Sr. Software Developer, API

Engineering Santa Monica, California



We're looking for an excellent API Developer who will help spearhead GumGum's effort in scaling our AI Platform using bleeding edge technologies and frameworks.  This candidate will be crucial in the design and development of
a scalable api that uses distributed systems.  This candidate will work with in a highly scalable, cloud-based environment using various technologies such as Java, Spring, Kafka, DynamoDB, and Redis. 


  • Design and code highly scalable, highly available and reliable web services and infrastructure 
  • Perform root cause analysis of production issues; make and implement recommendations 
  • Proactively looking for processing bottlenecks and scaling inefficiencies
  • Tune JVM for optimum CPU and Memory usage  
  • Define new and improve upon existing operational KPIs 
  • Write documentation, troubleshooting guides, etc.
  • Evangelize best practices across engineering teams
  • Review code changes from others, make suggestions to improve performance
  • Participate on rotational on-call

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of API and JVM based development experience i.e. Java, Scala, etc.
  • Experienced with Spring, Spring Data, and Spring JPA
  • Experienced with designing, developing and extending complex distributed systems in a cloud environment such as AWS
  • Experience with designing, implementing, and using RESTful APIs
  • Java engineer with experience working on high volume distributed systems
  • Application profiler, experienced with JVM tuning, etc.
  • Track record of building highly scalable and performant systems using cloud infrastructure
  • Experienced with various types of data persistence and caching technologies - DynamoDB, Elasticache (Memcached, Redis)
  • Solid troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Experience in CI/CD and deployment automation in a dockerized environment 

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive health, vision and dental benefits
  • Healthcare and dependent care FSA
  • Employer-matched 401(k) plan
  • Stock incentive program
  • Paid parental leave
  • Fitness reimbursement and wellness workshops
  • Discounted Pet Health Program
  • Commuter perks
  • Flexible time off and work schedule
  • Incredible work/life balance with a collaborative and friendly work space
  • GumGum Gives Back volunteering opportunities
  • Team building lunches and events, and monthly company celebrations



Our Values…

Be Thoughtful
We listen to understand different perspectives, show everyone respect, and relentlessly seek solutions for our clients (internal and external).

Have Agility
We are quick, nimble, and change direction gracefully, while maintaining control.

Show Grit
We bring energy and perseverance to everything we do.

Our Team…

GumGum is an AI company with expertise in computer vision built on the imagination of its people. Each day, our talented team of thinkers and doers comes together to solve hard problems on behalf of the world’s most successful businesses. Through a combination of computer science, creativity and hustle, we’ve produced a series of major technology breakthroughs across a variety of industries - from advertising to sports.  

Our Tech...

GumGum is constantly evolving to be at the forefront of computer vision and machine learning advancements. With nearly 10 years experience, we use our proprietary image recognition technology to deliver highly engaging, contextually relevant ad experiences across premium publishers all over the world. 

Our Products & Services...

Our Advertising business serves contextual marketing messages in line with content users are actively engaged with. 

Our Sports business helps marketers and rights holders understand the full media value of their sponsorship investments across broadcast and social media. And we deliver on brand safety by leveraging our AI to detect unsafe text and imagery, allowing us to deliver ads in brand safe, contextually relevant environments.

Our Hackathons...

What’s a Hackathon? We’re glad you asked. Our employees split into teams and spend 48 hours ‘hacking’ together before presenting their ideas to our executive team. It’s a chance for anyone within our company to showcase the visions they want to bring to fruition.

Our Culture...

GumGum recently earned LA’s Best Places to Work Award, and it’s no surprise why. With company-sponsored social hours, annual holiday celebrations and o-site gatherings, GumGummers enjoy a fun, creative and collaborative workplace. We provide ourselves on our strong track record of giving employees the autonomy and support they need to succeed.  

Oh, and doggies...

We love our dogs so much, we even have an Instagram dedicated to them! Follow us: @dogsofgumgum 

In Addition...

About GumGum
Careers at GumGum
GumGum Women in Tech Panel - Living a Balanced Life
Women of GumGum Around the World
Innovators in Esports Content
Sponsorship Targeting with Visual Intelligence
GumGum Sports - Sizzle Reel - 2019 (EMEA)
GumGum - LinkedIn 
GumGum Advertising
GumGum Sports


GumGum is committed to providing equal opportunities. GumGum prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws (“Protected Characteristics”). It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.