Overview

Job Locations:
New York- NY 225 Liberty
Connecticut-Stamford

Job Title

Senior Technical Analyst – Workday

Job Description

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

The Senior Technical Analyst will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day functional and technical activities of Dotdash Meredith’s Workday environment. This involves collaborating with consulting partners, assessing needs of the expected user base and working with application owners of ancillary business systems to establish and implement integration strategies. 

This role will work with Human Resources, Benefits, and Payroll personnel to identify new opportunities to enhance functionality or achieve greater process efficiencies. 

The Senior Technical Analyst must possess excellent problem-solving skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and have the ability to adapt the message to the level of the audience.  

The Senior Technical Analyst must maintain strong relationships with the Human Resources, Benefits, and Payroll leadership team so that the business takes ‘directional ownership’ of the best practice solution and understands the enterprise value offered by this end-to-end, integrated solution.   

The Senior Technical Analyst’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•    Serve as the communication hub for technology requests coming from Dotdash Meredith’s Human Resources, Benefits, and Payroll teams which will require a level of comfort and ability to communicate effectively with front-line personnel and corporate executives alike in order to capture business requirement

•    Translate business requirements into technical requirements

•    Configure HRIS (Workday) system according to the business and technical requirements

•    Create and manage integrations utilizing such required data software tools including:   Cloud Connect, Workday Studio, EIB Templates, Informatica, XML, or Web Service Calls.  

•    Manage Workday upgrade process
o    Understand the features, functionality, and applications changes included in each Workday upgrade
o    Create and execute a testing plan to test the upgrades in Meredith’s environment
o    Create and execute a testing plan to test the new functionality included in the upgrade
o    Work with Human Resources, Benefits, and Payroll to determine which new functionality is needed in Dotdash Meredith’s environment

•    Document and communicate issues found in testing and manage the process for remediating the issues

•    Identify, create and support various reporting needs of the groups utilizing Workday tools, Microstrategy, or other business intelligence applications. 

•    Provide end-user troubleshooting, issue remediation, and escalation management.

•    Work with application owners to create and deliver system training

  

II. Essential Job Functions

Weight %

Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

70%    Technical Project Analysis, Execution, Testing and Management
•    Translates business requirements into design and technical specs
•    Coordinates change requests, leverage other business technology and IT resources when necessary
•    Ability to determine end user needs and customize applications to support the needs of business users
•    Ability to create, execute and maintain data integrations with outside providers
•    Manage project scope
•    Solution architecture 
•    Status reporting
•    Successfully plan and manage project resources; internal and external 
•    Will establish and operate within project budget
    •    Ability to meet aggressive deadlines 
•    Ability to adapt to changes in scope
•    Ability to motivate and lead a project team consisting of resources at all levels within Dotdash Meredith

30%    Business Analysis and Communication 
•    Development of project workflow timeline and process
•    Work with stakeholders to gather business requirements
•    Identify, create and support various reporting needs as required of the groups 
•    Translates business requirements into design and technical specs
•    Provide end-user troubleshooting, issue remediation, and escalation management.
•    Work with application owners to create and deliver system training
•    Work with stakeholders to gather business requirements

100%

III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.

Education:

BS/BA in Business Administration, Information Technology or equivalent education or experience. 

Experience:
Minimum 5 years of experience supporting Human Resource Information System or equivalent 
Experience to include a minimum of 2 years of experience supporting a Workday implementation (Preferred)

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•    General understanding of human resource, benefits, and payroll processes 
•    Master Data Management
•    Familiarity with Workday application functionality
•    Familiarity with Workday technical toolset
•    Organizational change management
•    Preferred experience to include Cloud Connect, Workday Studio, EIB Templates, Informatica, XML, or Web Service Calls; Workday tools, Microstrategy, or other business intelligence applications. 
•    Substantial involvement in complex business requirements and extensive experience in direct internal customer contact
•    Must be able to express complex concepts effectively, both orally and in writing
•    Must be highly motivated, self-directed and able to handle multiple tasks / projects simultaneously
•    Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
•    Possess strong presentation skills
•    Strong oral and written skills
•    Skilled at process development

% Travel Required (Approximate):

5%

It is the policy of Meredith Operations Corporation (“Dotdash Meredith”, “the Company”) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Company will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests can be made by emailing [email protected].

The Company requires employees entering its workplaces or performing work offsite to verify and provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. This is a condition of employment unless an applicant is eligible, under applicable law, for a medical or religious accommodation, or as otherwise required under applicable law.

The Company participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees

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