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Principal Software Engineer, Machine Learning Infrastructure

SambaNova Systems

SambaNova Systems

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 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

At SambaNova, our dedication goes beyond merely innovating in AI technology; we actively bring these innovations into the real world each day.

You will play a key role in crafting highly capable generative AI models and solutions, designed to meet the diverse needs of sectors ranging from enterprise to government.

Our culture thrives on creativity and advancement, and your expertise will be crucial in driving the progress of generative AI. We focus on delivering solutions that excel in accuracy, efficiency, safety, accessibility, and robustness for practical applications. As a senior member of our team, you will not only contribute to the evolution of generative AI capabilities but also significantly shape the future of Enterprise AI.


  • Build libraries that enable developers to build, run and maintain models on SN Hardware via adapting existing open source frameworks or building on top of them
  • Deliver cutting edge LLM, Speech and multimodal technologies to production while partnering with multiple stakeholders across product, compiler, platform and ML Research teams
  • Build and maintain well understood training and inference LLM methods for productization
  • Build and maintain application code used to run evaluations on various benchmarks
  • Improve developer productivity by driving process improvements via automation or other techniques
  • Build and maintain data processing utilities for LLM training

Basic Qualifications

  • Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Machine Intelligence, Engineering Science, or Math
  • 3+ years of experience as a Machine Learning Engineer or similar role
  • Experience with algorithms, data structures, and software development in Python and C/C++
  • Knowledge of math, probability, statistics and algorithms

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with and passion for any of the following -- machine learning, compilers, parallel programming, high-performance and massively parallel systems, processor and computer architecture
  • Fleshed out GitHub repo a plus

Annual Salary Range and Level

The base salary for this position ranges from $180,000/year up to $210,000/year. This range is based on role, level, and location and reflects the salary target for new hires in the US. Individual pay within the range will depend on a number of factors, including a candidate’s job-related qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location.


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.