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Sr. Business Systems Analyst (Workday)

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

The Foundation

We are the largest nonprofit fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world. Founded on a simple premise: people everywhere, regardless of identity or circumstances, should have the chance to live healthy, productive lives. We believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve. We provide an exceptional benefits package to employees and their families which include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage with no premiums, generous paid time off, paid family leave, foundation-paid retirement contribution, regional holidays, and opportunities to engage in several employee communities. As a workplace, we’re committed to creating an environment for you to thrive both personally and professionally.

The Team

Enterprise Business Applications is a team within the IT organization and an important part of the operations function. Operations supports and enables our five program teams to make investments and run effectively and efficiently. The Enterprise Business Applications team is responsible for HR, Payroll, Legal, Finance, Travel, Events, and CRM applications at the Foundation.

The mission of our team is to ignite the power of digital platforms to better support the core work of the foundation, accelerate achieving our goals, and amplify the impact the Foundation can have on the world.

Application deadline: Sunday, July 28 (11:59 PM PDT)

Your Role

As a Senior Business Systems Analyst, you will work in partnership with business stakeholders on the design, implementation, support, and optimization of HR and Payroll processes and systems. You leverage technical experience and business acumen to enable streamlined foundation-wide business processes supporting the HR and Payroll function(s) in Workday and other HR and Payroll applications. You will be responsible for translating business process requirements into modern, scalable, and secure application solutions delivered through system configuration and in partnership with development teams. You collaborate across the organization to ensure seamless integration with the other business applications, systems, platforms, and infrastructure in the IT ecosystem.

What You’ll Do

  • Understand customer needs and advise on continuous improvement.

  • Lead engagement with business partners on changing business needs, analyze business requirements, and communicate the system implications of proposed business process changes.

  • Lead the implementation of highly developed solutions leveraging functional domain expertise and assess solution options, including required security changes, adjacent system impacts, and reporting.

  • Manage work across multiple business partners and technology service teams to ensure delivery of requirements to reach project goals and foster collective success, as well as advise business partners on how best to understand the implications and value of different solution alternatives.

  • Lead estimation of work efforts and make commitments within the defined framework, perform system configuration changes, test configuration and development changes to ensure satisfaction of requirements, facilitate business testing and issue resolution, partner with business team on change management, and manage deployment.

  • Translate business requirements into technical specifications and coordinate with software development teams as needed.

  • Configure requirements and design specifications and ensure appropriate documentation.

  • Transition applications and features to operations to result in highly maintainable and supportable solutions.

  • Responsible for user security design and maintenance, system monitoring, technical system documentation, support of application compliance documentation and audit, and proactively look for areas of process improvement, incorporating best and efficient processes day-to-day operations.

  • Contribute to product Knowledge Base content to ensure up-to-date and accurate support to customers and to help ensure efficient support response and resolutions.

  • Lead end-to-end project management of assigned projects, collaborating with project managers from the Project Management Office on larger initiatives to ensure the appropriate tasks and milestones for application delivery are included in the plan.

  • Execute across multiple business partners and technology service teams on requirements gathering, solution design, and feasibility analysis (functional and technical) in adherence to robust, sustainable, scalable, and security-focused design standards.

  • Empower team members while building trust and positive relationships across the team and foundation to help drive the work forward.

  • Collaborate with the management team by providing input into the annual planning and project forecasting processes, and have an eye for continuous improvement opportunities both within the team and across the business.

  • Support inclusive culture through modeling behaviors and actions; escalate issues in a timely fashion to appropriate stakeholders.

Your Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with approximately 15+ years’ experience with enterprise HR applications.

  • Expertise in Workday configuration and support with implementation experience.

  • Expertise in designing and configuring business process solutions within HR and Payroll applications.

  • Deep understanding of HR and Payroll business processes.

  • Proven track record in business requirements elicitation techniques, translation to functional and non-functional technical requirements, options analysis, solutions design, story writing, test planning, and change management.

  • Experience with implementing non-ERP solutions, including bolt-on applications and system-to-system integrations.

  • Understanding of Agile delivery, software development lifecycle, and project management processes.

* Application deadline: Sunday, July 28 (11:59 PM PDT)

* Must be able to legally work in the country where this position is located without visa sponsorship.

* The salary range for this role is $137,500 to $206,200 USD. We recognize high-wage market differences in Seattle and Washington D.C., where our offices are located. The range for this role in these locations is $149,800 to $224,600 USD. As a mission-driven organization, we strive to balance competitive pay with our mission. New hires salaries are typically between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint. Actual placement in the range will depend on a candidate’s job-related skills, experience, and expertise, as evaluated during the interview process.

Hiring Requirements

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Candidate Accommodations

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Inclusion Statement

We are dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We strive for a global and cultural workplace that supports ever greater diversity, equity, and inclusion — of voices, ideas, and approaches — and we support this diversity through all our employment practices.

All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve our mission will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to race, color, age, religion, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and prior protected activity.