Job Locations:
Edmonton, AB, CA
Calgary, AB, CA
Cannock, GB
Vancouver, BC, CA
Santiago, CL


Finning International Inc.

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Position Overview:

The Developer, Workday, will be a key member of the HCM Global Practice team.
The primary responsibility of the Senior Developer, Workday is to facilitate, via Workday development tools and integrated translation tools, the conversion of data files including implementation of end-to-end data flow. This position will work closely with project managers, business services leads, other technical developers/integrations specialists, external companies (example Kronos, SAP, banks) and the enterprise architects.
This individual will direct resources, prioritize workload, monitor system performance and provide expertise on Workday development, integration and knowledge management related matters.

Job Description:

Major Job Functions:

  • Directs the architecture, design, delivery, governance, and support of Workday developed solutions including Workday Studio developed solutions and integrations with non-Workday systems.

  • Work closely with internal customers on Workday development and integration requirements

  • Assist in work sessions with business service leads and stakeholders to design, provide, and test Workday and interface solutions, and have the responsibility to document and confirm solutions readiness for presentation to Change Advisory Board for deployment approvals.

  • Provide regional and global guidance and support.

  • Identify opportunities through technical changes that will improve existing applications and processes


    • Work collaboratively with Business Service Leader, Service Lead, Project Teams, and Business leads in the design, development and implementation of programs, policies and strategies to meet business needs and program goals.

    • Provide expertise, consultation, and coaching. Develop strategies, programs and processes to support Workday development and integrated processing between Workday and non-Workday applications; support interface applications and manage performance including SLA’s agreed, support tools, support service review approaches and processes.

    • Assist in the deployment of programs, tools and processes by providing consultation and support to Business Service Leader, HCM Global Practice Lead, and other DITOE Directors and managers

    • Proactively identify process enhancement opportunities using native Workday development tools and work with HCM Global Practice

    • Lead to prioritize the opportunities within the HCM team and with other DITOE leaders

    • Facilitates governance model to gain alignment and approval on roadmap, projects and changes.

    • Working closely with the enterprise architectural and project teams to ensure standards are enforced according to the governance model. Monitor interfaces for optimal performance.

    • Analyze issues and take appropriate corrective action if performance issues are identified.

    • Perform thorough QA testing to ensure all interfaces are at the highest availability and quality. Define scope, develop work plans, track status, and provide regular reports on progress and any issues.

    Must-Have Skills:

    • 3-5 years hands on experience using Workday native development tools, including Workday Studio

    • 5-10 years total experience working in medium to large IT organizations Professional degree in related Business and/or IT discipline

    • 5+ years progressively responsible, professional IT experience designing, programming, maintaining, and optimizing system interfaces.

    • 5+ years’ experience with interface engines; which ideally includes 1-3 years’ experience with IBM Websphere Message Broker & MQ or Dell Boomi.

    • Experience in the development of complex, real-time interfaces in a TCP/IP environment.

    • 5+ years of data transformation knowledge

    Nice-to-Have Skills:

    • Demonstrated experience using Workday Extend

    • Workday native development tools, including Workday Studio

    • Knowledge of enterprise integration patterns, SOA, REST, SOAP, XML, JSON, FTP, JMS, Javascript, Java and/or Groovy, Dell Boomi, WebSphere Message Broker & MQ, SQL

    • Understanding and experience with Cloud based technologies (iPaaS, SaaS, IaaS) and design techniques.

    • Experience with ERP programs and architecture (Infor M3, SAP) Competency in TCP/IP networking, Windows OS and Software

    Skills to excel in the role:

    • Demonstrated expertise in using Workday native development tools including Workday Studio, to develop custom functionality with an organization’s Workday tenant

    • Strong focus on service and working in a service delivery environment

    • Strong influencing skills and teamwork skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills; delivers engaging, informative, and well thought out presentations

    • Analytical abilities, strong judgment and management skills, ability to work effectively with Business and IT Leaders.

    • Strong critical thinking skills

    • Ability to analyze large datasets and make metrics based recommendations to management.

    • Demonstrated ability to use multi-media approaches to communicate to a wide and decentralized audience.

    • Outcome Focus – experience with outcome-oriented planning and implementation; respects schedules and works as part of a team to meet schedule milestones

    • Team Focus – understands team dynamics and works extremely well on a team

    • Communication – effective and efficient verbal and written communication skills: good listener

    • Ability to determine and transform client needs/strategies into suitable solutions

    • Projects – experience working on global project teams using both agile and waterfall methodologies

    • Creative problem solving – can view issues from a big picture perspective as well as apply attention to details

    • Flexibility – ability to prioritize and self-manage tasks in a fluid and fast paced environment; including modifying work schedule when required to accommodate global teams

    • Ability to determine data sets required for solutions

      We are committed to diversity at Finning, to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Finning does not discriminate against applicants based on genders, races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities.