Director of Total Rewards at Axon

| Seattle
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Our mission is to protect life.
We’re out to make the world a safer place by solving big problems and taking on the public safety challenges of our time. From our company's inception building the TASER device to a full suite of hardware and software solutions, we are focused on providing police agencies with the state-of-the-art devices and services they need to successfully serve and protect us. In the next few years, we're going to eliminate the burden of paperwork in policing, so officers can increase the time they spend building relationships and serving in their communities. We’ll put video at the heart of the police record so our justice system can get to the truth faster. And we won't stop innovating until the bullet is rendered obsolete.
It’s a big mission, but it’s one we’ll pursue relentlessly every single day. 
The Director of Total Rewards will be responsible for managing the organization's total rewards programs and policies. This includes the efficient administration and compliance of the Company's benefits programs, such as medical, dental, short/long term disability, vision, accidental death/disability, 401(k), and leave of absence. In this role, you'll implement global compensation & benefits policies and strategies by providing your subject matter expertise input to develop the compensation and benefits strategy in alignment with the business goals and objectives. You'll also provide insights to assess the effectiveness and quality of compensation plans and programs, oversee the generation of reports, data analysis, and ensure summaries represent results as needed.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead compensation survey analysis and selection
  • Design and maintain proper job evaluation and architecture processes
  • Lead the salary grade structure design and implementation
  • Lead incentive plan designs
  • Lead the market assessment requirements, providing HR Business Partners and Talent Acquisition teams subject matter expertise on competitive compensation levels
  • Collaborate across the Global HR team
  • Market assessments will evaluate jobs against internal and external benchmarking, ensuring pay and benefit practices are competitive within the industry, compliant with all government requirements, and equitable internally
  • Support international market assessments as required
  • Contribute to communicating and educating employees on the organization's various compensation and benefit opportunities globally
  • Assist in the management of the year-end process, working with regional/business HR Leaders to complete performance assessment and various analyses to evaluate proposed yearly compensation recommendations
  • Monitor the effectiveness of existing compensation and benefits policies, guidelines, and procedures, providing insights and recommendations which support strategy and objectives
  • Ensure compensation & benefits programs are administered in compliance with policies and government regulations through audits, reports, and personal contacts
  • Administer equity-based compensation programs, as well as sales commission based programs
  • Lead and support administration of global compensation and benefits planning and merit planning process including establishing budgetary guidelines

Job requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree and or 7+ years of experience in compensation and benefits including commission plan design and total rewards programs
  • Experience with SaaS or high tech companies
  • Strong analytic ability and advanced skills with analytic tools, especially MS Excel; mastery of formula-based functions such as v-lookups, data manipulation, and pivot tables
  • Proven experience as a strong organizational leader including the development and motivation of employees, prioritizing objectives, driving strategic plans, and measuring effectiveness
  • Strong business acumen
  • Background in building relationships with global cross-functional teams, vendors and partners
  • Familiarity with Mercer, Radford, Compensia, and other global compensation and benefit providers and tools
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, relationship building, and presentation skills
  • Must possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Self-directed but able to be cross-functionally collaborative with employees and teams at all levels
  • Demonstrated success in a fast-moving environment, fast-growing technology companies
  • Calm in the face of uncertainty; comfortable working in a dynamic environment

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Location

Downtown Seattle: easy opportunities to get outside, enjoy south lake union, popular bars & restaurants, workouts, multiple transportation options

An Insider's view of Axon

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Healthy work environment, tons of snacks and drinks, laid back attitudes with performance aspirations. I am astounded at the culture that has been grown here.

Beth

Sales

What does your typical day look like?

There isn't one person who isn't passionate about the work the company is doing. Whenever there might be a slow or grueling day/project, you quickly become reminded of the importance of your work. Leadership cares about the employees, and ensures a healthy/fun environment. Values are well defined and drive the culture.

Suraya

Program Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Co-workers care about your well being, and want to win together. Very strong company mission that makes it easy to buy into. Long established company that is entering a massive growth spurt. With massive change comes some uncertainty. But Axon has shown more proactive coaching and training than any company I've seen in my short tenure.

Cliff

Inside Sales

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is bigger than just cameras or weapons. We're working every day to make the bullet obsolete. To make this a reality, we live and breathe six core values that serve as guiding principles: BE OBSESSED. AIM FAR. WIN RIGHT. OWN IT. JOIN FORCES. EXPECT CANDOR.

Rick Smith

CEO

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Fast-paced. Large company with a small company feel.
High decision velocities. Empowered, small, high-performance teams doing intellectually stimulating work with a purpose. It’s a great combination of doing good and doing well.

Sahil

Finance

What are Axon Perks + Benefits

Axon Benefits Overview

We take care of your health, mental & physical wellbeing, paid parental leave. In fact, we believe that mental health is even more important now. All Axon employees have 24/7 access to on-demand therapists, coaches, or psychotherapists via the Ginger platform. They can access help when they need it, privately with licensed professionals.

All Axon employees have access to: Real-time behavioral health coaching within seconds
* Virtual therapy & psychiatry sessions within hours that have been clinically proven to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression
* Personalized skill-building activities curated by your coach

Also, we encourage you to take care of yourself, your families, and remind you to take breaks. We work hard, yes, but we want to sustain your health, creativity, and drive.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Acme Co. provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 4% of contributions up to 5% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Axon hosts company sponsored family events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Orca Pass
Company Outings
Star Wars premiere movie night, annual Grand Canyon trip, summer time BBQ's and much more!
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Monthly happy hours and town hall meetings with leadership
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
GymPass discounts
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Cross-department program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

plus --> financial wellness programs, locker rooms & showers, discounted entertainment tickets, discount mobile phone plans, stocked fridge & pantry, embedded customer learning, annual company trip.

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