Workday Compensation Solution Architect (Virtual)
Chicago, IL 
Posted 14 days ago
Job Description

Job Title

Workday Compensation Solution Architect (Virtual)

Job Description Summary

The Workday Compensation Architect role is responsible for configuration activities for new functionality and enhancements within the Workday Compensation module. This role will partner with functional business partners in analysis activities, assist with technical requirement development, and identify potential configuration options.
While this role will focus on the Compensation module, general HCM product suite is preferred.
The Workday HCM Sr Solution Architect role will report into the HR Systems organization, which is a part of Corporate & Enterprise Solutions.

Job Description

Job Description

Key Accountabilities

Workday Configuration

  • Liaise with the business and HR to understand their needs. Obtain and document Workday HCM technical requirements for all setup values and business processes.
  • Lead/Participate in interactive discussions regarding requirements and possible methods of configuration within Compensation module, including Advanced Compensation.
  • Plan, design, and configure Workday HCM for all enhancements or break fixes
  • Develop calculated fields, conditional routing and business processes that support the requirements outlined. Mitigate any opportunities of inaccurate data, business process routing, or impacts to other business areas
  • Support configuration updates for Workday HCM when impacted by releases and upgrades
  • Liaise with Workday support re: requests for new functionality & bug/defect fix support
  • Understand and document impact of configuration changes to business processes and communicate to HR stakeholders
  • Support UAT activities by providing input to test cases recommended for configuration changes
  • Conduct Root Cause Analysis to determine appropriate action plan for break/fix including impacted employees/users/data clean-up
  • Utilize business knowledge to identify areas of systems improvement opportunity and submit proposals for analysis that lead to recommendations of systems improvements
  • Provide well thought out and actionable recommendations
  • Serve as an escalation point (Tier 3) as part of the HR Service Delivery Model in support of our HR partners and general employee population
  • Maintain change log and design documentation to reflect any changes made to business processes / design post implementation

Skills & Competencies


  • Workday HCM configuration, with emphasis in Compensation and Advanced Compensation
  • Workday Reporting a plus
  • Advanced skills in MS Teams, MS Excel (V look up and Pivot tables), SmartSheet and other data organization & reporting tools


  • Experience with service delivery, evolving the customer experience, process optimization and leveraging new technology solutions


  • Results oriented with a high degree of independence, collaboration, agility and adaptability
  • Excellent customer service skills including timely and well thought-out problem resolution
  • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with all levels of employees and management
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both a technical audience and business users
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to multi-task and prioritize

Qualifications / Experience / Education

  • 2-3 years of Workday configuration experience with a general understanding of all Workday HCM Modules
Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative? Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
2 to 3 years
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