Senior Firmware Quality Engineer - Connected Sites

Samsara (View all Jobs)

San Francisco, CA

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Interview Process

1. Phone interview 2. Onsite interview (technical challenges based on real problems we've faced at Samsara)

Programming Languages Mentioned

Python, SQL


Who we are

Samsara (NYSE: IOT) is the pioneer of the Connected Operations Cloud, which allows businesses that depend on physical operations to harness IoT (Internet of Things) data to develop actionable business insights and improve their operations. Founded in San Francisco in 2015, we now employ more than 1,800 people globally and have over 1.5 million active devices. Samsara also went public in December 2021 and we’re just getting started. 

Recent awards we’ve won include: 

  • #2 in the Financial Times’ Fastest Growing Companies in Americas list 2021
  • Named as a Best Place to Work in Built In 2022 
  • #19 in the Forbes Cloud 100 2021  
  • IoT Analytics Company of the Year in 2022’s IoT Breakthrough Winners 
  • Forbes Advisor named us the Best Solution for Large Companies - Fleet management software for 2022!

We're driving change in industries that are yet to fully embrace digital transformation. Physical operations make up a massive slice of the global economy but haven’t benefited from innovation and actionable information in the way that other sectors have. The potential for scale and impact is huge.

About the role:

Samsara's Quality Engineering (QE) team uses test engineering and data analysis skills to drive product quality so that our customers can realize the full benefits of our platform. In addition to testing the product, the QE team seeks to cultivate a quality culture that produces best in class product reliability, usability, and performance across all of our product development teams.

We're looking for a self-driven, experienced Firmware Quality Engineer for our Connected Sites product, which includes a network video recorder gateway for streaming and recording video and performing AI analysis.

In this role, you will: 

  • Act as Quality Engineer in a tight-knit Firmware Quality pod
  • Lead/mentor geographically distributed QE team for connected sites. Partner with your QE Manager, Firmware Development and Product teams to define quality goals, expand test coverage, and ensure high quality releases
  • Create and maintain comprehensive and effective test suites
  • Run systems-level manual and automated in-house acceptance tests to detect defects and regressions in our cloud application and devices.
  • Rapidly diagnose issues and perform root cause analysis with Firmware, Backend, and Full Stack developers
  • 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:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a technical field (Electrical or Computer Engineering preferred)
  • 5+ years of experience in a quality engineering function
  • Experience working on Linux based multimedia systems on complex SOCs
  • Experience working with Routing/switching fundamentals and Networking protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP, RTP/RTSP
  • Working experience with automated test environments and manual test beds
  • Proven abilities for effective low-level troubleshooting and root cause analysis
  • Strong communication skills, comfortable working with distributed teams from diverse backgrounds

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Proficiency with scripting and querying languages: Python, SQL
  • 2+ years’ experience with video streaming technologies such as WebRTC, HLS
  • Experience working in hyper-growth organizations

#LI-Onsite

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.

Accommodations

Samsara is an inclusive work environment, and we are committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. Please email accessibleinterviewing@samsara.com or click here if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruiting process.

US Only: Please note that Samsara’s COVID-19 vaccination policy requires all team members who will be meeting in person for business or working from one of our offices to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit regular testing. People who cannot be vaccinated for qualifying medical conditions, sincerely held religious beliefs, and other legally protected categories, may request an accommodation.

Benefits

Our target total compensation market position is in the top 25% of all software and hardware companies. Our full time employees receive an above market-rate salary, an outstanding equity offering, employee-led remote and flexible working, health benefits, personal development, 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. 

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