Senior Compensation Partner - San Francisco

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Who Are We?

Postman is the world’s leading API platform, used by more than 30 million developers and 500,000 organizations, including 98% of the Fortune 500. Postman is helping developers and professionals across the globe build the API-first world by simplifying each step of the API lifecycle and streamlining collaboration—enabling users to create better APIs, faster.

The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has an office in Bangalore, where it was founded. Postman is privately held, with funding from Battery Ventures, BOND, Coatue, CRV, Insight Partners, and Nexus Venture Partners. Learn more at or connect with Postman on Twitter via @getpostman.

P.S: We highly recommend reading The "API-First World" graphic novel to understand the bigger picture and our vision at Postman.

The Opportunity:

Join Postman as a Senior Compensation Partner, where you'll be instrumental in shaping our future by designing and implementing compensation strategies that attract, motivate, and retain top talent. This role goes beyond traditional compensation tasks; it's about contributing to a culture that values transparency, inclusivity, and innovation in a high-growth, API-centric tech environment.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design and manage comprehensive compensation structures that are competitive, equitable, and aligned with our company's goals and values.
  • Work closely with leadership and HR partners to understand the intricacies of Postman's various roles, particularly in product and engineering, ensuring our compensation policies support talent acquisition and retention.
  • Lead market trend analyses, providing insights to ensure Postman's compensation packages remain competitive and appealing to a diverse and talented workforce.
  • Develop and refine policies and practices for salary benchmarking, bonuses, equity incentives, and other benefits, ensuring they support our strategic objectives.
  • Advocate for and implement inclusive compensation practices that promote diversity and equality within the workplace.
  • Collaborate with the talent acquisition team to offer competitive packages to candidates, ensuring alignment with internal equity and market standards.

About You:

  • You have at least 5+ years of experience in compensation, benefits, or a related field, ideally within the technology sector.
  • Expertise in developing and implementing compensation structures, with a keen understanding of market trends and regulatory compliance.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to interpret data and trends to make informed recommendations.
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of negotiating and influencing at all levels within the organization.
  • A proactive and strategic thinker, with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field.
  • A passion for fostering an inclusive workplace that values diversity and collaboration.

Our Values:

At Postman, we create with the same curiosity that we see in our users. We value transparency & honest communication about not only successes, but also failures. In our work, we focus on specific goals that add up to a larger vision. Our inclusive work culture ensures that everyone is valued equally as important pieces of our final product. We are dedicated to delivering the best products we can.

What Else?

This role is based in the greater San Francisco Bay area, and the reasonably estimated salary for this role ranges from $128,907 to $157,553, plus a competitive equity package. Actual compensation is based on the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition to our pay-on-performance philosophy, we offer a comprehensive set of benefits, including full medical coverage, flexible PTO, wellness reimbursement, and a monthly lunch stipend. Salaries will vary outside of the listed metropolitan areas & the U.S.

Equal Opportunity

Postman is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this website or directly to managers. Postman does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Postman will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Postman.

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