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Job Openings

In addition to the positions below, we're always looking to create new openings for smart people that want to join our team. If you believe you're one of these people, contact us at jobs@spokeo.com.

Back End Developer
Pasadena, CA

Spokeo is searching for a supremely talented, extremely passionate programmers to help us usher in the next phase of our development. We've spent years agonizing over the best way to construct an elegant, simplistic, yet highly powerful people search engine, the fruits of which have only recently become very real and very relevant to the way public data is surfaced on the web. In order to perfect our suite of products and take Spokeo to the next level, we need you, assuming you're an awesome back-end web developer. On the Spokeo backend, engineers get a chance to work with very large data sets, with hundreds of millions of records each. Not only that, but we're collecting data from a wide range of public sources, so merging, organizing, and querying these data sets becomes a major challenge. Needless to say, Spokeo deals with problems of ginormous scale, so a strong understanding and appreciation for algorithms and efficiency is desired.  These are tasks that you generally won't see on a day-to-day basis, so get excited. 

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
  • 2+ years of experience
  • Experience with high performance, high traffic web systems
  • Expert knowledge of MySql, Oracle or other RDBMS and its performance issues
  • A solid understanding of OO design and all Computer Science fundamentals
  • Experience in MongoDB is a plus

We Provide:

  • Top Salary
  • Flexible Hours
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Stock Options
  • Free Lunch Catering Every Day
  • Nerf Gun Armory
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Fully Stocked Fridge and Snacks
  • Ping Pong, Foosball, and Pool
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Customer Care Representative
Pasadena, CA

Spokeo is looking for a few awesome individuals to join our Customer Care team. This position demands versatility, as we are a fast-paced environment. We are searching for people who are not just going to get the job 'done' but also go beyond the call of duty. There are often opportunities for promotion and for that reason, we look for people who show a special quality to take our department and company to the next level.

Day-to-Day Tasks Of The Position Include:

  • Accurately, quickly, and efficiently handle customer contacts via phone (for billing and retention, technical troubleshooting, content questions, etc.)
  • Translate technological jargon in a way that users like your parents or grandparents could easily understand.
  • Take key user feedback, and quickly and concisely pass it to the appropriate department (so we can keep improving the user experience).

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A college degree or some college experience
  • Retention/Sales background preferred
  • Communicate pleasantly and effectively over the phone
  • Work both independently and with others at a high level
  • Display dedication to the company and your team
  • Is flexible and available to work shifts outside of normal business hours
  • Stays current with all things tech

 We Provide:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Free Catered Lunch
  • Fully Stocked Fridge and Snacks
  • Ping Pong, Foosball, and Pool
  • 40 hours per week (May include weekend hours)

**Please draft responses to the following two customer service scenarios marked 1 and 2. Respond in the form of a formal email.

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Customer Care Representative (Night Shift)
Pasadena, CA

Spokeo is looking for a few awesome individuals to join our night shift Customer Care team. This position demands versatility, as we are a fast-paced environment. We are searching for people who are not just going to get the job 'done' but also go beyond the call of duty. There are often opportunities for promotion and for that reason, we look for people who show a special quality to take our department and company to the next level.

Day-to-Day Tasks Of The Position Include:

  • Accurately, quickly, and efficiently handle customer contacts via phone (for billing and retention, technical troubleshooting, content questions, etc.)
  • Translate technological jargon in a way that users like your parents or grandparents could easily understand.
  • Take key user feedback, and quickly and concisely pass it to the appropriate department (so we can keep improving the user experience).

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A college degree or some college experience
  • Retention/Sales background preferred
  • Communicate pleasantly and effectively over the phone, email, and online chat
  • Work both independently and with others at a high level
  • Display dedication to the company and your team
  • Is flexible and available to work shifts outside of normal business hours
  • Stays current with all things tech

 We Provide:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Free Catered Lunch
  • Fully Stocked Fridge and Snacks
  • Ping Pong, Foosball, and Pool
  • 40 hours per week (May include weekend hours; potential shifts: 3pm-12:00am, 10pm-7am, 6pm-5am)

**Please draft responses to the following two customer service scenarios marked 1 and 2. Respond in the form of a formal email.

