Senior Compensation Manager


  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle Area (Bellevue), WA

Niantic’s People Team is seeking a Senior Compensation Manager to help build the next phase of our compensation strategy and be a trusted partner to the business.

Our Total Rewards Team is focused on building the programs, processes, infrastructure, and analytics to ensure global rewards and recognition at Niantic are positioned competitively and aligned with our internal values. You will work closely with business leaders as well as the Talent Acquisition, People Partner, and People Operations teams to support our comp programs, and to ensure our compensation practices are attracting and retaining top talent at Niantic.

This position reports to the Director, Total Rewards. This role is not eligible for immigration sponsorship.


  • Partner with members of the Total Rewards Team on the management and delivery of Niantic’s compensation practices and programs
  • Ensure our programs are aligned with Niantic's values and strategy while informed by the market.
  • Perform as the lead compensation partner for assigned organizations, working with business leaders on new benchmarks, offers, and internal equity.
  • Analyze and interpret relevant market data, and develop recommendations for updates to job architecture, salary structures and bonus targets as appropriate.
  • Create salary structures for multiple office locations to align with the company’s compensation philosophy.
  • Contribute to developing comprehensive communications and training materials to ensure our compensation programs are well understood and valued by managers and employees.
  • Partner with the People Operations team to maintain job architecture in current HR system, and configuration for the new HR system.
  • Work with various People team members to build processes and create tools to improve efficiencies.
  • Partner with the Talent Acquisition team on external and internal offers.
  • Work with HR Business Partners team on compensation-related topics.
  • Partner with the team on the implementation of Workday and the new compensation modules.


  • 8+ years relevant compensation experience.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills including statistical analysis and modeling.
  • Experience in benchmarking positions and participating in compensation surveys.
  • Ability to build strong partnerships, and communicate complex work in a clear and concise manner across a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrate high level of ownership, confidentiality, and attention to detail.
  • Enjoy working with data and driving continuous improvement through building tools to increase efficiency.
  • Persuasive and clear communicator.
  • Experience providing recommendations to client groups during compensation planning cycles.
  • Flexible, organized, detail-oriented, and comfortable working with ambiguity.
  • Expert Google Sheets and/or Excel skills.
  • Bonus points for experience with Workday, Radford, or Croner.

Plus If…

  • You have a bachelor's or master’s degree in a related field (HR, Finance, Business), a CCP, and/or GRP designation.
  • You have compensation experience with gaming and technology companies.
  • You have experience working on configurations of compensation modules for global HCM platforms (strong plus for Workday).
  • You have late-phase startup experience.

Join the Niantic team!

Niantic is the world’s leading AR technology company, sparking creative and engaging journeys in the real world. Our products inspire outdoor exploration, exercise, and meaningful social interaction.

Originally formed at Google in 2011, we became an independent company in 2015 with a strong group of investors including Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, and Alsop Louie Partners. Our current consumer titles include pioneering global-control game Ingress, record-breaking AR game Pokémon GO, and Pikmin Bloom. In November 2021, we launched our developer platform, Lightship, enabling creators to build immersive AR experiences around the globe.

Niantic is an Equal Opportunity employer. We believe that cultivating a workplace where our people are supported and included is essential to creating great products our community will love. Our mission emphasizes seeking and hiring diverse voices, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in the technology industry, and we consider this to be one of the most important values we hold close.

We're a hard-working, fun, and exciting group who value intellectual curiosity and a passion for problem-solving! We have growing offices located in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Bellevue, Los Angeles, New York, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, and Zurich. #LI-HYBRID