Compensation Specialist

Website Applied Intuition

About Applied Intuition

Applied Intuition is a Tier 1 vehicle software supplier that accelerates the adoption of safe and intelligent machines worldwide. Founded in 2017, Applied Intuition delivers the definitive ADAS/AD toolchain and a world-class vehicle platform to help customers shorten time to market, build industry-leading products, and create next-generation consumer experiences. 18 of the top 20 global automakers trust Applied Intuition’s solutions to drive the production of modern vehicles. Applied Intuition serves the automotive, trucking, construction, mining, agriculture, and defense industries and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA, with offices in Ann Arbor and Detroit, MI, Washington, D.C., Munich, Stockholm, Seoul, and Tokyo. Learn more at

Please note that we are an in-office company, which means the expectation is that you would come in to your Applied Intuition office 5 days a week.

About the role

We are looking for a detail oriented Compensation Specialist to join the Applied Intuition team. This role will provide you with an expanding set of responsibilities in a high growth and fast-paced environment. You will manage and execute compensation operations, for both international and US-employees, and design competitive compensation and total reward structures.

This role reports to the Head of People and Places, and will partner closely with our Founders and Executive teams.

At Applied Intuition, you will:

  • Own our internal compensation adjustment process and execute all changes including salary, bonus, and equity refreshers
  • Implement a compensation approval system by collaborating closely with Applied’s Founders, Head of People and Places, Head of Finance, and potentially external consultants
  • Identify and implement new 401k provider for scale
  • Consolidate international payroll providers for efficiency
  • Benchmark bands and employee pay and conduct periodic audits to ensure accuracy and compliance with local, state, and federal regulations
  • Address employee inquiries related to payroll and compensation
  • Stay updated with industry trends, tax regulations, and best practices
  • Oversee the end-to-end global payroll process, ensuring timely and accurate payment to all employees

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, HR, or a related field
  • 3+ years of experience in compensation
  • Ability to operationalize compensation processes for scale
  • Hands-on experience implementing and managing job leveling and compensation frameworks in organizations
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Nice to have:

  • Experience using Rippling and Carta
  • Fluency in global compensation practices and regulations
  • Proven experience in improving payroll operations

The salary range for this position is $65,000 USD to $400,000 USD annually. This salary range is an estimate, and the actual salary may vary based on the Company’s compensation practices.

Don’t meet every single requirement? If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Applicants will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable federal and state law. Applicants should be aware that for external-facing roles that involve close contact with Company employees or other third parties on the Company’s premises, accommodations that involve remaining unvaccinated against COVID-19 may not be deemed reasonable. The Company will engage in the interactive process on an individualized basis taking into account the particular position.

Applied Intuition is an equal opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor. Consequently, the parties agree that, as applicable, they will abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and that these laws are incorporated herein by reference. These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. These regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. The parties also agree that, as applicable, they will abide by the requirements of Executive Order 13496 (29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A), relating to the notice of employee rights under federal labor laws.

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