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HRIS Workday Lead



Costa Rica
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024

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The HRIS Workday Lead will provide support to existing and new HR technology solutions. In this role, you will function as an Enterprise-wide HR systems authority and provide ongoing maintenance of our HR technology landscape.

You will provide high-level expertise in Workday for process analysis, design and problem-solving in a multi-system environment with focus on end-to-end processes and impacts. This role will primarily focus on the Workday Advanced Compensation module while also supporting payroll and reporting activities. Act as the liaison between business teams, application vendors and I.T. for system improvements, integrations, and issue fixes. You will be responsible for translating sophisticated business needs to effective design recommendations, system/data analysis, instituting design in system, and owning the deployment of activities. You will chip in to system decision-making, prioritization and planning for HR system projects that support our overall HR strategy.

How you’ll spend your time here

  • Partner multi-functionally to research, fix, and raise issues when appropriate, ensuring that users are updated on the status and addressing issues timely.
  • Conduct end-to-end configuration and process improvements while supporting its implementation to make sure that the delivered improvement has met all requirements
  • Work on highly sophisticated tasks where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
  • Support bi-annual firmwide compensation cycles.
  • Recommend and implement short and long-term HRIS operations initiatives in support of strategic objectives.
  • Act as a technology advisor and clearly communicate technical concepts in business terms while influencing outcomes
  • Serve as technical point of contact for assigned functions and assist functional leads to ensure data integrity, test system changes, and analyze data flows for process improvement opportunities.
  • Support the review, design, testing, implementation, and maintenance of Workday module(s) upgrades and patches.
  • Identify and initiate improvement opportunities around system, process, data and user experience, and recommend options to leaders with justification, impacts and data for the approach.
  • Apply analytical and technical skills for translating and analyzing business needs into requirements, drive projects, and deliver effective results, while providing valuable solutions that can replace manual processes.
  • Collaborate and be responsible for multiple high priority assignments within Workday modules such as, Core HCM, Performance, Advanced Compensation, Absence, Time Tracking, Benefits.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related experience
  • Expertise in several Workday modules: Core HCM, Advanced Compensation, Talent Management, Absence Management, Time Tracking and/or Benefits.
  • Expertise in business process configuration, custom reporting, security.
  • 8+ years’ proven experience supporting and implementing sophisticated HR and/or payroll systems and system integrations(e.g. Workday, Oracle, ADP, Kronos, Success Factors).
  • 4+ years working with Workday Report Writer and/or Workday Integration Cloud
  • Communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical collaborators
  • Strong interpersonal skills to handle various tasks efficiently

Preferred Skills / Experiences:

  • Workday Implementation experience
  • Project Management
  • Experience working with third-party administrators, carriers, and vendors

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Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EEOE)

Cohesity is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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In-Office Expectations

Cohesity employees who are within a reasonable commute (e.g. within a forty-five (45) minute average travel time) work out of our core offices 2-3 days a week of their choosing.