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Senior Data Scientist - Product Marketing

Samsara

Samsara

Marketing & Communications, Product, Data Science
Remote · United States
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 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:

This Senior Data Scientist will be the voice of data for public-facing analytics. As a Senior Data Scientist you will be a core technical contributor to a joint program between the Product and Marketing organizations - deep dive our data, find trends and patterns, and craft them into Data Stories for both internal and external audiences. You will work closely with product, marketing, engineering, and platform teams to translate business questions into quantitative analysis.

This role can be office-based or fully remote in the US and Canada.

You should apply if:

  • You want to impact the industries that run our world: The software, firmware, and hardware you build will result in real-world impact—helping to keep the lights on, get food into grocery stores, and most importantly, ensure workers return home safely.
  • You want to build for scale: With over 2.3 million IoT devices deployed to our global customers, you will work on a range of new and mature technologies driving scalable innovation for customers across industries driving the world's physical operations.
  • You are a life-long learner: We have ambitious goals. Every Samsarian has a growth mindset as we work with a wide range of technologies, challenges, and customers that push us to learn on the go.
  • You believe customers are more than a number: Samsara engineers enjoy a rare closeness to the end user and you will have the opportunity to participate in customer interviews, collaborate with customer success and product managers, and use metrics to ensure our work is translating into better customer outcomes.
  • You are a team player: Working on our Samsara Engineering teams requires a mix of independent effort and collaboration. Motivated by our mission, we’re all racing toward our connected operations vision, and we intend to win—together.


Click here to learn about what we value at Samsara.

In this role, you will:

  • Translate data into strategic insights via articles, memos, presentations, etc. to support the curation of “Data Stories” and “Strategic Insights”.
  • Build analytical models to identify patterns, anomalies, and root causes (e.g., analyzing fuel usage to understand market trends).
  • Build relationships with technical and non-technical stakeholders to understand data structures and business priorities, especially the marketing team.
  • Leverage technologies like SQL, Python, and/or R to shape and analyze data
  • Build a strong sense of product and data acumen (e.g. customer experience, data logging)
  • Stay connected to industry and academic research and adopt novel technology that suits Samsara’s needs.
  • 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:

  • PhD in a quantitative field (e.g., Statistics, Applied Math, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Biology, Psychology, Political Science, etc.)
  • 5+ years experience in a data related role relevant (data science, data analyst, business analytics, business intelligence)
  • Proficiency in data manipulation and processing in SQL, Python, and/or R
  • Experience building statistical and other analytical models, preferably in Python or R.
  • Ability to communicate trends and learnings via data visualizations
  • Ability to effectively share project statuses and take ownership of tasks while handling competing priorities
  • Ability to distill informal or ambiguous customer and business requirements into crisp problem definitions
  • Proven ability to communicate verbally and in writing to technical peers and leadership teams with various levels of technical knowledge
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Curious about our data, our product and excited to have an impact

An ideal candidate also has:

  • PhD in Statistics or other quantitative field
  • Ability to build advanced statistical models for understanding correlation and/or causation
  • A strong track record of cross functional partnership
  • Record of successful mentoring and development of team members
  • Experience working with large datasets using distributed computing (e.g., Spark, Hive)

Samsara’s Compensation Philosophy: Samsara’s compensation program is designed to deliver Total Direct Compensation (based on role, level, and geography) that is at or above market. We do this through our base salary + bonus/variable + restricted stock unit awards (RSUs) for eligible roles. For eligible roles, a new hire RSU award may be awarded at the time of hire, and additional RSU refresh grants may be awarded annually.

We pay for performance, and top performers in eligible roles may receive above-market equity refresh awards which allow employees to achieve higher market positioning.

The range of annual base salary for full-time employees for this position is below. Please note that base pay offered may vary depending on factors including your city of residence, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
$142,503$239,500 USD

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

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.

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 be aware that Samsara does not accept or assume responsibility for unsolicited resumes from agencies. We do not charge fees to applicants at any stage of the hiring process. Official communication about your application will only come from emails ending in '@Samsara.com' or '@us-greenhouse-mail.io'.