Samsara’s cloud-connected sensor platform collects observations about the world in near real-time. Samsara builds an extensive set of products, including battery-powered, wireless sensors, linux-based IoT gateways, and Internet-connected dashcams. These devices are the building blocks Samsara uses to construct enterprise solutions for a wide range of verticals, including commercial fleet management and industrial monitoring. Through a unique integration of sensor data such as GPS, acceleration, temperature, video, and more, we enable our customers to gain greater insights into operations, identify and eliminate inefficiencies, and react to alerts all in near real-time.
As a firmware engineer at Samsara, you will develop software that runs on millions of devices, deployed by our industrial and enterprise customers. You’ll tackle challenges including evaluating and selecting hardware components, bringing up new hardware platforms and sensors building systems to gather data and detect meaningful events, and structuring recorded data to allow efficient analysis across thousands of devices while providing deep insights into individual events.
We use C for our microcontroller based platforms, Golang for our linux-based gateways and backend services, Google protocol buffers to structure data, and various AWS technologies to process and store data. Experience with these exact technologies is not required.
Senior Embedded System Engineers at Samsara might work on:
Bringing up a new platform - configuring I/O, testing connectivity, validating design, debugging init
Component selection: partner with hardware in selecting components based on system and customer needs, prototyping for in house and beta customer use.
Designing efficient protocols and implementing efficient hardware management to maximize battery life of a sensor or gateway.
An ideal candidate would:
Have at least 4 years experience working in bare metal, RTOS, and/or embedded Linux environments.
Have experience bringing up linux or embedded devices.
Be excited about sensors (accelerometer, IR, GPS), protocols (BLE, NFC, CAN), distributed systems, and their application to solve real world problems.
Thrive in an environment that requires rapid deployment and product iteration based on customer feedback.
Evaluate how decisions at each layer of the stack affect other layers and the customer experience.
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.