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Senior Workday Systems Analyst

FastlyFull-time$119k - $166kLos Angeles, CaliforniaMar 11, 2024

Fastly helps people stay better connected with the things they love. Fastly’s edge cloud platform enables customers to create great digital experiences quickly, securely, and reliably by processing, serving, and securing our customers’ applications as close to their end-users as possible — at the edge of the Internet. The platform is designed to take advantage of the modern internet, to be programmable, and to support agile software development. Fastly’s customers include many of the world’s most prominent companies, including Vimeo, Pinterest, The New York Times, and GitHub.

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As Fastly’s Senior Workday Systems Analyst, you will serve as the internal Workday functional SME, partnering with the People/HR teams to strategize and execute plans for configuring and extending Workday functionality to support digital transformation and drive new capabilities and data insights. You will be responsible for the successful implementation of new functionality and/or processes within project timelines, as well as the optimization and fine-tuning of existing functionality and processes. You will be relied upon for your deep Workday knowledge to help gather and translate requirements and to design, configure, test and deploy new modules, or improve existing functionality and modules, to support efficiency at scale. This role demands deep knowledge of Workday, functional HR and business process knowledge, experience with enterprise-wide technology implementations, and an ability to drive successful cross-functional collaboration and communication. This is an ideal role for someone who gets inspired by translating requirements into tactical execution, is passionate about thoughtful design and process optimization, and enjoys collaborating with and teaching others.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead People Systems projects with varying levels of complexity, including the annual compensation cycle, semi-annual performance reviews and open enrollment
  • Consultative partner to the COE on opportunities for process improvements, how to better utilize Workday functionality and recommending System solutions that solve business problems
  • Gather and document detailed business requirements from the end users
  • Manage testing by working with cross-functional teams to identify test scenarios/use cases, help develop test scripts and execute UAT with the various teams
  • Manage EIBs and support data uploads for monthly and ad-hoc requests
  • Create, maintain and support Workday reports and dashboards
  • Communicate and train end users on necessary functionality, provide Workday support to end-users regarding system usage and functionality, and escalate issues as needed
  • Support SOX compliance efforts

What We're Looking For: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5-7 years of Workday experience is required
  • Deep Workday configuration experience in three of the following areas - Absence, Benefits, Compensation, Performance, Recruiting, Talent management, Time Off, Time Tracking and Payroll
  • Must be a self-starter, highly motivated, and able to shift directions quickly when priorities change
  • Ability to think through problems and deliver quality solutions against very tight deadlines
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with the versatility to manage multiple projects, priorities and urgent issues successfully and simultaneously
  • Must be detail-oriented, analytical and have a system thinking approach to problem-solving, deep understanding how things affect one another in an overall system
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and comfort communicating to larger audiences
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities and judgment; ability to make sound decisions independently; solutions-oriented; comfortable with ambiguity
  • Successful track record of building strong relationships with HR leadership and other key stakeholders
  • The ability to go into one of our Fastly offices approximately 2 days/week

We’ll be super impressed if you have experience in any of these: 

  • Created and support Workday Integrations including Studio, Core Connectors such Worker and Benefits, PECI and WECI
  • Implemented Workday Prism and has expertise in how to stand up Prism Datasets
  • Has created custom applications using Workday Extend

Work Hours:

  • This position will require you to be available during core business hours.

Work Locations & Travel Requirements:

This position is open to the following preferred office locations (this will be a hybrid role in the office approximately 2 days/week): 

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York City, NY
  • Denver, CO

Fastly currently embraces a largely hybrid model for most roles which allows employees flexibility to split their time between the office and home.


The estimated salary range for this position is $119,880 to $166,500.

Starting salary may vary based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as experience, skills, qualifications, and location.

This role may be eligible to participate in Fastly’s equity and discretionary bonus programs.


We care about you. Fastly works hard to create a positive environment for our employees, and we think your life outside of work is important too. We support our teams with great benefits that start on the first day of your employment with Fastly. Curious about our offerings? 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance. Family planning, mental health support along with Employee Assistance Program, Insurance (Life, Disability, and Accident), a Flexible Vacation policy and up to 18 days of accrued paid sick leave are there to help support our employees. We also offer 401(k) (including company match) and an Employee Stock Purchase Program. For 2024, we offer 10 paid local holidays, 11 paid company wellness days. 

Why Fastly?

  • We have a huge impact. Fastly is a small company with a big reach. Not only do our customers have a tremendous user base, but we also support a growing number of open source projects and initiatives. Outside of code, employees are encouraged to share causes close to their heart with others so we can help lend a supportive hand.

  • We love distributed teams. Fastly’s home-base is in San Francisco, but we have multiple offices and employees sprinkled around the globe. As a new hire, you will be able to attend our IN-PERSON new hire orientation in our San Francisco office! It is an exciting week-long experience that we offer to new employees to build connections with colleagues across Fastly, participate in hands-on learning opportunities, and immerse yourself in our culture firsthand. 

  • We value diversity. Growing and maintaining our inclusive and diverse team matters to us. We are committed to being a company where our employees feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work and have the ability to be successful -- every day.

  • We are passionate. Fastly is chock full of passionate people and we’re not ‘one size fits all’. Fastly employs authors, pilots, skiers, parents (of humans and animals), makeup geeks, coffee connoisseurs, and more. We love employees for who they are and what they are passionate about.

We’re always looking for humble, sharp, and creative folks to join the Fastly team. If you think you might be a fit please apply! A fully completed application and resume or CV are required when applying.

Fastly is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and to providing employees with a safe and welcoming work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Our employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, family or parental status, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and federal or state disability laws, Fastly will provide reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact your Recruiter, or the Fastly Employee Relations team at [email protected] or 501-287-4901. 

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