People Partner

Employment typeFull-Time

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  • Job Description

      Req#: 5992957

      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.

      About the role:

      Samsara’s People Team is growing and we are looking to add a People Partner with strategic HR Business Partner experience to our high-performing, inclusive team! This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with strong partnering skills to deliver impactful solutions that accelerate company and employee growth. We are looking for a highly collaborative, execution-focused individual who will dig deep into how to support the business at scale (culture, leadership practices, organization, and programs, among others).

      This role will report to the Director, People Partner R&D and will primarily provide People Partner support to leaders and managers within the Hardware Engineering and Operations functions, in addition to leading a few central projects. You will also have the opportunity to work cross-functionally with other People Partners and central people teams. If you are looking for a fast-paced, high-impact role with a high-growth tech company, let’s talk.

      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, and 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.

      In this role, you will:

      • Partner with the Hardware Engineering and Operations teams as their people partner, in addition to leading a few central cross-functional projects
      • Establish yourself as a trusted partner for your client groups and collaborate with leaders on initiatives that create a positive employee experience throughout the employee lifecycle
      • Lead teams in diverse analysis, inform strategic decisions; progress from medium to long-term planning; enhance stakeholder communication; and collaborate with partners
      • Harmonize the varied foundational HR concepts to craft holistic HR strategies that address multiple facets of relevant function, ensuring alignment and effectiveness
      • Leverage data for advocacy; leads projects towards desired outcomes; fosters continuous feedback in planning and decision-making
      • Be proficient in driving change initiatives, leveraging data and communication skills to influence stakeholders and achieve desired outcomes
      • Maintain cultural and DEI awareness based on department and locale, and incorporate it into business strategies and solutions
      • 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:

      • 8+ years of general HR or Business/People Partner experience with a BA/BS degree OR 6+ years with a Master’s degree; 3+ years in a strategic HR business partner capacity
      • Willingness and ability to work Pacific Time Zone hours and be flexible as needed
      • Experience using data to influence decisions at a senior leadership level
      • Passion to act with a quick pace and urgency, yet balanced with a thoughtful, pragmatic, and outcome-oriented mindset
      • Ability to facilitate sensitive situations with empathy while driving to resolution in the best interest of all parties
      • Proven ability to manage sensitive information with utmost confidence and professionalism
      • Exceptional written and verbal communication that concisely, accurately, and tactfully delivers the message
      • Excellent analytical skills, organization, attention to detail, and problem-solving acumen

      An ideal candidate also has:

      • Experience in a high-growth global tech company setting
      • Educational degree with concentration(s) relating to human resources, business, law

      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.
      $97,580 $147,600 USD

      At Samsara, we welcome everyone regardless of their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, and other characteristics protected by law. 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 embrace a flexible working model that caters to the diverse needs of our teams. Our offices are open for those who prefer to work in-person and we also support remote work where it aligns with our operational requirements. For certain positions, being close to one of our offices or within a specific geographic area is important to facilitate collaboration, access to resources, or alignment with our service regions. In these cases, the job description will clearly indicate any working location requirements. Our goal is to ensure that all members of our team can contribute effectively, whether they are working on-site, in a hybrid model, or fully remotely. All offers of employment are contingent upon an individual’s ability to secure and maintain the legal right to work at the company and in the specified work location, if applicable.

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  • About the company

      Samsara’s portfolio of complete IoT solutions combine hardware and software to bring real-time visibility, analytics, and AI to operations across diverse sizes and industries: from transportation and logistics to field services, food production, energy...