HR Business Analyst, Workday at Ensono (Chicago, IL or Remote)

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Interfaces with client and internal business teams regarding business problems, issues and opportunities in the context of business requirements throughout the delivery lifecycle. Analyzes business information, translates requirements into functional specifications and champions client and/or internal business needs while balancing climate, priorities, capabilities and constraints of client and Ensono environments.
  • Determines activities necessary to complete Requirements Management effort, including identification of stakeholders, and the selection of Requirements Management and business analysis techniques in accordance with the guiding principles of the Ensono Delivery Methodology.
  • Organizes and synthesizes complex information provided by stakeholders, formulating information into business, functional, and non-functional requirements, documented in a correct, clear, concise, comprehensive, and cohesive format.
  • Develops a requirements management work-plan to manage own and teams' activities, priorities, tasks, deliverables, and schedule, in coordination with the Project Manager.
  • Effectively facilitates requirement sessions and uses a variety of elicitation techniques to obtain needed information from stakeholders to form business, functional, non-functional requirements, that includes, but is not limited to, process mapping, JAD sessions, use cases, storyboards, prototyping, etc.
  • Understands business problems and opportunities in the context of requirements, and recommends solutions that enable the client to achieve its goals while balancing the climate, priorities, capabilities, and constraints of both client and Ensono.
  • Analyzes feasibility and resource changes as a result of requirements modifications through impact analysis reporting. Informs and advises affected parties of business impact.
  • Participates actively in the development of testing strategies and test plans to ensure requirements are validated accurately.
  • Manages conflicts, issues, and changes to requirements to ensure that stakeholders and project team remain in agreement on the solution scope, while working with the Project Manager.
  • Responsible for designing, configuring, testing, and implementing workday features, business processes and enhancement requests.
  • Provides product support for various Workday modules via ServiceNow.
  • Conducts gap analysis, reviews, and recommends process optimization opportunities.
  • Gather, build, and test requirements for multiple modules within Workday HCM, Payroll, Absence, Benefits, Compensation, Talent, and Recruiting.
  • Creates advanced reports and dashboards based on business need.
  • Participates in various HR projects to provide technical HR system support.
  • Responsible for system upgrades and modifications including identifying requirements, configuration, testing, and implementation.
  • Ensures accuracy of data through routine data audits and validation.
  • Provides support and collaborates with technical team on all HR related integrations including the management of current integrations as well as the development and implementation of future integrations.
INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR: Fully functional and self-directed. Provide formal mentorship. High complexity assignments-owner. Moderate complexity assignments - owner (1 or >) Low complexity assignments - provide oversight/review. Regularly leads self and established as specialist. Sees the whole picture and adjusts work accordingly of the Ensono Delivery Methodology, with primary focus in the Requirements Management domain. Engages on Projects with Project Complexity = 2-3
PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: Develops, maintains and demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of clients' and Ensono's technical and business environments. Considered as value-add by the customer to their business success. Considered knowledgeable on use of Ensono Delivery Methodology Requirements Engineering and Change Management procedures. Considered knowledgeable on Ensono organization structure and culture and typical Delivery Tools. Considered knowledgeable of Ensono products, services, and solutions.
REQUIREMENTS PLANNING AND ELICITATION: Identifies requirements scope and deliverables and plans for requirements gathering accordingly. Determines and utilizes appropriate requirements elicitation and management techniques based on scope and nature of project. Forms and presents probing questions to elicit information necessary to define requirements. Identifies and accurately captures information pertinent to solution requirements. Determines when and how to modify approach and/or use alternative elicitation techniques. Effectively describes the importance and value of requirements elicitation process mapping, JAD sessions, use cases, storyboards, prototyping, etc. Participates in internal knowledge sharing discussions related to requirements planning and elicitation. Contributes to identification of process improvements related to requirements planning and elicitation techniques.
REQUIREMENTS WRITING AND MANAGEMENT: Self-directed during requirements management and/or documentation. Organizes and synthesizes complex information to formulate business, functional, and non-functional requirements. Documents requirements into an accurate, clear, concise, comprehensive, and cohesive work package. Ensures functional requirements address the business needs. prioritizes requirements based on factors such as business value, cost to deliver and time constraints. Presents requirements in an understandable format to validate with stakeholders. Contributes ongoing improvement of requirements standards, reusable requirements and requirements management techniques.
MEETING MANAGEMENT: Prepares agenda and materials to ensure meetings are effective. Facilitates meetings and communicates effectively. Uses considerable meeting management skills to keep discussions focused and organized. Identifies areas of common agreement and use negotiation skills to reach agreement in areas of conflict. Recognizes subjects which have political implications and uses politically sensitive approach to discuss such subjects.
BUSINESS AND SOLUTION CONSULTING: Understands client's business issues and goals related to marketing databases/solutions. Occasionally recognizes opportunities beyond the underlying business needs and issues, and contributes to consulting stakeholders in exploring these opportunities. Able to conceptualize a solution and enable stakeholders to understand the solution's capabilities, boundaries, dependencies, constraints, and assumptions from a business perspective. The associate is expected to be able to interface with upper-level internal and client stakeholders and communicate effectively.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION: Recognizes conflicts and issues as they are encountered. Facilitates discussion and agreement on handling of conflicts. Works with Project Manager to ensure conflicts and issues are tracked to resolution.
BUSINESS ANALYSIS: Understands and effectively utilizes appropriate business analysis techniques to organize and synthesize large amounts of information into a simplified view. Captures and illustrates stakeholder desires and/or current state using a combination of textual formats, models, diagrams, and matrices. Ensures business goals are aligned to the underlying business needs and identifies gaps that may prevent the business from reaching goals. Evaluates business processes based on a "big picture" view while also understanding the details related to each process step. Demonstrates broad understanding of general business functions and the relationships between them; broad knowledge of marketing is desired. Works toward identifying and defining key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure business operations
This position does not have direct reports but may mentor less experienced associates in the role.
  • 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 3 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5 years experience using Workday or any other ERP
  • Bachelors Degree Desired
  • 2-4 years experience writing detailed business and functional requirements in general. Any experience in working with the HR partners to drive requirements in HRIS function would be preferred.
  • At least 2-4 years experience with designing, configuring and testing the solution developed in Workday or Peoplesoft related to HRIS.
  • At least 2 years experience with the solution development lifecycle
  • Can mange and resolve incident tickets and enhancements as per the define SLAs.
  • Begin working towards Certified Business Analysis Professional Certification
  • Certification in WD HRIS or finance is desired.
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Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop!

