AECOM Webscraper in Chantilly, Virginia

United States of America - Virginia, Chantilly

Job Summary

Webscraper will use technical tools to collect Internet information from publically accessible websites, format the data, and send the results to ingest points. The data collection occurs in a variety of foreign languages. The web collection specialists configure, test, and monitor webscraping tools and the workflows that ingest the data. Though not required for all positions, specialists with language proficiency independently confirm that vernacular data is collected and formatted correctly, otherwise, may be required to work closely with a translator to satisfy specific web collection requests. The successful candidate will perform a variety of data collection tasks, including crawling selected web sources to determine structure, metadata, and data discovery; formatting data to be compatible with downstream systems; performing API pulls, posting the resulting data to cloud-based systems.

Minimum Requirements

  • 2 year technical degree or 3 years of experience related to web technologies or technology-based data collection

  • Have demonstrated experience in webscraping and data transfers via APIs

  • Ability to work independently and as a contributor to a virtual team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Human Language Technology (HLT) such as computer assisted translation (CAT) tools, post-edited machine translation, and adaptive machine translation tools.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Linguist

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 203360BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.