Work4 is a startup that develops a recruitment application on Facebook, one of the largest social network in the world. This application is used by small and large enterprises and allows them to offer jobs directly from their Facebook page. Work4 offers a paid contract that supports automatic import job offers customers in the application and export of candidates directly in the customer's system.
The team in which I work is called ImpEx team. The work of the team is to write imports plugins that will allow JobPipe, the developed software that automates import, recover our clients' job offers. And also to write exports plugins that will allow the exports framework to automatically sends the candidates in the customer's site with a report automatically generated.
JobPipe is a complete software that has been the subject of a patent application and which possesses a rapid development cycle: from the tasks I had to do there were also JobPipe tasks. JobPipe is very versatile and scalable: it has a Web interface (UI JobPipe) on which I have worked a little.
JobPipe conducts 3 steps: Import the job offers customers in its database, transform the jobs so that they have the correct format for the application, and export jobs to the application. This consists of spiders (Scrapy specific term) that will crawl customer's site and extract the necessary information for each job. The transformations use rules defined in JobPipe to format jobs so that they are properly used and displayed by the application.