Samsara is looking for an execution driven Safety & Security Lead who will lead the charge to plan, implement, and manage safety, access control, and emergency response protocols. This role will work closely with other regional offices and teams to create a world-class program. Are you someone who thrives in fast-paced environments and collaborates well? 

In this newly created opportunity, we are looking for an extraordinary person to launch our safety and security programs, who has a passion for protecting people, assets and information. This role will interact will all levels of management across all business units. The Safety & Security Lead will  design and implement and best-in-class program including emergency response team, workplace violence, fire prevention, equipment safeguards, campus safety and access control systems. 

Samsara is a fast-growing environment where you can have a big impact on the success of the product and the company. This is a full time position at our office in Potrero Hill, and includes Lyft/Uber commuter benefits, stock options, 401(k) match, medical, dental, vision benefits. This position will report to the head of facilities and workplace, based in San Francisco. 

Responsibilities :

  • Create processes and policies for programs like access control systems, physical security, and emergency response. Continuously evolve and modify these practices to scale with our growth and expanding footprint.

  • Complete discovery, RFP and implementation of technologies and software to assist in ensuring our employees and workplaces are safe and secure.

  • Prepare, implement, and lead a volunteer Emergency Response Team and Crisis Management Programs. Partner with Workplace Services, Legal, HR and other key stakeholders.

  • Create and lead daily guard force operations in San Francisco.

  • Coordinate with Workplace Services team to create emergency action plans and incident response protocols, responsible for overall safety/security communications with regional offices in London, Atlanta, San Jose and future offices.

  • Administration and troubleshooting access control system, new hire onboarding, and training office team on proper procedure, including 

  • Reviews new construction projects and changes for safety and physical security impacts and facilitates continued compliance with all relevant stakeholders.

  • Leads Investigation of incidents and able to provide a well-articulated report, brief, and action recommendations

  • Develops safety and emergency preparedness protocols and training for staff, liaises with individual offices’ local emergency services , etc.

  • Provides guidance for the San Francisco Ergonomics Program. Preferred to have some level of experience with office ergonomics.

  • Develop and manage budgets, timelines, and resourcing plans for all programs.

  • Partner with Travel and HR to effectively manage and/or influence Travel safety and security programs.

  • Drive both cost and operational efficiency through the program as it scales, while also continuously innovating.

  • Other duties, projects, and initiatives as assigned.


  • 6+ years experience leading EHS and/or physical security programs, in technology or creative office environments

  • 4+ years experience overseeing security officer force operations a plus

  • Understand and advise the company as it relates to matters of compliance, efficiency and industry standards.

  • Comfortable enough to constantly adapt to the terrain and circumstances of a fast-paced environment.

  • Thorough understanding of relevant products and vendors.

  • Able to work efficiently with cross-functional teams and manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure.

  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of contractual and related matters. 

  • Experience using access control system is required

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (years of experience may be substituted for education)

  • Must be highly adaptable and flexible

  • Ability to build partnerships and work collaboratively cross-functionally


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. 


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