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Customer Care Representative - Email
Pasadena, CA

Spokeo is looking for another awesome individual to join our Customer Care team. This position demands versatility, as we are a fast-paced environment. We are searching for people who are not just going to get the job 'done' but also go beyond the call of duty. There are often opportunities for promotion and for that reason, we look for people who show a special quality to potentially take our department and company to the next level.

Day-to-Day Tasks Of The Position Include:

  • Accurately, quickly, and efficiently handle customer contacts via email (for billing and retention, technical troubleshooting, content questions, etc.)
  • Translate technological jargon in a way that users like your parents or grandparents could easily understand.
  • Take key user feedback, and quickly and concisely pass it to the appropriate department (so we can keep improving the user experience).

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A college degree or some college experience
  • Retention/Sales background preferred
  • Communicate pleasantly and effectively through email 
  • Work both independently and with others at a high level
  • Display dedication to the company and your team
  • Are flexible and available to work shifts outside of normal business hours
  • Insist on staying current with all things tech

 We Provide:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Free Catered Lunch
  • Fully Stocked Fridge and Snacks
  • Ping Pong, Foosball, and Pool
  • 40 hours per week (May include weekend hours)

**Please draft responses to the following two customer service scenarios marked 1 and 2. Respond in the form of a formal email.

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Development Manager - Data Service and API
Pasadena, CA, CA
Spokeo is looking for a Development Manager - Data Service and API to help oversee the day to day of our backend middleware team. 
 
Day-to-Day Tasks of the Position Include:
  • This person will manage 4 backend middleware developers (1 Junior and 3 Mid) to begin with
  • Make sure the delivery of product : Data Service/API is the road to access all spokeo data
  • Data Service (DSL) and API have their own development cycle
  • Review project spec and estimate time for completion 
  • Assign projects to developers
  • Hands on development and code reviews to produce good quality of code
  • Testing (Stress, Load, Unit, ...)
  •      Make sure any feature addition / modification performs same or better
  •      Integration with external services
  •      Automation
  • Deployment
  •      Jenkins
  •      Planning / Retrospective
  • Environment
  •     Maintain 3 git repo
  •     Maintain DSL/API servers (prod, staging, beta, test)
  • Track, report, and fix bugs
  • The person will work closely with other team leads, QA, and product 
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Tech Lead who wants to start managing a team
  • Management experience but not required
  • 5+ years of industrial experience as an engineer/developer
  • Experience as a team lead to provide technical and architectural guidance are required
  • Experience as a team lead to mentor developers and hold code reviews are required
  • Agile development and testing methodologies
  • Technically : Experience with SOA, REST, database, git, webserver, cache, JSON, AWS (plus), Big Data (plus), Rails (plus)
  • Computer Science or related background

We Provide:

  • Top Salary
  • Flexible Hours
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Stock Options
  • Free Lunch Catering Every Day
  • Nerf Gun Armory
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Fully Stocked Fridge and Snacks
  • Ping Pong, Foosball, and Pool
 
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General Counsel
Pasadena, CA

Spokeo is looking for a seasoned and motivated General Counsel. Be a part of an innovative and growing fast-paced people-search company.

Day-to-Day Tasks of the Position Include:

  • Drive overall legal strategy while managing day-to-day legal operations.
  • Provide counsel to the executive team and Board of Directors on a range of compliance, risk management and corporate governance matters.
  • Provide practical legal advice and support across all business functions, including sales, business development, product management, marketing, engineering, human resources, litigation, intellectual property and real estate for domestic and international operations. 
  • Review, draft and negotiate a broad range of complex agreements by working collaboratively with business and functional teams.
  • Assist in execution of corporate M&A, business development and partnership transactions.
  • Develop and execute global strategies related to user generated content, privacy and intellectual property. 
  • Manage our legal, corporate governance and compliance-related [] efforts and develop appropriate systems to ensure ongoing compliance with [government] regulations. Implement best practices and operating standards within the legal and compliance team. 
  • Assist with resolving legal-related disputes with third parties, managing outside litigation resources as necessary.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with all applicable U.S. and foreign laws and regulations through the development and implementation of compliance programs appropriate for our stage of development and scale of activities.
  • Manage risk management (including worldwide insurance programs) and advise the Executive team on risk management strategies to be implemented.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • J.D. and active licensure in any state would be sufficient, but CA would be a plus.
  • At least 6 years’ experience (2 of which should be in-house).
  • In-house experience in a technology or similar company.
  • Exceptional drafting and communication skills; ability to convey legal advice clearly and effectively.
  • Excellent legal and practical judgment with strong problem solving skills.
  • Results-oriented, with a high sense of urgency and good time management skills.
  • Must be flexible with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & the ability to work effectively with employees at all levels.
  • Also Strong understanding of privacy and security laws and regulations such as FCRA, COPPA, GLBA, EFTA, FACTA, CFAA, FTC, etc.

