Compensation Manager, Applied Intuition


Mid level
San Francisco Bay Area

Office located in Mountain View, CA

Applied Intuition

Software infrastructure for autonomous vehicles

Open for applications

Applied Intuition

Software infrastructure for autonomous vehicles

201-500 employees

B2BArtificial IntelligenceTransportDeep TechAnalyticsMachine LearningSaaSAutomation

Open for applications


Mid level
San Francisco Bay Area

Office located in Mountain View, CA

201-500 employees

B2BArtificial IntelligenceTransportDeep TechAnalyticsMachine LearningSaaSAutomation

Company mission

To accelerate the world's adoption of safe and intelligent machines.


Who you are

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, HR, or a related field
  • 3+ years of experience in compensation
  • Ability to operationalize compensation processes for scale
  • Hands-on experience implementing and managing job leveling and compensation frameworks in organizations
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


  • Experience using Rippling and Carta
  • Fluency in global compensation practices and regulations
  • Proven experience in improving payroll operations

What the job involves

  • We are looking for a detail oriented Compensation Specialist to join the Applied Intuition team
  • This role will provide you with an expanding set of responsibilities in a high growth and fast-paced environment
  • You will manage and execute compensation operations, for both international and US-employees, and design competitive compensation and total reward structures
  • This role report to the Head of People and Places, and will partnering closely with our Founders and Executive teams
  • Own our internal compensation adjustment process and execute all changes including salary, bonus, and equity refreshers
  • Implement a compensation approval system by collaborating closely with Applied’s Founders, Head of People and Places, Head of Finance, and potentially external consultants
  • Identify and implement new 401k provider for scale
  • Consolidate international payroll providers for efficiency
  • Benchmark bands and employee pay and conduct periodic audits to ensure accuracy and compliance with local, state, and federal regulations
  • Address employee inquiries related to payroll and compensation
  • Stay updated with industry trends, tax regulations, and best practices
  • Oversee the end-to-end global payroll process, ensuring timely and accurate payment to all employees

Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Autonomous vehicles present a lot of challenging problems to engineers, particularly in terms of safety and reliability, and testing and development can be infamously slow. Applied Intuition provides software to run simulations and tests for autonomous vehicles more quickly and effectively, speeding up the development and launch of AVs for multiple industries.

With big companies such as Tesla and Google focused on developing automation, Applied Intuition has the scope to provide the software that makes it a reality. The company’s suite of simulation, validation, and drive log management software aids in the more efficient deployment of autonomous vehicles, with companies such as Toyota, Nissan, and General Motors relying on its solutions.

As the autonomous vehicles market accelerates, Applied Intuition is well set for growth, especially as it continues to expand its capabilities. Notable developments include the acquisitions of CarSim, Scenebox and Embark Trucks, as well as partnerships with AMBA and Valeo. All these efforts seek to bolster the company's offering towards supporting the faster and safer deployment of AVs.


Top investors

Few candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

68% employee growth in 12 months


Funding (last 2 of 5 rounds)

Mar 2024



Nov 2021



Total funding: $601.5m

Company benefits

  • Health Insurance: Applied covers 100% of the cost and offers medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) Match: 50% employer matching to help you save money for retirement
  • Fitness Stipend: Our wellness program supports your health and fitness goals. We pay for your trainers, gym memberships, massages, and more!
  • Learning Stipend: We invest in your learning and growth by reimbursing you for educational and training expenses
  • Parental leave: 12-week, fully paid parental leave to bond with a newborn child or new adopted or foster child
  • Catered lunch, expensed dinner, on-site meals and snacks

Company values

  • Speed
  • Customer orientation
  • Technical mastery
  • Laugh a lot

Company HQ

Mountain View, CA


Worked at Google for 5 years, including as a Product Manager.

Former COO at Y Combinator. Previously a Group Product Manager at Google. Founded TalkBin.

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