Workday Business Systems Analyst

Job description

Job location: 3624 Market-301S

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-08-12
Req: JR00004623
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Workday Business Systems Analyst

Job Profile Title

Business Systems Analyst

Job Description Summary

The Workday Business Systems Analyst supports Workday at the University of Pennsylvania through continuous improvement initiatives, and collaboration with subject matter experts to ensure data integrity and analysis of business processes.

Job Description

The position will oversee the configuration, efficiency and effectiveness of Workday.  This role will work as part of a cross-functional team to support various HCM modules, including core HCM, benefits, payroll, compensation, time, absence, recruiting and academics.  This position will work within the team as well as with subject matter experts on configuration, business processes, and reporting.  

Ongoing, this position will:

  • Proactively partner with end-users to identify opportunities for business process improvement through better leverage or enhancement of existing systems. Contribute to the continuous improvement of Workday.
  • Develop and implement system enhancements based on requests from customers and educated recommendations. Partner with business partners to roll out new functionality and modules to promote HR transformation.
  • Test changes as well as regression test Workday against releases that are deployed to production.


Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with Workday HCM, particularly with benefits or payroll is highly desirable.  Experience with configuring business processes, calculated fields, and reporting; and with applying employment-related laws and regulations to systems is desired.  Knowledge and understanding of business process concepts, including process mapping, design and workflow.  Must be able to prioritize responsibilities and multi-task to develop and produce accurate, professional and error-free results on a timely basis.  Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and organizational skills, with a strong attention to detail.  Experience working in a virtual or matrix reporting structure, as well as with reviewing and documenting business processes is desirable.  Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office application is required and experience with relational databases is preferred.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Human Resources

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $138,391.00

Affirmative Action Statement 
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.




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Posted: 8/14/2019
Application Due: 10/25/2019
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