An Insider's view of Ensono

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I find the culture to be very open and collaborative. One can be on a call with a customer and ask your technical resource across from you a specific question or run into our CEO in the hallway while grabbing a cup of coffee. We allow feedback to be given and changes to be heard. Leadership constantly finds ways to make it an exciting workplace

Bailey Cahill

Senior Manager - Partner & Alliances

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day in our Full Stack DevOps world is collaborative, affords room for creative problem-solving, offers unique opportunities and challenges. Our work involves using cloud technologies to solve application’s needs, research datalake technologies and architect to process large amounts of performance data. We also lay 6 man variation of ping

Jake Frazier-Flores

Software Engineer

What are Ensono Perks + Benefits

Ensono Benefits Overview

Benefits include - generous maternity and paternity leave, generous paid days off and company paid holidays. Sabbatical, adoption, compassion and bereavement leave days, adoption assistance and flexible spending account. Healthcare and 401K eligibility on 1st day of work, as well as our Equity Appreciation Program for all Associates. Paid volunteer days.

Wellness programs - designed to help us be our best! Fitness week, Virgin Pulse® platform, wellness plans for credits and discounts on medical plan contributions.

Fun ergonomic workplace - free snacks, onsite gym & trainer, yoga classes, Beer O'Clock days.

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Ensono enrolls all Associates in our Equity Appreciation Program.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Onsite gym available!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

15 options for coffee and chocolate drinks (its a coffee machine with an IP address after all!) Also, Starbucks machine with chai latte counts, right? And then after the free snacks and all the hot chocolate - get some steps in while checking your emails in our fitness center. We have associate discounts on various products and services locally and nationally.

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