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Senior Technical Program Manager II, Data

Samsara

Samsara

IT, Operations
Remote · United States
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2024

Who we are

Samsara (NYSE: IOT) is the pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud, which is a platform that enables organizations that depend on physical operations to harness Internet of Things (IoT) data to develop actionable insights and improve their operations. At Samsara, we are helping improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of the physical operations that power our global economy. Representing more than 40% of global GDP, these industries are the infrastructure of our planet, including agriculture, construction, field services, transportation, and manufacturing — and we are excited to help digitally transform their operations at scale.

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 recently 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:

Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2024

Best Places to Work by Built In 2024

Great Place To Work Certified™ 2023

Fast Company's Best Workplaces for Innovators 2023

Financial Times The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2023

We see a profound opportunity for data to improve the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of operations, and hope you consider joining us on this exciting journey.

About the role:

Samsara is seeking a Senior Technical Program Manager to own and drive delivery for high-impact programs in the Data, Science, and Services team. As part of this role, you’ll have the opportunity to work across multiple groups in Samsara, including our infrastructure teams, full-stack teams, firmware/embedded teams, and our hardware teams. The Sr TPM role requires excellent leadership skills, strategic thinking, strong technical expertise, the ability to partner across Samsara, and the ability to manage high-impact projects.

You should apply if:

  • You want to impact the industries that run our world: Your efforts will result in real-world impact—helping to keep the lights on, get food into grocery stores, reduce emissions, and most importantly, ensure workers return home safely.
  • You are the architect of your own career: If you put in the work, this role won’t be your last at Samsara. We set up our employees for success and have built a culture that encourages rapid career development, countless opportunities to experiment and master your craft in a hyper growth environment.
  • You’re energized by our opportunity: The vision we have to digitize large sectors of the global economy requires your full focus and best efforts to bring forth creative, ambitious ideas for our customers.
  • You want to be with the best: At Samsara, we win together, celebrate together and support each other. You will be surrounded by a high-caliber team that will encourage you to do your best.

Click here to learn about what we value at Samsara.

In this role, you will:

  • Drive execution through rapid iteration with data, engineering, and product leaders. We are standing up our programs, so day to day work will initially involve a mix of project and program management.
  • Coordinate programs focused on scaled infrastructure, privacy, and science, to bring best practices to data-driven decision making
  • Proactively identify and prioritize strategic data-related initiatives and work with leadership to develop, plan, and execute.
  • Lead cross-team and cross-functional projects and initiatives of tactical and strategic importance. This includes building consensus and ensuring accountability.
  • Interface with scientists, engineers, managers, and product management to keep projects on track and everyone aligned with strategic goals.
  • Communicate broadly on goals, progress, and process.
  • Teach and drive program and project management best practices throughout the organization
  • 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:

  • Bachelors degree in a quantitative field required; advanced degree preferred
  • 5+ years in technical program management in the tech industry, especially data-related programs (science and analytics, infrastructure/platform, data engineering, privacy, etc.).
  • A natural problem solver and strategic thinker, who has a passion for creating a structured approach to solving complex problems, breaking down ambiguous problems and turning them into actionable solutions.
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail, with an ability to prioritize and manage multiple cross-functional projects with constrained resources and tight deadlines. Project and program management should be in your skillset.
  • Exceptional communication skills. Comfortable presenting to executives, internal stakeholders and external customers. Able to successfully adapt your style and leverage strong listening skills to inform your approach.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with cross-functional partners and senior leadership across Product, Engineering, Finance, Sales, Customer Success, and Marketing.
  • Versed in planning and tracking tools such as Airtable, JIRA and Confluence.
  • Experience with managing software launches.
  • Executive-level experience and communication skills.

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Basic SQL

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.

Benefits

Full time employees receive a competitive total compensation package along with employee-led remote and flexible working, health benefits, Samsara for Good charity fund, and much, much more. Take a look at our Benefits site to learn more.

Accommodations

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.