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Senior Project Manager - Product & IP Legal

$85,680- $115,200/ year
Posted Apr 23
Full Time

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. 

 

Recent awards we’ve won include:

Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2024

Best Places to Work by Built In 2024

Great Place To Work Certified™ 2023

Fast Company's Best Workplaces for Innovators 2023

Financial Times The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2023

We see a profound opportunity for data to improve the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of operations, and hope you consider joining us on this exciting journey. 

Click here to learn more about Samsara's cultural philosophy.

 

About the role:

Samsara’s Legal team strives to create value and ensure that Samsara meets its mission by providing accessible and business-oriented legal guidance. We do so through creative problem-solving, excellence, and transparency in execution while exhibiting good judgment in providing ethical and empathetic partnerships across the business.

Samsara is seeking a resourceful and team-oriented project manager to help build and support a growing Product Legal function at a fast-paced technology company. In this role, you will manage and drive projects across all areas that the Product Legal team supports, including but not limited to intellectual property, regulatory compliance, privacy, and general product counseling. You will work closely with the Product Legal team and other legal functions and business teams to develop, implement, and maintain appropriate policies and procedures for the company. You will partner with the Product Legal team to oversee outside counsel and manage budgets.

You are someone who loves to investigate the technical details of a complex project or product, identify and assess risks, and propose realistic solutions that take into account competing business interests. You will help create and implement processes to ensure alignment with the Company’s values and compliance with evolving laws and regulations. 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.

Our most successful team members excel in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and can drive projects of varying complexity in collaboration with multiple teams.  They embrace new challenges and the unexpected and can clearly distill their analysis into actionable and scalable guidance, always in consideration of the diverse needs of their business stakeholders.  They are willing to jump in to assist their colleagues on any project, large or small, regardless of whether it falls within their scope of expertise. 

This role is open to candidates residing in the US except Alaska, Austin metro, California, Chicago metro, Connecticut, Dallas metro, Denver metro, Houston metro, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, and Washington DC metro.

 

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-caliber team that will encourage you to do your best. 

Click here to learn more about Samsara's cultural philosophy.

 

In this role, you will: 

  • Manage a variety of cross-functional projects with the Product, Engineering, and broader Legal teams to support the Product Legal function, including those related to product privacy, product regulatory compliance, and general product counseling issues 
  • Support Samsara’s intellectual property portfolio, such as managing patent and trademark application and docketing processes, developing a comprehensive open source management program, and handling the budget 
  • Oversee legal issues related to internal and external product-related documentation 
  • Drive process improvements to support a fast-growing company
  • 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 of project management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience independently driving complex projects from start to finish in a broad range of subject matters
  • Experience developing strong cross-functional relationships across Product, Engineering, or general R&D teams
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills and strong attention to detail

 

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Experience working with Product and/or Engineering teams at a SaaS technology company
  • Experience supporting a legal team
  • Experience managing an intellectual property program
  • Experience with Google Suite, Atlassian products, IPFolio, and Microsoft Office

 

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.
$85,680$115,200 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.

 

Benefits

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Fraudulent Employment Offers

Samsara is aware of scams involving fake job interviews and offers. Please know we do not charge fees to applicants at any stage of the hiring process. Official communication about your application will only come from emails ending in ‘@samsara.com’ or ‘@us-greenhouse-mail.io’. For more information regarding fraudulent employment offers, please visit our blog post here.