Compensation Analyst
Rocket Fuel Inc. - Redwood Shores, CA

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Rocket Fuel delivers the only programmatic media-buying platform at big data scale that harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to improve marketing ROI. Rocket Fuel's powerful Advertising That Learns™ technology drives best-in-plan results for advertisers, and empowers media teams to focus on strategy, not spreadsheets. Its distributed planet-scale computing engine currently screens over 26 billion ads per day, and selects the best for its customers, via real-time bidding (RTB) relationships with major publishers and exchanges. The technique has proven itself across web, mobile, video, and social channels, with 894 brands powered by Rocket Fuel in 2012.
Awarded #4 on Forbes' 2013 Most Promising Companies In America list, Rocket Fuel was founded by online advertising veterans and rocket scientists from NASA, Yahoo!,, and DoubleClick. Rocket Fuel currently employs over 300 people in 15 offices worldwide including New York, London, Toronto, and Hamburg, and has a strategic alliance with cci to provide its services in Japan.

The Compensation Analyst is a part of the Total Rewards & HR Operations Function to provide compensation analytical support on a global basis. Applies solid knowledge of compensation (base, variable, equity) and data to provide analytical insight to inform compensation-related decisions and programs. Position uses technical expertise to work on complex problems where analysis requires rigorous evaluation of multiple factors and data sources; reports to Sr. Director, HR Operations.

Key Responsibilities:
Provides analytical compensation support on a global basis by:

Ø Performing market pricing analyses in all
Ø Participating in salary surveys and other
benchmarking data sources

Provides data and insight to conduct job evaluations and grade classifications to ensure internal equity and external competitiveness of compensation programs.

Consults with and provide advice regarding compensation related data sources and analyses that might answer complex compensation related issues or concerns.

Conducts rigorous analysis of multiple and complex data sources to create various cash compensation and equity models. Scenarios may include predictive analytics to identify future trends and risk.

Designs and implements the next generation of compensation tools to support current and future compensation initiatives.

Assists in global compensation program design, implementation, and evaluation

Generates and designs reports and tools to use in compensation-related analytics and dashboards.

Minimum Requirements

3-5 years of experience in the Compensation function and exhibited solid understanding in the following practice areas (equity, base pay, variable/sales programs). Experience managing compensation projects (such as benchmarking studies/competitive analysis and modeling) and working with vendors

Strong Excel/Spreadsheet experience

Additional Knowledge & Skills

Strong quantitative analysis skills with ability to communicate findings in a clear, concise manner

Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable and unidentifiable factors

Possesses business acumen on HR matters, ability to influence, interact and work effectively across functions

Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve delivery of services.

Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions or create new solutions.

Experience with tools for administration of broad-based annual compensation cycle decision support

Generally works independently; receives minimal guidance on day-to-day work and deliverables


4-year degree in business or related field or equivalent experience


CCP a plus