Overview

Job Locations:
USA, CA, Pleasanton
USA, CA, San Mateo

Do what you love. Love what you do.

At Workday, we help the world’s largest organizations adapt to what’s next by bringing finance, HR, and planning into a single enterprise cloud. We work hard, and we’re serious about what we do. But we like to have fun, too. We put people first, celebrate diversity, drive innovation, and do good in the communities where we live and work.

About the Team

The Workday Analytics organization empowers our customers to get a complete view of their people, financial and operational data in the context of their business. These powerful products are leveraged to create compelling stories with data, motivate action, and bring about change. You will have the opportunity to help build analytics that positively change how our customers work and interact with their data – making them more collaborative, interactive, and insight driven.

About the Role

We are looking for a Senior/Principal Product Manager to focus on Analytics infrastructure, also known as Prism Technology. It powers Prism Analytics, People Analytics and Accounting Center, popular and fast growing products in Workday portfolio. Prism technology has modern distributed architecture leveraging Apache Spark, Kubernetes and Apache Hadoop. We strive to make it even more efficient and continuously optimize Prism services for cloud-based multi-tenanted environments in AWS, GCP and Workday data centers, powering multiple analytical modules.

 

This is a highly technical PM role, where  you will work closely with Analytics developers and engineers, responsible for running thousands of powerful servers in multiple clusters across different geographical regions. Also, you  will become a primary communication channel with several Workday infrastructure teams, like EnvOps, Data Centers, and Planning. You will communicate with highly skilled technical people, who work under constant pressure, dealing with multiple requests from different teams. Thus your ability to succinctly communicate, present clear requirements, make effective arguments and follow tight deadlines will be critical to yours and team’s success.

 

  • Use your technical experience to dig into customer workloads to understand patterns and partner with developers to improve performance for identified patterns. You will partner with other Product Managers within the Analytics and application teams.

  • Identify, specify, and prioritize features and capabilities through direct input with customers, developers and architects and your knowledge of the domain.

  • Lead the vision and roadmap for your area of the Workday analytics platform, driving buy-in from key stakeholders.

  • Act as the Product Owner in one or more scrum teams, setting the vision for the team, writing and prioritizing user stories, grooming the backlog, keeping the team focused, and communicating to stakeholders regularly.

  • Be the product champion externally, and passionate voice of the customer internally.

  • Juggle multiple projects, meet deadlines, deliver results.

About You

We are open to hiring at either a Senior Product Manger or Principle Product Manager level, depending on the experience and skills of the selected candidate.

Basic Qualifications – Senior Product Manager (requirements) :

  • B.Sc. degree in Computer Sciences or Engineering

  • 3+ years working in Engineering roles working on backend systems

  • 2+ years in Product Manager or Product Owner roles

Other Qualifications (nice to haves) :

  • Good analytical, collaboration, verbal and written skills.

  • Fast learner, detail oriented and must enjoy a fast paced work environment.

  • Understanding of distributed systems and clustering technologies

  • Experience working with customers in a SaaS environment

  • Experience with Hadoop, Kubernetes and Apache Spark is highly desired.

  • 5+ years experience as a product manager in enterprise software.

  • Knowledge of modern monitoring tools, like Prometheus, Wavefront, etc.

  • Hands-on experience with analytical tools like Tableau.

  • Good understanding of cloud security concepts and protocols

  • Project management or matrix management skills.

  • M.Sc. or MBA degree is an advantage

Basic Qualifications – Principal Product Manager (requirements)

  • B.Sc. degree in Computer Science or Engineering

  • 8+ years working in Engineering roles working on backend systems

  • 3+ years in Product Manager or Product Owner roles.

Other Qualifications: (nice to haves):

  • Excellent analytical, collaboration, verbal and written skills.

  • Fast learner, detail oriented and must enjoy a fast paced work environment.

  • Deep understanding of distributed systems and clustering technologies

  • Experience working with customers in a SaaS environment

  • Excellent analytical, collaboration, verbal and written skills.

  • Fast learner, detail oriented and must enjoy a fast paced work environment.

  • Deep understanding of distributed systems and clustering technologies

  • Experience working with customers in a SaaS environment

  • Experience with Hadoop, Kubernetes and Apache Spark is highly desired.

  • 5+ years experience as a product manager in enterprise software

  • Knowledge of modern monitoring tools, like Prometheus, Wavefront, etc

  • Hands-on experience with analytical tools like Tableau.

  • Good understanding of cloud security concepts and protocols

  • Project management or matrix management skills.

  • M.Sc. or MBA degree is an advantage

We’re committed to your career growth. If you are willing to bring your experience and passion to make this role a success, our commitment is to continue to develop your skill set and foster your success in this role and in your career at Workday.  

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