Backend Software Engineer (SDE-II)

Engineering - AI Team /
Full-Time /
Zuma is pioneering the future of customer interactions with our AI-driven leasing agent, Kelsey, transforming the rental market experience for consumers and property manager alike. Our innovative platform is crafted from the ground up, integrating artificial intelligence, machine learning, to boost sales conversions and enhance support capabilities for property management business across the country. As one of Los Angeles's fastest-growing startups, Zuma has over +17M in funding and support from world-renowned investors, including Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Y Combinator, King River, Range Ventures, and distinguished angel investors like YC’s former COO, Qasar Younis.

With our headquarters in Los Angeles, USA, Zuma sells its product nationally and is scaling rapidly. Achieving our vision requires a team of passionate, innovative individuals eager to leverage technology to redefine customer-business interactions. We're on the hunt for exceptional talent ready to join our mission and contribute to building a groundbreaking technology that reshapes how businesses engage with customers. Join us in our journey to revolutionize the rental industry and beyond, making seamless, AI-enhanced interactions the new standard.

We're seeking a talented and motivated mid-level backend software engineer to join our AI team. This is an exciting opportunity to hit the ground running in a fast-paced development environment and make an immediate impact. As part of our team, you'll have the chance to learn and work with cutting-edge frameworks like LLMs, Sagemaker Serverless, Kubernetes, MongoDB, and ExpressJS. You'll have ample room to grow, both personally and professionally, and contribute to the development of innovative software solutions. Join us on this inspiring journey and be part of our mission to shape the future of technology.


    • Designing and developing high-quality backend software solutions for our AI team and Large Language models (LLMs)
    • Scaling infrastructure with Kubernetes, VPC deployments, load balancers
    • Ensuring robustness and scalability by leading best practices for testing, architecture, and code quality
    • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to design and implement software solutions
    • Writing clean, efficient, and maintainable code
    • Participating in code reviews and ensuring code quality
    • Investigating and resolving software defects and issues


    • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in backend software development
    • Basic or working knowledge of Python and Typescript
    • Proficiency in one or more languages and frameworks such as Javascript, Typescript, Python, ExpressJS, NodeJS, MongoDB/NoSQL, and Rust
    • Experience with micro-service backend frameworks and technologies, as well as server-less architectures
    • Experience with database systems and query optimization
    • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
    • Startup experience and a scrappy/flexible mindset