Director, Compensation
Pleasanton, CA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

About the Role

As a Director, Compensation and Total Rewards at 10x Genomics you will wear multiple hats - program manager, coach, team lead, and business partner. You will deep dive into analytics with our Sr. Compensation Manager and manage the big picture of core compensation programs -- such as pay review and equity refresh.

You will be a thought-partner to our VP, Total Rewards to design and implement innovative next-generation rewards and recognition programs. You will work closely with our Business Partner team to educate the organization on our Compensation philosophy and programs and establish yourself as a subject matter expert. You will grow your people-leadership skills by coaching, guiding, and project managing other team members. In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to roll up your sleeves and work hands-on while simultaneously providing strategic direction in program development to a highly innovative and evolving organization.

This role will work closely with, and report to the VP of Total Rewards.

What you will be doing:

  • Contribute significantly to the evolution of compensation programs at 10x Genomics that will require you to work closely with all levels of the organization
  • Leverage your analytical skills by taking the lead on analysis scoping, model design, and synthesizing findings into recommendations
  • Take on opportunities to build and evolve process, approach, and program design
  • Manage programs and projects with a high level of innovation and autonomy while developing your people-leadership skills
  • Take on highly visible work and impact one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, working with the support of, and line of sight to, our CEO
  • Utilize your compensation expertise to mentor, coach and grow our Compensation team
  • Partner with the Recruiting team to develop competitive offers rooted in market data and aligned with our compensation philosophy, for new hires and existing employees
  • Build investment in and create advocates of our compensation philosophy through meaningful engagement with our People & Culture partners and organizational leaders
  • Join a data-driven team that is pioneering innovative approaches to compensation

Minimum Requirements:

  • You have a B.A./B.S. in a related field with 10+ years of progressive compensation experience and increasing levels of responsibility in the design and implementation of efficient, innovative solutions to address clients' challenges. Prior consulting experience strongly preferred
  • You have a minimum of 2 years of experience managing people
  • You have broad, deep, and demonstrated compensation expertise in multiple topic areas - job matching and market pricing using Aon's Radford survey, job evaluation methodologies, equity mechanics, executive compensation, etc.
  • You have strong analytical skills with the ability to effectively vision and execute models, and tell compelling and easy to follow stories from data
  • You have a growth mindset - you think about how to work smarter, and take on the next challenge
  • You have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills to communicate and explain compensation philosophy, program design, and recommendations effectively with all levels of the organization
  • You thrive working in a fast-paced environment with quickly changing business needs
  • You're highly self-motivated, have a stellar work ethic and you're looking for the right company to support your growth



Below is the base pay range for this full time position. The actual base pay will depend on several factors unique to each candidate, including one's skills, qualifications, and experience. At 10x, base pay is also just one component of the Company's total compensation package. This role is also eligible for 10x's equity grants, its comprehensive health and retirement benefit programs, and its annual bonus program or sales incentive program. Your 10x recruiter can share more about the Company's total compensation package during the hiring process.

Pay Range
$212,000$286,000 USD

About 10x Genomics

At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It is a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they did not even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries across biology including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. We know that behind every scientific breakthrough, there is a deep infrastructure of talented people driving the life sciences industry and making it possible for scientists and clinicians to make new strides. We are dedicated to finding the very best person for every aspect of our work because the innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

Individuals seeking employment at 10x Genomics are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation,or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

10x does not accept unsolicited applicants submitted by third-party recruiters or agencies. Any resume or application submitted to 10x without a vendor agreement in place will be considered unsolicited and property of 10x, and 10x will not pay a placement fee.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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