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Sands Capital

Senior Manager, People Technology



Administration, IT, People & HR
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 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.

About the role:

We are a team dedicated to supporting the employee and delivering a positive and seamless experience that supports the whole employee lifecycle. As Senior Manager of people Technology, you will be a key member of the People Operations team as we build and scale our function to the next level. You will lead the People Technology team to help implement and execute our people processes, systems, policies, and programs.

This role is open to candidates residing in Canada and the US EXCEPT in 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-calibre team that will encourage you to do your best.

In this role, you will:

  • Oversee the implementation of HR technology based on business requirements. Identify appropriate revisions to policies and procedures, analyze proposed changes from HR and non-HR groups, and provide appropriate guidance to management.
  • Manage sprint prioritization and capacity for the People Technology team. Communicate system implementation development and progress with project timelines, informing stakeholders of next steps and responsibilities, lead meetings, and ensure all follow-up is completed. Provide transparent and timely reporting and communications to all stakeholders.
  • Manage and escalate People Technology project risks and issues as needed. Establish success metrics, KPIs, and ensure project performance is tracked and measured.
  • Facilitate discussions across with People Org stakeholders, People Leaders, and SME Program owners. Facilitate groups in defining business and system requirements and alternate options for HRIS.
  • Collaborate with team SMEs and establish technology roadmaps supporting prioritized HR programs. Assist in technology prioritization for key stakeholder groups.
  • Define, evaluate, and configure HR systems/tools together with People Org teams and non-People Org teams to ensure efficiency in processes and data integrity across all People systems.
  • Continually seek and investigate ways to improve existing processes and fix pain points through appropriate configuration of systems.
  • Manage HRIS system compliance, audits, and security access.
  • Use data to identify improvements and risk reduction opportunities. Continuously backlog improvements for prioritization.
  • Be a present and highly engaged mentor for team members to up-level Workday configuration and operational experience.
  • 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.
  • Hire, develop, and lead an inclusive, engaged, and high-performing team.

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • 8+ years experience in HR Technology for fast-growing, global companies.
  • 4+ years as a project/functional lead or direct people manager.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Information Systems, or equivalent work experience.
  • Deep understanding of Workday modules: HCM, Benefits, Advanced Compensation. Experience in business process, security, and organization configuration.
  • Experience troubleshooting inbound and outbound Workday integrations to Applicant Tracking Systems, Benefits providers, and other third-party vendors for account provisioning and access.
  • System implementation project management experience, defining project plans, test plans, communication plans, and cutover plans.
  • Strong understanding of HR best practices, HR processes, and compliance.
  • Experience in HR Operations function. Hands-on experience troubleshooting HR Operations processes.
  • Experience effectively communicating with team members instructions, resolving issues, and providing feedback as project lead or people manager.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and prioritization.
  • Highly inclusive leadership style to coach and mentor junior members of the team, as well as build strong relationships with HR leadership and other key stakeholders.

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Experience configuring Time & Absence, Payroll, Recruiting, and Talent & Performance processes.
  • Experience with Jira, Zendesk, and project management software.
  • People Management experience.

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.
$110,040$196,500 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 accessibleinterviewing@samsara.com 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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