Technical Program Manager – Security

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:

The Samsara Security team is looking for a Technical Program Manager (TPM) to join our team to drive key strategic initiatives across Samsara’s Security Program. In this role, the candidate will work with Samsara’s rapidly growing Security teams to drive strategic cross functional projects, spanning across Security Engineering, Client Platform Engineering, Incident and Threat Detection and Risk and Compliance. As part of this role, you will have the opportunity to work across multiple teams and organizations at Samsara, including the Samsara Security teams, Risk and Compliance, Product Security and Engineering in order to execute on key security priorities. 

An ideal candidate is passionate about building processes for growing teams. You take Security seriously and strive to build low friction solutions developed in close partnership with others. You are organized, driven and detail-oriented. On a typical day, you may be involved in Samsara’s incident response program, helping set long term roadmaps and strategies or driving key cross functional projects across the finish line. You will be one of the key faces of the Samsara Security team, often owning corporate communication on Security initiatives. You’ll work with stakeholders to plan requirements, identify risks, manage project schedules, and communicate clearly with cross-functional partners across the company. 

Successful candidates will have a solid track record of program and project management in leading teams and programs to deliver successful outcomes and will have demonstrated excellent leadership, along with exceptional organizational and communication skills. In addition, the right candidate will possess product intuition, and technical understanding to fully integrate with the Security, Engineering and Product teams.

In this role, you will: 

  • Provide technical project and program management for highly impactful, cross-functional Security projects. You will organize and supervise multiple projects and report progress on planned execution
  • Work closely with stakeholders to ensure cross functional projects are scoped and delivered on time
  • Communicate with Executive leadership the current status of security and compliance initiatives
  • Work closely with Security technical leads to support their roadmap development and execution; including annual and quarterly planning, development of OKRs and strategic goals
  • Drive teams and individuals in planning and executing roadmaps, releases, and work backlogs
  • Assist in the implementation of and management of Samsara’s Vulnerability Management programs
  • Assist in driving security audit efforts around SOC 2 and other related compliance frameworks
  • Drive establishment of measurable KPIs for the Security team
  • Help establish a strong culture for program management at Samsara, by developing and contributing to a community of practice
  • 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:

  • 3-5 years Project or Program Management in a fast paced, technical company
  • Experience with managing priorities across multiple teams; building processes and coordinating tight schedules
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  •  Ability to learn and work with systems teams to collaboratively implement security improvements across the organization
  • Experience with Agile practices and utilizing tools to drive insights, such as JIRA, Airtable, Tableau or other reporting tools

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Experience working on InfoSecurity and/or Compliance programs
  • Experience in driving strategy planning and roadmap definition
  • Has a passion for data and enthusiasm for improving efficiencies

 

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.