Who We Are

Samsara is the pioneer of the Connected Operations Cloud, which allows businesses that depend on physical operations to harness IoT (Internet of Things) data to develop actionable business insights and improve their operations. Samsara operates in North America and Europe and serves more than 20,000 customers across a wide range of industries including transportation, wholesale and retail trade, construction, field services, logistics, utilities and energy, government, healthcare and education, manufacturing and food and beverage.

Our team has raised $930M from Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Tiger Global, Dragoneer, AllianceBernstein Holding LP, Franklin Templeton, General Atlantic, Sands Capital Management and Warburg Pincus LLC.

About the role

Samsara’s Fleet Safety team is seeking an experienced Staff Software Engineer to join our growing team. As a Staff Engineer at Samsara, you will be a technical leader that brings fresh ideas and expertise to guide the team’s technical design and architecture and enable increasingly complex features and customer use cases. You will work on specific projects critical to Samsara’s needs alongside other highly-skilled Samsara engineers and push Samsara’s technical capabilities forward.

Samsara’s Fleet Safety team builds features utilizing Samsara’s GPS Fleet Tracking and AI Dash Cam hardware products to improve driver safety using AI and data analysis to create web and mobile workflows, provide real-time driver feedback, and streamline video-based coaching. Samsara customers utilize these features to create safety programs that improve fleet safety, reward safe driving practices, and exonerate drivers in no-fault accidents.

This role can be office-based or fully remote in the US and Canada.

In this role, you will

  • Architect, design, and develop software that enables enterprise fleets to operate at scale
  • Influence the vision and roadmap for our fleet safety team to support our rapid growth
  • Collaborate with our infrastructure and platform teams to build tools that are necessary for scaling the fleet safety product
  • Collaborate with Samsara’s firmware team to add new device capabilities that support critical web and mobile features
  • Lead the response to production issues across services and levels of the stack
  • Champion, role model, and embed Samsara’s cultural principles (Obsess Over the Customer, Build for the Long Term, Growth Mindset) as we scale globally and across new offices

Minimum requirements for this role

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent practical experience
  • 8+ years of experience building customer-facing applications
  • Stellar programming/coding fundamentals
  • Expertise working on large-scale enterprise software applications

An ideal candidate also has

  • Mastery in data modeling and full-stack application architecture at a massive scale
  • Experience working with embedded systems teams
  • Programming mastery in Go, Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, C/C++, or other similar languages
  • Strong communication skills and drive to collaborate across teams
  • Demonstrated ability to ship production-quality software in a dynamic environment

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.

Benefits

Working at Samsara has its perks: for all full-time global employees, we provide private medical and dental insurance plus growth and development opportunities, as well as regular virtual team and company events. In the US we offer flexible vacation time, EMEA employees receive 25 vacation days plus national bank holidays. Post-COVID we’ll be back in our global offices with numerous in-office perks.

Accommodations

Samsara is an inclusive work environment, and we are committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable accommodations for your interview (e.g., sign language interpreters, reading assistance, facility access, device or equipment modification, etc.)

Regarding COVID-19

Samsara's offices are beginning to reopen for voluntary return. Reopening timelines will be communicated by region based on region-specific guidelines. Phase 3 ('New Normal') will begin no earlier than January 2022. Our primary concern is for the health and well-being of our employees as well as candidates. We have transitioned all interviews and onboarding to be conducted virtually via Zoom video conferencing. Employees are able to work from countries and states where Samsara is a registered entity through December 2021. All employees are expected to return to our offices when they reopen with the exception of field-based and fully remote roles.  


If you have any questions or concerns before applying, feel free to contact us at jobs@samsara.com.

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