Compensation and Benefits Analyst

Location: Remote/Virtual

Req #201096

Castlight Health is a healthcare navigation company with a strong purpose and is entering an exciting new growth phase, where we are adding new product offerings to our employer vertical, as well as expanding into new sectors such as health plans. Castlight’s web-based and mobile products bring the benefits of consumerism – higher quality at lower cost – to health care by enabling innovative health benefit designs and guiding consumers to the highest-quality, lowest-cost provider options.

At Castlight Health, the products we produce, the lives we influence, and the environment we foster are all made great by the people of Castlight. Our HR team is dedicated to creating a culture where talent thrives, empowering our people to achieve their best and grow their careers in a meaningful way.

Are you a creative thinker and self-starter with a deep understanding of compensation and benefit programs?  Have you leveraged HR technologies to streamline reward processes?  Do you like to work independently as well as within a team and/or cross-functionally and thrive in an ever-changing fast-paced environment?  If so, this is the role for you.

What you’ll do:

The Compensation and Benefits Analyst will be a key member of the Rewards and Operations team.  Reporting to the Director of Total Rewards and People Operations, this role will manage Castlight’s benefits portfolio and be a trusted compensation partner to HR Business Partners, Talent Acquisition and Business Leaders. Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Assist in the development, execution and communication key benefit and compensation programs, as well as facilitate focal review cycles
  • Ensure our programs are market-competitive, aligned with our business goals and in compliance with company policies and relevant government regulations
  • Provide expertise and guidance on pay decisions (new hire, promotion, or adjustments), benefit policy interpretations and job leveling
  • Oversee the compensation and benefits administration process, including the planning and implementation of annual compensation and promotion cycle, creating job families, and reviewing job matching, FLSA classification, annual benefits plan strategy and design, and open enrollment
  • Monitor compensation, benefits and legislative trends in the competitive market and ensure our total rewards portfolio attracts, retains, and rewards high performers and key talent
  • Manage all reward-related survey submissions

What you’ll bring to Castlight:

  • At least two (2) years’ experience managing benefit programs and vendors/consultants
  • At least two (2) years’ of broad-based compensation experience, including job and compensation architecture design and administration
  • Demonstrated experience in compensation analysis, trends, and compensation best practices
  • Strong consulting, communication, and presentation skills
  • Deep analytical, pragmatic, and adaptable mindset, with the ability to evaluate complex data and make recommendations
  • Knack for forming productive working relationships in a matrixed organization to define and deliver effective processes, data and programs that support the business goals
  • Experience managing benefit programs and vendors/consultants
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently
  • Positive attitude and comfort with ambiguity
  • Research and resolve errors with a sense of urgency, conducting root cause analysis to ensure that issue is contained and corrected
  • Bias toward action, with a can-do approach to shifting priorities in a constantly changing environment
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft applications
  • BA/BS in a related field from an accredited college or university

Nice to have but not deal-breakers:

  • Experience in managing benefits in Workday
  • International compensation and benefits experience


Our Values

One team. On a mission. Making things happen.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Castlight culture values and celebrates different backgrounds, perspectives, and points of view. We believe our diversity helps drive creativity and innovation. We strive to make everyone feel included, valued, and engaged; enable them to do their best work; and build their careers here at Castlight. That is why diversity and inclusion are more than just words to us. Rather, they are a commitment to a culture where employees feel respected and empowered to share their ideas and deliver the best results.

Learn more about our continuing commitment to diversity and inclusion.

About Castlight

Castlight is on a mission to make it as easy as humanly possible to navigate healthcare and live happier, healthier, more productive lives. Our health navigation platform connects with hundreds of health vendors, benefits resources, and plan designs, giving rise to the world’s first comprehensive app for all health needs. We guide individuals—based on their unique profile—to the best resources available to them, whether they are healthy, chronically ill, or actively seeking medical care. In doing so, we help companies regain control over rising healthcare costs and get more value from their benefits investments. Castlight revolutionized the healthcare sector with the introduction of data-driven price transparency tools in 2008 and the first consumer-grade wellbeing platform in 2012. Today, Castlight serves as the health navigation platform for millions of people and is a trusted partner to many of the largest employers in the world. We are headquartered in San Francisco, and can be found online at and on the New York Stock Exchange as CSLT.

Castlight Health provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Castlight Health will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Castlight Health does not accept unsolicited assistance from recruitment search firms for employment opportunities. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Castlight Health via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a signed search agreement on Castlight’s form in place ahead of time will be deemed the sole property of Castlight Health. In such cases, no fee will be paid or payable in the event the candidate is hired by Castlight as a result of the submission.