Senior Sales Compensation Analyst (JB ID1835)

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Senior Sales Compensation Analyst

Want to be part of the next big thing? Join Big Switch Networks! We’re seeking a smart, talented, and fun person to be a numbers guru. We are looking for a skilled and experienced Sales Compensation Analyst to join our rapidly expanding team. As a Sales Compensation Analyst, you will be responsible for supporting the compensation needs of our global sales organization, by helping to manage our commission system and the associated reporting.

Why join Big Switch?

• Externally recognized as one of the top start-ups and consistently ranked as one of the top ten networking start-ups, we’re dedicated to building a great product and a great company (and having some fun in the process!).

• We hire smart, creative, energetic people, game changers at the top of their respective fields. We are a small group of innovators who believe we can make a big difference.

• We offer competitive salaries and great benefits including generous Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts and commuter plans; we also contribute to Health Savings Accounts and a 401(k) plan for our employees.

• We have a bright, friendly office in Santa Clara with a huge kitchen stocked with goodies, and provide 2 breakfasts and 3 lunches per week free of charge to employees

Job Overview:

The ideal candidate must be able to bring sales compensation plan design experience.  Have a clear understanding of what is new in the industry in sales compensation and how to implement new plans. Have the ability to do compensation modeling and analysis, and reporting. Bring the hard questions and roll up their sleeves to build answers. Have the ability to navigate ambiguity and take appropriate risks to innovation

Essential Functions & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage Xactly incent and objectives platforms
  • Verify input of quotas, new hires, adjustments, MBO’s, monthly FX rates, etc.
  • Validate calculations and reconciliations monthly accruals in both local and USD
  • Oversee the preparation and distribution of plan documents and term sheets
  • Provide ad-hoc reporting and analysis
  • Provide end users training
  • Partner with HR, Sales and Finance
  • Annual contract value

Minimum Qualifications / Experience:

  • 2+ years minimum working in Xactly Incent and Objectives Platforms
  • Ability to reconcile large amounts of data
  • Timeliness and attention to detail
  • Solid business partnering skills
  • Sound judgement
  • BS/BA Degree (Required)
  • Strong analytical skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills (Required)
  • Multitasking skills and an ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously (Preferable)
  • A proactive, can-do, positive attitude and start-up experience is a big plus (Preferable)


Big Switch Networks is the market leader in open software-defined networking solutions for enterprises. Leading international banks and high-tech companies are using our open SDN architecture to build their next-generation data centers. Based in Mountain View and funded by some of the best venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, the Big Switch Networks team comprises industry veterans who led the SDN revolution, renowned experts in virtualization and networking, and researchers from Stanford University.  For more information visit

Big Switch Networks, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a proactive program of affirmative action and diversity development. Big Switch Networks, provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, military, veteran or VEVRAA protected veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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