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 over $530M from Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Tiger Global, and Dragoneer.
We are looking for an ambitious, entrepreneurial person to help drive our product manufacturability, quality, and reliability.
Samsara’s Senior Manager of NPI Engineering is responsible for driving Samsara’s 3rd party manufacturing partners to ramp high-quality, well-validated new products. The individual will manage key new product planning & operations for pre-production builds from prototype through production. The NPI Engineering team will own the manufacturing process, NPI operations, PLM and quality processes across Samsara’s portfolio of Industrial IoT products.
In this role you will:
Lead and develop high-performance manufacturing design and quality teams in execution of new programs by following NPI product development and quality process
Establish new product and sustaining quality control standards & process controls with Samsara engineer(s), ensure strong implementation & ongoing execution by JDM manufacturing partners
Responsible for NPI and Quality OKRs
Collaborate with engineering team to establish transition from design validation to production validation and mass production. Establish deliverables and handoffs.
Communicate project readiness, track major risks & corrective actions, & creatively problem solve issues that arrive during builds & production ramp
Develop best manufacturing principles with the goal of highest quality that meets schedule and cost.
Collaborate with JDMs & Samsara engineers to developing & implement manufacturing process & testing flow, equipment/ fixture designs, implementation schedules & validation plans
Communicate the company's quality system to internal stakeholders (Hardware, Product management, firmware and customer support) and drive improvements
Support reliability engineering validation process with Samsara engineers & manufacturers
Develop robust processes for analyzing field failures & implementing corrective actions with engineering or factory process team(s)
An ideal candidate has:
10+ yrs of experience in manufacturing product or NPI Engineering in high volume electronics manufacturing lines with people management and leadership experience
Proven track record of effective 3rd party (JDM) communication & oversight
Strong communication & organizational skills
Background in hardware development of networking equipment and/or in high volume manufacturing of electronic products
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.