Scrape and Extract Stock Market Data

If you are looking to scrape financial data of thousands of companies across the world, there is no question of doing it manually or with a simple DIY tool. Analysts, Portfolio managers, and Traders working in the financial industry are spending huge amounts of money to gain access to data that could potentially move the market. Getting hold of financial data doesn’t have to be so expensive and time consuming. With PromptCloud’s web crawling services, scraping financial data from publicly available sources on the web is fast, efficient, and easy. Here are some of the use cases that we have encountered from our clients’ request to scrape financial data.

Scrape financial dataApplications of financial data

1. Financial data and rating services

Our crawlers can be used for monitoring several websites to keep track of financial news. With this in place, changes in the financial state of corporations that can potentially impact the market can be detected in near real time.

2. Financial advisory

If you are looking to build a financial recommendation platform, using web crawling to fetch the needed data would be the ideal option. For example, you could scrape the interest rate for various products on bank websites to recommend the relevant ones to your consumers.

3. Risk mitigation services

Web crawling can be used to extract content from the sites of regulatory bodies (government, court, etc.) to mitigate the risk of lending in case of natural disasters, crimes (example: identity theft) and policy changes.

4. Investment firms

Making safe investments is the key to survival as an investment firm. Scraping financial data can aid you in detecting micro-trends for making such efficient investments and in share trading. The financial performance data needed for this can be scraped from sites like Yahoo Finance, Google Finance, Bloomberg market etc.

5. Compliance management

Staying compliant to the policies and regulations set by financial regulators is important if you want to keep your business out of legal troubles and ramifications. You can use web crawling to stay updated to the changing policies and laws to avoid possible consequences.

The requirements

To get started, all you need to do is let us know about your requirement like sources, frequency, data points and the delivery format and method. With this information, our team will do a feasibility check to make sure your requirement is legally and technically feasible. With our fully managed web crawling service, you don’t need to be involved in any of the technical aspects. Common data points associated with stock market data are:

Previous Close

Open

Bid, Ask

Day’s Range

Average Volume

Market Cap

Beta

PE Ratio

EPS

Earning’s Date

Dividend & Yield

Ex-Dividend Date

Crawler setup for scraping financial data

Once the feasibility check is completed and the requirement is found feasible, our team will proceed onto the next step – crawler setup. Setting up the crawler is the most complicated and technically demanding process in web crawling. This will be taken care of by our dedicated technical team and typically takes a few days to get completed. The data starts flowing in after the crawler is set up and running. This initial data might contain noise, which includes unwanted HTML tags and text that got scraped along with the data. To remove this, the data dump file is run through a cleansing setup. Finally, the data is properly structured to ensure compatibility with databases and analytics systems.

Data delivery

The data delivery formats and methods are just as customizable as our crawling solution. You can choose between XML, JSON and CSV for data formats and get the data via our API, Amazon S3, Dropbox, Box or FTP.

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Software Engineer – Full time

We’re a team of high-tech Engineers working on fresh big data problems. An integral part of our offerings is web-scale crawl and extraction using cloud computing and machine learning techniques. We’re on a quest for innovative ways to solve the business problems of data acquisition and normalization on the web. Our vision is to make PromptCloud a one-stop brand for data and our growth is geared towards that.
Where we are at PromptCloud- We are a bootstrapped company in the mid-growth phase and are planning to quickly expand (not much in terms of personnel) but heavily with respect to the solutions we can provide to big data problems in the market. We started off with international clients and we have pretty much covered the globe at that.

What PromptCloud expects for this role:

– Sound knowledge of Algorithms and OOP concepts
– Proficiency with Linux/Unix (required)
– Knowledge of any one of the scripting languages – Ruby/Perl/Python
– Graduated from a tier-1 college (IITs, NITs, IIITs, BITs) or you’re dead smart to blow us away with your tech skills
– 1 to 3 years of industry experience in a tech role
– Prior experience with a startup or Big Data technologies is a plus
– Prior exposure to web technologies, Rails, Django is a plus
– Energy and passion for working in a growing company
– Sense of ownership and attention to detailsDevOps experience
– An entrepreneurial and experimental mindset

What you will receive:

– Truckloads of learning
– Friendly environment and a culture for growth
– Collaboratively solving exciting challenges with smart minds around
– Busy days and busier nights that you won’t regret
– All things good or great at any bootstrapped company

Ruby on Rails Developer – Full time

We’re a team of high-tech Engineers working on fresh big data problems. An integral part of our offerings is web-scale crawl and extraction using cloud computing and machine learning techniques. We’re on a quest for innovative ways to solve the business problems of data acquisition and normalization on the web. Our vision is to make PromptCloud a one-stop brand for data and our growth is geared towards that.
Where we are at PromptCloud- We are a bootstrapped company in the mid-growth phase and are planning to quickly expand (not much in terms of personnel) but heavily with respect to the solutions we can provide to big data problems in the market. We started off with international clients and we have pretty much covered the globe at that.

