Senior Policy Manager
Updated on 5/24/2023
Remote • United States
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Public Policy
  • 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
  • Bachelor's degree required, postgraduate degree in a relevant field preferred
  • At least 6 years of relevant public policy, political, and/or government experience and in-depth understanding of federal, state or local policymaking process and government relations
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with legislative and government advocacy (e.g., legislative wins, relationships with officials, involvement with third parties, etc.)
  • Skilled at persuasively and diplomatically advocating complex policy positions before a wide variety of audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and exceptional verbal and written communication skills and ability to concisely summarize policy issues and advocacy points
  • Experience managing multiple high-priority projects simultaneously in a fast-moving, quickly changing environment, both collaborating as a team and working solo
  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous work environment and spearhead change laterally across organizations using influencing skills
  • Teammate with a strong willingness to pitch in as necessary
  • Highly organized, flexible, and detailed-oriented
  • Passion for and knowledge of emerging technology and related public policy
  • Experience working in-house on regulatory issues facing highly-regulated industries
  • Knowledge and experience with privacy, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and other public policy issues related to data-driven industries
  • Knowledge of future of work, labor, and workforce development policy issues
  • Willingness to address unexpected challenges in new areas and get up to speed on potentially unfamiliar subject matter
  • Collaborate with other Samsarians to articulate a vision for the value of Samsara's products and services, its role in the industry, and the public policies needed to support these priorities that are compelling to relevant policymakers
  • Help develop and execute policy strategies that advance Samsara's business goals
  • Identify proposed bills, regulations, and policy positions that are relevant to Samsara; identify their impact to the organization along with relevant business units and senior management; and develop a responsive strategy
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with relevant policymakers, regulatory officials and other key external stakeholders, and track level of engagement
  • Develop and deploy subject matter expertise in key policy areas
  • Assist with filings, comments, and input for legislative committees and regulatory bodies
  • Work closely with public sector and sales teams at the local, state, and federal level to affect adoption and usage of Samsara's technology
  • 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

1,001-5,000 employees

IoT platform
Company Overview
Samsara’s mission is to increase the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of operations that power the global economy. The company is building a connected operations platform for tracking fleets of vehicles and other equipment.
  • Health, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their families with premiums 100% covered
  • Mental health and wellness support
  • Family planning resources and parental leave policy
  • Quarterly reimbursement account you can use for wellness, family care, professional or personal development expenses
  • Flexible PTO and family leave
  • 401k with up to 4% matching
  • Bi-annual company events
Company Core Values
  • Focus on customer success
  • Build for the long term
  • Adopt a growth mindset
  • Be inclusive
  • Win as a team