Samasource is an award-winning social enterprise with a huge vision—to connect the one billion people living in poverty around the world to work using technology. Samasource combines the fast-paced, results-driven culture of a tech start-up with the social mission and idealism of a non-profit. We like to move quickly and get things done—if you join us, you will be part of a dynamic team that is passionate about making an impact. Samasource was founded in 2008 and is supported by major corporate and philanthropic funders including MasterCard, Google, eBay, Cisco, Rockefeller, Ford and the State Department. Headquartered in San Francisco’s Mission District, Samasource has 30+ employees and gives work to thousands of people worldwide.
We're looking for an enthusiastic, idealist engineer who wants to write code that meaningfully impacts the human condition. The ideal candidate will blend meticulous code craftsmanship with a keen product sense to answer the question: “How can technology remove those impediments which exclude the impoverished from our global economy?” If you understand the value of TDD, love to solve problems by pairing with your peers, and are comfortable owning features from conception to launch, we need your help to re-imagine work.
We're building the SamaHub, a global distributed microwork platform customized to our unique ecosystem. This is a big space with lots of unsolved technical problems, here are a few we're trying to solve:
Tools and Methods
We keep up with the latest Rails 3.2.X releases, implement TDD with RSpec, use MongoDB correctly, plan with Pivotal Tracker, and template with Slim and LESS. We pair when needed, deploy daily, verify with continuous integration, and validate our features with experiment-driven metrics. See something missing? We’re growing. Tell us, show us, make us a better team.