About the role:
Aurora Solar is a fast-growing Series C company focused on building a clean energy future for all. Aurora makes the software that is enabling society to transition to a world powered by solar power. We want every solar installation in the world to pass through our software, which has already been used to design millions of solar projects. Named one of “The Best Places To Work in 2021” by BuiltInSF.com and awarded #1 Solar Software platform by Solar Power World, Aurora is disrupting the energy industry and changing the course of history. We are experiencing hockey stick growth and are looking for A-players to come join and accelerate the fun.
As the first dedicated hire in the compensation function, you will have the opportunity to build foundational programs within a progressive, rapidly scaling startup. Your programs will directly impact all Aurorans and ensure that our frameworks are equitable, competitive, and timely.
We are a diverse team that’s passionate about advancing the growth of solar energy. If you are looking for a stimulating and fulfilling role, come join us!

What you’ll do:

    • In coordination with the People and Talent teams, define compensation bands for all roles within the company and variable compensation frameworks
    • Ensure that compensation is equitable across Aurorans through periodic audits in collaboration with department stakeholders
    • Manage team-wide compensation review cycles in addition to advising on milestone-based compensation adjustments in partnership with the HRBP team
    • Support our Talent team in ensuring accurate compensation recommendations relative to market and internal compa ratios
    • Partner with the Finance team for budgeting exercises and FP&A activities
    • Manage our Employee Stock Option Programs and implement progressive equity frameworks
    • Define, document, and concretize Aurora’s compensation philosophy and act as a resource to our executive team and people managers on our compensation practices
    • Maintenance and participation in salary survey programs and of established compensation ranges
    • Advise and administer variable compensation programs (commission-based compensation, variable compensation programs, and bespoke programs)
    • Benchmarking competitiveness of benefits programs provided to Aurorans

What we value:

    • Significant comprehension of various compensation methodologies and approaches across departments applicable in SaaS/tech companies
    • Experience with compensation and benefits programs in a distributed context
    • Ability to work with integrity, professionalism, and ethical, consistent frameworks
    • Experience in Canada and/or international compensation and benefits programs
    • Knowledge of equity programs in privately-held / venture-funded companies
    • Certifications are valued, but not required: CCP, CEP, CAC
Aurora is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workforce of people who believe in and are passionate about creating a future of solar energy for all. We are an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and consider qualified applicants regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. We encourage you to apply even if you believe that you do not meet all of the above criteria!
For San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.