Sales Engineering Intern

Samsara

  • Full Time

Who we are

Samsara (NYSE: IOT) is the pioneer of the Connected Operations Cloud, which allows businesses that depend on physical operations to harness IoT (Internet of Things) data to develop actionable business insights and improve their operations. Founded in San Francisco in 2015, we now employ more than 1,800 people globally and have over 1.5 million active devices. Samsara also went public in December 2021 and we’re just getting started. 

Recent awards we’ve won include: 

  • #2 in the Financial Times’ Fastest Growing Companies in Americas list 2021
  • Named as a Best Place to Work in Built In 2022 
  • #19 in the Forbes Cloud 100 2021  
  • IoT Analytics Company of the Year in 2022’s IoT Breakthrough Winners 
  • Forbes Advisor named us the Best Solution for Large Companies – Fleet management software for 2022!

We're driving change in industries that are yet to fully embrace digital transformation. Physical operations make up a massive slice of the global economy but haven’t benefited from innovation and actionable information in the way that other sectors have. The potential for scale and impact is huge.

About the role:

As a Sales Engineering Intern at Samsara, you’d be part of a diverse group of technically-minded folks working together to bring our unique connected operations technology to customers. Our Global SE Team works with prospects and customers on solutions for logistics/supply chain management, fleet maintenance strategies, global asset management, machine control systems/diagnostics, system integration, and regulatory compliance.  An SE Intern at Samsara would be interested in developing a thorough understanding of IoT hardware and sensors, hands-on installation/deployment scenarios, carrier networks, cloud infrastructure, third-party system integrations (via our open API), and how to apply that knowledge when designing solutions for prospects and customers.  An SE intern also plays a key role in scaling the internal SE Operation as a whole.

In this role, you will: 

  • Configure web-based dashboards and customize live product demonstrations so that prospects can trial our platform and see their specific use cases in action.
  • Write and deploy scripts in Python to ensure a seamless integration of Samsara’s platform into prospective customers’ existing software stack and tailor report formats from a broad set of data we gather about their vehicles, equipment, drivers, and technicians.
  • Explain and communicate technical documentation about vehicle telematics, equipment monitoring, compliance with transportation law and regulation, route tracking algorithms, and video-based safety that utilizes artificial intelligence and computer vision.
  • Produce and manage digital content to assist with product learning, product adoption, hardware installation, and software configuration to ensure internal teams are equipped with the tools needed to test, trial, and implement creative workarounds and new solutions.
  • Update and manage internal hardware and software lab infrastructure, both in office and remote kits. Coordinate and participate in new IoT gateway, dashboard camera, and accessory sensor testing activities.
  • Contribute to product development by identifying and refining examples of challenges that specific types of businesses face that Samsara can help solve.
  • Provide front-line technical feedback to internal development teams.
  • Coordinate cross functional communication to identify proper security documentation for different verticals and industries and execute RFP responses.
  • 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.   

An ideal candidate has:

  • Completed a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Electric and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related technical field between Fall/Winter 2022 – Fall/Winter 2023
  • A customer-first mindset and a passion for working with people to design and build scalable solutions involving both hardware and software components
  • An interest in cutting and splicing wires in various machinery as you are in scripting software solutions
  • An interest in sales strategy and competition, conveying ROI to stakeholders, and presenting the right technical solution based on unique customer environments
  • An enjoyment of understanding our users and what would make their day-to-day processes easier to manage
  • A solid history of tinkering with hardware gadgets, sensors, networks, and vehicles. Be able to highlight several applications you’ve designed in the past.

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.