Python / Scrapy Senior Developer - Crisp Leeds

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

The Role

Join us in leading a fight against offensive, illegal and toxic content online!

Crisp is on the lookout for a Senior Developer (Python) to join our team to help us increase the coverage of the data sources we collect social media content from.

We currently collect from sources across the web and dark web on various social media channels, forums and internet communities protecting Global Brands from risks including counterfeit goods selling, physical security threats and PR issues.

Making sure the extracted data is of the highest quality, you will investigate and write new web Spiders on a regular basis as well as being the developer lead for the Crisp scraping platform.

You will be responsible for setting up a web scraping infrastructure based on the open-source Scrapy ( framework (or alternative), together with being responsible for all production quality scrapers you will directly manage a team of external contractors to write scrapers. Including hiring, deploying work and quality checks across the entire contractor base.

Crisp offers the highest quality and most innovative solutions in the market and processes over three billion pieces of user generated content in real time every month. As such, we seek individuals who are passionate about quality delivery and want to play a key role in ensuring we remain the Social Media Risk Experts.


To join our team, experience with large scale web scraping projects including management of rate limiting, deep web scraping is a nice to have and experience with the Scrapy (Python) platform (or equivalent recommendation) is essential as is experience in hiring contractors to produce web scraping modules.

In return you will work for the Global leader in Social Media Risk Management where a rewarding and fast paced environment meets passion to get the job done well. You will also work from Crisp’s new grade A offices in the heart of Leeds city centre.


25 Days annual leave (excl. Bank Holidays)

Breakfast, Pizza and Beer on Fridays!

Fruit on Mondays

Healthcare Cash Plan

Critical Illness and Life Insurance

About Crisp:

Crisp's mission is to protect Global Brands, children and social platforms from Social Media risk. At Crisp we believe that everyone should be safe from unwanted User Generated Content online. We are a high growth company that already works with and protects the world's biggest brands and social platforms.

Crisp comprises hundreds of expert consultants in linguistics, moderation, psychology, data protection, law and regulation supported by world leading proprietary software and empowered by knowledge and expertise to intervene decisively to protect brands from social media risks in minutes, 24/7 across the globe.


'This work meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, any applicants who are offered work for this organisation will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions. A criminal record will not automatically bar a person from successfully taking up this post.”

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