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Head of Global Compensation



Posted on Monday, June 17, 2024
About Us

At Cloudflare, we are on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers millions of websites and other Internet properties for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company.

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!

Available Locations: Remote U.S.

About the role:

This individual will lead the Cloudflare Compensation Team, and be responsible for all aspects of compensation design, delivery and administration. They will partner closely with the Head of Total Rewards, and with the Finance, Accounting, Legal, Equity Administration, and People Partner teams. The specific responsibilities include:

  • Developing, implementing, and managing the Company’s compensation strategy and specific pay frameworks, which align with the company’s business goals while ensuring competitive and fair compensation
  • Overseeing all aspects of compensation programs, including salary design, equity guidelines, and compensation planning
  • Managing regular market analysis to ensure alignment with the Compensation strategy and frameworks
  • Providing thought leadership on compensation design. Provides insights into Tech industry compensation trends and programs that reward and retain top talent
  • Partnering with the Legal team to ensure that all compensation practices adhere to local and international labor laws, regulations, and governance requirements
  • Managing and administering executive compensation programs, including salaries and long term incentives
  • Managing ongoing employee compensation programs includes semi-annual salary adjustments, promotion awards and and equity refreshes
  • Working with the Revenue organization’s Go-to-Market team, provides input on sales Compensation design, establishes competitive pay targets for sales roles, and ensures compensation governance of quarterly sales incentive payouts
  • Supporting special recognition programs that recognize top talent
  • Developing and implementing effective communication strategies to educate employees about their compensation which ensure transparency and understanding
  • Working closely with Finance, Stock Administration, Recruiting, Benefits & HRBPs as needed on all aspects of Compensation
  • Leading and supporting the compensation team in accomplishing its goals. Developing and growing the capabilities of all team members

Our Ideal Candidate has:

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in Compensation, with 5+ years in a senior management role
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing effective compensation strategies in a complex, fast-paced, Tech company environment
  • Strong understanding of global compensation principles, regulations and market trends
  • The Ability to analyze complex problems and draw conclusions from data
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence senior executives and communicate with all levels of employees
  • The ability to lead, manage and motivate a team
  • Highly developed collaboration skills
  • The awareness of the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive and proprietary information
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment


Compensation may be adjusted depending on work location.

  • For Colorado-based hires and Washington hires: Estimated annual salary of $233,000 - $288,000
  • For New York City-based and California (excluding Bay Area): Estimated annual salary of $284,000 - $$354,000
  • For Bay Area-based hires: Estimated annual salary of $300,000 - $373,000


This role is eligible to participate in Cloudflare’s equity plan.


Cloudflare offers a complete package of benefits and programs to support you and your family. Our benefits programs can help you pay health care expenses, support caregiving, build capital for the future and make life a little easier and fun! The below is a description of our benefits for employees in the United States, and benefits may vary for employees based outside the U.S.

Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical/Rx Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Commuter Spending Accounts
  • Fertility & Family Forming Benefits
  • On-demand mental health support and Employee Assistance Program
  • Global Travel Medical Insurance

Financial Benefits

  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life & Accident Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Stock Participation Plan

Time Off

  • Flexible paid time off covering vacation and sick leave
  • Leave programs, including parental, pregnancy health, medical, and bereavement leave

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.

Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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