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Compensation Manager



Sales & Business Development
Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023

Vast was founded to expand humanity's frontier into the solar system and beyond. We believe that the next step on that journey is enabling manufacturing and habitation in LEO. We are building artificial gravity space stations to make this a reality. If you want to join a team that builds amazing things with the most talented people on Earth, please reach out.

Vast is looking for a Compensation Manager, reporting to the SVP, People, to drive and support the compensation strategy & programs that will be required to attract and retain the exceptional talent that will design and build Vast’s artificial-gravity human-rated space stations. This will be a full-time, exempt position located in our Long Beach location.


  • Develop and execute a comprehensive compensation strategy, ensuring market competitiveness
  • Partner with our People and Finance teams to conceive and put into action competitive salary structures, incentive plans, and recognition programs for team members
  • Manage various compensation planning processes, including the annual compensation review cycle, pay equity analysis, and compensation benchmarking
  • Elevate our executive compensation strategies to attract and retain top-tier leadership talent
  • Oversee the administration of employee benefits, covering health insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, and wellness programs, guaranteeing a consistent experience across all locations and departments
  • Ensure full compliance of all compensation and benefits programs with relevant federal, state, and local regulations
  • Provide analysis and administer current compensation programs including designing and implementing new compensation strategies for both short-term and long-term incentive plans

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Economics, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in compensation and benefits program design and/or execution.

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Profound knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations related to compensation and benefits.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting, with a knack for drawing actionable insights from complex datasets.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to present complex information clearly and persuasively.
  • A strategic thinker with a customer-centric approach and a fervor for enriching the employee experience.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to influence leaders and employees
  • Experience working with HRIS and compensation planning systems is preferred.

Additional Requirements:

  • Willingness to work overtime, or weekends to support critical mission milestones

Pay Range:

  • Compensation Manager: $125,000 - $155,000
Base salary will vary depending on job-related knowledge, education, skills, experience, business needs, and market demand. Salary is just one component of our comprehensive compensation package. Full-time employees also receive company equity, as well as access to a full suite of compelling benefits and perks, including: 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents, flexible paid time off for exempt staff and up to 15 days of vacation for non-exempt staff, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, free catered meals and snacks and beverages, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, One Medical membership, ClassPass credits, personalized mental healthcare through Spring Health, and other discounts and perks.


The person hired will have access to information and items subject to U.S. export controls, and therefore, must either be a “U.S. person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.62 or otherwise eligible for deemed export licensing. This status includes U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents (green card holders), and asylees and refugees with such status granted, not pending.
Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.