About Sama:

Sama is the leading training data provider for Fortune 2000 companies such as Google, Walmart, Ford, Microsoft, and Marriott. We help these organizations get their machine learning models to production more quickly by providing accurate annotation and validation for their datasets.

80% of AI project time is spent on aggregating, cleaning, and labeling data for machine learning models Sama drives the very important task of data annotation from companies building state-of-the-art AI. 

Sama offers the highest quality SLAs in the industry, along with cutting-edge ML-assisted annotation tools, QA processes, and security and compliance standards. 

Sama has a social mission driven by the belief that “talent is equally distributed but opportunity is not.” As a certified B corp, Sama supports an ethical supply chain, and our impact was validated by MIT with a randomized control study. 

Sama has provided worker training programs to increase economic opportunity for more than 13,000 people from underserved communities. By connecting our customers with amazing talent in East Africa, we've impacted more than 59,000 workers and their dependents.

About the job:

The Sama R&D team is building the platform which is empowering our clients and over 3,000 of our Annotation Agents in Africa, to rapidly and accurately deliver secure, high-quality training data and validation for the technology teams driving humanity forward. We use advanced software development practices to build scalable, secure, and efficient solutions covering multiple aspects of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, from data ingestion to annotation and building and operating Machine Learning models.

To help us with our mission, we're looking for a Senior Software Developer ready to join in and use their outstanding development skills to develop the Sama platform in an incremental, lean, and self-driven environment. You will own all aspects of software development: design, quality, and delivery. Through proper planning and delivery, you will collaboratively work with Product Management and your Agile team to deliver the best products and features to our customers. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of hands-on object oriented software development experience
  • Good knowledge of at least one modern backend language/framework (Node, Ruby, Golang, Python, C#, Java)
  • Proficiency with CI/CD practices
  • Experience working with databases and distributed systems (microservices)-senior
  • Understanding web application development and the ability to explain the strengths and weaknesses of one design choice over another-
  • senior
  • Experience mentoring a team of developers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Cloud Infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience working with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience building frontend applications with modern frameworks (Angular, React, Vue.js) and frontend technologies (HTML5, CSS3)

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 One Team, One Goal - Deliver. Period. - Trust & Transparency - Customer First - Humanity.

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 pride ourselves in being a diverse and equal opportunity employer.

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