We Provide:

  • Top Salary
  • Flexible Hours
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Stock Options
  • Free Lunch Catering Every Day
  • Nerf Gun Armory
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Fully Stocked Fridge and Snacks
  • Ping Pong, Foosball, and Pool
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Product Manager
Pasadena, CA

Spokeo is a leading people search platform that helps people research and reconnect with others, using proprietary technology to organize people information into comprehensive, easy-to-understand online profiles.

We’re looking for a Product Manager to help us build and launch great products. Product Managers at Spokeo combine market savvy, analytics experience, and a consumer-product sensibility to innovate features that will improve our bottom line. Our Product Managers are also leaders, collaborating closely with designers, developers, and analysts.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the products
  • Research and identify product opportunities
  • Analyze user flows and understand the psychology driving user behavior
  • Define new products, enhancements, and tests for improving monetization
  • Lead projects from inception to deployment
  • Summarize performance and insights through spreadsheets and presentations

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • BA/BS degree from an accredited university
  • Experience developing and managing products in an ecommerce company
  • Ability to clearly communicate product concepts with wireframes and specs
  • Proven track record coming up with successful products
  • Consumer-oriented with solid aesthetic judgment
  • Great team player and natural leader
  • Support for Spokeo’s mission and values
  • Strong work ethic, contributing to the company’s success
  • Software development experience (preferred)
  • Experience with people related data (preferred)

We Provide:

  • Top Salary
  • Flexible Hours
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Stock Options
  • Free Lunch Catering Every Day
  • Gym Reimbursement
  • Nerf Gun Armory
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Fully Stocked Fridge and Snacks
  • Ping Pong, Foosball, and Pool
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Recruiter
Pasadena, CA

Spokeo is seeking a smart, disciplined recruiter (with a focus in technical recruiting).

Day-to-Day Tasks of the Position Include:

  • Supports Head of Recruiting in engaging and interviewing top talent in a competitive tech market.
  • Keeps detailed notes and provides daily updates to manager, with the status on each candidate he/she engages (administrative responsibilities).
  • Maintains lists of sourced candidates.
  • Heavy sourcing required.
  • Utilizes ATS to effectively track all candidates.
  • Performs full-cycle recruiting related to his/her requisitions.
  • Recruiting related projects as assigned.
  • Recruiting events as assigned (job fairs, University recruiting, etc).

Experience Required:

  • Proven experience in sourcing Software Engineering talent.
  • Flexible, organized, works well in a fast paced, changing environment.
  • Able to take direction and make changes accordingly.
  • Team player!
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Previous agency (third party) and start-up recruiting experience preferred.
  • BA/BS degree.

We Provide:

  • Top Salary
  • Flexible Hours
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Stock Options
  • Free Lunch Catering Every Day
  • Nerf Gun Armory
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Fully Stocked Fridge and Snacks
  • Ping Pong, Foosball, and Pool
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Senior Back End Developer
Pasadena, CA

Spokeo is searching for a handful of supremely talented, extremely passionate programmers to help us usher in the next phase of our development. We've spent years agonizing over the best way to construct an elegant, simplistic, yet highly powerful people search engine, the fruits of which have only recently become very real and very relevant to the way public data is surfaced on the web. In order to perfect our suite of products and take Spokeo to the next level, we need you, assuming you're an awesome back-end web developer.  On the Spokeo backend, engineers get a chance to work with very large data sets, with hundreds of millions of records each. Not only that, but we're collecting data from a wide range of public sources, so merging, organizing, and querying these data sets becomes a major challenge. Needless to say, Spokeo deals with problems of ginormous scale, so a strong understanding and appreciation for algorithms and efficiency is desired. These are tasks that you generally won't see on a day-to-day basis, so get excited. 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
  • 5-10 years of relevant work experience 
  • Experience with high performance, high traffic web systems
  • Experience with modern "big data" technology such as ElasticSearch, Hadoop, NoSQL, etc
  • A solid understanding of OO design and all Computer Science fundamentals

