Samasource is an award-winning social enterprise with a huge vision—to connect the one billion people living in poverty around the world to work using technology. Samasource combines the fast-paced, results-driven culture of a tech start-up with the social mission and idealism of a non-profit. We like to move quickly and get things done—if you join us, you will be part of a dynamic team that is passionate about making an impact.
Samasource was founded in 2008 and is supported by major corporate and philanthropic funders including MasterCard, Google, eBay, Cisco, Rockefeller, Ford and the State Department. Headquartered in San Francisco’s Mission District, Samasource has 30+ employees and gives work to thousands of people worldwide.
We believe that poverty is a solvable problem. We're looking for an enthusiastic, idealistic engineer who wants to write code that meaningfully impacts the human condition. The ideal candidate will blend meticulous code craftsmanship with a keen product sense to answer the question: “How can I leverage technology to give dignified work to the impoverished in our global economy?” If you understand the value of TDD, love to solve problems by pairing with your peers, and are comfortable owning features from conception to launch, we need your help to re-imagine work.
We're building tools at the intersection of humans with AI and machine learning. Our systems allow impoverished workers to work on digital tasks that are used by high tech companies. The engineering challenges include a mix of workflow, reporting, image manipulation, and AI/ML. We're playing a huge space with lots of unsolved technical problems. Here are a few we're trying to solve:
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