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Senior Manager, Software Development

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, technical expertise, and a true 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:

  • Growing and developing an exceptional team of engineers focused on individual ownership and impact.
  • Participating in technical discussions and code reviews when needed.
  • Building cross-functional relationships, achieving consensus from key stakeholders, and rallying teams behind a common objective.
  • Developing a healthy and collaborative culture that embodies Sama's values.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of management experience as a Software Engineer with 5 years of IC experience; preferably in Computer Science Engineering.
  • Experience leading Agile teams and acting as a Scrum/Kanban Master.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing enterprise-level applications with a focus on performance, scalability, and security.
  • Ability to create and structure processes from ambiguity using a pragmatic, data-driven, and collaborative approach.
  • Pragmatic decision-making based on concrete data.
  • Experience with BigData and ability to build analytics dashboards.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Computer Science degree
  • Recent experience with Angular or React
  • Experience with Infrastructure Engineering and DevOps
  • Understand the challenges of working with a wide variety of cultures
  • You believe in empowering people through technology
  • Goal-oriented and enjoys making a tangible impact
  • Hands-on approach to drive results, even in areas outside of your normal scope of focus


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 Sama culture. Our core values are grit, integrity, humanity, and GTD (Get Things Done).


Our Benefits:

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


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