We Provide:

  • Top Salary
  • Flexible Hours
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Stock Options
  • Free Lunch Catering Every Day
  • Nerf Gun Armory
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Fully Stocked Fridge and Snacks
  • Ping Pong, Foosball, and Pool
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Senior Javascript Developer
Pasadena, CA

Spokeo is looking for one seasoned Javascript developer to help engineer a brand new social network/family tree building web app. The javascript engineer will write new code, work on a small team within Spokeo, and develop an amazing new product using Backbone.js, Ruby on Rails, HTML5, CSS3, ajax, REST, jquery and more. 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive javascript and javascript framework experience; we use Backbone.js but other frameworks (angular.js, ember.js, etc…) are great to have as well.
  • jQuery experience 
  • Strong computer science fundamentals (CS degree preferred)
  • Strong front end experience (HTML5, CSS3, REST, ajax). We don’t need a designer necessarily, just someone with solid front end skills. 
  • Ruby on Rails experience is a big bonus but not required. Other full-stack MVC experience also a plus.

We Provide:

  • Top Salary
  • Flexible Hours
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Stock Options
  • Free Lunch Catering Every Day
  • Nerf Gun Armory
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Fully Stocked Fridge and Snacks
  • Ping Pong, Foosball, and Pool
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Senior Software Developer - Web Applications
Pasadena, CA

Spokeo is searching for a handful of supremely talented, extremely passionate programmers to help us usher in the next phase of our development. We've spent years agonizing over the best way to construct an elegant, simplistic, yet highly powerful people search engine, the fruits of which have only recently become very real and very relevant to the way public data is surfaced on the web. In order to perfect our suite of products and take Spokeo to the next level, we need you, assuming you're an awesome web app developer. Web app developers will be responsible for building features based on product specs from product managers and/or designers. Those features might involve any of our products, from the universal people search interface and functionality to the construction of family trees to a portal that connects customers to employees and employer data. You will work closely with your team to iterate on these and other features,  the end goal being--we hope--a beautiful, usable product that connects people to information without hassle. Note: most of this work will be performed in Ruby on Rails.   

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
  • Web application development experience in Ruby on Rails (or other modern MVC framework)
  • Knowledge of XHTML, JavaScript and CSS
  • A solid understanding of OO design, all Computer Science fundamentals and SQL database concepts and performance
  • Experience in MongoDB is a plus

We Provide:

  • Top Salary
  • Flexible Hours
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Stock Options
  • Free Lunch Catering Every Day
  • Nerf Gun Armory
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Fully Stocked Fridge and Snacks
  • Ping Pong, Foosball, and Pool
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Senior Software Engineer - Ruby on Rails
Pasadena, CA

Senior software engineers develop full-stack web applications on small agile teams using Ruby on Rails, javascript (backbone, angular), HTML5, CSS3, MySQL, and plenty more. Come enjoy great work-life balance, amazing benefits, and real responsibility engineering web apps that will see the light of day quickly.

We're open to engineers with no Ruby on Rails experience as long as you have other MVC experience, great fundamentals, and willingness to learn!

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or related)
  • Web application development experience in Ruby on Rails or other modern MVC framework (spring, backbone.js, etc...)
  • Knowledge of HTML, JavaScript and CSS
  • A solid understanding of OO design, all Computer Science fundamentals and SQL database concepts and performance
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails engines a bonus.

We Provide:

  • Top Salary
  • Flexible Hours
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Stock Options
  • Free Lunch Catering Every Day
  • Nerf Gun Armory
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Fully Stocked Fridge and Snacks
  • Ping Pong, Foosball, and Pool
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Senior Systems Engineer
Pasadena, CA

We are looking for a Senior Systems Engineer, who understands and embraces the devops philosophy, can work closely with dev teams in an agile workflow and is comfortable with cloud based infrastructure. If you're excited about building big data architectures and creating a PaaS then you should talk to us.

