Senior Embedded Engineer - Camera Vision

Samsara (View all Jobs)

Remote - US

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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

Golang, C++, C

Who we are

Samsara (NYSE: IOT) is the pioneer of the Connected Operations Cloud, which helps to digitize the world of physical operations, providing visibility and empowering entire sectors of our economy to become more safe, efficient, and sustainable. Founded in San Francisco in 2015, we now employ more than 2,000 people globally, have 2.3 million IoT devices deployed globally, and collect more than 85 billion minutes of video footage and 4.6 trillion data points annually.

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 newly 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: 

Best Place to Work by Built In 2022

Deloitte Fast 500 Companies

IoT Analytics Company of the Year in 2022’s IoT Breakthrough Winners

Every year, we partner with our customers to deliver outcomes like conserving millions of gallons of fuel, saving millions of dollars, and creating positive environmental change. As more customers connect to our platform, our data grows, our AI models get smarter, and our opportunities expand.

About the role:

The role reports to the safety embedded applications team. The engineer will be working closely with the machine learning team members in integrating the ML models into the firmware and optimizing, productizing the edge ML models

In this role, you will: 

  • Be responsible for developing and integrating camera offerings for Samsara’s dash camera and fleet management system.
  • Integrate core camera imaging features and audio features, by working closely with the SoC vendors and ODM partners. 
  • Be responsible for core camera performance tuning related to image quality, audio quality and machine vision featureset.
  • Work closely with the AI/ML team and other firmware teams to enable safety features for Samsara dash cameras, Primarily working on the camera integration  and productization of the AI/ML models for our cameras to improve fleet safety.
  • 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:

  • 5 to 8 years of experience in embedded software development on complex SoC using Linux operating systems or similar. 
  • Proficient in C or C++ programming language with strong debugging skills on embedded systems. 
  • Understanding of the camera systems operation of image sensors, 3A algorithms and other image processing algorithms. 
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in embedded computer vision frameworks and integration of AI/ML models into embedded systems.
  • Experience in ADAS embedded system deployment involving cameras. 
  • Awareness of camera image quality tuning tools & fundamentals. Awareness of audio/video encoding standards.

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Additional skills in complex audio video multimedia systems using frameworks like gstreamer and NNstreamer. 
  • Experience in the ADAS systems and its associated technical complexity in the field of embedded systems.
  • Understands the challenges in productizing computer vision models in edge computing starting with datasets, model conversions to run on edge, integration of the models and deployment to production.
  • Familiarity with golang and edge to cloud interfaces using protocols such as gRPC, websockets.
  • Familiarity with edge ML frameworks like Tflite, SNPE, TVM etc.
  • Familiarity with OpenCL, OpenGL, Hexagon DSP. 
  • Familiarity with distributed computing across DSP, GPU, NPU, CPU.

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.


Samsara is an inclusive work environment, and we are committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. Please email 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.


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. 


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.

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