Principal Platform Software Engineer (Sweden)

SambaNova Systems

SambaNova Systems

Software Engineering
Stockholm, Sweden
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 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 cost-performance software solutions.

SambaNova is hiring a Principal Platform Software Engineer to lead the technical evolution of the developer experience as we scale to a global SaaS provider.


  • Build cutting-edge customized tooling solutions to run complex workloads at scale across hybrid cloud environments to enhance software development, testing, and deployment efficiency
  • Profile components of these workloads to identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies and develop solutions to improve overall time and resource utilization
  • Drive the adoption of cutting-edge public cloud technologies across hybrid cloud environments to accelerate overall developer velocity
  • Develop robust and scalable systems for building and managing software artifacts like Linux packages, container images and Python wheels
  • Oversee the maintenance of leading continuous integration systems and ensure seamless integration with other systems and tools for optimal performance
  • Design and implement streamlined industry-standard practices and policies for DevOps, GitOps and MLOps across various teams and functions.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to assess and implement enterprise-level systems that align with the organization's goals and objectives

Basic Qualifications

  • 7+ years in software engineering, technology architecture, and DevOps with a demonstrated ability to design, implement, and maintain secure, scalable, and resilient systems to support software development and deployment
  • Strong computer science fundamentals
  • Extensive experience building enterprise-grade software with Python, Go, or other modern programming languages
  • Deep knowledge of distributed systems and cloud platform concepts
  • Solid understanding of fundamental CI/CD, GitOps, and DevOps concepts and experience with building pipelines using technologies such as Jenkins and CircleCI

Additional Required Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of Linux operating system concepts and proficiency with Python or Bash scripting
  • Strong understanding of containers and familiarity with container orchestration in cloud environments
  • Strong technical acumen with Kubernetes and hands on experience with deploying and managing services on clusters using tools like Helm and ArgoCD
  • Deep understanding of provisioning infrastructure in a hybrid-cloud environment, infrastructure-as-code (IaC) principles, and familiarity with relevant technologies such as Ansible and Terraform
  • Experience building and deploying robust and secure web APIs and microservices
  • Proven ability to lead technical teams and mentor junior members
  • Proven startup experience in scaling and supporting engineering teams, with the ability to lead by example and foster a high-performance culture

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with using tools like Argo Workflows and Kubernetes as a job scheduler at scale
  • Familiarity with container runtimes and container image build nuances
  • Experience with building Linux packages and platforms like Artifactory or similar technologies
  • Experience building systems for data analytics using the ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana) stack or similar technologies
  • Proficient in cloud computing technologies and have experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Experience working in a high-growth start-up
  • A team player who demonstrates humility
  • 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.

Customers turn to SambaNova to quickly deploy state-of-the-art generative AI capabilities within the enterprise. Our purpose-built enterprise-scale AI platform is the technology backbone for the next generation of AI computing.

Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, SambaNova Systems was founded in 2017 by industry luminaries, and hardware and software design experts from Sun/Oracle and Stanford University. Investors include SoftBank Vision Fund 2, funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Intel Capital, GV, Walden International, Temasek, GIC, Redline Capital, Atlantic Bridge Ventures, Celesta, and several others. Visit us at Follow SambaNova Systems on Linkedin.