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Senior Manager, Software Engineering

About the Job:

Sama is the leader in ML data Annotation. Our teams are focused on the development of critical components of our ML data annotation platform. You will be managing and growing a team of over 15 engineers in a highly agile environment, and be responsible for the team’s roadmap execution. Focus on our customers’ success along with technical expertise and a real passion for innovation are crucial for this role.

You are a leader who can manage, mentor, and grow our team of talented engineers. As a leader, you understand the importance of developing a strong team culture and value highly mentoring and coaching. While thinking strategically, you are also able to orchestrate the work on your team on a daily basis. You will take part in the team’s cadence as a scrum or Kanban Master.

 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Build Great Teams: You will be responsible for growing and developing an exceptional team of engineers focused on individual ownership and impact
  • Execution: You have experience leading Agile teams, and acting as a Scrum/Kanban master. You can take part in technical discussions, and participate in code reviews when needed.
  • Influential leadership: You excel at building cross-functional relationships, building consensus from key stakeholders, and knowing how to rally teams behind a common objective
  • Enterprise Application: You have a demonstrated ability in developing enterprise-level applications with a focus on performance, scalability, and security
  • Organizational skills: You create and structure processes from ambiguity using a pragmatic, data-driven, and collaborative approach.
  • Culture: You will develop a healthy and collaborative culture that embodies Sama values
  • Grit. You persevere in solving problems. You adjust, adapt, and resolve new challenges when they come up.
  • Humanity: You believe in empowering people through technology. Our people and those we serve are at the core of our model. We strive to make them proud.
  • Ownership. You are hands-on when required and drive results, even if it’s outside your normal areas of focus. You love achieving goals and making a tangible impact.
  • Data-Driven: You make pragmatic decisions based on concrete data. You have experience with BigData and you are able to build analytics dashboards.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of software Engineer Management experience
  • 5+ years of experience as a software engineer previous to management
  • Previous Enterprise level software experience

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Computer Science degree
  • Recent experience with projects that use Angular or React.
  • Have experience with Infrastructure engineering and DevOps
  • Understand the challenges of working with a wide variety of cultures

 

About Sama:

25% of the Fortune 50 trust Sama to deliver secure, high-quality training data and validation for the technology teams driving humanity forward. From self-driving cars to smart hardware, Sama fuels AI. Founded over a decade ago, we’re experts in image, video, and sensor data annotation and validation for machine learning algorithms in industries including automotive, navigation, AR/VR, biotech, agriculture, manufacturing, and e-commerce. Our staff are driven by a mission to expand opportunity for low-income people through the digital economy, and our social business model has helped lift over 50,000 people out of poverty. 

 

Our Culture:

Sama is quite unique. We are a technology company with a social mission. People that thrive in a high-growth environment, love working on the bleeding edge of technology, and really care about having a positive impact on the world are a great fit for the Samasource culture. Our core values are grit, integrity, humanity, and GTD (Get Things Done).

 At Sama, we take pride in being a diverse and equal opportunity employer.

 

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