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Compensation Manager, Total Rewards 30 views

Boston, MA

Our mission is to make biology easier to engineer. Ginkgo is constructing, editing, and redesigning the living world in order to answer the globe’s growing challenges in health, energy, food, materials, and more. Our bioengineers make use of an in-house automated foundry for designing and building new organisms.
The People Team propels this mission by helping to create the most effective team of GMO engineers the world has ever seen. Bioworkers are free to unleash their creative energies on engineering biology because we create a vibrant, supportive, and flexible environment where they can thrive. 
As Ginkgo’s Compensation Manager, you will develop, implement and administer the company’s compensation programs, ensuring adherence to our philosophy and the rapidly changing external landscape during an exciting time of the company’s growth. The Compensation Manager will be responsible for all of the company’s pay programs including broad-based cash and equity programs.


  • Lead annual compensation reviews, serving as the subject matter expert and program manager
  • Be responsible for performing routine market research to keep salary structures and ranges up to date and aligned to Ginkgo’s compensation philosophy
  • Maintain company job architecture, including approving and benchmarking new job families and levels
  • Work directly with leaders and managers across the company serving as the compensation subject matter expert
  • Develop recommendations for new hire offer letters, promotions, and job changes
  • Perform a regular pay equity analysis
  • Review and update company equity compensation bands annually
  • Contribute to the evolution of Ginkgo’s compensation philosophy and ensure market competitiveness
  • Deliver effective and relevant training and communication materials which educate team members on Ginkgo’s compensation philosophy
  • Manage and analyze complex data sets to distill insights and convey findings; build tools as required to improve efficiency
  • Continually evaluate compensation programs to ensure they are legally compliant and driving the appropriate business results
  • Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 6+ years of relevant compensation experience, preferably in a high growth organization
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with a commitment to accuracy
  • Comfortable working with sensitive information
  • Proven project management experience, including needs identification and assessment, gap and modeling analysis and solution design and implementation
  • Exceptional attention to detail and data accuracy 
  • Advanced skill level in Excel
  • Preferred Capabilities and Experience

  • Experience with Workday and compensation planning systems 
  • Familiarity with global compensation programs
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)
  • To learn more about Ginkgo, check out some recent press:
    We also feel that it’s important to point out the obvious here – there’s a serious lack of diversity in our industry, and that needs to change. Our goal is to help drive that change. Ginkgo is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its practices, especially when it comes to growing our team. Our culture promotes inclusion and embraces how rewarding it is to work with people from all walks of life.  
    We’re developing a powerful biological engineering platform, so we must remain mindful of the many ways our technology can – and will – impact people around the world. We care about how our platform is used, and having a diverse team to build it gives us the best chance that it’s something we’ll be proud of as it continues to grow. Therefore, it’s critical that we incorporate the diverse voices and visions of all those who play a role in the future of biology.
    It is the policy of Ginkgo Bioworks to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants.

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