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Senior Workday Systems Administrator

The Senior Workday System Administrator is responsible for technical oversight of Workday, the ERP platform at Babson, including Workday Human Capital Management, Payroll, and the soon to be implemented Financial Management and Student modules. The Workday System Administrator is responsible for supporting the Manager of Workday Operations and Strategy and the cross-functional leads by serving as a technical resource for the Workday platform; responsible for and provides oversight for Workday tenant management, security administration (in coordination with the Information Security Officer and defined security model), configuration administration, system upgrades, change control, reporting administration and establishing well-controlled environments by defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards; collaborating with the technical leads from the various Workday Application Areas (HCM, Finance, and Student) regarding overall structure, architecture and protocols; and partnering with the Workday operating team to develop solutions, ensure data consistency, data integrity, and enterprise alignment. Maintain Workday security design, configuration, workflow, and security administration. Lead weekly Workday change control meetings. Coordinate and lead Workday mandatory upgrades; design and implement overall testing strategy. Act as technical support for advanced Workday report writing (i.e., matrix reports, dashboards and composite reports). Design, implement, and maintain enterprise reporting protocols. Perform daily system health and performance to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security. Assist with testing new business processes, system modifications, and updates. Contribute and maintain operational, configuration, and other operating protocols. Responsible for maintaining proper security to protect confidential information. Identify opportunities to reduce recurring work where practical (and/or improve performance, reduce risk, etc.). Support prioritization processes led by the Platform Manager. Monitor and track progress on Workday support tickets tracked in Babson's Information Technology Services Department ticketing system. Responsible for being knowledgeable on the Workday roadmap and upcoming product releases, reviewing release notes, assessing new features and understanding the impacts to business processes and basic changes in functionality. Maintain a complete understanding of the system in order to act as a liaison between IT and functional areas. Collaborate and support functional leads with escalated issues. Partner with the Development team to triage escalated integration issues. Participate in projects as needed. Assume additional responsibilities as required. Education Requirements: Minimum Level of Education Required                         Bachelor's Degree Position Knowledge/Skills and Abilities Requirements: At least 5-7 years of relevant experience as a systems or business analyst Must have strong knowledge of Workday HCM, Payroll and Financial Management, business processes and security, and report writer tools Must have knowledge of Workday integrations (e.g., Studio, Core Connectors, EIBs, PICOFs, Web Services & REST APIs) Ability to understand business processes and requirements Ability to multitask Must have excellent analytical, problem-solving, oral and written communication skills Must have a strong attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines Must be a team player who prefers a collaborative environment Envisions and proposes new methods to perform tasks that support ET&A; takes thoughtful risks; and accepts new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results. Anticipates and embraces change; demonstrates willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions. Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot the deep details of an issue and resolve problems from end-to-end Working Conditions: Some occasional travel to Workday training and annual Workday Rising Conference May require occasional evening and/or weekend work Additional Experience, Skills & Abilities: Prefer previous experience in an information technology environment Familiarity with basic elements of Agile Scrum methodology Involved in at least 1 Workday implementation or equivalent Workday R0007599
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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