrichment.

UBS Evidence Lab is led by visionaries and our culture is like a start-up (without all of the risk). Our unique data-driven approach to investment research is revolutionizing the industry.

You can learn more about Evidence Lab here.

Your expertise:

You have:

\tknowledge of web client-server architecture interaction including HTTP, JSON, REST

\tweb development experience including HTML/ CSS, XPATH, DevTools/Firebug

\tpractical understanding of JavaScript

\texperience with Python or any other popular scripting language

\tpractical experience in working with SQL or NoSQL databases

\twillingness to propose new ideas and implement innovative solutions

You are:

\tfull of energy and able to persevere through technical issues

\ta team player willing to learn / share solutions and best practices from your colleagues

\table to think outside of the box and solve abstract, ill-defined problems

\tcontinuously pursuing self-improvement

\tefficient English speaker/writer

About us:

Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That's what we do. And we do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world.

We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?

Your colleagues:

Job Reference #: 180456BR

Business Divisions: Investment Bank

Title: Web Mining Engineer

City: Shanghai

Job Type: Full Time

Country / State: China

Function Category: Research