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API Team Lead for GIPHY


We are searching for an experienced Engineer leader who is enthusiastic about architecting, building, and delivering highly scalable distributed services to lead our API team, reporting to the Engineering Lead of the developer’s product group. In collaboration with the Project Manager, this job will assist in the development and execution of a product roadmap in an agile environment.


GIPHY is the world’s largest place to search, discover, and create all the GIFs. We’re the leading brand in short-form entertainment and visual communication.

Facebook, iMessage, Twitter, Tinder, Slack, WhatsApp and many more all integrate against our API to serve GIFs and Clips (GIFS with Sound) to their millions of users across the globe. We serve over 2 billion GIFS every day to more than 300 million people. We’re a creative and passionate group of GIF-obsessed individuals continuing to build out what we believe is the future of GIFs. We have big goals and are looking for like-minded, talented people to join us!

project tech-stack

What we looking for


  • BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent work experience (5+ years);
  • Fluency in multiple server-side programming languages such as PHP and Scala/Java;
  • Proven experience effectively leading agile engineering team;
  • Experience developing and maintaining high scale, low latency API;
  • Experience with microservices and service-oriented architectures;
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Jenkins, Kubernetes and CDN services;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to write detailed technical plans;
  • Able to quickly respond to changing priorities and change the development pace of certain services if priorities change;
  • Sense of humor and love of GIFs.

Will be a plus:

  • Experience with Fastly, Spinnaker (open-source, multi-cloud, continuous delivery platform);
  • Experience with various of developers’ product such as SDK, developer portal etc.;
  • Experience with other languages such as Python and NodeJS;
  • Passion with developers community;
  • Start-up experience.



  • Lead the API team in executing the various projects on the product roadmap and ensure the accurate delivery of project requirements and code quality;
  • Collaborate with Product and Business Development to build product roadmap and identify possible cross-team dependencies;
  • Represent the API team to attend cross-team technical meetings and discussions to support deliverables across the company;
  • Communicate regularly with product group leads regarding progress and roadblocks of the projects on the team, proactively collaborate with cross-team members on any dependencies;
  • Facilitate the team to design and develop high-availability, performant public-facing and internal APIs using REST and gRPC design patterns;
  • Contribute to the day-to-day development of APIs as it transitions to a microservices design;
  • Research and prototype new technologies to be introduced into our systems and infrastructure.

company information:

Proxet Nation

We at Proxet believe that employee collaboration is the key to success. Our employees feel valued, listened to, and involved this way, and we are proud to say that our people are our biggest asset!

If you’d like to join our Proxet Nation and work closely with high-level professionals and our engineers, fill the form!

what we offer:

Company benefits

  • Work-from-home policy

    Work-from-home policy (fully remote option)

  • Insurance coverage and paid sick leaves

  • In-house English classes with native speaker

  • Yoga classes outside on the office terrace

  • Sport competitions

    Sport competitions, our events, corporate team buildings!

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