Who We Are

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

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.

About the role:

Samsara is changing the way how commercial vehicles and fleets are managed by connecting them to the cloud.  Just as how the internet and smartphones have revolutionized the way we work, Samsara’s set of connected products encompassing wireless sensors, IoT gateways, and Internet-connected dashcams is changing how businesses identify and eliminate inefficiencies, react to alerts in near real-time while gaining greater insights into their operations than ever before.  With $930 million in venture funding from investors such as Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst we are growing rapidly and we are looking for passionate and hardworking engineers to join our flock.

As a staff firmware engineer at Samsara, you will develop software that runs on millions of devices, deployed by our industrial and enterprise customers. You will 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 embedded applications on 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. This role can be office based or remote.

 

An ideal candidate would:

  • Have at least 8 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.

 

Staff Firmware Engineers specializing in Wireless Protocols would also:

  • Have experience developing WIFI and TCP/IP drivers and applications
  • Skilled at debugging networking issues at the protocol level using analyzers such as wire shark
  • Possess deep understanding of BLE and BT Classic and have brought up several product utilizing this technology
  • Understanding and experience developing LORA / Zigbee / Mesh type algorithms a plus
  • Strong understanding of GPS and experience with standard ways of improving accuracy and TTFF a double plus

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

With the spread of COVID-19, Samsara's global offices will remain closed until further notice except for employees that require access to hardware and lab equipment. 

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 also able to work remotely through June 2021 from any US state or country in which they have a valid work authorization. All employees are expected to return to our offices when they reopen except for 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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