xD is a startup in the U.S. Census Bureau that works across government and with partners to
build experimental data products for the public good.

We build products that challenge the status quo of how people gain value from data and how
agencies leverage their public data. To meet the challenges of a more data-driven government,
we work closely with our partners to deliver new and exceptional product experiences for the
benefit of the people of the U.S. 

You'll be part of a startup environment delivering directly on projects like:
- Helping keep people safer through streamlined data and process around recalls
- Helping synthesize feedback and sentiment of Veterans
- Helping the government better authenticate and proof people
- Better fraud detection for Census 2020
- Helping people find and apply for government-assisted housing 
- Building lightweight applications of AI, Natural Language Processing, & Machine Learning for government benefit

We’re hiring a Full Stack and Backend Developer to help us build amazing products for the public. We’re looking for someone who is:

●      Passionate about working on high-impact projects that further the public good
●      Able to thrive in rapid development cycles
●      Self-directed and able to set goals independently
●      Excited to teach and learn new techniques
●      Enthusiastic about building open-source software
●      Skillful at communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience

Skills and responsibilities

In your role with xD, you will be responsible for:

●      Building back-end information systems, including APIs and web applications
●      Planning or contributing to sprint-planning meetings, stand-ups, and retrospectives
●      Writing software tests and adhering to test-driven development
●      Designing relational database architecture and writing performant SQL queries
●      Writing in modern, open-source scripting languages such as Ruby and Python
●      Developing web applications using open-source frameworks such as NodeJS
●      Deploying and administering web application servers
●      Developing in open-source frontend frameworks such as React (Full stack only)
●      Using version control, specifically Git and GitHub


  • Location:
  • This job is remote friendly.
  • Deadline:


Minimum qualifications

- Bachelor's Degree
- US Citizen

Preferred qualifications

We’d be even more excited if you have:

- An interest in cutting-edge technologies, e.g. machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, etc. (even better if you have project examples)

- Startup experience, or the equivalent self-starter resourcefulness

To apply, please send your resume to with the subject “Developer Application.” Make sure your resume includes links to example projects and links to their source code.