Samsara, founded in 2015, is a leader in Industrial IoT and our mission is to increase the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of the operations that power our economy. Our solutions combine hardware and software to bring real-time visibility, analytics, and AI to operations across various industries. Samsara’s fast-growing team is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in San Jose, Atlanta, and London. Our team has raised over $530M from Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Tiger Global, and Dragoneer.
We are looking for an experienced leader to join our rapidly growing Backend Infrastructure team. As a Director focusing on Backend Infrastructure, you will lead the team that designs and develops the infrastructure that powers Samsara’s IoT platform.
Our team is working on scaling our data ingestion and serving systems to support more and more connected devices, and working with engineers throughout the company to make new types of data analysis possible. Our work spans the full product lifecycle from quickly spinning up new products to ensuring that our products perform well in production.
Our backend is written in Golang, runs on AWS, and is deployed using Terraform, though direct experience with these technologies is not required.
A Director, Engineering - Backend Infrastructure might work on:
A load test that discovers scaling bottlenecks
Sharding the main service with which our gateway devices communicate
Our framework that automatically delivers real-time data to our front-end
Long-term time series storage on S3 for later analysis
Improving our microservice orchestration
Championing, role modeling, and embedding Samsara’s cultural principles (Obsess Over the Customer, Build for the Long Term, Growth Mindset) as we scale globally and across new offices
Hire, develop, and lead an inclusive, engaged, and high performing team
An ideal candidate would:
5+ years professional experience in a Software Engineering role.
Have built or worked on critical production systems using AWS or other modern clouds
Know distributed systems fundamentals and implementation best practices
At Samsara, we welcome all. All sizes, colors, cultures, sexes, beliefs, religions, ages, people. We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us solve complex problems. We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Samsara is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact.