Engineering Team Leader (Senior Director / Vice President)
Are you an amazing engineering tech leader who must drive value in what you do? Do you wish your work would transform lives?
We need an unconventional Engineering Team Leader who is:
Re-imagining services at the intersection of human ingenuity & tech
Delivering disruptive b2b tech svcs (AI/ML) via a sustainable social impact business model
HIRING the best to harness our Superior Client Delivery Success to Surpass $100M in 5 yrs!!!
Samasource is an award-winning social enterprise that offers training data services to the leaders in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Our vision is to connect the one billion people living in poverty around the world to digital work. Samasource works with prestigious customers like Google, Qualcomm, Microsoft, RetailMeNot, eBay, and TripAdvisor to deliver training data on various projects such as: helping cars drive autonomously, helping drones detect wildlife preservations, and enabling e-commerce platforms to perform visual searches.
We combine the fast-paced, results-driven culture of a tech start-up from San Francisco with the social mission of a non-profit organization. We like to move quickly and get things done. If you join us, you will be part of a dynamic, global team that is passionate about making an impact and not hesitant to conquer the world! Samasource was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco. We have 70+ employees working from regional offices and give work to thousands of people in our delivery centers in Kenya, Uganda, and India.
This Role's Ideal Location: San Francisco, CA (will consider remote based on spectacular mission, business & role alignment)
Our Engineering Leadership Opportunity
Samasource is looking for an experienced senior engineering leader with a background in distributed web applications development or machine learning to head up our technology team and be a partner in leading the organization.
We're committed to hiring a high-caliber, hands-on, entrepreneurial-thinker to strategically grow our Engineering Team by 150%+! We're looking for someone who is:
Analytical: Motivated by substantial, quantifiable revenue, profit-generating results to grow our organization to $100M in 5 years!
Entrepreneurially-minded: Creatively lead & grow our 12 person, remote & VERY globally distributed engineering team to 20-30 engineers thoughtfully designed & strength-leveraged across SME/Product teams including...
Data warehouse & reporting
Enterprise applications for workforce management
Training data annotation platform
Etc. (What are the NEXT services to live @ the intersection of human ingenuity & tech?)
Mission-driven: It's imperative! The guiding light driving our talented team of social entrepreneurs, technologists, and BPO industry experts is the conviction that "giving work" via technology/AI/ML is the most powerful solution to ending global poverty.
Enterprise B2B AI / ML Tech Services Engineering Driven, Savvy & Experienced.
Roles and Responsibilities
Responsible for Samasource's engineering growth roadmap and vision across our web properties and backend work distribution platform
Works with management to set engineering priorities and resource needs
Collaborates closely with Product Management to set short-term development goals and pursue long-term engineering innovation
Aggressively builds and grows a team of talented engineers to achieve our company's vision
Strongly communicates engineering goals, priorities and execution plans to the Samasource board, management, and staff
Writes elegant, high-quality, unit-tested code (Be prepared to send in samples of work that you're proud of.)
10+ years of engineering experience with at least 3 years of experience in a leadership role
Recent experience successfully translating company vision into concrete, measurable engineering deliverables and leading a team of at least 10 direct-report software engineers
Extensive background in delivering high-availability web applications on cloud-hosted infrastructure
Academic or professional experience building and improving machine learning algorithms and familiarity with ML frameworks such as PyTorch, Tensorflow, or Keras
Successfully builds and manages remote teams of engineers across time zones
Python and Ruby app development and data processing experience
Strong relational database experience including performance tuning
Comfortable in a Linux environment and with devops on Heroku and AWS
Experience with data processing pipelines such as Spark, EMR, and BI tools
Strong working knowledge of unit testing frameworks
Lightweight approach to project management/planning (paint the picture, capture the granular details in JIRA)
Preference for agile development methodology
Aggressive growth orientation
Strong bias toward finding and implementing solutions
Genuine interest in learning about new machine learning techniques and brainstorming how to apply them
Deep commitment to building an ethical, world-class company with technology at its core
Comfortable managing a globally distributed team
At home in a very fast-paced environment with a high level of ambiguity
Willingness to make this startup a major part of your life for the next two years
Samasource offers a full benefits package, including: medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, AD&D insurance, employer-matching 401K, generous holiday and vacation policies, sabbaticals, paid disability and baby bonding leave, a monthly gym stipend, and professional development opportunities.