WD Security Architect
We are seeking a highly skilled, Workday Technical Lead / Architect to join our dynamic team.
The Workday Security Architect is responsible for overall security strategy, architecture across the Workday platform maintaining security across data, processes, reporting, global roles/teams and proactively driving pragmatic solutions that support the business in a secure, transparent and resilient manner.
This role collaborates with the other Nissan Digital teams, HR teams, vendors, employees, managers and other functional stakeholders
To translate security requirements into configuration enabling role-based workflow and data security.
to set a structured system evolution roadmap for Workday
Identify the current needs, demand from the business community, and understand systems feasibilities to cater to those needs and implement robust solutions in the system to address those need gaps.
As an architect you shall serve as an expert across all HR core processes including Talent Selection, Learning Management, Performance Management, Compensation Management, Social Networking and Extended Enterprise with a broad expertise/knowledge on the Workday modules (HCM data and organizational structures, Compensation, Payroll, Recruiting, etc.), advanced report creation, integration support, business process design, configuration, and data management.
Workday Pro Security Certification
Workday Pro Reporting Certification
Workday Integrations Experience
Management Consulting or Technology Consulting experience
Led one or more teams responsible for design, development, implementation and change management of Workday security related projects
Must have a strong understanding of system release management
Strong process-oriented and data-oriented problem solver
Must have a solid understanding of organizational change management and user adoption methodologies
Security Strategy – This role will own the overall Security Strategy & define the governance to maintain security across the Workday platform over time.
Workday Technical Skills – This role will need the Workday technical skills to modify custom, intersection and integration security configuration.
Consultative, Inter-personal & Influence Skills – This role will work closely with internal Workday administrators and stakeholders and external application management services. Influence is a required skill to gain adoption of security recommendations by multiple stakeholders.
Create new strategies, guidelines, and processes for security where none currently exist. This role will need to concisely explain and communicate them to leadership
Testing – Create and execute test plans and partner with other Workday administrators to ensure thorough testing of all impacted domains.
Upgrades / New Features – Assess, plan, and launch new feature with each Workday Upgrade.
Reporting – Provide security reports to identify improvement opportunities and for security audits.
Actively collaborate with the global services delivery manager & the team to identify areas where support is required to provide robust HR systems service delivery to our customers and stakeholders.
Identify complex / ageing / escalation centric support requests and enable trouble-shooting, solution-building, stakeholder management where required.
Function as a subject matter expert to develop, implement and maintain the global security strategy
Lead and contribute to the evolution of the product, Workday by way of by changes, enhancements, upgrades and implementations in research, analysis, design, testing (Unit, Integration, Regression, Acceptance Testing, etc.), go-live and post-go-live support.
Closely work and support the teams in regional & global entities and assist them in coordinating, planning and executing projects, operations, tasks and operations pertaining to your product i.e. Workday.
Act as primary authority on Workday security configurations; combining expert-level proficiency in Workday with the ability to communicate clearly to project team/stakeholders
Partner with other HR functional stakeholders to identify security gaps and provides solutions
Maintain system authentication policies and strategies
Develop document requirements and technical specifications to support Workday and HR organizational needs for systems implementation, upgrades, and process improvements
Conducts high level analysis and recommends service improvements to increase the efficiency of the Workday system
Reviews Workday releases for new functionality and optimize existing processes and integrations accordingly
Partner & perform with a high-performance, high-calibre service delivery teams based both in-house as well as with a partner organization
Gain and maintain a thorough knowledge of product functionality, supplemented through hands-on testing of use cases when necessary, to accurately respond to product behaviour questions and challenges
Maintain a structured, pro-active engagement with both the project as well as HR stakeholders to ensure projects, requests, changes are delivered per defined KPIs of time, cost & quality
Keep knowledge and track on product evolution milestones – latest functionalities introduced, defects fixed, etc. to ensure both efficient as well as effective product utilization.
Create end user-facing product overviews for new features, including job aids, templates, and recorded PowerPoint based overviews
Experience & Expertise
Minimum 8+ years’ experience in Workday Security and/or HCM as a Workday Lead/Solution Architect
Experience in Workday modules: HCM Core, Benefits, Compensation, Advanced Compensation, Absence, Talent/Performance Management, Time Tracking, Recruitment
Experience and understanding of security and security implementation within Workday; managed Workday Access Control projects
SaaS/Cloud Architecture experience
Experience with The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
Web Single Sign-On (WSSO) experience
Ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical audiences, including value propositions for strong security practices
Full understanding of the software development lifecycle with focus on security by design concepts
Experience evaluating data flows, creating threat models, and performing risk assessment activities
Experience assessing security architecture and capabilities of SaaS and COTs products
Experience designing architecture with industry standard security technologies and solutions (e. g. encryption (PGP), certificates (x509), MFA/2FA, and SAML/SSO/IDaaS)
Experience in securing architecture for web services and web-based applications with technical understanding of major cloud security risks, including: advanced persistent threats, data breaches, hacking/social engineering, denial of service, and authentication issues
Knowledge of HR systems and services
Experience with Workday and other HR platform security
Knowledge of downstream integrations to gauge impact of changes, triage and remedy incidents and/or scope level of effort for new initiatives. These would include Active Directory, Okta, Kronos, Office 365, IDM tools, Service Now
Advanced MS Excel Skills (formulas, pivot tables, v lookups) and MS Office Skills
Demonstrated experience managing complex multi-year projects globally
Ability to operate successfully in a matrix environment, working across multiple functions globally
Exposure and experience in HR functions, processes and / or HR shared services teams.
Strong customer orientation and service driven mentality
Excellent intercultural communication skills, ability to engage at various levels within the organization
Keen process focus, ability to organize diverse activities into structured processes & a systems orientation
Strong hands-on and can-do mentality. Independent & Process focused approach.
Ability to function in matrix environments, multiple stakeholders with an adaptive mindset and cross-cultural sensitivities
Strong stakeholder management Skills
Graduate with a first class degree in computer science or equivalent
10+ years of experience successfully implementing, supporting or upgrading enterprise software product(s)
3+ years related experience with Workday implementations AND 3+ years’ experience operating as a Workday Security Administrator
Minimum 3-5 years in Workday project implementation or operations role focused on implementation, governance, process improvement, and/or data analytics.
Minimum 1-3 years’ experience as Workday Security Administrator and/or Architect.
Post graduate diploma / degree in management is preferable but not mandatory
Certification in ITIL, PMP, Scrum, Lean, Six Sigma, Quality concepts is preferable but not mandatory
Should be a Certified Systems Administrator (CSA), CMA, CTA
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