We’re looking for a Ruby on Rails developer to take over various responsibilities in design and development of rails application. The role involves client side as well as server side expertise.

What PromptCloud expects for this role:

– At least 1-2 year experience working with Ruby on Rails (or Django) and MVC
– Experience working with HTML5, CSS3, JS, jQuery, AJAX, and other web technologies
– Experience working with Linux
– UI/UX Design and front end development experience
– Ability to write well-abstracted, reusable code for various UI components
– Should be willing to work independently and take end-to-end ownership with minimal guidance
– Excellent time-management, multi-tasking, communication and interpersonal skills.
– Must have great design and good documentation skills

Applicants having the following skills will be given preference:

– Knowledge of open source tools such as Firebug, Chrome developer tools
– Experience working with Twitter Bootstrap & Node.JS
– Work independently and end-to-end with minimal guidance
– Ability to write well-abstracted, reusable code
– Excellent time-management, multi-tasking, communication and interpersonal skills
– Must have great design and good documentation skills

What you will receive:

– Truckloads of learning
– Friendly environment and a culture for growth
– Collaboratively solving exciting challenges with smart minds around
– Busy days and busier nights that you won’t regret
– All things good or great at any bootstrapped company

DevOps Engineer – Full time

We’re a team of high-tech Engineers working on fresh big data problems. An integral part of our offerings is web-scale crawl and extraction using cloud computing and machine learning techniques. We’re on a quest for innovative ways to solve the business problems of data acquisition and normalization on the web. Our vision is to make PromptCloud a one-stop brand for data and our growth is geared towards that.
Where we are at PromptCloud- We are a bootstrapped company in the mid-growth phase and are planning to quickly expand (not much in terms of personnel) but heavily with respect to the solutions we can provide to big data problems in the market. We started off with international clients and we have pretty much covered the globe at that.

Responsibilities:

– Ensure 100% availability and reliability of our service,
– Help the company make optimized infrastructural choices.
– Create and implement tools that manage infrastructure.
– Work independently and end-to-end with minimal guidance.

Skills:
On the system side
– Experience with Puppet/Chef/Ansible, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Git, Graphite and related tools for large-scale systems management
– Experience working with linux system monitoring and analysis
– Good understanding of distributed computing environments
– Open to working non-standard hours in critical situations
– Replication of databases (both relational or NoSQL) across geographical regions using various consistency models
– Experience with package management systems such as APT or RPM
On the development side
– Basic coding/scripting ability in Ruby, Python or any other scripting language
– Write clean, elegant and reusable OO code. This is not a sysadmin job.
– Ability to write well-abstracted, reusable code and good documentation skills
– Some understanding of REST and other web technologies is a plus.
– The ideal candidate for this position should have good attention to details, along with excellent time-management, multi-tasking, communication and interpersonal skills.

What you will receive:

– Truckloads of learning
– Friendly environment and a culture for growth
– Collaboratively solving exciting challenges with smart minds around
– Busy days and busier nights that you won’t regret
– All things good or great at any bootstrapped company

Marketing Manager – Full time

PromptCloud is looking for a growth hacker to take over responsibilities in developing and executing strategic marketing programs to meet growth objectives, develop market awareness and communicate client results. The analyst works with the Digital and Inbound Marketing Manager and other business segment executives, product management and sales leadership in supporting sales tools to attract, win and retain clients. Essentially, this profile touches all aspects of marketing and business development, thus evolving into being a successful growth-in-charge for the organization.
He/she partners with all functions within marketing as well as key external departments to drive successful, cross-functional marketing and sales initiatives and contributes towards the successful development and maintenance of key performance indicators that lead PromptCloud to 5x growth in the next 3 years.

