Senior HRIS Program Manager – Workday


  • 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:

As a key member of the HR Technology & Operations team, you will oversee the continued expansion and deployment of Workday functionality and partner with the HR senior team members to deepen our HR tech stack to support Samsara’s long-term growth objectives. You are comfortable acting as an internal consultant to global HR and business stakeholders, and can showcase your experience using HR technology solutions to develop lasting solutions that solve complex business problems. Lastly, you are highly driven and bring demonstrated experience succeeding in high growth, fast-paced organizations.

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.
Click here to learn about what we value at Samsara.

In this role, you will: 

  • Oversee the implementation of HR technology requirements, organize appropriate revisions to policies and procedures, evaluate proposed changes from HR and non-HR groups, and provide appropriate guidance to management.
  • Keep track of business and technology requirements, system implementation development and progress by updating project timelines, informing stakeholders of next steps and responsibilities, owning meetings and ensuring all follow up is completed.
  • Provide transparent and timely reporting and communications to all stakeholders.
  • Manage and escalate 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 Org managers and SME Program owners
  • 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 HR and non-HR groups to ensure efficiency in HR's processes and data integrity across all HR systems.
  • Continually seek and investigate ways to improve existing processes and fix pain points through appropriate configuration of systems
  • Use data to identify improvements and risk reduction opportunities. Continuously backlog improvements for prioritization.
  • Facilitate groups in defining business and system requirements and alternate options for HRIS.
  • Develop, test, and implement new system process designs, enhancements, and upgrades of HRIS
  • Develop and maintain user guides, coordinate and conduct end user training and requirements sign-off
  • Be a present and highly engaged mentor to junior HR Operations 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

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • 5+ years experience in HR in fast-growing, global companies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Information Systems, or equivalent work experienceDeep understanding of Workday modules: HCM, Benefits, Advance 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.
  • Highly inclusive management style to coach and mentor junior members of the team, as well as build strong relationships with HR management and other key stakeholders

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Strong understanding of HR best practices, HR processes and compliance.
  • Experience in HR Operations function. Hands on experience troubleshooting HR Operations processes.
  • Experience in Workday configuration for Benefits and Advanced Compensation.
  • Familiar with Agile methodologies and prioritization.
  • System implementation project management experience, defining project plans, test plans, communication plans, and cutover plans.
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.
$114,580$168,500 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.


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.

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.


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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