Staff Data Architect

Samsara (View all Jobs)

Remote - US

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Interview Process

1. Phone interview 2. Onsite interview (technical challenges based on real problems we've faced at Samsara)

Programming Languages Mentioned

SQL, Python


Who we are

Samsara (NYSE: IOT) is the pioneer of the Connected Operations Cloud, which helps to digitize the world of physical operations, providing visibility and empowering entire sectors of our economy to become more safe, efficient, and sustainable. Founded in San Francisco in 2015, we now employ more than 2,000 people globally, have 2.3 million IoT devices deployed globally, and collect more than 85 billion minutes of video footage and 4.6 trillion data points annually.

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 newly 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: 

Best Place to Work by Built In 2022

Deloitte Fast 500 Companies

IoT Analytics Company of the Year in 2022’s IoT Breakthrough Winners

Every year, we partner with our customers to deliver outcomes like conserving millions of gallons of fuel, saving millions of dollars, and creating positive environmental change. As more customers connect to our platform, our data grows, our AI models get smarter, and our opportunities expand.

About the role:

The Samsara AI and Data team builds end-to-end machine learning and computer vision solutions for our customers as well as core ML infrastructure for Samsara. As a Staff Data Architect you will be a Data Engineering leader, responsible for designing and driving a new centralized data model that includes all product data supporting data science, analytics, and machine learning across the company. You will work closely with scientists as well as full-stack, firmware, and platform teams to deliver an architecture, pipelines, data sets, and relevant software.

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

Click here to learn about what we value at Samsara.

In this role, you will: 

  • Lead an org-wide initiative to redesign and launch a new comprehensive data model and supporting architecture
  • Tech-lead a team of data engineers 
  • Work with petabyte-scale data from the Samsara products, including camera and sensor devices 
  • 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:

  • A post-secondary degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or other relevant field
  • 8+ years experience as a Data Engineer, with at least 2+ years in technical leadership
  • Experience designing and building large-scale data models
  • A strong understanding of SWE foundations
  • Expert experience in Spark, SQL, Scala, Python, Go, and other relevant technologies
  • 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
  • Experience coaching and mentoring scientists

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Masters or higher in Computer Engineering or other related field
  • Strong mathematics skills, and an understanding of statistics and/or machine learning
  • Strong functional knowledge of tools like Databricks, Delta, Airflow, etc. 
  • Record of successful mentoring and development of team members
  • Experience working with large datasets (including product and time series data) using distributed computing (e.g., Spark, Hive)

 

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.

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.

US Only: Please note that Samsara’s COVID-19 vaccination policy requires all team members who will be meeting in person for business or working from one of our offices to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit regular testing. People who cannot be vaccinated for qualifying medical conditions, sincerely held religious beliefs, and other legally protected categories, may request an accommodation.

Benefits

Our target total compensation market position is in the top 25% of all software and hardware companies. Our full time employees receive an above market-rate salary, an outstanding equity offering, employee-led remote and flexible working, health benefits, personal development, Samsara for Good charity fund, and much, much more. Take a look at our Benefits site to learn more.  

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.

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