Samsara hardware products are plug and play, and core to the product portfolio. The hardware team is responsible for industrial design, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering & supply chain. Everyone here has a big impact in bringing products to market. We focus on the key creative/design/problem-solving & bolster our development resources with top JDMs, toolmakers, & suppliers.
Samsara’s Hardware NPI Engineer is responsible for driving Samsara’s 3rd party manufacturing partners to ramp high-quality, well-validated new products. The NPI engineer will manage key new product planning & operations for pre-production builds from prototype through production, across Samsara’s portfolio of Industrial IoT products.
Drive Samsara pre-production builds from a technical, operational & materials-management perspective
Adeptly manage Samsara’s JDMs to deliver high-quality new products & key materials on time
Establish new product quality control standards & process controls with Samsara engineer(s), ensure strong implementation & ongoing execution by CM manufacturing partners
Support reliability engineering validation process with Samsara engineers & manufacturers
Collaborate with ODMs & Samsara engineers to developing & implement manufacturing process & testing flow, equipment/ fixture designs, implementation schedules & validation plans
Communicate project readiness, track major risks & corrective actions, & creatively problem solve issues that arrive during builds & production ramp
Collaborate with engineering on key component selection
Negotiate & communicate product cost(s) with key internal stakeholders
Develop robust processes for analyzing field failures & implementing corrective actions with engineering or factory process team(s)
5+ years experience in hardware engineering or operations program management - proven ability to effectively manage factory build events & vendors
Proven track record of effective 3rd party (JDM) communication & oversight
Strong communication & organizational skills
Attention to detail & ability to manage detailed build planning
Self motivated, proactive, creative & critical problem solving capabilities
Ability to support international travel for build events
BS or MS degree in Engineering required, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering preferred. MBA a plus.
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.