Sr. Compensation Partner 201452

Pleasanton, CA /
G&A – Human Resources /
Full time
Ellie Mae is the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry. Ellie Mae’s technology solutions enable lenders to originate more loans, reduce origination costs, and reduce the time to close, all while ensuring the highest levels of compliance, quality and efficiency. Visit ‪ to learn more.

Ellie Mae is seeking a Senior Compensation Partner to be responsible to perform senior staff support activities to develop, implement and administer global compensation policies and programs. May include administration of domestic and/or international programs.


    • Owning and updating the job architecture in Workday and work closely with the HRIS team on system requirements, case studies, and test scripts
    • Evaluating and providing guidance to recruiters and HR business partners on employment changes (i.e. salary, title, variable compensation changes) ensuring that all necessary information is received, approved and entered into Workday as appropriate
    • Performing job analysis and evaluation for new jobs and market pricing such jobs based on location and ensuring that all necessary information is received, approved and entered into Workday as appropriate
    • Participating in salary survey submissions including quarterly trend surveys (Radford Exp Preferred)
    • Assisting with creation of management guidelines for base salaries, bonuses, commissions, recognition rewards, and other pay practices for compensation actions
    • Analyzing year-over-year market movements and adjusting base and bonus salary ranges accordingly
    • Helping with Long-term Incentive design by pulling peer reports and analyzing trends and implications
    • Designing programs for spot bonuses, special recognition awards, and retention bonuses, ensuring compliance to local, state, federal and country wage and hour regulations.
    • Developing recurring and ad-hoc compensation reports / analytics
    • Collaborating with the Learning & Development team to identify and develop HR and Manager training, resources and communication materials for job evaluation and analysis
    • Leading and preparing the regular annual cash increase, promotions recommendations for senior leadership approval in Workday
    • Keeping up with current developments in Labor and Employment Law as it relates to compensation and other rewards and proposing recommendations for how Ellie Mae remains compliant
    • Audits jobs for content and prepares job descriptions reflecting job responsibilities, activities, duties and requirements.
    • Develops and/or participates in compensation surveys to collect and analyze competitive salary information to determine company's competitive position.
    • Reviews proposed salary adjustments for conformance to established guidelines, policies and practices. Recommends corrective or alternative actions to resolve compensation-related problems.
    • Reviews requests for new or revised classifications to determine appropriate salary grade assignment.
    • Formulates recommendations regarding development of company salary structure, FLSA exemptions, job revisions and organizational structures.
    • Reviews existing and proposed statutory requirements governing compensation administration and recommends appropriate courses of action and other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

    • 3+ years compensation management and administration experience
    • Strong understanding of Workday Compensation processes and data, especially as related to compensation administration, structuring and overseeing the performance & compensation process
    • Highly analytical, organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks in order to meet established deadlines
    • Excellent analytical, problem solving, written, and oral communication skills
    • Participate in the strategy, design, and implementation of compensation programs and policies
    • Conduct salary, bonus, and FLSA exemption analysis
    • Must possess strong ethical standards regarding the handling of confidential information
    • Must possess advanced proficiency in MS Excel

Ellie Mae is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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