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HRIS Workday Specialist, People Digital Solutions



People & HR
United States
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Get to know Okta

Okta is The World’s Identity Company. We free everyone to safely use any technology—anywhere, on any device or app. Our Workforce and Customer Identity Clouds enable secure yet flexible access, authentication, and automation that transforms how people move through the digital world, putting Identity at the heart of business security and growth.

At Okta, we celebrate a variety of perspectives and experiences. We are not looking for someone who checks every single box - we’re looking for lifelong learners and people who can make us better with their unique experiences.

Join our team! We’re building a world where Identity belongs to you.

The HRIS Workday Specialist, People Digital Solutions is both a strategic and hands-on role where you will be a team player responsible for partnering with Business Technology on our roadmap and ensuring we have the right systems and processes in place to deliver an exceptional end-user experience. You will also work across departments and geographies, interacting with our partners in Payroll, BT, Finance, and Security, and across the People & Places team.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Help our team ensure data accuracy and seamless ongoing enhancements of new Workday features and functionality including Advanced Compensation, Talent Management, and Security functions and features; be a point of contact for data gathering, testing, and communication with key stakeholders and internal Business Technology teams.
  • Be comfortable and confident with gathering configuration requirements.
  • Assist with broadening internal knowledge of Workday configuration through hands-on training to cross-functional teams.
  • Build reports to support Payroll, Benefits, Compensation, and other areas of the Workday product
  • Analyze the effectiveness of current technology solutions and keep stakeholders informed of project progress by preparing and reviewing status reports to ensure on-time delivery of solutions.
  • Be a conduit between the HR and BT teams to answer questions or escalate issues as needed; Foster best practice discussions among COEs and end users to realize process improvements and workforce efficiencies.
  • Co-create, with process owners, the most efficient business processes across the People & Places org utilizing existing HR systems.
  • Drive adoption and usage of HR system changes and/or new tool launches across the People Team.
  • Facilitate end-user knowledge transfer through the development of HR systems documentation, training sessions, and ongoing COE touchpoints.
  • Proactively communicate priorities and roadmap updates to stakeholders.
  • Manage the deployment of new systems functionality, processes, and/or integrations in partnership with IT and HR, including executing UAT and providing end-user training.
  • Escalation of POC for systemic deficiencies and/or issues and existing teams utilizing HR Systems.
  • Work with the BT teams and COEs to ensure new processes, system enhancements, and integrations are properly tested and documented.
  • Keep current on new HRSD releases, and enhancements and communicate potential process improvements as well as ensure solution designs are in line with scalable best practices.
  • Maintain and support ad-hoc reporting needs.
  • Develop and maintain a governance structure that effectively manages the recommendations from COEs with HR employee experience guidelines for global service delivery.
  • Leverage technology to automate and optimize experiences including but not limited to the portal, knowledge management, case management, lifecycle events, reporting and dashboards.
  • Collaboratively develop the business case for new products, improvements to existing products, and business ventures.


  • 5+ years of experience configuring HCM modules in Workday including HCM Core, Compensation, Talent Management, Security Administration, and Business Process Administration
  • Strong expertise in Workday report writing, EIBs, and calculated fields
  • Experience in supporting Workday system upgrades, implementations, go-lives and post-go-live technical support.
  • Strong technology aptitude and interest in research, data, metrics, and analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, remaining agile and flexible in a challenging environment and managing multiple competing priorities.
  • Ability to understand the business requirements, and user needs and translate them into operational requirements.
  • Ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proven ability to perform with a high degree of accuracy and with highly confidential data
  • Working knowledge of HR/Finance information systems, including experience in designing, building, and testing processes/reports in various HR/Finance applications
  • Ability to prioritize workload and execute tasks independently, providing timely follow-up and resolution.
  • Strong problem-solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills.
  • Remote position open to all US-based workers.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent



Below is the annual base salary range for candidates located in California, Colorado, New York and Washington. Your actual base salary will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Okta offers equity (where applicable), bonus, and benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), flexible spending account, and paid leave (including PTO and parental leave) in accordance with our applicable plans and policies. To learn more about our Total Rewards program please visit: https://rewards.okta.com/us.

The annual base salary range for this position for candidates located in California (excluding San Francisco Bay Area), Colorado, New York, and Washington is between:$103,000$172,000 USD The annual base salary range for this position for candidates located in the San Francisco Bay area is between: $128,000$192,000 USD

What you can look forward to as an Okta employee!

Okta cultivates a dynamic work environment, providing the best tools, technology and benefits to empower our employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs. Each organization is unique in the degree of flexibility and mobility in which they work so that all employees are enabled to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, regardless of where they live. Find your place at Okta today! https://www.okta.com/company/careers/.

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran. We also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and convictions records, consistent with applicable laws. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please use this Form to request an accommodation.

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