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Senior Manager, Automation Engineering

Samsara

Samsara

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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 Samsara Hardware Engineering:

Samsara's hardware systems bridge the gap for the rapidly evolving world of physical operations to a cloud platform that enables our customers to increase the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of the operations that power the global economy. The hardware footprint is big – we build ultra low power sensors, ruggedized asset trackers, vehicle ADAS systems with AI/ML, telematics systems, rackmount video inspection with AI/Ml and maybe much more. We leverage a myriad of technologies including low power MCUs, beefy SoCs, DSPs, LTE, GPS, BLE, WiFi, imaging sensors, ML/AI/CV, accelerometers, and more. Our challenges span the gamut from eeking out single digit microamps to thermals to desense to cost reduction to antenna design to enclosure design that survives extreme environments.

About the role:

We’re looking for an Automation Manager to join our team and lead the team building our Automation and Test Framework. This team is responsible for building solutions connecting critical infrastructure ranging from trailers to construction equipment to heavy machinery to the cloud so our customers can better operate.

Samsara’s Automation team enables an exceptional customer experience by building reliable products, identifying opportunities to improve customer experience, and engaging cross-functionally to resolve key issues. In this role, a successful candidate will help build our Automation Test Framework. This key role will enable teams to ship high quality products, ship FW updates to our customers faster, and facilitate quality investigations.

You will lead the team to build a framework that facilitates testing and automation across SW, FW, and HW. Your team will build tools that enable new capabilities and expand our ability to automate systems and test in an efficient manner. Your team will build tools to test technologies including GPS, LTE, BLE and WiFi and work on products that are both battery powered and externally powered.

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.

In this role, you will:

  • Manage a team of 5-10 automation engineers working on multiple products in different stages of development
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship in automated systems development
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with hardware, firmware, and full-stack engineering to develop new tools and features and improve existing ones
  • Lead the team to develop an end-to-end automation strategy to facilitate testing activities throughout Samsara product life cycles.
  • Work with leadership on the planning and execution of quarterly roadmaps that balance product and engineering priorities for maximum customer impact
  • Build a healthy collaborative culture of accountability and continuous improvement while setting a high standard for execution quality
  • Architect and design software frameworks to meet the reliability, scalability, and performance requirements of our products.
  • Develop software to enable automation tools across Samsara’s current product portfolio and future designs. Integrate hardware infrastructure for simulation, hardware validation, and product development.
  • Collaborate with software developers, firmware and QE to ensure seamless integration of framework into applications.
  • Create simulation environments to enable testing and data collection of all platform functionalities.
  • Develop a visualization solution for framework outputs including test results and real-time performance.
  • 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
  • Hire, develop and lead an inclusive, engaged, and high performing team

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • 10 years experience building automated test frameworks and software tools for product development and validation.
  • 5+ years of hands-on execution-oriented technical management experience.
  • Understanding of framework architectures and tradeoffs between efficiency, scalability, and performance.
  • Software development experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a diverse fast paced customer-focused environment.
  • Experience creating and implementing hardware-in-the-loop simulation.
  • Technical understanding of communication protocols (TCP, UART, and wireless).
  • Ability to design and develop hardware infrastructure for test applications. (e.g. power measurement tools, RF testing, etc.).
  • Experience with test instrumentation including the use of power supplies, power analyzers, battery simulators, call boxes, and GPS simulators.

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Experience building and maintaining automation testing infrastructure from the ground up.
  • Experience testing devices with wireless protocols including BLE, WiFi, LTE, and GNSS.
  • Experience interfacing with embedded systems’ command line interfaces and AT commands.
  • Experience with cloud architecture and solutions.
  • Experience with data analysis tools/packages such as SQL, Pandas, databricks, etc.
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.
$131,520$205,500 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.

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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.

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