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Senior DevOps Developer

About the Job:

The Sama R&D team is focused on delivering integrated solutions solving the most complex ML problems for over 25% of the Fortune 50. We use advanced practices to build scalable, secure, and efficient solutions covering multiple aspects of ML and AI, from data ingestion to annotation and building and operating ML models. 

This role will work with our team of talented Scientists, Researchers, and over 3,000 of our Annotation Agents in Africa to advance the Sama annotation platform, empowering our customers and Annotators to rapidly and accurately identify and extract features in images, videos, and Lidar systems. With a commitment to your customer and driven by a mission to expand opportunities for low-income people, you will use your outstanding development skills to deliver compelling solutions in an incremental, lean, and self-driven environment.

Closely embedded in your scrum team, you will be in charge of defining and executing the vision of automating and orchestrating the delivery of our ML training data service ecosystem. Through proper planning and delivery, you will collaboratively work within your scrum team to deliver the most efficient, available, and secure service to our customers.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Expertise in at least one major cloud service providers: AWS, GCP, and/or Azure. Certifications preferred
  • Expertise in Kubernetes, Docker
  • Thinks “infrastructure as code” with an expertise in Automation frameworks, such as Terraform
  • Experience with working with or as part of an SRE team
  • Proficient with build pipeline, build automation, and continuous delivery
  • OOD/OOP software developing experience
  • Appreciation for incremental delivery and experience in Agile development
  • Understand Data developing infrastructure with Kafka, Event aggregation, and Data Warehouse
  • Have a service development Methodology rooted in the use of metrics and data to guide and prioritize your work
  • At least one language on the back end (Golang, C#, Java)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS, MS or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, Software Development or related technical field involving coding (e.g., physics or mathematics), or equivalent technical experience
  • Comfortable working with a distributed team
  • Familiar with network connectivity and content delivery in Africa and Asia  
  • Familiar with test-driven development.
  • Understands and balance the pros and cons of microservices, SOA, and monolithic applications
  • Be able to design, develop, test, and optimize web applications


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).

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