Senior Software Engineer, Data Platform

Last updated 1 hours 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 is seeking an experienced senior software engineer to join our Data Platform team. The Data Platform team’s goal is to ensure we have a scalable and reliable data platform to meet the data needs of everyone at Samsara - engineers, data scientists, product managers, and more.
Samsara has hundreds of thousands of devices deployed throughout the world and over 20,000 customers using our cloud based products. This results in a vast amount of data that we need to bring in to our Data Platform every day.
The team is responsible for infrastructure that enables Samsara to make critical business decisions and enables us to explore new product directions. The data platform is also used to power large scale data processing that is necessary for customer facing features.
Past projects from the team include:
  • Developing a reliable pipeline for ingesting data from our RDS databases into our Data Lake
  • Building a data pipeline framework to allow engineers to build Spark workflows that produce output tables for customer facing reports
  • Designing an easy to use library and corresponding infrastructure for developers to stream large volumes of data into the data lake
We’re just starting to scratch the surface of what we can do with Samsara’s rich data. We are looking for someone who is excited to have a big influence in our data platform both in terms of technology and processes.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop software to reliably ingest vast amounts of data into our data lake
  • Explore new infrastructure needed to support the growing needs of our data platform
  • Build libraries and data management tooling for other software engineers, product managers and data scientists to use the data platform effectively
  • Expand our ability to stream data into the data lake to support near real time access
  • Be responsible for the uptime, reliability, and monitoring of our data platform
  • Work with stakeholders across the company to use the data platform in new areas
  • Champion, role model, and embed Samsara’s cultural principles (Obsess Over the Customer, Build for the Long Term, Growth Mindset) as we scale globally and across new offices.

An ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent practical experience.
  • 4+ years experience on data platform focused teams
  • Strong programming skills (experience with Go, Python, or SQL is a plus)
  • Experience working with Spark and related data processing technologies
  • AWS knowledge and expertise (S3, Lambda, Kinesis, Step Functions)
  • Familiarity using Terraform is a plus


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.

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 and fully remote roles.

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