Jobs at Samara

Policy Strategist

The Policy Strategist will help the Backyard team design effective approaches to the process of permitting buildings.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research the planning,permitting, and inspection processes for buildings in various jurisdictions
  • Develop strategies and solutions to simplify permitting processes
  • Establish collaborative and supportive relationships with key communities and their representatives


  • 5 years of experience in building certification and permitting
  • Experience with the permitting processes of different building typologies
  • Relevant law and public policy education
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve from the first principles
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail