Finance & Strategy Manager - Engineering

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Location:San Francisco, California
Job Type:Full Time

Who We Are

Samsara, founded in 2015, is a leader in Industrial IoT and our mission is to increase the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of the operations that power our economy. Our solutions combine hardware and software to bring real-time visibility, analytics, and AI to operations across various industries. Samsara’s fast-growing team is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in San Jose, Atlanta, and London. Our team has raised $930M from Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Tiger Global, Dragoneer, AllianceBernstein Holding LP, Franklin Templeton, General Atlantic, Sands Capital Management and Warburg Pincus LLC.

At Samsara, we welcome all. All sizes, colors, cultures, sexes, beliefs, religions, ages, people. 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.

About the Role

In this role you will maintain our R&D forecast, perform quantitative and qualitative analysis to inform strategic decisions, and be responsible for annual planning and reporting. You will work closely with senior leadership across the finance, engineering and product teams to present and achieve corporate goals. The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated, analytical, thrives in a fast-paced environment and is comfortable thinking in front of senior leadership.

In This Role, You Will

  • Partner closely with Product and Engineering leaders to manage our R&D and COGS forecasts to inform strategic decisions
  • Perform data-driven analysis to identify, evaluate and execute on cost saving initiatives and R&D investments
  • Develop and monitor KPIs, communicate actionable insights to relevant stakeholders
  • Analyze financial results, prepare monthly and quarterly management reporting, and drive monthly operating review meetings with VP and EVPs of Engineering and Finance
  • Shape and structure large, complex data sets for analysis
  • Create data visualizations, dashboards, and other summary outputs to support decision-making from operational and leadership teams
  • Champion, role model, and embed Samsara’s cultural principles (Obsess Over the Customer, Build for the Long Term, Growth Mindset) as we scale globally and across new offices

The Ideal Candidate Has

  • 4+ years of experience at an investment bank, investment firm, or in an equivalent corporate finance role. Experience in tech and product / R&D finance is a plus
  • Strong initiative, intellectual curiosity and willingness to take ownership of complex problems
  • Excellent analytical skills, experience forecasting cloud hosting is a plus
  • Experience with data manipulation and processing, preferably in SQL or Python
  • Ability to distill key concepts and be articulate in presentation
  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree


Working at Samsara has its perks: for all global employees, we provide private medical and dental insurance plus growth and development opportunities, as well as regular virtual team and company events. In the US we offer flexible vacation time, EMEA employees receive 25 vacation days plus national bank holidays. Post-COVID we’ll be back in our global offices with numerous in-office perks.

Regarding COVID-19

With the spread of COVID-19, Samsara's global offices will remain closed until further notice with the exception of employees that require access to hardware and lab equipment.

Our primary concern is for the health and well-being of our employees as well as candidates. We have transitioned all interviews and onboarding to be conducted virtually via Zoom video conferencing. Employees are also able to work from countries and states where Samsara is a registered entity through June 2021. All employees are expected to return to our offices when they reopen with the exception of field-based roles.

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