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Senior Principal Engineer, Front End

SambaNova Systems

SambaNova Systems

Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024

The era of pervasive AI has arrived. In this era, organizations will use generative AI to unlock hidden value in their data, accelerate processes, reduce costs, drive efficiency and innovation to fundamentally transform their businesses and operations at scale.

SambaNova Suite™ is the first full-stack, generative AI platform, from chip to model, optimized for enterprise and government organizations. Powered by the intelligent SN40L chip, the SambaNova Suite is a fully integrated platform, delivered on-premises or in the cloud, combined with state-of-the-art open-source models that can be easily and securely fine-tuned using customer data for greater accuracy. Once adapted with customer data, customers retain model ownership in perpetuity, so they can turn generative AI into one of their most valuable assets.

Working at SambaNova

This role presents a unique opportunity to shape the future of AI and the value it can unlock across every aspect of an organization’s business and operations. It is a high-visibility position that will shape the future of the AI platform by delivering best-in-class software solutions within SambaStudio and Previews.

SambaNova Suite™ is enabling organisation's and enterprises to achieve the transformative promise of these new AI technologies with a fully integrated hardware-software system that delivers innovation across the full AI stack, including the most accurate generative AI models, optimized for enterprise and government. This creates the AI backbone for the next 10 years and beyond.

SambaNova Previews showcases the opportunity to experience how SambaNova enables outcomes for customers' business, by building state of the art web applications using generative AI.

SambaNova is hiring a Senior Principal Front End Engineer for SambaStudio & other upcoming products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design, development and implementation of complex frontend solutions. Drive UI and UX strategy across products. Provide technical guidance and mentorship to frontend developers.
  • Contribute to and improve existing systems with architectural and technological decisions for the team. Achieve deep knowledge of our product architecture, usage patterns, and real-world deployment scenarios to develop an understanding of which solutions will bring value to our customers.
  • Collaborate with a global team of business stakeholders, architects, UX designers, engineers & product managers to design scalable and maintainable frontend architectures. Evaluate new technologies and frameworks to improve frontend development processes based on ReactJs, TypeScript, FastAPI and other platform services.
  • Establish clean and testable coding standards, best practices, and code review processes to maintain high-quality codebases. Ensure adherence to industry standards and guidelines.
  • Identify performance bottlenecks and implement optimizations to enhance responsiveness of web applications. Pay extra attention to non-functional requirements (performance, scalability, reliability, and high availability). Conduct performance profiling and analysis to improve user experience.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives for frontend development processes and tools. Implement automation, CI/CD pipelines and monitoring solutions to streamline development workflows.
  • Investigate and resolve complex technical issues related to frontend systems. Perform root cause analysis and implement effective solutions to prevent recurrence.
  • Create technical documentation, guidelines and tutorials to share knowledge and promote best practices among team members. Conduct training sessions and workshops on frontend technologies and methodologies.
  • Work in an agile environment and follow scrum practices to deliver high-quality software in a timely manner.

Basic Qualifications

  • 12+ years of software engineering experience focused on cloud based application & platform development.
  • Extensive experience with modern frontend frameworks such as React, Angular or Vue.js.
  • Expertise in Typescript, CSS, HTML, NodeJS.
  • Experience in writing tests on the React testing library and implementing E2E tests.
  • Strong understanding of web technologies, browser compatibility and responsive design principles.
  • Deep knowledge of frontend build tools, package managers and version control systems e.g. webpack, npm, Git.

Additional Required Qualifications

  • Proven track record of leading frontend engineering projects and delivering high quality software products.
  • Experience of building and managing UI frameworks and components for multiple products.
  • Good understanding of latest advances in User Experience designing.
  • Experience of building REST API servers using Python/Go/NodeJS.
  • Understanding of DB schema designing & ORMs.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Open source contribution and evangelism of UI technical stack.
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes is preferred.
  • Good to have knowledge of building DevOps pipelines using Jenkins.
  • Good understanding of algorithms and OOPS concepts, as well as proficiency in one or more of the following programming languages: Python, GoLang and Javascript.
  • Experience with one or more cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) and familiarity with related services and tools.
  • Demonstrated passion for learning new technologies and staying updated with industry trends.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities effectively.
  • A team player who demonstrates humility while being action-oriented with a focus on speed and results
  • Ability to thrive in a no-boundaries culture and make an impact on innovation.



Benefits Summary for US-Based Full-Time Direct Employment Positions

(The Recruiter will provide benefit details for non-US-based roles)

SambaNova offers a competitive total rewards package, including the base salary, plus equity and benefits. We cover 95% premium coverage for employee medical insurance, and 77% premium coverage for dependents and offer a Health Savings Account (HSA) with employer contribution. We also offer Dental, Vision, Short/Long term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life, and AD&D insurance plans in addition to Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options like Health Care, Limited Purpose, and Dependent Care. Our library of well-being benefits available to you and your dependents includes a full subscription to Headspace, Gympass+ membership with access to physical gyms, One Medical membership, counseling services with an Employee Assistance Program, and much more.

Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at SambaNova Systems, you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified.

If you are a new, recent (within the last two years), or upcoming college graduate and are interested in opportunities with SambaNova Systems, please apply through our university job listings.

EEO Policy

SambaNova Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard basis of age (40 and over), color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin/ancestry, race, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding), sexual orientation, and any other applicable status protected by federal, state, or local laws.