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Senior People Technology Analyst - Workday (Payroll)



IT, Accounting & Finance, People & HR
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:

As a key member of the People Technology & Operations team, you will be instrumental in the continued expansion and deployment of Workday functionality. You will partner with Samsara key stakeholders to implement streamlined operations processes and optimal technology solutions for our People Team programs. You are comfortable acting as an internal consultant to global HR and business stakeholders, and can showcase your experience in HR and Workday to develop lasting solutions that solve complex business challenges. Lastly, you are highly driven and bring demonstrated experience succeeding in high growth, fast-paced organizations.

This role is open to candidates residing in the US except the San Francisco Bay Area (125 mi. radius from 1 De Haro St, San Francisco) and NYC Metro Area (50 mi. radius from 131 W 55th St, New York).

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:

  • Support implementation of Workday Payroll for U.S. and international setup of Cloud Pay
  • Support configuration for Workday Absence, Benefits, and Time Tracking as it relates to program policies and payroll processing.
  • Maintain payroll security configuration and assignments
  • Partner with Payroll and People Operations teams to solidify and document business requirements, applicable laws and regulations, and policies and process procedures
  • Scope and prioritize incoming technology fixes and enhancements for Workday.
  • Provide Tier 2 Workday support for payroll related inquiries. Triage and configure Workday enhancements or fixes for Workday Payroll and Cloud Pay integrations.
  • 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:

  • 6+ years professional experience working for fast-growing, global companies
  • 4 years experience in Workday configuration and support for HR/Payroll teams
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Information Systems, or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in implementing Payroll SaaS applications across U.S. and International locations
  • Experience in Workday business process configuration, security configuration & design, and organizational setup
  • Experience troubleshooting Payroll and Benefit integrations
  • Experience Workday Payroll, Absence, Time Tracking and Benefits
  • Experience writing and completing test scenarios for system implementations and enhancements
  • Strong understanding of HR/Payroll best practices, processes and compliance. Experience analyzing requirements and adjusting or changing to create the most optimal solution.
  • Ability to troubleshoot into Workday details to resolve issues quickly
  • Ability to prioritize workload and deliver enhancements or fixes on time without supervision. Provide accurate timelines, follow-up, and required documentation for change management

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Strong understanding of Compensation, Leaves, Benefits, and Time Tracking business processes and requirements
  • Familiar with Agile methodologies and prioritization.
  • Experience working with Jira, Zendesk, and other business applications integrating to Workday

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.
$92,820$140,400 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.


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.


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.

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 '' or ''.