HRIS Business Analyst (Workday) in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/16/2018

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 244 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

The HR Business Analyst will have significant ownership for driving the successful delivery of systems (specifically Workday) and process solutions on our Global HR Systems Roadmap. TheAnalyst will be a primary Strategic Partner consulting directly with our business partners to identify enhancement opportunities in the development of a technology roadmap, in addition to partnering with the business and IT teams to execute the projects. Responsibilities will also include input to project planning and administration, scoping, determining and documenting business requirements, creating functional specifications, developing and executing test plans and scripts, and streamlining and improving current processes. The Analyst will have strategic consultancy skills with proven leadership, analytical, project management and relationship building skills. Responsibilities include:

-Serve as the primary point of contact for HR systems projects, acting as a liaison between the users.
-IT teams and third parties; collaborate with all to effectively prioritize and execute projects against the technology roadmap.
-Lead and advise the business partners in assessing technology needs, developing and documenting business requirements and functional specifications, developing test conditions, conducting acceptance testing and implementing solutions.
-Act as subject matter expert on technology solutions and business processes within HR lines of business.
-Assist in developing updated delivery standards for HRIS organization, including refined processes to gather business requirements, updated testing strategies, and enhanced business readiness approaches.
-Recommend plans for continued process improvements, system enhancements and new applications to support business strategies and operational needs
-Provide subject matter expertise on HR systems or business processes based on areas or projects assigned.
-Act as a liaison between the business and IT.

  • Builds and manages stakeholder relationships with the ability to keep stakeholders engaged, responsible and proactive in working toward deliverable goals and objectives
  • Knowledge of HR functions and business processes (Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Benefits, Learning & Organizational Development, HR Service Center)
  • Critical thinker with exception ability to model business processes and identify and resolve gaps
  • Understand business architecture framework (Structure, people, processes, and technology) that supports the organization’s strategy
  • Effectively uses a variety of elicitation techniques to accurately elicit out requirements; forms and asks probing questions
  • Responsive, fast-paced decision making skills with the ability to drive business results
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to scale communications to the seniority level of the audience including executive communications
  • Demonstrated history of significant customer deliverables, building rapport, and influencing decisions working in a consultative role with customers


  • Minimum 6-8 years of hands-on Business Analyst experience with HR software applications / HR Information systems
  • Workday experience required
  • Project Management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree required or equivalent experience, preferably in Management Information Systems or Computer Science
  • Expert knowledge of systems development life cycle (SDLC), including proven experience in implementing HR software applications
  • Strong analytic, problem solving, consultancy and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Workday in addition to MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.