Staff Software Engineer, Full Stack - Connected Driver

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 Staff Software engineer to join the Connected Driver team. The Connected Driver team builds distributed systems that enable our fleet customers to stay compliant with government hours-of-service regulations. Our systems encompass the core compliance infrastructure that automatically tracks and records driving activities, our highly performant and scalable cloud platform and customer-facing workflows, and our flagship mobile app for drivers that runs complex algorithms in offline and online environments to keep drivers compliant. We process large quantities of data in real-time and all of our systems work seamlessly to deliver a reliable, mission-critical experience to our fleet customers.

As a Staff Software Engineer, you will be a thought leader on a team that powers some of the most critical aspects of Samsara’s fleet management product. You will drive the evolution of our best-in-class core systems to support our aggressive, 10x growth trajectory in the next few years (from 1M to 10M IoT devices). You will bring fresh ideas and expertise to guide the team’s technical design, and make our compliance business logic and infrastructure even more efficient, fault tolerant, resilient, and performant. You will help define the architecture and implementation of increasingly complex features and services as we expand the capability of our core product.

In this role, you will:

  • Delight customers by architecting, designing, and developing systems for powering the core of Samsara’s compliance products and platform
  • Develop plans and execute on the technical roadmap for solving performance and scalability challenges associated with high growth
  • Lead, mentor, and grow other technical leaders on the team
  • Influence the overall product vision and roadmap by identifying the critical technical problems to solve and recommending the right solutions.
  • 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

Minimum requirements for this role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent practical experience
  • 8+ Years of experience building mission-critical products/platforms.
  • Expertise in writing high quality code in a programming language (e.g Ruby, Scala, Go)
  • Expertise working with distributed systems, operating with real-time requirements
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • High degree of customer focus

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Has 8+ years of relevant experience working in a regulated environment (e.g payments, health tech etc)
  • Enjoys leading and mentoring engineers to think critically about the right problems to solve and to think about their systems/solutions (life cycles, edge cases, failure modes)
  • Enjoys fostering collaboration and camaraderie in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Has a strong foundation in databases and data access layer infrastructure.


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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