Day-to-Day Tasks of the Position Include:

 

  • effectively prioritize work and encourage best practices in others.
  • evaluate and implement technologies that improve efficiency, performance and reliability
  • develop and deliver creative solutions that automate systems engineer functions
  • analyze, design, implement and validate strategies for CI/CD workflows
  • design and implement automated dynamic environments to suppot the needs of delivery teams
  • collaborate with other engineers to develop deployment strategies for existing and new services
  • experince with building reliable systems at scale

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to write quality code to solve automation/glue problems in one or more of these languages: Python, Ruby, Perl,    or Go
  • Expert-level knowledge of at least one configuration management system. Chef, Ansible, Puppet or CFEngine
  • Familiar with a general SDLC workflow
  • Expert-level knowledge of cloud-based infrastructures (AWS, Google App Enginer, etc)
  • Understands a Continous Deployment/Continous Delivery model and is able to architect the workflow
  • Experience with gathering metrics and making informed decisions about performance, etc
  • Expert-level knowledge of one or more Linux distributions
  • MySQL experience is a plus
  • Experience with architecting big data platforms, including Spark, Hadoop, Elastic Search, etc 
  • Knows devops tools of the trade: "jenkins, rundeck, Netflix OSS, etc"
  • Team lead experience is a plus
  • Experience in a microservice environment
 

We Provide:

  • Top Salary
  • Flexible Hours
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Stock Options
  • Free Lunch Catering Every Day
  • Nerf Gun Armory
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Fully Stocked Fridge and Snacks
  • Ping Pong, Foosball, and Pool
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Senior Web Designer
Pasadena, CA

Spokeo is on the lookout for one top-notch (senior) web designer. We want somebody who can build magnificent user interfaces and create beautiful, compelling illustrations. As for the product, you'll be working on Spokeo's main site, Spokeo.com, as part of a planned overhaul to the site that will make Spokeo the consumer-friendliest people search engine on the market. You'll also be spending a ton of time on a super-stealthy new product that promises to be a ginormous hit. Throughout all of it, you'll have incredible ownership over two product lines, something that Spokeo is in a unique position to promise given that we are, after all, a start-up. In other words, if you're interested in developing some awesome career points, this could be a great opportunity. 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Possess expert knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Have the ability to organize information simply and elegantly.
  • Are interested developing and enhancing product designs and user flows.
  • Obsess over the little things: pixel placement, color selection, and type styles.
  • Are conscientious of current design trends and understand image optimization.
  • Have a hunger and passion to learn all things related to design
  • Can collaborate and work seamlessly with a team of highly skilled designers and developers.
  • A design degree or equivalent work experience
  • Illustration and icon design skills
  • Shots on dribbble
  • A basic understanding of HTML/ CSS 
  • 3-7 years of relevant experience
  • Local candidates only / no relocation included

We Provide:

  • Top Salary
  • Flexible Hours
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Stock Options
  • Free Lunch Catering Every Day
  • Nerf Gun Armory
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Fully Stocked Fridge and Snacks
  • Ping Pong, Foosball, and Pool
  • Mental and Spiritual Fulfillment
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Web Designer
Pasadena, CA

Spokeo is in search of a talented web designer to support both marketing and product teams. 

Our ideal candidate will be able to balance product, marketing, and design requirements. This position will interact closely with product, marketing, and development to deliver seamless user experiences with a focus on company profitability. Responsibilities may include: landing pages, production design, banner ads, newsletters, and interface/product design.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to organize information simply and elegantly
  • Experience developing wireframes and user flows
  • A belief that product and design decisions are inextricably linked
  • Solid understanding of marketing flows and processes
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to multi-task 
  • Interface and UX design experience
  • Can appreciate the subjective nature of design along with the objective nature of product requirements
  • Efficiently create iterative designs for testing purposes
  • Exposure to consumer psychology (preferred)
  • Familiarity with Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch (preferred)
  • A basic understanding of HTML/ CSS (preferred)
  • Design degree or 1-4 years of equivalent work experience
  • Local candidates only / no relocation included

 

We Provide:

  • Top Salary
  • Flexible Hours
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Stock Options
  • Free Lunch Catering Every Day
  • Nerf Gun Armory
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Fully Stocked Fridge and Snacks
  • Ping Pong, Foosball, and Pool
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