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Applied Materials Senior Stock Plan Administrator - (B3) in San Francisco, California

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. Our innovations make possible™ the technology shaping the future. To achieve this, we employ some of the best, brightest, and most talented people in the world who work together as part of a winning team.

While virtually every nationality, culture, and background are currently represented within Applied Materials, we strive for a more robust Culture of Inclusion (COI) and diversity. Leveraging our COI vision helps drive innovation, build organizational capabilities, create equal opportunities for everyone, and achieve our company’s definition of Winning.

We are actively recruiting a Senior Stock Plan Administrator!

Remote work : We are open to locations across the United States.

General Profile:

Responsible for processing all stock transactions related to the global equity programs (performance stock units, restricted stock units and employee stock purchase plans), including record keeping, reporting, compliance and reconciliations.

Key Responsibilities:

Stock Plan Administration

  • Support the day-to-day administration of the Company’s equity plans (restricted stock units, performance shares and the global employee stock purchase plan) including the regular processing of equity transactions and complex mobility issues in compliance with governing stock plan documents and regulations

  • Process and administer grants, exercises, cancellations and terminations within the system including tracking online grant and award acceptance, expiration and vesting and expiration dates of all stock awards

  • Interface with various service providers and third party vendors including brokerage firm, transfer agent and mobility/tax (as necessary)

  • Work with Finance, HR, Legal and Payroll to ensure alignment with all stock administration related activities

  • Review and audit new stock awards prior to submission for approval working with internal and external stakeholders

  • Provide scheduled or on demand reports, including equity related data for all required security filings, such as Section 16 reports (forms 3, 4, 5) and help prepare equity reports for any applicable SEC filings, such as Forms 10-K, 10-Q and Proxy Statements

  • Ensure Sarbanes-Oxley processes are followed and compile supporting documentation for testing and compliance

  • Partner with global payrolls including internal stakeholders to ensure proper tax withholdings, timely taxation and reporting, as required

  • Create, maintain and update procedure documents, provide analysis and support for process improvements, project enhancements and education initiatives


  • Ability to work with and maintain confidential information

  • Demonstrated ability to work across functions and cultures

  • Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the company

  • Problem solving skills


  • General and statistical analysis

  • Familiarity with accounting, compensation and tax concepts as they relate to equity plans

  • Strong knowledge of MS Office including Word, PowerPoint and Excel including file imports/exports, report design and creation, and data manipulation/formatting

  • Workday system experience preferred

Company Facts:

  • Ticker: Nasdaq: AMAT

  • Fiscal 2020 Revenue: $17.2 billion

  • Fiscal 2020 R&D: $2.2 billion

  • Founded: November 10, 1967

  • Headquarters: Santa Clara, California

  • Global Presence: 93 locations in 17 countries

  • Manufacturing: China, Germany, Israel, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan, United States

  • Employees: 24,000 worldwide

  • Patents: 14,300 issued

“Applied Materials closed fiscal 2020 with record quarterly performance as demand for our semiconductor systems and services remains very strong,” said Gary Dickerson, president and CEO. “Our future opportunities have never looked better and, as powerful technology trends take shape, we are uniquely positioned to accelerate our customers’ roadmaps and outperform our markets.”

Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in its workforce.



  • 3-5 years of global stock plan administration including RSUs, PSUs, and ESPP

  • Prior experience with third-party vendor systems

  • Knowledge of Solium / UBS software platform a plus


  • Bachelors degree required

  • CEP designation a plus



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

4 - 7 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information



Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.