Summary

GumGum is a contextual-first global advertising technology company that captures people’s attention, without the use of personal data. We believe that a digital advertising ecosystem based on understanding a consumer’s active frame of mind rather than behavior builds a more equitable and safer future for consumers, publishers and advertisers alike. Founded in 2008, GumGum is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and operates in 19 markets worldwide. For more information, visit gumgum.com.

The Ad Server development team is responsible for the technical operations of our Ad Server technology. The Ad Server software receives 30 million requests per minute and is a highly distributed java web service. This role works with product owners and the engineering team to deliver on priorities for the Advertising business division. Our team currently uses technologies such as Java, Spring, MySQL, Kafka, Dynamodb, ScyllaDb, Redis etc.  

The role works with highly engaged internal customers to make a significant impact on a key revenue stream for the business. This role will maximize efficiency and scalability of our advertising server systems.

Note: GumGum currently operates in a ‘work from home’ virtual environment with sporadic opportunities for in-person business and morale events (health guidelines permitting). There will not be any requirement to go into the office on a daily basis moving forward. We are looking for candidates who are located in the United States, India, or Mexico for this role. This role requires working in pacific daylight time zone.

Responsibilities

  • Ad Server Technical Execution
    • Design high volume, high traffic web services written in Java, orchestrated with Spring and using data from Scylla(Cassandra) and DynamoDB.
    • Engage in technical architecture discussions, solve ambiguous problems, and execute on a solution with a team of engineers across ad server, data, and web engineering
    • Come up with algorithms to optimize KPIs such as viewability, CTR, Revenue, costs etc.
    • Improve performance of the Ad Server - reduce latency and reduce AWS cost
    • Setup integrations with Supply and demand side partners
  • Product Development and Project Management
    • Collaborate with Product and internal stakeholders to identify, prioritize and develop new features and improvements for our products, as well as provide support for any stakeholder issues
    • Work with other Engineering teams, ensuring requirements are considered and met for cross team projects

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Computer Science preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in a high volume transaction system > 100k transactions/second
  • 2-5 years of experience as a developer with understanding of programming languages, preferably Java and Spring Framework
  • A history of successfully shipping products into production
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams. 
  • Experience working with AWS and distributed systems such as Kafka, DynamoDb or equivalent
  • Experience with RDBMS systems.
  • An understanding of Real Time Bidding protocol RTB
  • Experience with Git, Gradle, and CI/CD delivery pipelines
  • Organized self-starter with proactive attitude
  • Critical thinker, able to break down complex problems and work with ambiguity

Benefits & Perks

  • Medical Coverage including 100% premium coverage for employee + spouse/family 
  • Vision Coverage including 100% premium coverage for employee + spouse/family
  • Dental Coverage including 100% premium coverage for employee + spouse/family
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employer-Matched 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability 
  • Stock Incentive Program (role dependent)
  • Paid Parental Leave - Birth parents can receive up to 16-18 weeks for birth recovery and baby bonding. Non-birth parents can receive up to 10 weeks for baby bonding
  • Transitional Return-to-Work Schedule 
  • Modern Family Support: Cleo App
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal and Identity Theft Protection
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
  • WFH Stipend 
  • Wellness Reimbursement 
  • Flexible Time Off 
  • Veterinary Discounts
  • WeWork Monthly Pass
  • Pet friendly organization - We love our fur babies! Check us out on Instagram @dogsofgumgum
  • Incredible work/life balance with a collaborative and friendly work space
  • A team that has transitioned to remote work impressively, and remains highly collaborative and connected
  • GumGum Gives Back volunteering opportunities
  • Virtual company events and (optional) in-person celebrations
  • Virtual monthly team bonding events
  • Anniversary recognition and awards

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 
  • The VOICE Coalition - through our council committee, The VOICE Coalition’s mission is to build an equitable, supportive, and inclusive culture where all voices are heard and all differences are celebrated through thoughtful, engaging, and authentic programming and community involvement. We’ve created awareness and appreciation for our employees through Hispanic Heritage month, Women of GumGum, Asian Pacific American, GG Pride, etc.

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