Lead Software Engineer (Spark/Scala)

X-Mode Social

X-Mode Social, Inc. is looking for a full-time lead software engineer to work on X-Mode's data platform and join our rapidly growing team. For this position, you can work in either remotely or in our Reston, VA headquarters. Our technical staff is scattered across the U.S, so you'll need to be comfortable working remotely. We often use videoconferencing tools (like Slack, Google Meet) to coordinate, as well as Jira for tasking, and Bitbucket for source control. We work in short sprints, and we'll count on you to provide estimates for tasks to be completed and delivered. 


  • 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


  • 3-5+ 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
  • Real-time streaming with Kinesis, Kafka or similar libraries
  • 4+ years working with SQL and relational databases
  • 3+ years working in Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • A self-motivated learner who is willing to self-teach
  • Willing to mentor junior developers
  • Self-starter who can maintain a team-centered outlook
  • BONUS: Experience with Python, Machine Learning
  • BONUS: GIS/Geospatial tools/analysis and any past experience with geolocation data


  • Cool people, solving cool problems.
  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 15 Days of PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • We value your input. This is a chance to get in on the "ground floor" of a growing company