Release Engineer

  • Full-time
  • $100k+/mo
  • 3 months ago
Data Analyst
About the role:
Data and Analytics is a critical team within Business Technology. Our mission is to enable integrated data layers for all of Samsara and Samsara customers with the insights, tools, infrastructure and consultation to make data driven decisions. We are a growing team that loves all things data! The team will be composed of data engineers, architects, analysts and data scientists. We are passionate about leveraging world class data and analytics to deliver a great customer experience. This is an individual contributor role with no direct reports.
Our team promotes an agile, collaborative, supportive environment where diverse thinking, innovative design, and experimentation is welcomed and encouraged.
This role is open to candidates residing in the US except the San Francisco Bay Area (125 mi. radius from 1 De Haro St, San Francisco) and NYC Metro Area (50 mi. radius from 131 W 55th St, New York).
Vaishali Gandhi is the hiring manager for this role.
You should apply if:
  • 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.
Click here to learn about what we value at Samsara.
In this role, you will:
  • Manage risks and resolve challenges that impact release scope, quality, and schedules
  • Plan release windows and cycles across portfolios and components
  • Manage relationships working on interrelated processes
  • Communicate crucial release plans and changes
  • Measure and monitor progress to achieve a timely software release within defined budgetary limits and defined quality standards
  • Coordinate processes between different teams (possibly in various locations)
  • Communicate necessary release details to business teams
  • Manage, plan, and negotiate release activities
  • Initiate and oversee progressive release processes
  • Coordinate enterprise release content and efforts based on OS updates and third-party apps
  • Produce deployment, implementation, and run books plans
  • Conduct release readiness and milestone reviews
  • Maintain release schedules for every core service and ensure it aligns with major vendors and other stakeholders
  • Work with release engineers to comprehend code merges and branch ramifications
  • Lead and coordinate checklist and deployment plan execution
  • Develop automation and release management tools along with scripts necessary for the construction, continuous integration, and deployment of software release
  • Research new software development and the best methods and techniques for managing configurations regarding a business’s existing needs
  • Ensure that releases operate as per expectations
  • Ensure that requirements are clear across dependent project streams with an effective release
  • Initiate and oversee the development of technical guides and training for external functionality
  • Manage the development of deliverables into production environments
  • Validate release notes
  • Deploy management of deliverables to the test environment particularly guaranteeing that the external dependent items are available during the test runtime
  • 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:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, data engineering, data science, information technology, or equivalent engineering program
  • 5+ years of work experience as a data engineer or software engineer, including 3+ years of experience in managing release teams, cross-functional releases and organizational communication
  • Experience with modern cloud-based data-lake and data-warehousing technology stacks, and familiarity with typical data-engineering tools, data products, ETL/ELT, ERP, Salesforce and data-warehousing processes, environment strategy and best practices
  • Excellent programming skills and understanding of software development lifecycle
  • Ability to handle software infrastructure management & configuration management
  • Strong experience in using project or release management tools
  • Experience in coordinating cross-functional work teams up to task completion
Samsara’s Compensation Philosophy: Samsara’s compensation program is designed to deliver Total Direct Compensation (based on role, level, and geography) that is at or above market. We do this through our base salary + bonus/variable + restricted stock unit awards (RSUs) for eligible roles. For eligible roles, a new hire RSU award may be awarded at the time of hire, and additional RSU refresh grants may be awarded annually.
We pay for performance, and top performers in eligible roles may receive above-market equity refresh awards which allow employees to achieve higher market positioning.
The range of annual base salary for full-time employees for this position is below. Please note that base pay offered may vary depending on factors including your city of residence, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
144,500 USD
At Samsara, we welcome everyone regardless of their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, and other characteristics protected by law. 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.
Full time employees receive a competitive total compensation package along with employee-led remote and flexible working, health benefits, Samsara for Good charity fund, and much, much more. Take a look at our Benefits site to learn more.
Samsara is an inclusive work environment, and we are committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. Please email or click here if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruiting process.
Flexible Working
At Samsara, we have adopted a flexible way of working, enabling teams and individuals to do their best work, regardless of where they’re based. We value in-person collaboration and know a change of scenery and quiet space to work is welcomed from time to time, but also appreciate that the world of work has changed. Our offices remain open for those who prefer to collaborate or work in-office, but we also encourage fully remote applicants. As most roles are not required to be in the office, we are able to hire remotely where Samsara has an established presence. If a role is required to be in a certain location and candidates do not have work authorization for that location, Samsara will conduct an immigration assessment. If the role is not required to be in a specific location, Samsara will move forward with the remote location that works best for the business. All offers of employment are contingent upon an individual’s ability to secure and maintain the legal right to work at the company.
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