Senior Software Engineer (Java)


Santa Monica, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/17/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 1314 7th St. Floor 5, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

About GumGum

GumGum is an artificial intelligence company with deep expertise in computer vision and natural language processing. Its mission is to solve hard problems across media by teaching machines to see and understand the world. Since 2008, the company has applied its patented capabilities to serving media-related industries, including advertising and professional sports.

Job Description

Our Advertising division houses an engineering team consisting of more than 50 engineers, covering a diverse skill set from computer vision scientists to React developers. The Advertising division is the data engine room of GumGum. The team generates more than 50 TB of new data every day, while receiving more than 20 million requests per minute! Our engineers and scientists work on technologies such as Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Spark, Kafka, AWS, Big data and React. As part of their role, we encourage team members to present in meetups and to attend conferences. We also encourage them to submit patches to open source projects. 

The Senior Software Engineer is responsible for scaling our AI Platform using bleeding edge technologies and frameworks for GumGum's latest product offering, Verity.

This role’s primary challenge is the design and development of a scalable customer-facing API that uses distributed technologies such as Java, Spring Boot, and DynamoDB.

This role reports to our Director of Engineering as part of the Machine Learning Engineering team. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Design and implement scalable APIs using Java technology stack for the Verity Platform which allows our customers to integrate with our Machine Learning platforms
  • Leverage AWS Services and open source technologies to build resilient, auto scaling, and self healing micro services. 
  • Design and implement systems leveraging caching technologies such as memcache, redis, or dynamodb. 
  • Design and implement highly scalable asynchronous systems leveraging various messaging technologies such as SQS or Kafka
  • Review code changes from others, make suggestions to improve performance
  • Participate on rotational on-call to support the Verity Platform production system during business and non-business hours


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent


  • 4+ years experience with Java and RESTful API Development
  • 4+ years experience with Spring or Spring Boot
  • 4+ years experience with designing and implementing auto scaling, self healing, and performant microservices 
  • Experience with Messaging software: SQS, Kafka, RabbitMQ
  • Prefered: 
    • Experienced with various types of data persistence and caching technologies such as DynamoDB, Elasticache (Memcached, Redis)
    • Experienced with designing, developing and extending complex distributed systems in a cloud environment in AWS
    • Experience in CI/CD and deployment automation in a dockerized environment 
    • Familiar with AWS API Gateway and nginx
    • Experienced with application debugging tools such as New Relic (preferred) or App Dyanmics


  • Expert ability to write robust code in Java
  • Strong ability to design scalable and resilient systems in the cloud
  • Ability to effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical cross-functional team members and stakeholders
  • Project management and excellent prioritization skills
  • Understanding of distributed software architecture

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to rapidly and effectively change context throughout the day
  • Rapid learner with the ability to learn new technologies

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive health, vision and dental benefits
  • Healthcare and dependent care FSA
  • Stock incentive program 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Discounted Pet Health Program
  • Flexible time off and work schedule
  • Commuter perks
  • Stocked kitchen 
  • Dog-friendly HQ office - we love our fur babies!
  • Incredible work/life balance with a collaborative and friendly work space
  • GumGum Gives Back volunteering opportunities

Career & Development Focus 

  • Ongoing learning and development for education opportunities such as webinars, books, classes, relevant conferences and events
  • Opportunities to pursue business related side projects and yearly Hackathon
  • Highly encouraged to contribute to open source software, including our own open source software
  • Environment of learning from peers, including meetups, presentations and blog posts
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology
  • Life Skills sessions - geared towards the whole life/ health / person
  • Leadership Bites Dinner Series - connecting current and future GumGum leaders over great food and meaningful conversation
  • Women of GumGum - a community of women across our global organization aimed at empowering one another

*Please note that we are not currently accepting candidates from recruiting agencies or 3rd parties.*

Related Jobs

Engineering Manager, Ad Server

GumGum - Santa Monica, CA, US

Sales Manager (SaaS/Sports)

GumGum - London, GB

Account Director

GumGum - Minneapolis, MN, US

Solutions Engineer

GumGum - New York City, NY, US

Marketing Manager, Experiential

GumGum - New York City, NY, US
Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.