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Workday Lead Analyst, Global Configuration Compensation and Payroll

Northridge, California Additional Location: Northridge, California | Novi, Michigan | Richardson, Texas | Stamford, Connecticut Job ID: R-9653-2022

A Career at HARMAN

As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you’ll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day.

About the Role

As the Global Configuration Lead/Analyst you will be responsible for maintaining and configuring the Workday system to support break/fix and enhancement needs of the business for the Compensation (Core and Advanced) & Payroll SKU’s globally.

Your Team

You will not have any direct reports, but will work with a global team of approximately 10

What You Will Do

  • Assist in the exploration, evaluation, recommendation, design, and configuration of new features and functionalities within Workday
  • Configure, test, validate and implement changes in Workday
  • Assist in testing of integrations, security, annual events
  • Maintain master data values in Workday for the Compensation (Core and Advanced) & Payroll SKU’s
  • Serve as an escalation resource for Tier 2 & 3 issues
  • Review information to ensure data integrity; edit input documents for accuracy and monitor output for system problems
  • Be the key Subject Matter Expert (SME) to determine the right technology solution to meet strategic business initiatives
  • Provide operational and project support to Lead Analysts

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience, with a preferred concentration in Business, Technology Services, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience with Workday Human Capital Management, or other HR Systems, preferably in multiple areas
  • A strong understanding of Compensation & Payroll process requirements
  • Be willing to obtain and maintain Workday certification in their specified SKU, if not already certified
  • Ability to work in a global matrixed organization and communicate at all levels
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, including how to use Pivot Tables, VLOOKUPs, and other functions necessary to conduct ad-hoc data audits

What is Nice to Have

  • 3+ years of practical Workday Administration experience
  • Workday certifications
  • Compensation and/or Payroll certifications
  • Working knowledge of all Workday systems, including other areas not specific to this role (e.g. Core HCM, Talent Management, Absence, Time Tracking, etc.)

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 5%, domestic
  • Be willing to work in an office in Northridge California, or US Home office (remote)
  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment

What We Offer

  • Access to employee discounts on world class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, Harman Kardon, AKG etc.)
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global environment
  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program

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HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (


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