Desired Skills and Experience:
– Tech (CS) along with an MBA degree from a top B-school
– Minimum 2 years of experience in a marketing/business analyst role
– Good experience in top and bottom level funnels
– Strong business acumen, highly developed analytical skills and recognized for innovative and creative approaches to problem solving
– Inherent empathy for the customer
– Highly professional written and verbal communication skills, along with interpersonal skills
– Hands-on experience with blogging, copywriting, content marketing & PR
– Experience in social media marketing (planning and execution) is a plus
– Experience working with a B2B/enterprise startup is a big plus
– Excellent time-management, multi-tasking and interpersonal skill

Responsibilities include:
– Understanding PromptCloud’s technology well as you progress, and using it to ideate on marketing strategies across geographies
– Performing timely market researches driven towards opening newer marketing and revenue channels that would directly affect technology roadmap (essentially growth hacking) and tracking various growth and marketing initiatives using key metrics customized to PromptCloud’s environment.
– Growing a community of big data enthusiasts on social media sites like LinkedIn and Twitter, and the technology ecosystem, and prospecting within the group
– Coordinating with vendors on collated improvements to company website via A/B testing, etc. and maintaining the same
– Collaborating with the SEO team on launching and monitoring PPC campaigns
– Creating content for various online and offline channels, and further coordinating with vendors towards this goal
– Publicizing content generated on various online and offline channels, as deemed appropriate with regular research
– Taking end-to-end ownership of tasks with moderate to minimal guidance.

What you will receive:

– Truckloads of learning
– Friendly environment and a culture for growth
– Collaboratively solving exciting challenges with smart minds around
– Busy days and busier nights that you won’t regret
– All things good or great at any bootstrapped company

(This position is currently inactive, you can still apply if you’re interested.)

PromptCloud is looking for an ambitious content marketing all-rounder who would be responsible for writing well-researched and informative content for the blog, website and other marketing collateral. The person should be an auto-pilot and self- thinker and have strong convictions along with efficient proofreading and paraphrasing skills. There will be a steep learning. As a company, we like to work with people who are smarter than their years, fast learners, and quick thinkers. Responsibility-shirkers need not apply. This is an amazing place to grow rapidly and make a real impact. If you’re someone who doesn’t tolerate low expectations, then you might be the right person for our team.

Job Responsibilities:
– Responsible for generating new opportunities: key business function is prospecting new accounts and also to manage and execute research activities as required to compile successful campaign target lists.
– Responsible for segmenting and identifying qualified outbound leads via various communication channels through in-depth understanding of their use case.
– He/she will assist in expanding the company’s database of prospects.
– He/she will be responsible for retargeting of outbound leads and launching various client-nurturing campaigns and account management including up-sell and cross sell.
– He/she will be responsible for arranging various outbound campaigns for increasing brand awareness and revenue.
Establish annual, quarterly, monthly, or weekly sales and collection plans and prioritize and schedule own –
activities so these targets are met.
– Responsible for responding to RFPs and other queries from outbound leads.
– Advising customers on forthcoming product developments and discussing special promotions.
– Understand PromptCloud’s technology well enough.

Desired skills and experience:
– Should be an MBA with a tech background.
– 2 – 4 years of experience in a similar role.
– Experience of software sales/ business development.
– Should be a Techno functional who can map Technology to Business Processes.
– Excellent written skills and ability to communicate well with clients from various geographies.
– Should have experience in handling customer queries.
– Excellent listening skills.
– Ability to understand customer’s industry and core business processes, and then identify the problems they are facing.
– Ability to understand and describe how solutions and features can address the business issues that customers are facing.
– Target focused individual contributor.
– This is an independent role with minimal guidance / interference so give us a shout only if you can ideate as well as execute end to end.

What you will receive:

– Truckloads of learning
– Friendly environment and a culture for growth
– Collaboratively solving exciting challenges with smart minds around
– Busy days and busier nights that you won’t regret
– All things good or great at any bootstrapped company

(This position is currently inactive, you can still apply if you’re interested.)

Content Writer & Social Media Marketer – Full time

PromptCloud is looking for an ambitious content marketing all-rounder who would be responsible for writing well-researched and informative content for the blog, website and other marketing collateral. The person should be an auto-pilot and self- thinker and have strong convictions along with efficient proofreading and paraphrasing skills. There will be a steep learning. As a company, we like to work with people who are smarter than their years, fast learners, and quick thinkers. Responsibility-shirkers need not apply. This is an amazing place to grow rapidly and make a real impact. If you’re someone who doesn’t tolerate low expectations, then you might be the right person for our team.

