Manager, Engineering - Cloud Team

Last updated 24 minutes ago
Location:San Francisco, California
Job Type:Full Time

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 Networks is looking for an experienced Engineering Manager to join our rapidly growing Backend Infrastructure team. As an Engineering Manager focusing on Backend Infrastructure, you will lead a team that designs and develops the infrastructure that powers Samsara’s IoT platform. The team is working on scaling our data ingestion and storage systems to support more and more connected devices, and working with engineers throughout the company to make new types of data analysis possible.

In this role, you will:

  • Frameworks that automatically deliver real-time data to our front-end
  • Long-term time series storage on S3 for later analysis
  • Abstractions for developers to query or update databases and datastores
  • Notifications for responsive and scalable flow of changes through our backend system
  • Sharding services and databases to support our rapid growth
  • Infrastructure for rate-limiting and other ways to ensure reliability under high loads
  • Actively contribute to building the roadmap for infrastructure at Samsara
  • Championing, role modeling, and embedding Samsara’s cultural principles (Obsess Over the Customer, Build for the Long Term, Growth Mindset) as we scale globally and across new offices
  • Hiring, developing, and leading an inclusive, engaged, and high performing team

Our backend is written in Golang, runs on AWS, and is deployed using Terraform, though direct experience with these technologies is not required.

An ideal candidate has:

  • 5+ years professional experience in a Software Engineering role.
  • Built or worked on critical production systems using AWS or other modern clouds
  • Know distributed systems fundamentals and implementation best practices
  • Experience with GraphQL, gRPC at large scale is a plus
  • Direct people management experience


Working at Samsara has its perks: for all 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.

Regarding COVID-19

With the spread of COVID-19, Samsara's global offices will remain closed until further notice with the exception of 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 from countries and states where Samsara is a registered entity through June 2021. All employees are expected to return to our offices when they reopen with the exception of field-based roles.

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