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Senior Embedded Software Engineer II - Telematics



Software Engineering
Remote · Canada
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024

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 Best Places to Work 2024

Best Places to Work by Built In 2024

Great Place To Work Certified™ 2023

Fast Company's Best Workplaces for Innovators 2023

Financial Times The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2023

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:

Our Telematics team takes real-time signals (think: GPS, Engine RPM, Fuel Levels and hundreds more) from our IoT devices deployed in vehicles and processes them to help our customers make their vehicle fleets safer, greener, and more efficient.

The Telematics firmware team is a cross-functional product engineering team that designs, develops, deploys, and maintains solutions that help our customers become more sustainable in their fleet operations. We primarily work and collaborate closely with product managers, customer support teams, other firmware teams, and full stack engineers to build out our feature sets. The technology in use includes buildkite, databricks, GraphQL, Golang, C++, Linux, CAN, Wifi, USB and LTE. This role will both develop new features and engage in operational ownership of those features as they are deployed to our fleet of devices.

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:

  • With guidance from senior engineers, develop, debug, and deploy customer facing firmware features written in Golang for Samsara’s cloud-connected hardware platform
  • Contribute to our internal observability discipline to ensure the health of our firmware rollouts, design your features with observability in mind
  • Work with product support engineers to triage and root cause customer issues
  • Collaborate with quality engineering to test our releases
  • Build telematics products for the long term and support our 1.5+ million devices in the field
  • Adopt 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
  • 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:

  • 2-4 years of professional industry experience in software development
  • Golang or C/C++ is a plus but not required
  • Exposure to embedded devices / firmware
  • Development experience targeting linux devices
  • Working knowledge of networking protocols
  • Experience with developing and shipping production code
  • Experience triaging and assessing incoming customer and QA found issues
  • Basic understanding of digital electronics is a plus
  • Bachelors or masters in computer science, engineering or similar

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Enjoys working at the intersection of hardware, software, networking, and data.
  • Thrives in an environment that requires rapid deployment and product iteration based on customer feedback
  • Understands how observability ensures high quality releases
  • Evaluates how decisions at each layer of the stack affect other layers for different products
  • Builds production ready platforms with design for test mindset

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.


Full time employees receive a competitive 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.msara will only contact you via or regarding your application.Sa