Desired Skills and Experience:
– Excellent written communication skills
– 1-2 years of full-time experience with content writing
– Should have exposure in public writing, blogs
– High attention to detail
– Hands-on experience with blogging, copywriting, content marketing & PR
– A good hang of the nuances of English language and grammar rules
– Experience in social media marketing (planning and execution) is a big plus
– Ability to learn and adapt to the latest online marketing trends
– Experience working with a B2B/enterprise startup is a plus
– Excellent time-management, multi-tasking and interpersonal skills

Responsibilities include:
– Writing engaging content for the blog, website and emails
– Creating newsletters targeted towards a B2B audience
– Generating SEO-friendly content across sources and sharing them on social media channels
– Independently coming up with GREAT content from time to time
– Developing measurable content marketing strategies
– Growing a community of big data enthusiasts on social media sites like LinkedIn and Twitter
– Understanding PromptCloud’s technology well as you progress
– Taking end-to-end ownership of tasks with moderate to minimal guidance
– Should have understanding of promotion of own articles on various platforms
– Should be familiar with keyword research and ROI on content in terms of visitors, likes, comments, leads etc
– Take ownership of on-page SEO and content promotion on various platforms including but not limited to blogs, forums and social media sites
– Have a basic understanding of Google webmaster and Analytics
– Assist in content strategy and keyword strategy to increase traffic for the website
– In-depth knowledge of and enthusiasm for social media along with demonstrated awareness of social media trends/developments
– Ability to work in a fast-moving and team-oriented environment
This is an independent role with minimal guidance / interference so give us a shout only if you can ideate as well as execute end to end.

What you will receive:

– Truckloads of learning
– Friendly environment and a culture for growth
– Collaboratively solving exciting challenges with smart minds around
– Busy days and busier nights that you won’t regret
– All things good or great at any bootstrapped company

(This position is currently inactive, you can still apply if you’re interested.)

Intern – Sales

Job Location

Bengaluru, India

Job Description

Interns in this program will work with PromptCloud’s/JobsPikr’s Sales Team at the company’s headquarters in Bengaluru, India for a duration of 2-3 months. The positions’ duties include but are not limited to prospecting, qualifying, conducting introductory calls, educating leads on the features & uses of our services/offerings, and closing deals.

Desired Qualifications

-Currently enrolled in a Business program with a Marketing or Sales focus, preferably with a Tech background.

-Excellent listening skills along with strong communication and organizational skills

-Ability to be detail oriented and realize the importance of accurate documentation and tracking

-Able to think critically, multi-task, and keep up in a fast-paced environment-Should be good with browsing through data to find the right prospects.

Job Description

-Responsible for generating new opportunities: key business function is prospecting new accounts for a newly launched product (https://www.jobspikr.com) and to manage and execute research activities as required to compile successful campaign target lists.

-He/she will assist in expanding the company’s database of prospects.

-He/she will be responsible for retargeting of outbound leads and launching various client-nurturing campaigns and account management.

-He/she will be responsible for arranging various outbound campaigns for increasing brand awareness and revenue.-Responsible for responding to RFPs and other queries from leads.

What you’ll Get!

-Challenging sales experience of breaking into a nascent market and gaining traction for a new product (using PromptCloud’s existing brand name)

-Opportunity to intern with & learn from the global leader in web data extraction

Flexible work schedule

-Most importantly: First-hand sales experience!

-Potential full-time offer

So, are you ready help organizations across the world realize the potential of Web Crawling Services?

Note: Though all training and support shall be provided, the candidate is expected to work as an individual contributor.

Freelance Sales Agent- Multiple Geos (Commission based)

Job Location

Remote

Job Description

-Person in this role will be working remotely and independently as a sales agent responsible for generating new opportunities: key business function is prospecting new accounts and generating qualified leads for PromptCloud’s primary solutions

-Responsible for segmenting and identifying qualified leads via various communication channels through in-depth understanding of their use case

-Responsible for responding to RFPs and other queries from outbound leads and filling the middle of the sales funnel

Desired Skills and Experience

-Understand PromptCloud’s technology well enough

-Should have a good network and command over the market in one/multiple regions- especially North America, UK, EU and Middle East

Experience of software sales/ business development in multiple verticals

-Excellent written skills and ability to communicate well with clients from various geographies

-Ability to understand customer’s industry and core business processes, and then identify the problems they are facing

-Ability to understand and describe how solutions and features can address the business issues that customers are facing

-Target focused individual contributor

How to apply

Send a mail to info+freelancer@promptcloud.com .

Note: This is an independent role with minimal guidance / interference so give us a shout only if you can ideate as well as execute end to end. All necessary knowledge base and training will be provided. Compensation will be made on a commission basis for every closed deal.