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"Spokeons enjoy a super flexible work environment with plenty of perks."
- Hired.com (Top 10 companies to work for in Los Angeles)

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We’re always debating newer and better ways of doing things - we help the best ideas win.

Cutting Edge Technology

Choose from the latest tools to make your job easier, and let your imagination fly.

Relaxed Environment

No ties or briefcases required, and you can always unwind with a game of pool or ping pong.

Career Investment

If you discover any book, resource or conference that helps you learn, we’ll cover the cost.

NonStop Fuel

Enjoy free, catered lunch every day, and power up with the snacks and beverages of your choice.

Team Collaboration

With employee-led seminars, we enjoy an environment where everyone learns and teaches.

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.

Customer Care Representative
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.

This is a permanent, full-time position, but comes with a probation period of 3 months. If you prove to be a good fit quickly, the probation period may be as short as 1 month.

Day-to-Day Tasks Of The Position Include:

  • Accurately, quickly, and efficiently handle customer contacts via phone and email (for stuff like billing, 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
  • Communicate pleasantly and effectively over the phone and via 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
  • Have writing experience, with an emphasis on speed, clarity, and attention to detail

 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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Director of Analytics
Pasadena, CA

Spokeo is looking for a data analysis expert to be our Director of Analytics. Come lead our web analytics initiatives, oversee external business intelligence tools, analyze KPI's across the organization at a growing fast-paced people-search company.

Day-to-Day Tasks of the Position Include:

  • Understand and analyze KPI's across the entire organization, including payment infrastructure, web analytics, customer behavior, and customer retention
  • Create project plans to deploy our business intelligence tools
  • Deliver clear, insightful reports and dashboards to organizational stakeholders
  • Oversee our internal analytics data tables and external business intelligence tools

 Desired Skills and Experience:

  • BS/BA degree or higher in relevant field of study.
  • 3+ years of experience in a business intelligence position at a high traffic online business
  • Experience managing a team of 3-5
  • Deep familiarity with a wide range of business intelligence and analytics tools
  • Expert skills in data analysis in Excel.
  • Understanding of statistics and SQL.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate insights to stakeholders across the organization.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workloads.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Must enjoy working in a “start-up” environment, defining and creating new processes and methods.

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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Engineering Manager
Pasadena, CA

Spokeo is on the lookout for a passionate, experienced manager of engineering. Qualified candidates will be excellent communicators, natural leaders, and big-picture thinkers. Our engineering managers are responsible for organizing deadlines, milestones, and software roadmaps, in addition to liaising between their teams and upper management. Their aim? The health, happiness, and overall performance of the engineering team, as well as the integrity of the coding infrastructure. This position has strong growth potential, as Spokeo's engineering teams are rapidly growing. 

Note: this position will involve minimal coding, but we prefer someone with a strong coding background. 

Day-to-Day Tasks of the Position Include:

  • Mentor development leads
  • Provide technical and architectural guidance and oversight.
  • Set team goals and milestones.
  • Review project specifications for technical feasibility and estimate time to complete each project.
  • Assign projects to developers based on ability and skill set.
  • Work closely with QA manager to manage regular code deploys.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of programming experience
  • Minimum 2 years of management experience at an established company
  • Energetic, communicative attitude
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Understanding of software development methodologies
  • Good grasp of software development life cycle
  • Bachelor's in Computer Science or a related field
  • Experience managing 10+ direct reports (preferred)
  • Exposure to start-up environment (preferred)
  • Experience leading web development teams (preferred)
  • Experience with Agile software methodology (preferred)

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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Front End Developer
Pasadena, CA

Spokeo is looking for a seasoned front end developer to help lead a team that owns the front end assets and UI development of the Spokeo web site. 

Day-to-Day Tasks of the Position Include:

  • Building responsive, cross-browser compliant web pages on a Ruby on Rails platform.
  • Ensuring UI consistency for projects of over 10 web developers.
  • Keeping assets organized and optimized.
  • Maintaining our Spokeo style guide.
  • Triaging visual and cross-browser/device defects.

Desired Skills and Experience: 

  • Strong design & UX experience.
  • Writes standards-compliant, cross-browser, cross-device code.
  • Expert in responsive design and development.
  • Experience writing large scale application CSS3 in a modular and scalable way (OOCSS, SMACSS, or something similar).
  • Knowledge of front-end performance issues & asset compression.
  • Experience using Git or other version tracking software.
  • Experience with Javascript, jQuery, Coffeescript.
  • Experience with SASS.
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails, Backbone, or other MVC architectures a plus.
  • Computer Science knowledge and a CS (or related) degree preferred.

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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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 10 years’ experience 
  • 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
  • Mental and Spiritual Fulfillment
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Junior 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 & Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
  • 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
  • Mental and Spiritual Fulfillment
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Junior Software Developer - Web Applications
Pasadena, CA

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 universeal 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
  • Mental and Spiritual Fulfillment
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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
  • Mental and Spiritual Fulfillment
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Senior DevOps Engineer
Pasadena, CA

We are looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer to join our growing systems engineering team. We need experienced engineers who can work closely with development to make architectural decisions including deciding which technologies and resources will be used to accomplish projects as well as influence design patterns. 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • We are primarily a ruby shop, but any strong python/perl/shell scripting experience is great.
  • Cloud management experience (eg, aws/ec2, openstack, Xen-XCP, Eucalyptus, open nebula, cloud stack, gcloud, etc...)
  • Config automation (eg, Puppet, Chef, CFengine, ansible, salt, etch, etc...)
  • Continual deployments (eg, Jenkins, Capistrano, massh, etc...)
  • MySQL/postgres/RDS experience
  • NoSQL experience (eg, MongoDB, Cassandra, etc)
  • Previous experience supporting LAMP, Ruby On Rails, full stacks
  • Experience with multiple distros of Linux (eg, gentoo, amazon enterprise linux, centos, ubuntu, debian, redhat, etc)
  • Enthusiasm for and experience with modern distributed network services, eg Thrift services, gearman, ActiveMQ/RabbitMQ, hadoop, streaming/Storm services, logstash, elasticsearch
  • Networking troubleshooting/experience (eg, iptables, acl's, pf, ipfw netfilter, palo alto, load balancers, firewalls, vlans, wifi, etc) 
  • Monitoring experience (eg, cacti, nagios, statsd, graphite, icinga, cloudwatch, etc)
  • Virtualization (virtualbox, vagrant, docker, veewee, xen, kvm, 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
  • Mental and Spiritual Fulfillment
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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, node.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
  • Mental and Spiritual Fulfillment
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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
  • Mental and Spiritual Fulfillment
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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
  • Mental and Spiritual Fulfillment
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Software Engineer - Summer 2015 Internship
Pasadena, CA

Spokeo's developer interns will have the opportunity to work on a myriad of different projects during their time here. Whatever you're interested in, it's likely that we're doing something relevant. Front-end engineers, full-stack rails developers, back-end algorithm experts, we're interested in all of you. What's important is that we find talented, all-around athletes, programmers who can and will do it all. If that sounds like you, then you must apply! 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • The candidate should be pursuing a bachelor's degree in a CS-related field, e.g. Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Engineering. 
  • Experience with at least one programming language (Ruby, Phyton, Perl, Java, C++, etc)
  • A strong desire to learn new technologies and move at an industry pace
  • exposure to the consumer web space
  • experience with high-traffic sites
  • personal projects that demonstrate coding ability

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
  • Lots and Lots of Scooters
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