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DCTech startup using location data for Impact X-Mode Social

Spark Developer


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3 months
Location: Type: Full-time

X-Mode Social, Inc. is looking for a full-time Back-End Engineer (Spark Developer) to work on X-Mode's data platform and join our rapidly growing team. We are looking for someone who is excited to solve complex location challenges and ready to contribute significantly to new feature development on our AWS multi-petabyte data pipeline.

This position is full-time remote (anywhere in the U.S.). Please note that at this time, X-Mode is not sponsoring visas for any positions.


  • Use big data technologies, processing frameworks, and platforms to solve complex problems related to location

  • Build, improve, and maintain data pipelines that ingest billions of data points on a daily basis

  • Efficiently query data and provide data sets to help Sales and Client Success teams' with any data evaluation requests

  • Ensure high data quality through analysis, testing, and usage of machine learning algorithms


  • 1+ years of Spark and Scala experience

  • Experience working with very large databases and batch processing datasets with hundreds of millions of records

  • Experience with Hadoop ecosystem, e.g. Spark, Hive, or Presto/Athena

  • Experience with SQL based data architectures

  • 1+ years Linux experience

  • 1 years working with cloud services,  ideally in AWS (EMR, Cloudwatch, EC2, Athena, Hive, etc)

  • Self-motivated learner who is willing to self-teach and can maintain a team-centered outlook

  • Self-directed and comfortable working on a remote team 

  • Strong curiosity about new technologies and a desire to always use the best tools for the job

  • Experience at a startup or comfortable working in highly dynamic/ fast-paced environment

  • BONUS: GIS/Geospatial tools/analysis and any past experience with geolocation data


  • Cool people, solving cool problems.

  • Competitive Salary

  • Medical, Dental and Vision 

  • Generous PTO policy & paid holidays

  • We value your input. This is a chance to get in on the "ground floor" of a growing company

At X-Mode, we’re excited about building a diverse team and creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive, and we encourage all applicants of any educational background, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, citizenship, socioeconomic status, disability, and veteran status to apply

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