Airbnb is hiring a

Senior Compensation Programs Manager

San Francisco, United States

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.



  • Lead a team responsible for the design and delivery of Airbnb’s compensation programs and drive operational excellence in execution.
  • Partner with and influence key stakeholders including executives and board members to ensure compensation philosophy and programs align to Airbnb’s business strategy and values.
  • Research market practices and trends and conduct deep analysis on effectiveness, competitiveness and fairness of programs.
  • Develop board and executive presentations, detailing the design, impact and measurements of success for compensation related programs 
  • Manage Airbnb’s equity forecasting and monthly grant approvals in collaboration with finance, accounting and stock administration.
  • Grow and develop a team responsible for collecting and analyzing market data, maintaining salary survey data and job architecture, leading annual compensation review, and executing program operations. Responsible for developing and delivering the supporting communication, enablement and change management plans.
  • Interpret, counsel, communicate and collaborate with HR Business Partners, managers, Recruiting, and staff on compensation philosophy, program design, policies and guideline interpretations.
  • Diagnose feedback, identify needs, and engage the business through change and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Review and refine compensation processes to ensure effective governance.
  • Lead cross-functional teams on key operations, compliance and audits, mergers and acquisitions, and other key compensation projects/programs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics or related discipline required. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 12+ years of diverse compensation experience in corporate roles or lead positions within leading consulting firms.
  • Ability to influence and develop strong working relationships with stakeholders across functions and locations globally.
  • Experience leading a company through transformative compensation philosophies and programs
  • Effective communication skills—both interpersonal and written. Demonstrated ability to articulate and recommend change to a high level audience.
  • Demonstrates high level of business, analytical, and financial acumen.
  • Ability to influence partners at all levels 
  • Deep experience in change management and communication plan development