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Overview of the role

The Total Rewards function strategically aligns the two pillars of team member rewards to create optimal organizational performance at GitLab: Compensation and Benefits. Total Rewards designs and strategically executes programs in alignment with business goals. Programs fuel motivated and productive team members that are appreciated and rewarded for their contributions, driving GitLab to ever greater success.

Don’t have a ton of knowledge about GitLab yet? Don’t worry. We have an extensive onboarding and training program at GitLab and you will be provided with necessary DevOps and GitLab knowledge to fulfill your role.

What you’ll do in this role 

  • Lead all aspects of the planning, development and execution of new and revised compensation programs
  • Develop innovative compensation strategies and principles to further enhance GitLab’s transparent compensation initiatives
  • Administer annual compensation planning, which includes, developing cash and equity budgets, preparing communication materials, building and testing Workday tools and reports, and advising People Business Partners and Managers
  • Enhance and maintain global job architecture and GitLab’s Compensation Calculator and educate stakeholders on job evaluation, market benchmarking and compensation ranges
  • Partner closely with the People Tech team to enhance and automate compensation practices in Workday
  • Support the team in preparation of Compensation and Leadership Development Committee meetings
  • Work closely with Stock Administration on equity plan design
  • Provide education regarding equity plans at GitLab in collaboration with Stock Administration to ensure team members understand the potential value of their equity
  • Develop training materials to promote an understanding of compensation philosophies, practices and administration across all levels of the organization
  • Ensure compliance with all international rules and regulations (we operate in 60+ countries)

We’re looking for 

  • Demonstrated experience in Global compensation, ideally in fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Experience in executive compensation in a public company
  • Experience with Workday and Aon Hewitt/Radford
  • Experience managing and scaling various compensation programs through periods of high growth
  • Experience working with People Business Partners is a business facing role to solve compensation challenges
  • Experience leading presentations to executive teams and company-wide audiences
  • Ability to build complex compensation models and articulate it in a simple and clear manner
  • A shared interest in our values, and working in accordance with those values
  • Ability to use GitLab
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Also, we know it’s tough, but please try to avoid the ​​confidence gap​.​​ You don’t have to match all the listed requirements exactly to be considered for this role.

How GitLab will support you

Please note that we welcome interest from candidates with varying levels of experience; many successful candidates do not meet every single requirement. Additionally, studies have shown that people from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. If you’re excited about this role, please apply and allow our recruiters to assess your application.


The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently for residents of listed locations only. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data. See more information on our benefits and equity. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary.
Colorado/Washington pay range
$87,400$177,800 USD
California/New York/New Jersey pay range
$87,400$187,200 USD

Country Hiring Guidelines: GitLab hires new team members in countries around the world. All of our roles are remote, however some roles may carry specific location-based eligibility requirements. Our Talent Acquisition team can help answer any questions about location after starting the recruiting process.

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