Director, Compensation & Benefits (Boston)

| Boston
Boston, USA
Circle is on a mission to make it possible for everyone, everywhere to create and share value. We're building a new kind of consumer finance. Unlike existing systems that are closed and proprietary, we use open internet standards and protocols, including the blockchain, to build our products. 

We've already made sending money around the world free and as easy as sending a text with Circle Pay. With Circle Trade, we're market makers for the top crypto currencies and offer OTC trading services. Now, we're expanding our offerings by building a cryptocurrency investment product ( to enable anyone to buy and sell cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. 

What does that mean for the global economy? It's more open. More inclusive. And more empowering. 

As a critical member of the People Ops team, the Director of Compensation & Benefits will design and manage global compensation plans and policies. In the ever-evolving world of payments and digital currency, you’ll partner with the business to find innovative compensation opportunities for Circle’s team. You join a tight-knit, flat-structured, lean, dynamic, and detail-oriented team, so a collaborative spirit is a must.

What you'll work on

  • Work with our CPO to design and manage global compensation plans and policies. This includes performing/overseeing the administration of salary range development, salary market analysis, job tiering, and short and long term incentive plan designs, including option planning, for executives and the broader employee population
  • Embrace, learn, and find interesting compensation opportunities for our team members in the fast-paced, ever-changing world of digital currency
  • Lead the annual compensation and performance planning cycles ensuring fairness, market competitiveness, and legal compliance
  • Develop and implement our global benefits strategy, while being sensitive to local strategies, desired level of competitiveness, and budget. Supervise and manage relationships with brokers, insurance companies, and other relevant individuals, groups and agencies
  • Manage payroll system/technology and ensure it provides high quality and accurate data to the organization
  • Support the executive team’s reports to the Board regarding employee-related matters, including compensation structures across the organization
  • Be a trusted partner and resource to everyone in the company by providing the highest level of integrity, trust, and care

What you'll bring to Circle

  • 6+ years of compensation and benefits planning experience for a global organization
  • Clear and transparent written and oral communication skills and strong critical thinking skills
  • A service mindset and the ability to provide caring, smart, and efficient solutions to our executive team and employees
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with an appetite for new challenges
  • Deep passion for startups, entrepreneurship, and Fintech
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • A desire to take ownership of work and an unending drive to learn

Circle was founded in 2013 by internet entrepreneurs Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville and we're backed by $140 million from investors including Jim Breyer (Facebook), Goldman Sachs, IDG Capital (Baidu, Tencent), General Catalyst (AirBnB, Snapchat) and Accel Partners. Check us out at and download Circle Pay for iOS and Android today!

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