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The University is currently involved in a multi-year program to modernize its existing financial systems. The UW Finance Transformation Program (UWFT) is implementing Workday Financials with a planned go-live date of July 2023. These positions will support the ISC’s efforts as they work with the UWFT Program on the changes this implementation will have on the current configuration of Workday HCM. These positions are funded for the duration of the Program, with an expected end date in December 2023.
The University’s Integrated Service Center (ISC) supports University’s faculty, staff and student workers by serving as a first point of contact for designated HR and Payroll inquiries and by processing a limited scope of centralized Human Capital Management (HCM) transactions (i.e., within the HR, Benefits and Payroll domains). The hallmarks of the ISC are delivering services that are timely, accurate and highly attuned to the fast-paced university environment.
The ISC has an outstanding full time opportunity for a Security Analyst.
The University is currently involved in a multi-year program to modernize its existing financial systems. The UW Finance Transformation Program (UWFT) is implementing Workday Financials with a planned go-live date of July 2023. This position will support the ISC’s efforts as they work with the UWFT Program on the changes this implementation will have on the current configuration of Workday HCM. This position is funded for the duration of the Program, with an expected end date in December 2023.
Reporting to the ISC Application Manager for Security will assist on the University’s Workday Application Management functions for security in Workday HCM, a cloud-based, SaaS, human resource management software system. Specific responsibilities include analyzing/troubleshooting complex security issues, managing the configuration and implementation of changes to the Workday application, coordinating testing/validation of security changes.
The Security Analyst will work directly with the ISC Reporting and Functional Teams coordinating closely across the ISC and Finance Transformation team as well as more broadly with University IT partners, and with end-users as needed. This role requires insight into HCM and Finance business process functionality, security roles and detailed domain/process access permissions as well as a solid base of understanding around security management best practices and data governance. The Security Analyst operates under general or minimum supervision and performs duties with broad latitude for exercising independent judgment.
Workday Security Configuration
Understand security foundational concepts of access controls and monitor Workday sign-on activity, analyze activity logs, and document for security issues Analyze business problems and processes to identify functional and non-functional solutions supporting the core Security needs of the University Support periodic Workday update processes, including security testing activities, bi-annual new releases, and updating existing security roles as needed to support the incoming finance transformation security model. Assist in configuring and administering security in compliance with UW policies and procedures. Analyze evolving Workday Security functionality, remaining cognizant of system inter-dependencies and associated business process and reporting implications Understand and document business processes, roles, and workflows related to current and future state HCM, Benefits, Finance, and Payroll processes Learn the Workday security model and apply that understanding to configure and support implementation of Workday security roles
Troubleshoot system access issues related to security roles Collaborate and partner with multiple stakeholders across the organization including project team members Work closely with Tier 1 and Tier 2 ISC resources across the HCM, Benefits and Payroll spectrum Work effectively in a large team environment and effectively learn and apply program methods and approaches Communicate security and access processes, problems, and solutions in a simple and accurate manner Use independent judgement to determine appropriate escalation and resolution of issues within program structure
Knowledge Management, Training, & Communication
Maintain thorough documentation on Security routine procedure and protocol transparent internally within the ISC as well as within UW Information Technology Support security training for Workday Technical Application Management Team Support Workday customer training activities by answering questions and giving information to the ISC’s training team and Finance Unit various teams Support communication of security enhancements/updates and known issues Stay up-to-date on information technology trends and security standards CIS, NIST, ISO Work with a diverse group of individuals; placing a value on diversity, equity, and inclusiveness Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science, Computer Science or related area and minimum four years work experience
Two years of experience doing business, systems, or security analysis within a project or program environment such as scope definition, requirements gathering, business process re-engineering, etc.
Ability to understand business and technical design considerations and facilitate problem-solving/issue resolution in the context of a customer service framework
Understanding of security requirements/implications for reporting and integration processes
Ability to communicate clearly, in writing and in verbal presentations, to both technical and non-technical audiences
Ability to create and assimilate business process documentation
Experience interacting with customers, including resolution of security and access inquiries quickly during high-volume timeframes
Experience supporting system testing and/or data validation activities
Understanding of information security, privacy frameworks, and compliance requirements
Demonstrated experience in working on diverse groups and teams; respects, values, and contributes to UW Finance and UW’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Previous experience in a SaaS infrastructure, system security access analysis, and systems analyst role
Experience in a large university, large medical center, or other large complex enterprise
Experience analyzing HR or Finance access management and understanding associated configuration enabling functionality and implications
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
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