Compensation Analyst

| US | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: $103,300-$121,500 Annually
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Company Overview

Kairos Power is a new nuclear energy technology and engineering company whose mission is to enable the world’s transition to clean energy, with the ultimate goal to dramatically improve people’s quality of life while protecting the environment. This goal will be accomplished through the commercialization of the fluoride-salt-cooled, high-temperature reactor (FHR) that can be deployed with robust safety, affordable costs, and flexible operation to accommodate the expansion of variable renewables.

Job Summary

Kairos Power is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Compensation Analyst that will be responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating Kairos Power’s compensation programs.  The role will report to the Manager of Compensation and Equity and work closely with People Operations, Finance and other teams.  This is a highly analytical role that will require frequent use of advanced formulas and models in Excel.


  • Assist with the administration and updates to our compensation programs
  • Support the administration of the quarterly performance and pay cycle
  • Develop detailed compensation reviews which include internal and external pay comparisons and make recommendations based on the data
  • Administration and update of the pay bands and zones in our HRIS system
  • Administration and update of the job ladders
  • Design and update job descriptions
  • Analyze positions to determine the scope of responsibilities and the job requirements
  • Evaluate exemption status of jobs
  • Support the administration of the equity system
  • Participate in salary surveys, and analyze data from survey sources to determine competitiveness both internally and externally
  • Prepare semi-annual turnover and promotion analytics
  • Manage internal audits of the 401K to identify issues quickly
  • Manage the annual pay equity audit to ensure employees are paid equitably
  • Ensure company compliance with relevant laws and regulations
  • Plan, coordinate and implement special projects as requested
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 5+ years relevance experience in compensation
  • Ability to write and interpret complex Excel formulas and models
  • Ability to compile and analyze data that can be used to create a data storyline
  • Ability to independently research a variety of topics and facilitate the decision-making processes
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality when dealing with sensitive, complex and confidential information
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with highly collaborative team
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to set high personal goals and work independently
  • Ability to proactively collect, manage and transfer knowledge

Physical Conditions 

  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods
  • Communicating with others to exchange information

Environmental Conditions

  • General office environment
  • Accessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned
  • High-concentration, demanding and fast-paced

Safety and PPE

  • Reading and interpreting hazardous warning signs
  • Reporting issues with equipment or unsafe conditions

Additional Requirements

  • Occasionally requires working weekends
  • Occasionally requires schedule flexibility
  • Occasionally requires extended hours to support launch and critical project timelines

The salary range for this position is $103,300 to $121,500 for employees working onsite at our Alameda, CA headquarters. The range provided in this job posting represents the typical range or starting rate of candidates hired in California. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, the market data for your work location, and a comparison to other employees already in the role.


About our Benefits

We know that we have some of the most talented and dedicated employees, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, full-time employees (excludes interns) expect to have access to the benefits below:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and their dependents
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401(k) and pre-tax health insurance, dependent care, and commuter benefits (FSA)

Kairos Power is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the communities where we do business. Kairos Power is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We actively welcome people of different experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Kairos Power participates in E-Verify.

Candidates only, no recruiters or agencies please.

Note: You are applying for a position that is located in a facility that handles information that is subject to export control restrictions by the Department of Energy under 10 CFR Part 810. To work in this facility, you need to be authorized by the Department of Energy to access Part 810-controlled information. Foreign nationals who are citizens of countries that are not on the Department of Energy’s general authorization list (link below) are not permitted to work in our facility unless the Department of Energy issues an export control license to the company to permit that individual to have access to Part 810-controlled information. The following questions are intended to determine the licensing requirements that may apply.

More Information on Kairos Power
Kairos Power operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Alameda, CA. Kairos Power was founded in 2016. It has 273 total employees. To see all 40 open jobs at Kairos Power, click here.
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