The Lead Developer - Workday Integrations, will design, develop, test, and implement HR technology solutions in support of key business initiatives for the firm. This is a hands-on, full SDLC role which provides opportunity to set direction for technical approaches, direct development staff in support of a software engineering efforts, and tackle complex business, data, and technical challenges.
Partners with business stakeholders, architecture, and delivery team to determine the best technical solution to meet the business needs. Translates the business requirements into technical designs, makes recommendations, makes long term strategic and short-term trade off decisions.
Performs hands on development of Workday integrations and new applications.
Designs and develops practical APIs and abstractions.
Provides production support for existing integrations, investigates issues, recommends, and implements fixes. Champions the collaborative resolution of defects.
Leads code reviews, actively participates in providing feedback on optimizing other’s code, identifies re-usable frameworks.
Creates software engineering strategies that help identify and mitigate risks.
Serves as the technical subject matter expert on complex initiatives.
Interfaces with other team members and other teams in peer review of requirements, specifications and designs of software.
Oversees the integrations development work of 3rd parties and consultants. Coordinates integration development and testing with 3rd party vendors and downstream consumers.
Mentors more junior developers.
Contributes to enterprise software engineering forums and best practices. Participates in external process improvement committees as a technology representative.
Documents and communicates development status in a timely manner including metric reporting.
Assists with adherence to technology policies and comply with all security controls.
Ensures all work products meets /exceeds FINRA standards.
BA/BS degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering
5+ years of hands on programming experience with Workday integration tools (Studio, EIB)
5+ years of XML, XSLT, xPath experience
3+ years of advanced report building in Workday (Simple, Matrix, Composite, Advanced)
2 years of experience building BIRT reports using Workday Studio
Experience with Prism data sources in Workday
Experience building Workday Extend applications.
Strong communicator, experience communicating with stakeholders at all levels
Experience in working on Agile teams, experience using agile tracking and process management tools (e.g. Jira, Rally)
Flexible in his/her thinking, able to evolve a solution when additional information and ideas are presented.
Able to make technology decisions that are cognizant of the firm’s broader technology and business strategy
Demonstrated deep HR domain expertise (Benefits, Recruiting, Performance, Learning, Leave of Absence, Compensation, Payroll)
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline with at least seven (7) years of related experience, or equivalent training and/or work experience; Master’s degree and past Financial Services industry experience preferred.
Demonstrated technical expertise in Object Oriented and database technologies/concepts which resulted in deployment of enterprise quality solutions.
Past experience with developing enterprise quality solutions in an iterative or Agile environment.
Extensive knowledge of industry leading software engineering approaches including Test Automation, Build Automation and Configuration Management frameworks.
Strong written and verbal technical communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships that improved the quality of work products.
Should be well organized, thorough, and able to handle competing priorities.
Ability to maintain focus and develop proficiency in new skills rapidly.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Knowledge of C++ programming language preferred.
Work is normally performed in an office environment. Occasional travel and extended hours may be required.
To be considered for this position, please submit an application.
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- Based on full-time schedule
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