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Lead Software Engineer

About the Job:

The Samasource R&D department is responsible for our AI data annotation platform called Samahub. Samahub is an on-line platform connecting Data Scientists with our ecosystem and community of agents to seamlessly receive, process and deliver high quality training data to our customers.  In this position, you will be working closely with our product management team and R&D leadership team in designing and delivering the most efficient and compelling solution for AI training data. You will also be the technical leader in your team and will mentor the team to help them reach their full potential.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • You will own one or multiple areas of our platform such as Customer APIs, Project templating, Distribution workflows and Delivery services.
  • Collaborate closely with our product management team to design and orchestrate the development of new features on our platform by turning high level feature descriptions to integrated service designs and implementation.
  • Through your incredible technical and interpersonal skills you will Inspire and mentor your team throughout the development and product delivery.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10y+ hands-on software development experience
  • Lead multiple service-oriented large scale projects from functional to the implementation plan 
  • Has experience with front-end and back end technologies using microservices
  • Had a passion for Mentoring and coaching other engineers
  • OOD/OOP software engineering experience.
  • Think in terms of Incremental delivery and experience in Agile development
  • Understanding web application development and the ability to explain the strengths and weaknesses of one design choice over another.
  • Experience with the following technologies:
    • At least one modern language/framework on the back end (Rails, Node, Golang, C#, Java)
    • HTML5, CSS3, REST
    • Frontend frameworks (Angular, React, Vue.js)
    • Experience building front end applications
    • Be able to design, develop, test, and optimize web applications


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with data labeling and creating data sets
  • Familiar with test driven development
  • Writing models and helping to build a data modeling platform
  • You have held positions as mentors or teachers
  • Experience with cloud Infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Comfortable working with a distributed team


About Samasource:

25% of the Fortune 50 trust Samasource to deliver secure, high-quality training data and validation for the technology teams driving humanity forward. From self-driving cars to smart hardware, Samasource 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:

Samasource 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).


Our Benefits:
Samasource offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience and a full benefits package, including: medical, dental, and vision insurance, long-term disability insurance, life and AD&D insurance, employer-matching Group RRSP, generous holiday and vacation policies, sabbaticals, a monthly fitness stipend, and professional development opportunities.


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

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