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Sama: Machine Learning, Senior Software Developer


This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted April 3, 2021.

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.As a Senior ML Developer, you 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.Our ideal candidate also has a strong interest in machine learning, especially from a software engineering perspective.

As part of our AI team, you will play a key role in productizing and improving our machine learning models and pipelines, making our advanced annotation platform smarter and more scalable.Key Responsibilities:You will be a key player in building and improving our automated training and deployment platform you can read about our efforts so far in our recent blog post:Https://www.Sama.Com/blog/part-1-automating-model-training-on-the-cloudYou will be responsible for productizing technology to detect and track objects on images, videos, and Lidar systemsThrough proper implementation and delivery, you will work collaboratively with Product Management and your scrum team to deliver the best products and features to our customers.

Minimum Qualifications:5+ years of industry experience in software development, ML, or a related fieldExpertise with cloud Infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure).Proficient in Python, and at least one back-end language (Go, Scala, Java, etc.)OO software development experienceProficiency with CI/CD pipelinesKnowledge of Docker and Kubernetes Preferred Qualifications:Industry experience in productizing and deploying machine learning models at scale.Experience with deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow or Pytorch.Graduate degree in software engineering, machine learning, computer vision, image processing, or a related field.Comfortable working with a distributed team.

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.