Job Location:
Bedford, Massachusetts

The driving force behind our success has always been the people of AspenTech. What drives us, is our aspiration, our desire and ambition to keep pushing the envelope, overcoming any hurdle, challenging the status quo to continually find a better way. You will experience these qualities of passion, pride and aspiration in many ways — from a rich set of career development programs to support of community service projects to social events that foster fun and relationship building across our global community.

The Role

AspenTech is the world’s leading supplier of software that optimizes process manufacturing. We have an exciting and challenging career opportunity on our HRIS Operations team. This role will provide the right candidate with exposure to a variety of areas within the HR department, as well as the ability to build deep technical skills in administering our Workday HCM platform. The primary purpose and function of the Principal HRIS Analyst is to act as the Workday technical subject matter expert, provide HR system administration and support, and lead Workday HR system configuration, enhancement, and deployment efforts. Additionally, this individual will serve as the liaison between business teams, 3rd party vendors, and IT for system integrations, enhancements, and issue fixes. This role will report to the Director, HR Operations & HRIS.

Your Impact

  • Configure and support various Workday modules including HCM, Advanced Compensation, Recruiting, Benefits, Absence, Learning, Talent, Performance, Reporting, and Onboarding.
  • Lead projects to optimize Workday module utilization, simplify processes, and improve data accuracy.
  • Partner with HR Team to determine priorities and ensure alignment with department and company goals.
  • Recommend process improvements, providing innovative suggestions and solutions as well as downstream impacts.
  • Provide Tier 2 employee support on inquiries via ticketing system, including technology assistance, issue remediation, and escalation management.
  • Offer technical guidance and training to Tier 1 support.
  • Support Workday interfaces, including overseeing the health and integrity of data workflows, troubleshooting issues with vendors and internal IT team as necessary.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define security roles, access controls, and permission sets, ensuring the appropriate level of data security and segregation of duties.
  • Create, schedule, and maintain advanced reports.
  • Develop and maintain Workday dashboards.
  • Create EIB templates, upload, and perform subsequent audits to ensure data accuracy.
  • Assist in SOX audits by generating reports, provide data evidence, and demonstrate system processes.
  • Assist with M&A due diligence and integration activities.
  • Prepare end-user documentation and training materials and conduct training sessions with various user groups.
  • Support and/or lead Workday releases, which includes taking inventory and presenting new release functionality to HR business leaders, conducting Regression testing, and project managing UAT.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging technology trends and innovative solutions to encourage process automation, support optimization, and inspire technology simplification in a fast-paced, growing organization.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or as necessary.

What You’ll Need

  • 8+ years’ prior experience, minimum 5 years in HR technology.
  • Workday experience required, including knowledge of calc fields, advanced reporting, security, and business processes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including advanced Excel data functions required.
  • Attention to detail with the ability to effectively exercise critical thinking to solution issues.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills within SaaS applications.
  • Ability to effectively present technical and functional information in a manner that is understandable to all levels of the organization.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Strong customer service orientation and ability to maintain a professional, friendly demeanor.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.