> Traktoro: Search Engine Implementation

contract type: general contractor / implementation partner
client: Theklatur GmbH
role: Technical Project Leader
time period: Jul 2013 – Mar 2014
volume: 220hr Dr Bergmair + 700hr Junior Devs

search engines • data science • Linux • Python • NoSQL • mongodb • rabbitmq • celery

Theklatur GmbH, not having any software engineering resources of their own, contracted my company Utopia Refraktor for the design and implementation of a search engine website from the ground up. I conducted this project, coordinating a team of 5 junior developers as well as a number of subcontractors over a period of 6 months and implementing critical parts of the system myself.

The site traktoro.net gives users the ability to search through online offers of second-hand land machinery across a plethora of online marketplace and bulletin board websites.

Our implementation included several scrapers, backend-infrastructure for scheduling retrieval of content into a structured database in optimized time-intervals, as well as the search engine frontend.