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Zonar Systems Overview

Seattle, WA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Founded in 2001, Zonar has pioneered smart fleet management technology by providing innovative technology that has changed fleet operations in the vocational, pupil and commercial trucking industries. With a unique focus on this field, the company offers a complete suite of ... Read more

Mission: Driving Technology. Fueling Efficiency. Empowering People.

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Zonar Systems – Why Work For Us?


Founded in 2001, Zonar has pioneered smart fleet management technology by providing innovative technology that has changed fleet operations in the vocational, pupil and commercial trucking industries. With a unique focus on this field, the Company offers a complete suite of solutions and specialized platforms for our customers in multiple markets. Our patented, award-winning technology keeps fleet owners and managers connected to their fleets and drivers to dispatchers. Zonar has a proven history of continuous innovation on behalf of our customers, providing products that efficiently and easily track commercial fleets and assets, streamline reporting and significantly increasing safety while saving cost. Leveraging a portfolio of 150+ patents, we are building upon these data and related analytics services to create the next generation of software and services for the 15M target customers in the US alone.

Headquartered in Seattle and majority-owned by technology company Continental, Zonar also has a Technology Development Center in downtown Seattle, a regional office in Cincinnati, and a distribution center outside of Atlanta. Our culture is based on ingenuity, leadership, teamwork, excellence, passion, integrity, and fun! Our company has grown to over 350 employees who are goal-oriented and fast-paced, but understand the importance of having a healthy work life balance. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a fast-paced, growing, innovative company, make a big impact on a rapidly evolving space, and have fun along the way!

At Zonar, we take pride knowing the unique devices and services we’re developing make our roads safer for everyone. Our well-tested technology offers real-time vehicle data and mobile communications platforms to improve driving habits, fleet management, and maintenance operations for public and private fleets across North America. You didn’t know it, but you have been driving on highways and roads beside vehicles powered by Zonar’s solutions.

Just as Seahawks owner Paul Allen assembled a team of talented players, coaches and administrators to take the Vince Lombardi trophy in 2014, so we are looking to hire creative software developers, support and sales people with the passion to build on our successes and take our company’s performance to a new level.

Join us and we will offer you the freedom to be different and to think creatively. We pride ourselves on our open atmosphere. You should plan to have some fun along the way as we develop new ideas that empower our customers to prevent accidents on the road, reduce operating expenses so they remain competitive, and transport children safely to and from school. Once you’re part of the Zonar team, you, too, will play “I spy” looking for our iconic marigold Zone tags on every road you drive.

Zonar is the leader in smart fleet management technology. Our technologies are transforming the world where electronically verified inspections could revolutionize the way pre- and post-trip inspections are conducted. By doing so, we could increase safety for everyone on the road and minimize the risk of on-the-road breakdowns.

We invest in our people, our technologies, and our research and development efforts to deliver the highest quality products to our customers.

Zonar’s culture inspires our team of world-class engineers and developers to be at the top of their game. We've created an environment where talents are recognized, and collaboration is valued. Our employees are shaping the world of tomorrow ... today. We invite you to explore the opportunities available at Zonar – just visit our Zonar Careers site to see what your future may hold.

We love what we do because we do what we love. Join us!

KAYLA HEARD: Mobile QA Analyst - Seattle, WA

What do you do at Zonar? I’m responsible for testing and filing bug tickets on un-released app builds for the 2020 and Connect tablets. I also validate bug fixes and completed features, plan out test cases for new features and apps, and code automated test cases. I sometimes contribute to planning by offering knowledge of product functionality and ideas of how it could be branched out and tested for new features.

Why did you choose to come to Zonar? The technology seemed innovative and interesting. When I did my first interview, the interviewers (who were also managers) also seemed to care a lot about their employees as well and pay attention to their individual skills and strengths. It seemed like a good place for growth and learning.

What’s the best part of working for Zonar? The people I work with – I love these guys. My QA team does a great job of supporting each other and we also have a really good relationship with our developers. If we need assistance with anything we can just go up to each other’s desks and brainstorm, or help each other learn.

What would you recommend to someone who was about to interview at Zonar? Think of good questions to ask your interviewers. Think about how you want to portray your work ethic, ability to learn, and ability to benefit both your team and our customers. Brush up on logic puzzles as well.

What’s your passion outside of work? Working out, cooking, reading and playing tactical games or RPGs. I also play classical piano as well.

ERIK OLSON: Human Resources Manager - Seattle, WA

What do you do at Zonar? I serve as a business partner and trusted advisor to managers and employees. I develop and elevate programs within our company to make Zonar a top tier employer of choice. I manage Zonar’s HR systems, processes, and procedures to ensure a smooth and efficient experience for employees.

Why did you choose to come to Zonar? I wanted to work for a tech company that is the best at what they do, cares immensely about their employees, and has a lot of fun. That’s Zonar.

What’s the best part of working for Zonar? The people! I love the talented, collaborative, and fun group of people I get to work with every day!

What would you recommend to someone who was about to interview at Zonar? Be genuine. Be yourself. Ask questions.

What’s your passion outside of work? I love to explore the beautiful roads of the Pacific Northwest on my motorcycle, strum a few chords on my guitar, and nerd out on some video games.

Zonar believes in giving back to the communities that have supported us since our founding in 2001. Many of the organizations in which we focus our efforts are those that support the concerns most important to our employees and our customers. We value the importance of setting a positive example, strengthening the growing partnership between Zonar and the communities in which we work and live, and see charitable donation as our corporate responsibility.


We encourage and support the charitable activities and involvement of all of our team members. In addition to the fundraising and charitable events the Zonar family supports as a team throughout the year, each Zonar employee is eligible for a Zonar corporate matching contribution in support of their favorite charity!


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    It has been an awesome and exciting journey to watch Zonar become what it is today. The culture is phenomenal and great work-life balance! Growth potential is fantastic, people are amazing and I feel valued! Love my team and the high morale that is always present, starting with leadership and all the talented teams. Communication has improved, with continues updates and consistent quarterly all hands meetings. Those that have the drive and get out of their comfort zone excel very fast!


    Keeping up with continues changes and growth can be challenging to some.

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Zonar Systems Photos

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Zonar Systems Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Zonar Systems.


    Seems to be a pattern with the recruiting team. They do not follow up. The unprofessionalism seems to be inherent with this organization. If the HR Team is willing to do this to potential HR Team members...let's just say STAY AWAY...guess what they will do to non-HR people.

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Zonar Systems Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work Silver Award, Best in Biz Awards, 2016
  • Top 5 Big Data Software Companies(#2), Puget Sound Business Journal, 2014
  • Smart Systems Category - Detroit® "Virtual Technician"(Silver), Edison Awards, 2013
  • Innovative Services - Zpass product(Bronze), Edison Awards, 2011
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