Total Rewards Manager

Foster City, CA
People Experience – People Operations
We are seeking a passionate and driven Total Rewards Manager to work in our fast-paced and hard-working environment. This person will be responsible for the planning, design, implementation, maintenance, compliance, communication, and administration of all compensation and benefit programs consistent with the organization's human capital objectives. They will also coordinate and lead activities related to Total Rewards (Compensation, Employee Benefits, and People Programs) reporting according to established guidelines and sound administrative processes.


    • Ensure alignment of incentive and rewards with culture, strategy, and operational imperatives
    • Analyze compensation practices in relation to similar companies in comparable industries or geographic areas, and recommend changes as appropriate to establish and maintain competitive pay rates and ensure equity, including base salary, stock options and bonus plans
    • Monitor and evaluate the company's benefits programs, including insurance programs, retirement plans, sick leave, time off, and vacation policies
    • Negotiate benefit coverage services and costs with carriers
    • Manage programs such as: compensation plans, health insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, employee assistance, and other company plans and programs
    • Maintain knowledge of government regulations, benefit program trends, and practices among similar organizations
    • Work with accounting and legal to ensure accurate financial reporting, compliance with all tax laws
    • Lead the preparation and communication of information to current and former employees about benefit programs, procedures, changes, and government-mandated disclosures
    • Ensure Total Rewards programs are innovative and current with regard to trends, practices, and costs
    • Supervise the development of actionable, proactive metrics that drive forecasting capabilities and strategic insights


    • Bachelors degree in human resources, business or related field
    • CCP certification (or equivalent) preferred
    • 8+ years of compensation or benefits experience in roles or increasing responsibility
    • Knowledge, understanding, and application of Federal and State employment laws: ERISA, FMLA, FLSA, EEO, etc. required
    • Demonstrated experience leading compensation design changes from concept to execution
    • Expertise in the design, development, implementation, and administration of all types of compensation and benefits programs
    • Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, and management skills
    • Excellent priority setting skills with the flexibility and adaptability to respond to shifting business needs
    • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills
    • High professional standards and strong customer experience mentality with an energetic, positive attitude to build partnerships, relationships, and trust easily

Bonus Qualifications

    • Experience managing equity plans; including managing cap table, and scaling compensation, equity structure and philosophy as the company grows


Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of artificial intelligence, robotics, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.

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A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.