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Sourcegraph is hiring a

Payroll Manager

  • Worldwide
  • Full-Time
  • 4 applicants (8%)

Payroll Manager

at Sourcegraph



Who we are

Our mission at Sourcegraph is to make it so that everyone can code, not just ~0.1% of the population. Our code intelligence platform helps developers and companies with billions of lines of code create the software you use every day. By enabling more people to code, we believe we will create economic opportunity across the world and will drive progress that benefits everyone.

It’s an exciting time to join Sourcegraph. Our business is growing rapidly: we’ve experienced exponential growth and our $125M Series D from Andreessen Horowitz and $50M Series C from Sequoia have given us the opportunity to make big ambitious bets on our future. We have a huge market (every company that builds software) and massive opportunity (most developers haven’t even heard of code intelligence yet, but once you’ve used it, you can’t live without it–just like Google). By continuing to hire exceptional people, we have the opportunity to make Sourcegraph one of the biggest technology companies in the world.

Working hours

Given that we are an all-remote company and hire almost anywhere in the world, we don’t have a location requirement for this role. However, your working hours must overlap with US time zones for at least 30 hours/week.

Why this job is exciting

As the founding member of our Payroll Team, you will play an integral role in building out our internal payroll operations. You will lead both day-to-day payroll support and build scalable support frameworks, processes, tools, and partnerships.

Within one month, you will

  • Own the migration from a third party payroll partnership to an internal payroll system
  • Create an internal payroll process end to end to support 100+ employees and sustainably support additional growth
  • Own state registrations (US) and the administration of new state setup, ensuring the necessary deduction/tax codes are adhered to
  • Own benefits administration within our payroll software (Rippling)
  • Ensure compliance with relevant US state and federal tax and employment laws
  • Oversee processing of payroll changes (compensation adjustments, promotions, terminations) and additional sources of pay (commission, bonuses)
  • Partner with the People team to process employee benefits elections including new hire, annual enrollment, and qualifying life events
  • Work with our People team and leave management service to maintain a record of leaves (parental, sick, etc.) and process payroll adjustments
  • Be the main point of contact for teammates and other internal customers regarding payroll and benefits

Within three months, you will

  • Take on full ownership semi monthly payroll processing for the US entity and booking of payroll entries into NetSuite
  • Take over any required compliance fillings
  • Be able to answer teammate payroll and benefits enrollment questions.
  • Gain a nuanced understanding of Accounting/Payroll Team data, systems and processes and suggest some initial improvements

Within six months, you will

  • Establish an onboarding and offboarding workflow with the people ops and IT teams
  • Fully understand all data workflows and process owners
  • Move off Incorp for registrations

Within one year, you will

  • Have established successful partnerships with Accounting, PeopleOps, Sales, and FP&A
  • Ensure 100% compliance with zero late fees or past due registrations
  • Be able to identify gaps and future solutions for our payroll process and systems
  • Taken on full ownership of US payroll, international PEO payroll processing

About you

You are an experienced and people-driven member of a payroll team who has the skills to effectively drive progress toward our organization’s ambitious objectives. You thrive in fast-paced environments. You have a knack for juggling competing priorities. You get stuff done. You manage up. You are strongly aligned with our values, inspired by our mission to make it so that everyone can code, and motivated to do your best work at Sourcegraph.

Your skill-set:

  • Proven experience as a payroll manager or similar role
  • Excellent understanding of multi-location (U.S.) payroll and taxes
  • Familiarity with payroll software/ HRIS (e.g. Rippling, BambooHR)
  • Experience managing new state setup registrations, tax filings, and other compliance
  • Experience with administration of PFL, FSA, HSA programs
  • Experience with benefits administration within a payroll software
  • BSc/BA in Accounting, Human Resources or related field; professional certification is a plus

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with NetSuite


This job is an IC4. You can read more about our job leveling philosophy in our Handbook.


We pay you an above-average salary because we want to hire the best people who are fully focused on helping Sourcegraph succeed, not worried about paying bills. You will have the flexibility to work and live anywhere in the world (unless specified otherwise in the job description) , and we’ll never take your location or current/past salary information into account when determining your compensation. As an open and transparent company that values equitable and competitive compensation for everyone, our compensation ranges are visible to every single Sourcegraph Teammate. To determine your salary, we use a number of market and data-driven salary sources and target the high-end of the range, ensuring that we’re always paying above market regardless of where you live in the world.

The target compensation for this role is $132,250 USD base

In addition to our cash compensation, we offer equity (because when we succeed as a company, we want you to succeed, too) and generous perks & benefits.

Not sure if this is you?

We want a diverse, global team, with a broad range of experience and perspectives. If this job sounds great, but you’re not sure if you qualify, apply anyway! We carefully consider every application, and will either move forward with you, find another team that might be a better fit, keep in touch for future opportunities, or thank you for your time.

Learn more about us

To create a product that serves the needs of all developers, we are building a diverse all-remote team that is distributed across the world. Sourcegraph is an equal opportunity workplace; we welcome people from all backgrounds and communities.

We provide competitive compensation and practical benefits to keep you happy and healthy so that you can do your best work.

Learn more about what it is like to work at Sourcegraph by reading our handbook.

We want to ensure Sourcegraph is an environment that suits your working style and empowers you to do your best work, so we are eager to answer any questions that you have about us at any point in the interview process.

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