Director of Compensation

US-CA-San Francisco
People Operations - People

Uber Overview

About Uber


We’re changing the way people think about transportation. Not that long ago we were just an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas. Now we’re a part of the logistical fabric of more than 600 cities around the world. Whether it’s a ride, a sandwich, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it.


For the people who drive with Uber, our app represents a flexible new way to earn money. For cities, we help strengthen local economies, improve access to transportation, and make streets safer.


And that’s just what we’re doing today. We’re thinking about the future, too. With teams working on autonomous trucking and self-driving cars, we’re in for the long haul. We’re reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next.

Job Description

Uber is looking for a Compensation Director to help build and lead our compensation team. Our exponential growth brings us unique challenges - join us as we build innovative and creative solutions while helping to transform one of the fastest growing companies in history. You'll serve as a key leader of the broader global People Operations team and interact regularly with the People team and business leaders. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic comp professional with a knack for getting things done.  We'll need you to have both strategic and hands-on experience, ideally in a mix of entrepreneurial and large-scale environments. This position is a great opportunity to provide vision and direction around strategic compensation program delivery.  


The ideal candidate thrives in a very fast-paced, constantly changing environment.  Our compensation team is currently based out of our San Francisco global headquarters.  However, this would be overseeing a large team globally distributed across our regional offices.



What you’ll do

  • Design and manage innovative compensation programs aimed at attracting and retaining talent
  • Provide mentorship, oversight, and guidance to Compensation Managers and their teams
  • Partner with our HRBP’s and HRD’s to advise and influence business leaders in compensation strategy, programs and issues while balancing business needs, reward expertise and relationship skills
  • Drive identification, assessment and execution of ongoing compensation process improvement
  • Work with cross-functional teams and leadership to understand business goals and recommend/implement new approaches, policies and processes to effect continual improvements in compensation programs


What you’ll need


  • 15+ years of experience in a professional, fast-paced environment.  A strong background in Compensation, Mathematics, Finance, Statistics or Economics preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive Human Resources and compensation experience with increasing levels of responsibility in identifying, consulting, designing, recommending, and implementing efficient, innovative business solutions to clients' challenges
  • Minimum of 7 years of people management experience required
  • A blend of consulting and in-house experience strongly preferred
  • Strong analytical capabilities, familiarity with broader underlying concepts, and ability to communicate persuasively with business partners to resolve highly complex problems and recommend or produce best solutions for their client
  • Works independently to drive and manage projects across multiple functions and client groups, utilizing subject matter expertise and knowledge of both internal and external business practices to improve products or service offerings
  • Works regularly and comfortably with high-level individual contributors and leaders across multiple functions
  • Strong planning, project management, organizational and communication skills
  • Proven ability to adapt and work effectively in a matrix organization with competing deadlines
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience


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