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Compensation Analyst

at ViaSat, inc.

Posted: 8/8/2018
Job Reference #: 1476031
Keywords: compensation

Job Description

Job Title
Compensation Analyst

San Diego, CA

Job Responsibilities
Viasat is in the business to connect the world. As a global broadband services and technology company, we are connecting international communities to the internet by offering residential internet service; enabling passengers and operations crews to stream high-bandwidth media, applications, and content when traveling globally on commercial, business or government aircraft and maritime vessels; and empowering international warfighters on the front lines of battle with real-time, secure internet-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance for high-requirement missions. We deliver and protect information – when and where it is needed most – with our trusted communications ground systems, infrastructure, and services.

In this role, you must be comfortable learning and growing through challenging assignments, including projects that can be viewed by all levels of the company.  The Compensation Analyst must have a strong analytical mindset, strives while managing multiple priorities in a fast paced environment, and is laser focused on accuracy and exemplifies professionalism and maturity through excellent communication skills.  If this sounds like you, then we want to talk to you about joining our People & Culture team.
  • Support the design and implementation of global compensation programs strategies that attract, motivate, engage and retain talent
  • Conduct research and analyses to stay abreast of market trends, emerging practices and regulatory developments impacting compensation programs
  • Develop and monitor key performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyze effectiveness of our broad based and sales incentive compensation programs
  • Support annual incentive and long-term incentive plan designs, including forecasting plan participation and usage
  • Act as an advisor to the People & Culture Business Partner team and internal leaders by educating and communicating the purpose of our pay programs and by providing recommendations on compensation matters that support business goals and ensure market competitiveness
  • Partner closely with Finance, Tax, Legal, and People & Culture teams to ensure programs are compliant and appropriately administered
  • Self-starter attitude; someone who can tackle an assignment by being resourceful, taking initiative, and managing through ambiguity 


  • 3-8 years of relative experience in compensation and/or human resources
  • Strong data analysis skills with demonstrated ability to draw meaningful conclusions and actions plans through both quantitative and qualitative analyses
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to present their point of view in varied business situations
  • Strong analytical mindset with demonstrated ability to work in ambiguous situations and across organizational boundaries
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • BA/BS degree; Accounting Finance, Economics or other related field

  • Prior experience with designing pay packages; including international pay packages design
  • Prior experience with and an understanding of GAAP accounting principles
  • MBA Preferred
  • Skill/Experience with Workday

Our Carlsbad, CA office is just 30 minutes north of San Diego and 5 minutes from the beach. We know there is more to life than work, and with full gym access, volleyball/basketball courts and meal services onsite, you’ll never want to leave our beautiful campus. You can also reach out to help others in the community by being involved in our VPartners program.

We are searching for candidates who enjoy working with people and have a technical mind that excels when being challenged. If you have a drive to succeed and grow your career, Viasat might be a fit for you!


ViaSat is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence status may be required for certain positions. For positions requiring U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident status, verification of such status will be required upon accepting employment.