Principal Data Applications Engineer

| Greater Denver Area
Join SpotX as a Principal Data Applications Engineer. SpotX, an RTL Group company, is the leading video advertising platform unifying TV and digital video globally. 
 
The Principal Data Applications Engineer is responsible for building data applications and leading/maintaining a technical vision of our big data systems to provide internal and external customers access to the data they need.
 
How you’ll make an immediate impact:
  • Help maintain a technical vision for our Big Data application layer
  • Strong leadership skills to help lead the development team
  • Data application development, implementation, and maintenance 
  • Loading disparate data sets and performing analysis of vast data stores
  • Troubleshoot and fix existing applications
  • Create reporting applications utilizing Big Data platform
  • Developing new tools and technologies in the video ad serving space
  • Embody a team spirit and participate in an agile team comprised of 4 to 5 developers
  • Participate in daily standup meetings and all meetings of the agile SDLC; planning, estimation, retrospectives, demos, etc
  • Perform additional duties assigned by management
  • Provide technical assistance to other developers, code reviews, etc

What we’re looking for:
  • Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university, and at least 7 years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Team tech lead experience and/or team management experience
  • Strong experience building Apache Spark apps
  • Experience optimizing applications with hadoop
  • Experience writing Scala
  • Strong experience running applications and queries related to big data
  • Solid OO programming skills
  • Linux knowledge and database experience
  • Experience mentoring developers on big data technologies

Bonus SpotXer Talents:
  • Experience running queries on petabytes of data
  • Experience building applications using Apache Kafka, Airflow, and Hive
  • Knowledge of Druid
 
When you join our team, we offer:
  • A fast-paced, innovative company building best-in-class technology from 27 offices around the world
  • A fun, casual, and collaborative culture with a commitment to work-life balance
  • Unlimited PTO (work it out with your team first!), company closed from Christmas to New Years
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k matching program and education assistance
  • Free breakfast Fridays, fully stocked snack wall, gym reimbursement, charitable donation matching program
 
SpotX Core Values: 
  • Customer Service, Integrity, Respect, Initiative, Collaboration, Innovation and Adaptability
 
Visit our About Us page to learn more.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • HBaseDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM

Location

Our headquarters is located in the northwest corridor of the Denver metro area, with an RTD park-n-ride, shops and dining within walking distance.

An Insider's view of SpotX

What are some social events your company does?

Our team does work from breweries a few times a month or quarter which is fun way to work and have a relaxing brew outside of the office also after hours we have gaming nights every few months where we just get to play video games with our team.

Neil

Software Automation Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

In my department, we work with many different teams and the open concept workspace and use of Slack really aids in making that easy!

Dakotah

Account Coordinator

What does career growth look like on your team?

Making significant contributions to the codebase, being put in charge of projects, being given the ability to merge code, promotion to senior software engineer (or whatever position is appropriate for your skill level), and assisting others in their projects as needed.

Shane

Software Engineer

What are SpotX Perks + Benefits

SpotX Benefits Overview

SpotX offers a competitive benefits package for our global team, including the must-haves like medical, dental and vision...and the perks like an annual gym reimbursement of up to $600. Full-time employees become eligible for company sponsored benefits on the first of the month following date of hire date. Domestic Partner coverage is also available. Wherever possible, we try to offer a choice of plan designs to best meet the unique needs of individual employees.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Community and collaboration are important values at SpotX. As such, we have a team the supports employee engagement, company activities and community involvement.
Partners with Nonprofits
In 2019, we supported over 75 organizations with our charitable donations company-wide! This includes our gift matching, fundraiser and holiday giving drives. Go team!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible spending account options are available with dependent care reimbursement and medical reimbursement account options allowing you to set aside pre-tax dollars for certain expenses.
Disability Insurance
Short-Term Disability covers 60% up to $2,500 of weekly salary after 14 days of disability. Long-Term Disability covers 60% up to $10,000 of monthly salary after 90 days of disability.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Our health and welfare plan includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage from major national carriers. Domestic Partner coverage is also available.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Join SpotXers in kickball and softball teams, organized evening and weekend activities like mountain biking and climbing, and more ping pong than you could ever want to play.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
SpotX is committed to helping its employees save for the future, by offering a 401k plan, including multiple investment choices and matching. We also offer financial planning support.
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Philanthropy is an important value at SpotX. SpotX's Gift Matching Program matches contributions from eligible employees to non-profit organizations. Bolstering your contributions to worthy causes!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Customize pre-tax deductions to help pay for your commute to and from work. If your commute changes throughout the year, make adjustments on the fly to your contributions.
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
SpotX Gym Reimbursement program is designed to help employees stay motivated and achieve their fitness goals. SpotX will pay 50% up to $600/year for full-time salaried employees.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
In addition to onsite job training and conferences, we offer Lynda.com, a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve goals.
Tuition Reimbursement
For education opportunities that SpotX approves, the company will reimburse eligible employees, 50% of the cost of the education tuition up to a maximum of $5,250 annually.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Work-life balance. Unlimited PTO (work it out with your team first!), company closed from Christmas to New Years. Make a real difference - your code reaches millions of people as soon as you release it. Work in a fun, casual, team environment – flip flops OK. Frisbees and foosball tables.

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