About the role:

Samsara is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to partner with our Research and Development team. New products and features are key drivers to the growth of our business, ensuring we create value for our customers and continue to innovate. You will partner with business leaders to set and achieve corporate goals. You will drive quantitative and qualitative analysis to inform strategic decisions and identify optimization opportunities. You will support corporate financial goals by driving forecast models and providing accurate guidance to our leaders and investors.

This role can be office-based in our San Francisco office or fully remote.

In this role, you will: 

  • Partner closely with leaders across our R&D Engineering teams to drive strategic decision-making, investment prioritization, and long-range planning
  • Develop COGS and operating expense forecast models 
  • Support R&D organizational growth by providing resource allocation and growth models
  • Build and monitor KPIs to inspect business health and performance
  • Analyze financial results, prepare monthly and quarterly management reporting, and support operating review meetings with VPs and EVPs of Engineering, Product Management, and Finance
  • Build scalable processes and mechanisms to enhance financial visibility, control and planning effectiveness that supports the next wave of Samsara’s growth
  • 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:

  • 3+ years of experience in Corporate Finance and/or Investment Banking
  • Undergraduate degree in finance / economics / accounting / mathematics 
  • Strong financial modeling and analysis capabilities
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally 
  • Strong communication and presentation skills; comfortable presenting to senior management

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Experience partnering with engineering teams
  • Understanding of resource planning for engineering teams
  • Willingness and ability to build new financial processes and mechanisms
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-growing environment with high degrees of ambiguity