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Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Samsara

Samsara

Software Engineering
Remote · United States
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

Who we are

Samsara (NYSE: IOT) is the pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud, which is a platform that enables organizations that depend on physical operations to harness Internet of Things (IoT) data to develop actionable insights and improve their operations. At Samsara, we are helping improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of the physical operations that power our global economy. Representing more than 40% of global GDP, these industries are the infrastructure of our planet, including agriculture, construction, field services, transportation, and manufacturing — and we are excited to help digitally transform their operations at scale.

Working at Samsara means you’ll help define the future of physical operations and be on a team that’s shaping an exciting array of product solutions, including Video-Based Safety, Vehicle Telematics, Apps and Driver Workflows, Equipment Monitoring, and Site Visibility. As part of a recently public company, you’ll have the autonomy and support to make an impact as we build for the long term.

Recent awards we’ve won include:

Glassdoor's Highest-Rated Tech Companies for Culture and Values 2023

Great Place To Work Certified™ 2023

Best Place to Work by Built In 2023

Financial Times The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2023

Deloitte Fast 500 Companies

We see a profound opportunity for data to improve the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of operations, and hope you consider joining us on this exciting journey.

About the role:

We are seeking a talented and motivated embedded software engineer to join our dynamic team at Samsara. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge IoT solutions, designing and developing embedded systems that power our innovative fleet safety management and industrial IoT platforms. Your contributions will be integral to enhancing the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of businesses across various industries. If you're passionate about pushing the boundaries of technology, solving complex challenges, and making a real impact, we'd love to have you as a part of our team.

You should apply if:

  • You want to impact the industries that run our world: The software, firmware, and hardware you build will result in real-world impact—helping to keep the lights on, get food into grocery stores, and most importantly, ensure workers return home safely.
  • You want to build for scale: With over 2.3 million IoT devices deployed to our global customers, you will work on a range of new and mature technologies driving scalable innovation for customers across industries driving the world's physical operations.
  • You are a life-long learner: We have ambitious goals. Every Samsarian has a growth mindset as we work with a wide range of technologies, challenges, and customers that push us to learn on the go.
  • You believe customers are more than a number: Samsara engineers enjoy a rare closeness to the end user and you will have the opportunity to participate in customer interviews, collaborate with customer success and product managers, and use metrics to ensure our work is translating into better customer outcomes.
  • You are a team player: Working on our Samsara Engineering teams requires a mix of independent effort and collaboration. Motivated by our mission, we’re all racing toward our connected operations vision, and we intend to win—together.

Click here to learn about what we value at Samsara.

In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for developing and integrating camera offerings for Samsara’s dash camera and fleet management system.
  • Integrate core camera features by working closely with the SoC vendors and ODM partners.
  • Develop high-performance, highly reliable software for edge embedded platforms
  • Be responsible for core camera performance tuning related to image quality, audio quality and machine vision featureset.
  • Work closely with the cross functional product and tech teams to deliver integrated features for Samsara cameras to improve fleet safety.
  • Champion, role model, and embed Samsara’s cultural principles (Focus on Customer Success, Build for the Long Term, Adopt a Growth Mindset, Be Inclusive, Win as a Team) as we scale globally and across new offices

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • 5 to 8 years of experience in embedded software development on complex SoC using Linux operating systems or similar.
  • Proficient in C or C++ programming language with strong debugging skills on embedded systems.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities to troubleshoot complex issues and optimize code for performance and resource utilization.
  • Additional skills in complex audio video multimedia systems using frameworks like gstreamer.
  • Highly motivated Self-Led Engineer and the ability to work independently, taking ownership of projects and achieving goals with minimal supervision.

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Awareness of camera image quality tuning tools & fundamentals. Awareness of audio/video encoding standards.
  • Understanding of the camera systems operation of image sensors, 3A algorithms and other image processing algorithms.
  • Familiarity with golang and edge to cloud interfaces using protocols such as gRPC, websockets.
  • Familiarity with distributed computing across DSP, GPU, NPU, CPU.

Samsara’s Compensation Philosophy: Samsara’s compensation program is designed to deliver total compensation (based on role, level, and geography) that is above market. We do this through our base salary + bonus/variable + restricted stock unit awards (RSUs). A new hire RSU award is awarded at the time of hire, and additional RSU refresh grants may be awarded annually.

We pay for performance, and top performers are eligible to receive above target equity refresh awards which allow employees to achieve higher market positioning.

The range of annual base salary for full-time employees for this position is below. Please note that base pay offered may vary depending on factors including your city of residence, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
$140,624$206,800 USD

At Samsara, we welcome everyone regardless of their background, race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, etc. 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.

Accommodations

Benefits

Full time employees receive an above market total compensation package along with employee-led remote and flexible working, health benefits, Samsara for Good charity fund, and much, much more. Take a look at our Benefits site to learn more.

Flexible Working

At Samsara, we have adopted a flexible way of working, enabling teams and individuals to do their best work, regardless of where they’re based. We value in-person collaboration and know a change of scenery and quiet space to work is welcomed from time to time, but also appreciate that the world of work has changed. Our offices remain open for those who prefer to collaborate or work in-office, but we also encourage fully remote applicants. As most roles are not required to be in the office, we are able to hire remotely where Samsara has an established presence. If a role is required to be in a certain location and candidates do not have work authorization for that location, Samsara will conduct an immigration assessment. If the role is not required to be in a specific location, Samsara will move forward with the remote location that works best for the business. All offers of employment are contingent upon an individual’s ability to secure and maintain the legal right to work at the company.

Please note: Samsara does not accept agency resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Samsara employees.