Senior AV Engineer

Samsara (View all Jobs)

San Francisco, CA

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Interview Process

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



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:

In Samsara’s Core IT team, we work to deliver awesome systems, support, and experiences that enable our teams to be as impactful as possible.  As a member of the IT Engineering team, focusing on AV, you’ll be responsible for owning the technology and processes that enable our people to present their best.

This role requires being present in our SF HQ office.

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-calibre team that will encourage you to do your best. 

In this role, you will: 

  • Join a small, dynamic AV team; and optimize the existing AV SME knowledge the team currently has
  • Offer clear, well-articulated communication to our business stakeholders
  • Coordinate, execute, and broadcast events such as company-wide town-hall meetings, earning calls, or any high-visibility events to thousands of employees
  • Need to have the ability to set up, run, and troubleshoot all general AV equipment in our offices
  • Need to set up, run, and troubleshoot video conferencing and streaming equipment
  • Plan and integrate the tools and services which help with collaboration in our workplaces
  • Manage our maintenance and integrations AV vendor, including vendor relationship, contracting and billing, and quality assurance
  • Seek opportunities to improve how we make our next event better than our last
  • You will be responsible for our AV configuration across the different geographies, as we expand
  • Collaborate and coordinate with internal partners and external vendors across a global organization.
  • Be able to provide technical advice to presenters, leaders, and staff on tech requirements and promote options to solve all potential issues.
  • 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:

  • Must be willing to be in the office to support onsite events and maintenance of AV Infrastructure 
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience working in an AV environment
  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Expert knowledge of Zoom, Zoom Events and Zoom Production Studio
  • Experience working with an Audio Mixing Board, BlackMagic switchers and Camera controllers
  • Expert knowledge of Q-SYS and Dante technologies
  • Must have clear and proven excellent communication skills
  • Desire to work as a team, and take a collaborative approach to tasks
  • Troubleshooting experience whilst running high-viz events
  • A passion for learning and doing new things in a fast-paced environment

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Experience with supporting live events
  • Experience interacting with Executive teams
  • Strong AV technical background with expertise in IT Infrastructure
  • Proven ability to set up, configure, and operate multimedia AV
  • Knowledge of Apple products (Macbooks, iPhones, etc)
  • Demonstrable skills in software programming or scripting
  • A YouTube channel for that added production value!

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.
$78,778$132,400 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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