Director – Compensation
Posted on 7/19/2023
Riot Games

5,001-10,000 employees

Online game developer
Company Overview
Riot Games' mission is to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world.
Consumer Software

Company Stage


Total Funding





Los Angeles, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
People & HR
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in business, human resources, or a related field
  • 12+ years of progressively responsible experience in compensation
  • Knowledge of various compensation plans, including global programs encompassing base pay, short-term incentives, long-term incentives, and equity
  • Experience addressing complex requirements and resolving issues with employees at all levels
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders across the organization to identify problems and develop solutions
  • Experience overseeing the configuration, design, and implementation of compensation planning software
  • Familiarity with government regulations pertaining to base and incentive compensation programs, company policies, and operations
  • Proven track record in designing compensation programs, guidelines, and processes
  • Collaborate with business leaders and the People team to design performance-driven broad-based and executive pay programs that align with Riot's strategy, talent practices, and rewards landscape. This includes base salary, incentive plans, equity, spot awards, and potential future plans
  • Monitor the effectiveness of existing compensation programs and policies, providing analytics and recommending process and design enhancements that are cost-effective, align with Riot's values, and achieve desired results
  • Lead the roll-out, communication, and change management of any new compensation program or process changes
  • Oversee Riot's job architecture strategy, including contributing to the structure and leveling of new roles, and updating market data as needed
  • Engage with senior executives at a strategic level, providing recommendations on compensation proposals, programs, and policies. Offer guidance to other members of the People team and serve as a strategic advisor on pay decisions and industry trends
  • Identify and establish relationships with key program partners and influence decision-makers
  • Collaborate with the HRIS team to guide the design strategy of our internal operations system, ensuring it supports compensation processes effectively
  • Develop and guide practices for job evaluations, market matching, pay decisions, and governance, incorporating market trends, fit-for-purpose practices, and Riot's goals and compensation philosophy
  • Oversee participation in and purchase of salary surveys to achieve compensation goals and prepare comprehensive analyses from these sources
  • Ensure the administrative aspects of compensation are efficient and scalable as the company grows
  • Collaborate with the people, finance, and legal functions, as well as external compensation consultants, to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and uphold the commitments of the People function
  • Lead a team of compensation analysts, serving as a mentor and essential collaborator within the People function
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in compensation consulting
  • Specific experience with Workday