Content Acquisition engineer

We are recruiting software engineers and technology professionals to work with our News API platform


Founded in 2000, ZENARK develops products that monitor news, social media, radio and TV.

We have recently launched a News Search API. We are currently recruiting a team to build product offerings using this platform.

We are looking to recruit engineering and technical staff at all levels. We can offer real-world flexibility for our employees including shorter working weeks, work from home or remotely using state of the art technology. We can also offer attractive and tailored financial packages.

Job description

A key feature of our News API system is the quality of content. Unlike other search engines, our index is hand curated to ensure a consistent quality.

We have a technical role for an individual who will be responsible for ongoing process of content acquisition.

The applicant will be expected to use in-house developed tools to expand and manage the crawling of content.


We would expect you to have at a minimum:

  • an absolute key requirement for this role is attention to detail. Precision and thoroughness will be a key expectation.

Some experience in any of the following would be an advantage

  • a programming language or scripting language
  • ability to manipulate and filter data on Linux using commands such as awk, sed
  • a knowledge of the building blocks of the web such as HTML or Javascript
  • data management at large scale using SQL or NOSQL databases
  • understanding of regular expressions
  • Experience or knowledge of web based content management systems and techniques

Previous encounters with web scrapers, data acquisition or crawlers would be a bonus. Knowledge of Java 8 would also be considered a bonus.

This is a permanent position (full or part-time considered).


Please email your CV and a covering note to

We are happy to consider full-time, part-time and contractor applications. You will be offered the opportunity to work from home or at our office in Dublin (subject to guidelines from the Government of Ireland).