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Senior Data Scientist - Canada - Remote

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.

About the role:

This Senior Data Scientist will drive excellence with regards to Data Visualization on the Data Team. As a Senior Data Scientist you will be a core technical contributor to self-service analytics, standing up dashboards, reports, and tools that rely on visualizations. Additionally, you will create standards and guidelines for others who are creating visualizations on the team; as a result there is an exciting leadership component inherent in this role. You will work closely with product, engineering, and other data practitioners to translate business questions into quantitative artifacts.

You should apply if:

  • You want to impact the industries that run our world: The software, firmware, and hardware you build 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 want to build for scale: With over 2.3 million IoT devices deployed to our global customers, you will work on a range of new and mature technologies driving scalable innovation for customers across industries driving the world's physical operations.
  • You are a life-long learner: We have ambitious goals. Every Samsarian has a growth mindset as we work with a wide range of technologies, challenges, and customers that push us to learn on the go.
  • You believe customers are more than a number: Samsara engineers enjoy a rare closeness to the end user and you will have the opportunity to participate in customer interviews, collaborate with customer success and product managers, and use metrics to ensure our work is translating into better customer outcomes.
  • You are a team player: Working on our Samsara Engineering teams requires a mix of independent effort and collaboration. Motivated by our mission, we’re all racing toward our connected operations vision, and we intend to win—together.

In this role, you will: 

  • Translate data questions into self service tools like dashboards or one-off artifacts. Ensure data is communicated clearly and accurately across those surfaces. 
  • Set the standard for visualization across the data team, including guidelines, norms, and requirements.
  • Leverage tools like SQL, Python, and/or R to shape and analyze the data required for deliverables.  
  • Make informed decisions about data visualization tool selection (e.g., Tableau, Superset, etc.). Leverage those tools to build dashboard/viz tools.
  • Build analytic/statistical models as needed for project goals.
  • Build a strong sense of product and data acumen (e.g. customer experience, data logging)
  • Stay connected to industry and academic research and adopt novel technology that suits Samsara’s needs.
  • 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:

  • PhD in a quantitative field (e.g., Statistics, Applied Math, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Biology, Psychology, Political Science, etc.), or Masters with equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience in a data visualization related role (data science, data analyst, business analytics, business intelligence)
  • Proficiency in data manipulation and processing in SQL, Python, and/or R
  • Experience building statistical and other analytical models, preferably in Python or R. 
  • Ability to communicate trends and learnings via data visualizations
  • Ability to effectively share project statuses and take ownership of tasks while handling competing priorities
  • Ability to distill informal or ambiguous customer and business requirements into crisp problem definitions
  • Proven ability to communicate verbally and in writing to technical peers and leadership teams with various levels of technical knowledge
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Curious about our data, our product and excited to have an impact

An ideal candidate also has:

  • PhD in Statistics or other quantitative field
  • A strong track record of building data visualizations and tools
  • A strong track record of cross functional partnership 
  • Record of successful mentoring and development of team members
  • Experience working with large datasets using distributed computing (e.g., Spark, Hive)

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.$120,275—$155,650 CAD

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.

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Job Profile

Regions

North America

Countries

Canada

Benefits/Perks

Autonomy Autonomy and support Autonomy and support to make an impact Real-world impact Total Direct Compensation

Skills

Analytical Analytics Business Intelligence CAN Cloud Collaboration Communication Customer Experience Customer Success Data Science Data Visualization Engineering Firmware Go Hardware Infrastructure Innovation Internet of Things IoT Leadership Legal Manufacturing Operations Product Product Solutions Python R Recruiting Research SQL SuperSet Tableau Technologies Telematics

Tasks
  • Build dashboards and visualization tools
  • Champion, role model, and embed Samsara’s cultural principles
  • Develop analytic/statistical models
  • Participate in customer interviews
  • Select appropriate data visualization tools
  • Set visualization standards
  • Solve complex problems
  • Stay updated on industry and academic research
  • Translate data questions into self-service tools
  • Utilize SQL, Python, and/or R for data analysis
  • Work on a range of new and mature technologies
Education

Applied Math Engineering Physics Statistics

Restrictions

Remote

Timezones

America/Edmonton America/Moncton America/Regina America/St_Johns America/Toronto America/Vancouver UTC-3 UTC-4 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8