Principal Compensation Analyst


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

What we do

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What you’ll do

Epic Games is looking for a Principal Compensation Analyst who specializes in data analytics and compensation design.   In this role you will be responsible for establishing standards for compensation analytics, supporting the design, development and continued evaluation of compensation programs and supporting a variety of initiatives to continue to build a world class infrastructure. 

In this role, you will

  • Lead the compensation analytics function for a global compensation system including both base salary and incentive plans.  Includes partnering with Data Analytics, Workday, HR and Recruiting teams to develop compelling dashboards, predictive analytics and a strategy to ensure our compensation program is tracking to team goals
  • Support Compensation Initiatives with the ability to take on complete projects or segments of broad based and executive compensation design and analysis.  Projects could include regular market analysis, structure evaluation and design, incentive plan design, measuring ROI and program effectiveness of compensation programs, building compensation systems and dashboards, and development of training/coaching materials for HR Partners, Recruiters and Leaders
  • Support the development and implementation of Epic's internal compensation data architecture by partnering with Workday team to help configure the HRIS system in a way that supports effective job/level management, compensation planning processes, and compensation data reporting and analytics
  • Take on major projects as needed within the broader People function to continue to build a world class infrastructure - projects could include total global remuneration strategy development, strategic workforce planning, program effectiveness and streamlining

What we’re looking for

  • Demonstrated experience in defining and implementing advanced analytic capabilities in the Compensation space
  • Direct experience in design, development and implementation of compensation programs (base and incentives)
  • Experience in client consulting with the ability to assess leaders business need and translate to an HR analysis
  • Ability to educate and facilitate effective decision making across all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated advanced Excel and/or Google Sheets experience
  • Compensation systems design and development experience
  • High level of professionalism and confidentiality in dealing with sensitive data and business information and initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish a trusted/strategic adviser relationship with all departments
  • Demonstrated the ability to learn and apply new technologies to solve business challenges is required
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization, including executives
  • Experienced in delivering department and business-focused solutions based on the best interest and needs of the business
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, proven ability to prioritize and deliver results on time. Proven ability to manage multiple projects while remaining focused on detail
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills

Epic Job + Epic Benefits = Epic Life

Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay for 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents.  We offer coverage for Medical, Dental, Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, AD&D and Life Insurance, 401k, and profit-sharing.
All Epic employees can enjoy drinks, snacks, and lunches every day, free of charge in studios - and we offer plenty of annual celebrations for employees and family members to show the love for our people.  Additionally, each year, we celebrate the Epic family with company-wide paid breaks, generous paid time off, and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical - we think our people are pretty awesome!

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Epic Games spans across 12 countries with 32 studios and 3,000+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

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Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.