Software Engineering Manager


Posted on 3/2/2023

Sanctuary AI

Sanctuary AI

51-200 employees

Develops humanoid robots with AI control systems

AI & Machine Learning
Industrial & Manufacturing
Robotics & Automation

Mid, Senior

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Required Skills
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to a growing team with assistance from our Senior Leadership Team
  • Drive technical direction and enable team members' personal development
  • Help the team plan and execute software engineering deliverables
  • Track team velocity and provide metrics for management/improvement
  • Analyze and evaluate technical risks within the scope of a project and make informed recommendations
  • Deliver projects on budget, on time, and with high quality
  • Achieve company-wide visibility as you communicate technical information to a range of audiences, including non-technical internal/external clients
  • Your Experience
  • Qualifications
  • MSc and/or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field and/or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of experience in software development
  • 3+ years of experience managing software development teams
  • 1+ years of experience in Project Management (preferably games/software development environment)
  • Working experience with deploying multi-tier applications reliably
  • Experience architecting and designing (design patterns, reliability, and scaling) new and current systems
  • Experience overseeing code and technical documents and providing a timely review to ensure the implementation aligns with company goals
  • Skills
  • Excellent understanding and experience using modern software engineering practices such as peer reviews, scrum, CI/CD, and testing
  • Experience with industry leading game engines like Unreal Engine
  • Expertise with one more programming or scripting language: Python, Java, C++, JavaScrip
  • Understanding of networking fundamentals, e.g. TCP/IP, UDP, security, and scalability
  • Ability to work efficiently, occasionally under challenging timelines with evolving priorities
  • Traits
  • Above all else, a consistently positive attitude and a willingness to do whatever it takes to create robust solutions to complex problems
  • Optimistic listening and conflict resolution capabilities
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and able to solve problems independently
  • Obsession with bringing human-like intelligence to general-purpose robots
  • Sanctuary AI is looking to hire an experienced Software Development Manager to lead our team of simulation and application engineers reporting to the Director of Software Engineering. As a technical leader and mentor, you will be able to impact strategic plans, deliver high-quality products, and cultivate talent while assisting with research efforts to improve our physics engine, general-purpose robots' simulation presentation, asset pipelines, and knowledge systems
  • The ideal applicant for this position is passionate about developing human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots. This role requires experience building an exceptional, enthusiastic team of engineers while collaborating closely with cognitive platform and machine learning teams to execute corporate-wide technical roadmaps and solutions. Ultimately, you will lead technical discussions, direct development team deliverables, anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, and balance the strategic needs versus technical constraints. You will also be at the forefront of crafting technical and product strategies to help us achieve our mission faster

Sanctuary AI, in its efforts to address labor shortages through humanoid robots, offers a dynamic work environment at the cutting edge of AI and robotics. The firm focuses on the development of general-purpose robots equipped with their AI system, Carbon™, aimed at enhancing safety and efficiency in various industries, potentially including space exploration. This position at the forefront of technological development in robotics, combined with a clear vision for the future, makes Sanctuary AI an exciting place for professionals passionate about AI-driven innovations and industry leadership.

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding



Vancouver, Canada



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Medical, dental, & vision insurance

Wellness programs

Stock options


Schedule flexibility