Staff Business System Analyst - Workday Payroll (San Francisco, CA) (Remote Eligible)

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Position Description:

Okta has an opening for a Staff Business Systems Analyst (Workday Payroll) within our Business Systems Team. Working closely with the Director of Business Technology, you will be a key member of the Workday project team focused on delivering an exceptional end-user experience. You will also work across departments and geographies, interacting with our partners in Payroll, IT, Finance, and international offices. If you are passionate about problem-solving and driving transformation through automation, then we are looking for you!

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help our team ensure data accuracy and seamless ongoing enhancements of new Workday features and functionality including US Payroll, Time Tracking, Security functions and features; be the primary point of contact for data gathering, testing, and communication with key stakeholders and internal Business Systems teams
  • Perform the following on an engagement: understand business requirements, configure the Workday solution, demonstrate the configurations through the development of testing systems, assist the business in testing the Workday solution
  • Be comfortable and confident with gathering configuration requirements and problem- solving with business stakeholders
  • Assist with broadening internal knowledge of Workday configuration through hands on training to cross-functional teams
  • Provide a proactive interface between Payroll client groups and the Workday team to ensure effective coordination and delivery of Workday implementations
  • Build reports to support Domestic and International Payroll, Benefits, Compensation and other areas of the Workday product
  • Ability to be problem solve and propose multiple solutions for business requirements within Workday
  • Manage Workday upgrades/newly defined, functional & regional configurations

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years Workday Payroll and Time Tracking experience
  • Be proficient in Payroll, Time Tracking, Benefits, Security Administration, and Business Process Configuration, Report Writer
  • Ability and desire to learn about and expand your expertise to encompass new areas of Workday
  • Advanced working knowledge of MS Excel
  • Ability to work in a diverse, fast paced environment and effectively collaborate across teams
  • Strong project management skills to oversee complex projects
  • Strong analytical, multitasking and interpersonal skills required
  • Exceptional people skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with both a technical audience and business users

Preferred Skills:

  • Workday HCM experience
  • Workday Financials experience
  • EIBs and calculated fields a plus
  • Hands-on experience with SaaS Applicant Tracking System preferred.
  • Hands-on experience developing and enhancing custom reports and dashboards in SaaS or enterprise systems.


Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.