Join TuSimple and help change the way the world moves.  Together we're making freight transportation safer, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly.

TuSimple Company Overview

Join TuSimple and help change the way the world moves.  Together we're making freight transportation safer, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly.

TuSimple is a fully commercialized autonomous trucking company.   As a multi-national Artificial Intelligence Technology Company, we are at the epicenter of the Autonomous Vehicle Universe. Our breakthroughs are leading the industry in autonomous trucking.  

While inventing the framework of Autonomous Driving, our live fleet of autonomous Trucks have fully evolved land freight.    TuSimple is leading the way by hiring the most talented researchers, engineers, and scientists.  

TuSimple was founded half a decade ago with the goal of bringing the top minds in the world together to achieve the dream of a driverless truck solution. With a foundation in computer vision, algorithms, mapping, and Artificial Intelligence, TuSimple has created the first commercially viable Autonomous Freight Network.

Opportunity Overview 

Are you a well versed thought-partner, who actively engages in robust discussions of complex talent issues and provides creative solutions which factor-in long-term business requirements, shareholder value impact, candidate-market competitiveness, and employee retention? 

Have you developed an expertise in equity plans through your work with public companies? 

If you answered ‘yes’ to both questions, let us tell you why you should join our team! 

The opportunity: 

As the Director of Total Rewards at TuSimple you will create compensation and benefits programs that can help us to attract the right talent, retain that talent, and help to engage that talent now and in the future. You will not only create and design compensation programs that support business strategy, but you also correlate these programs with business achievement and success, in order to measure effectiveness and implement change. 

Your broad scope and impact will include executive pay, incentive pay, ancillary benefits, equity, and relocation. You will also ensure appropriate compliance and governance for associated programs and will have purview over Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for: job evaluation and architecture, Leave of Absences (LOAs), job accommodations, workers compensation, and TuSimple’s HRIS system of record. 

So, why us? We are a flexible and dynamic organization and we trust the expertise of our colleagues, which means you will have every opportunity to make an impact and execute on groundbreaking strategies and programs; we offer an environment where you get to innovate and have fun doing it. In addition, at TuSimple you get to be part of a rapidly growing organization with demonstrated success, a bright future, and a culture that ensures nobody gets lost in the crowd. 

Sound interesting? Apply today--we would love to hear from you! 

Role Responsibilities

  • Provides thought leadership and strategic support for our Total Rewards program architecture, ensuring data driven recommendations and alignment with organizational strategies and objectives. This includes: business case development, communication, influencing, and obtaining buy-in/approval from key stakeholders, implementation of strategic direction, and M&A support, as applicable. 
  • Designs and administers compelling, performance-driven compensation and benefit programs in alignment with TuSimple’s strategy, talent practices, and rewards landscape (e.g. base compensation, incentive programs, spot awards, equity compensation, etc.). 
  • Oversees Total Rewards applicable governance areas, including plan documentation and compliance with applicable Department of Labor, IRS, and federal, state, and local regulations. 
  • Regularly benchmarks activities across all areas of Total Rewards (benefits, incentive programs, equity, base compensation, relocation services & packages, etc.) to elevate, evolve, and continuously improve our competitiveness. 
  • Designs and guides practices for job evaluations, market matching, pay decisions, and governance - ensuring a mindset for meeting business needs, creative solutions, and integration of market trends. 
  • Oversees the HRIS system as it relates to the development, roll-out, and refinement of system SOPs and workflows for HRIS transactions, data integrity, job architecture, approvals, and audits. 
  • Provides Subject Matter Expertise and oversees the development, roll-out, and refinement of SOPS for Leave of Absences, Workers Compensation programs, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability programs, and ADA Accommodations. 
  • Oversees HR data analytics, including dashboard creation and maintenance and HR program reporting for trend analysis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience & Skills Required 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Statistics, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, or Human Resources, or related field. 
  • 10 years of experience with compensation and benefits; including equity design, planning, administration & executive compensation. 
  • 2 years of experience leading a team of total rewards professionals.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree + in Business Administration, Accounting, Statistics, Economics, Finance, or Human Resources, or related field. 
  • PHR/SPHR, CEBS, CCP certification. 
  • Experience working with highly technical teams. 
  • Experience working in a start-up environment. 

Technical/Specialized Skills

  • Deep statistical, qualitative, and quantitative analysis skills, with the proven ability to utilize data to influence decisions. 
  • Willingness and ability to proactively conduct analytical deep-dives into consultant and vendor supplied data/recommendations to understand (and challenge, as necessary) their methodology and assumptions, prior to presenting recommendations to Executive leadership. 
  • Extensive experience designing and implementing highly competitive, employee-centric Total Rewards strategies, programs, guidelines, and processes - while balancing business objectives and financial boundaries. 
  • Strong experience with effectively managing benefits broker and other consultation/vendor relationships. 
  • Extensive knowledge of job evaluation principles and benchmarking methodologies. 
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of applicable federal, state, and local legislation, including: Equal Pay, FLSA, ERISA, and Sarbanes Oxley, etc. - as they apply to benefit programs, compensation programs, company policies, and operations. 
  • Expertise with Leaves of Absence management, including applicable legislation and benefits programs. Demonstrated ability to design and refine LOA processes, procedures, templates and tools, as well as act as an SME, providing guidance and support on highly complex leaves. 
  • Expertise with ADA/ADAAA Accommodations, including proven ability with designing and refining accommodation processes, procedures, templates and tools; operating as an SME to provide guidance and support for complex accommodations. 
  • Strong knowledge of Worker’s Compensation administration, with ability to partner with brokers and insurance companies to create internal processes, procedures, and templates, own claims management, and structure return-to-work programs.
  • Ability to prepare Compensation Committee materials, and other board-level communications.
  • Proven ability to de-construct complex data, concepts, and issues, translating into concise recommendations that successfully navigate to resolution, in an organized and methodical framework. 
  • Successful track-record or leading, mentoring, and developing a team of analysts. 
  • Advanced MS and/or Google Suite skills; ability to build, maintain, and optimize complex spreadsheets and meaningful presentations.

TuSimple Benefits

  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you and your family
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served every day
  • Full kitchens on every floor with unlimited snacks, drinks, special treats, fruits, meals, and more
  • Stock options / equity
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Monthly team building budget
  • Learning/education budget  
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid long and short disability

TuSimple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above-listed items.

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