Jobs at Samara

Certification Program Manager

We are looking for an experienced Certification Coordinator for the Samara team. This is a small, scrappy team that has plans to scale significantly. As an innovative and nimble start-up in a highly regulated industry, it is essential that we are always complying fully to legal and regulatory requirements. The successful candidate will have a passion for building and refining processes, and building strong relationships with partner organizations.


  • Support a compliance plan that is consistent with the team’s strategic goals
  • Develop priorities, planning and scheduling of certifications, and integration with overall permitting strategy
  • Submit and manage applications for product compliance with various testing agencies
  • Ensure that certification deadlines are met
  • Organize and communicate feedback to product team from testing agencies
  • Archive and maintain thorough and records of all work
  • Participate in strategy meetings to diagnose and make plans to avoid potential delays
  • Augment and manage external code consultants so that systems and details comply with regulatory standards and building codes


  • 5+ years of experience as a product specifier, permit expeditor, code researcher, or related role in an architecture or engineering firm
  • Strong knowledge of product certification and regulatory standards
  • Strong knowledge of construction materials and methods
  • Comfortable reading engineering drawings, architectural details, and technical data
  • Experience managing confidential documents and proprietary technology