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Digital Realty


Sr. Manager, Stock Plan Administrator

  2323 bryan street, Dallas


Opportunity Snapshot


Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of customers across the Americas, EMEA and APAC, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products.  

Now is the time to join Digital Realty and be part of the world’s trusted foundation powering digital ambitions to our customers, prospects and partners.  Digital Realty’s heritage is understanding a customer’s local to global data center needs to address mixed workloads and densities. Enterprises are adapting IT strategies on-the-fly to meet rapidly evolving demands. As data creation and consumption are increasing, so are the tools, clouds, networks and resources needed to support it. This data gravity effect can lead to global workflow management that isn’t consistent across deployments, only compounding the complexities.  As one of the world’s largest data center companies, Digital Realty is seeking motivative and imaginative professions to grow our Enterprise business with collocation and scale offerings combined best in class connectivity, cloud and data centric solutions.



 POSITION: Sr. Manager, Stock Plan Administrator


Opportunity Snapshot

This role offers you the opportunity to make an impact at one of the largest full-service data center providers in the world.  We are looking for an intelligent, collaborative, and customer-focused equity compensation professional to join our Total Rewards team. Reporting to the Senior Director, Global Compensation, you will be a high functioning individual contributor on the team, managing all aspects of our equity and ESPP plan administration, and providing key analyses to inform the direction of LTI design and other executive compensation matters.


The Requirements

To meet the basic qualifications for this role you will have:

  • 7+ years relevant work experience, with at least 3 years administering complex stock plans in global, public-traded company.
  • Experience with a variety of equity award forms (i.e. RSU, PSU, ESPP).
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel.
  • Legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship.
  • Knowledge of SEC filings, 10b5-1 plans, and stock ownership compliance administration. Understanding Directors and Officers compliance & reporting including Section 16 compliance and related Proxy reporting requirements.
  • CEP – Certified Equity Professional certification is a plus.

The Role

You will be responsible for managing all aspects of our global equity and ESPP plans and for providing key analyses and reports to inform the direction of LTI design and other executive matters.  You will work closely with employees at all levels and partner with cross-functional teams.

Specifically, you will:

  • Ensure accurate and timely administration of all stock plan activity. Activities include, but are not limited to, grants, amendments, exercises, settlements, dividends, cancellations, etc.
  • Ensure accurate and timely administration of all Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP) activity. Activities include, but are not limited to, purchases, elections changes, withdrawals, deductions reconciliation, etc.  
  • Respond timely to employee and management inquires, coordinating with internal teams and vendors as appropriate to resolve issues.
  • Manage annual, semi-annual, and ad hoc projects related to the stock plan and the ESPP. Projects include, but are not limited to, semi-annual ESPP enrollments, semi-annual ESPP purchases, year-end cycle LTI planning, annual LTI plan setup with the equity plan vendor, etc.
  • Generate and analyze recurrent and ad-hoc equity reports for multiple internal and external corporate partners (e.g., HR/Total Rewards, Payroll, Tax, Legal, Finance, etc.). Analyses include, but are not limited to, termination modeling, proxy table analysis, support for compensation committee materials, budget modeling, etc.
  • Contribute to decisions involving the design, implementation, and delivery of equity programs.
  • Manage relationship with third-party vendor (Fidelity).
  • Ensure integrity of record keeping of all equity data.

Ensure appropriate documentation of all stock plan and ESPP matters for both internal and external audit compliance.

Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.



Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrives

We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data center campuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.


Our Mission

To provide our customers with the trusted foundation for the digital world


Our Vision

To build a network of connected campuses and internet gateways that become the heart of the internet and cloud, powering growth and prosperity for customers, employees and shareholders.


Our Values

Guide our decisions and actions every day—above all else, we value customers, excellence, talent, teamwork and success.


About Digital Realty

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 2,000 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products





The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


Digital Realty Trust is committed to employing a diverse workforce. We value and actively seek to recruit, develop and retain people with backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that reflect the full diversity of our society.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.


Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.


Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled


Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.

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