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Workday Developer at CDW Careers

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Information Technology
Chicago, Illinois
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The Software Engineer will initially focus on partnering with internal and external stakeholders to lead and manage the implementation of CDW’s new HCM system, Workday. This role will be responsible for helping design and deploy a best practice global HCM system that supports CDW’s HR strategy. The Software  Engineer will be responsible for development within the application,  implementation support.  This role will be responsible for the overall health of the platform and the long term vision.  This role will be guided by CDW’s Enterprise Architecture function and will continue to improve CDW overall application technology. This role will be critical to create alignment across the multiple functions within HR and ensure there is consensus on how the different modules within Workday (e.g. recruiting, compensation, talent management, etc.) are interconnected. 

This role requires someone with strong analytical skills and the ability to breakdown complex problems and strong communication skills.  


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Collaborate with business teams to clarify requirements and business needs. 
  • Develop system applications to CDW coding standards and quality. 
  • Technically manage complex and large-scale project efforts in development, maintenance and enhancements of business system applications. 
  • Collaborate with other CDW teams to determine the optimal solution architecture to ensure application efficiency, maintainability, and scalability. 
  • Collaborate with business teams to develop high-level system narratives, and storyboards. 
  • Develop and update Disaster Recovery plans and participate in DR testing activities. 
  • Complete projects/tasks on a timely basis, according to commitments made to stakeholders and management. 
  • Proactively update stakeholders and maintain open and courteous communication. 
  • Report project/task status to the appropriate Application Development Manager on a weekly basis. 
  • Utilize an object-oriented software lifecycle methodology. 
  • Serve as a mentor/technical resource for Application Admin team and Application Developers. 

Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • 5 years in application experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience. 

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and coach others.
  • Expertise in the appropriate technical language as aligned under required qualifications below.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and articulate details and impacts of complex proposed software solutions.
  • Proven knowledge in all stages of the software development life cycle.
  • History of working independently with little direction.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with critical attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Track record of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with all stakeholders including senior leadership.
  • 3+ years of workday HRIS experience and Global Payroll

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in the software administration and development processes and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with Workday Benefits, Time Tracking, Security, Reporting  and Integrations
Date Posted: Mar 28, 2023
Job Category: Engineering
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