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Applied Scientist Intern (PhD)

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21d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

San Francisco

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Off-cycle Internship

Data•San Francisco


  • The Samsara ML Science team builds end-to-end ML applications to power different product pillars at Samsara. We are looking for a talented scientist to generate insights and draw value from rich customer interactions, as well as from the 2T+ data points our sensors and cameras collect on an annual basis. We are looking for interns to join the teams to work on high-impact projects for the summer. The Summer 2024 role will be based in our San Francisco office.

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. 


  • Pursuing a PhD in Computer Science or a related field
  • Experience with building ML models and common ML tools (e.g., Spark, TensorFlow, PyTorch etc)
  • Strong proficiency in one or more common languages (e.g., C++, Golang, Java, Python, Scala)
  • Familiarity managing data processing and machine learning code via GitHub
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • An ideal candidate also has:
  • Some prior internship experience in an Applied Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer, or similar role role
  • Experience implementing ML models on large datasets
  • Experience working with cross functional teams on an ambitious project
  • Comfortable with full-stack / backend development code to build a strong understanding of underlying data structures and other dependencies

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Build and improve the accuracy of ML models, including retraining and optimizing open-source models to solve Samsara-specific problems
  • Work with petabyte-scale data from Samsara camera and sensor devices to develop new models
  • Optimize models for inference on the backend and/or on edge devices
  • Partner with hardware and full-stack teams to deploy model for optimal performance and cost
  • Stay connected to industry and academic research and adopt novel technology that suits Samsara’s needs
  • Collaborate with PM to translate customer needs to ML solutions
  • 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


Work type

Full time

Work mode



San Francisco