Product Counsel

Samsara

  • Full Time

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:

Samsara is seeking a resourceful and team-oriented lawyer to help build a growing legal team at a fast-paced technology company. In this role, you will provide a full spectrum of product counseling to the Company in areas such as product liability, product certification, product regulatory, and product privacy. You will have a strong background in product counseling and also excel in taking on new substantive areas and challenges. 

You will have a deep understanding of the technical capabilities of the Company’s connected operations offerings and product roadmap and embed closely with the Company’s product and engineering teams on product rollouts, market expansion, and related matters. You will help guide the Company on nuanced product issues in an evolving technological landscape to ensure alignment with the Company’s principles and compliance with evolving laws. You possess a strong sense of ethics and a refined risk tolerance. Your diligence, judgment, and discretion make you a trusted counterpart in sensitive environments.  

This role requires an independent yet collaborative person who excels in a fast-paced environment and can work across multiple teams. We value individuals who are always willing to consider new ideas and do not fall prey to entrenched modes of thought. We want you to be a force multiplier, making those around you more effective. You focus on the details, and you also have the broad vision to bring large and multi-factored projects to completion. You have strong communication and interpersonal skills and exercise well-tuned business judgment in demanding situations.  

Click here to learn about what we value at Samsara. 

You should apply if:

  • You want to make a difference: Your efforts will result in real-world impact—helping to keep the lights on, get food into grocery stores, 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 want to be with the best: At Samsara, we win together, celebrate together and support each other. You will be surrounded by the best and brightest professionals out there.

This may not be the right role for you if:

  • You aren’t willing to put in the work: The opportunity 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 have nothing more to learn: Every Samsarian has a growth mindset and believes that what got us here won’t get us there.
  • You aren’t a team player: Motivated by our mission, we’re all racing toward our connected operations vision, and we intend to win—together.

In this role, you will: 

  • Scope and build the product counseling function and infrastructure on the Legal Team, and contribute broadly to the growth and success of the Legal Team
  • Manage a broad range of product counseling matters for both software and hardware products, and devise and implement product counseling strategies to drive business objectives and ensure alignment with Company principles
  • Build strong business relationships with the Company’s product, engineering, marketing, and other teams
  • Be an expert on relevant legal and regulatory developments both domestically and internationally, including but not limited to issues related to product liability, product certifications, and product privacy
  • Answer questions and offer legal advice on a wide range of product-related issues across the company
  • Exercise initiative and creativity in solving issues and accomplishing business goals
  • 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:

  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school 
  • Membership in at least one U.S. state bar with good standing
  • 4+ years of experience in a law firm and/or in-house position
  • Strong product counseling experience
  • Excellent communicator, project manager, and team player
  • Highly proactive self-starter who consistently delivers
  • Adaptable, flexible and creative
  • Aptitude for maintaining strong working cross-functional relationships
  • A practical and proactive problem-solver who possesses strong business acumen and is confident, mature, and calm under fire 

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Experience counseling for both software and hardware products
  • Strong interest in privacy
Samsara’s Compensation Philosophy: Samsara’s compensation program is designed to deliver total compensation (based on role, level, and geography) that is above market. We do this through our base salary + bonus/variable + restricted stock units (RSUs). RSUs are awarded at hire and may be refreshed annually. Additionally, as a pay-for-performance company, there are additional RSU grant awards for top performers 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.
$146,160$182,700 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.

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

Full time employees receive an above market 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.

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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