Senior Manager, People Systems



People & HR
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

At Dataiku, we're not just adapting to the AI revolution, we're leading it. Since our beginning in Paris in 2013, we've been pioneering the future of AI with a platform that makes data actionable and accessible. With over 1,000 teammates across 25 countries and backed by a renowned set of investors, we're the architects of Everyday AI, enabling data experts and domain experts to work together to build AI into their daily operations, from advanced analytics to Generative AI.

Dataiku is seeking a talented and motivated Sr. Manager, People Systems to lead our People Systems team! Reporting to the Senior Director of Business Applications, in this role, you will be responsible for overseeing and maintaining our primary people systems (Workday, Greenhouse, and ancillary systems within People Systems landscape); planning and executing our HRIS strategy; as well as supporting the organization with systems-related inquiries and enhancements. This role works very closely with all levels of the company, including the leadership team, and must have prior Workday HCM configuration experience and deep Workday architecture familiarity.

This role is 100% remote with the option to work at any of our local offices.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide technical and functional leadership for the exploration, evaluation, recommendation, design, and configuration of new features and functionalities within Workday
  • Collaborate with leaders from HR, Finance, IT, and other stakeholders to gather system requirements and translate them into effective Workday solutions
  • Configure, test, validate, and implement changes in Workday, ensuring the overall integrity of the Workday platform and that that all components of the technical architecture are properly integrated and maintained
  • Create and maintain the documentation of procedures and processes; develop user guides as needed
  • Manage and develop a team of analysts, setting objectives that align with team and company strategy
  • Implement HRIS best practices and identify automation opportunities within key business processes
  • Implement and adhere to public company ready ITGC’s as well as best practice business process controls within the People Systems landscape
  • Work cross functionally with respective teams within Dataiku to help scale the business and drive success

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of configuration experience with Workday HCM including business process framework, security, and general system administration
  • 2+ years leading an HRIS team
  • Expertise in at least three additional Workday functional areas (Advanced Compensation, Benefits, Absence, Talent & Performance, Payroll etc)
  • Possess a mastery of report writing, calculated fields, and EIBs
  • Able to manage competing priorities, solve problems quickly, and work independently
  • Excellent Communication Skills: Ability to concisely explain complex cross-functional processes. Ability to create clear/simple documentation - process guides & diagrams.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to lead and drive system implementation and enhancement projects
  • Preference given to candidates based within the EST timezone, but open to the CST timezone for the right candidate


  • Workday consulting experience a strong plus
  • Experience managing and troubleshooting Workday integrations (XLSTs, Core Connectors, Studio, RaaS, etc)
  • Experience with Greenhouse ATS
  • Experience working in a global public organization
  • Familiarity with SOX compliance / ITGC’s
  • Interest and/or experience with data visualization, Artificial Intelligence, and iPass solutions are a strong plus
Compensation and Benefits

The final compensation package for this role will be determined during the interview process and is based on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, geographic location, internal equity, education, skill set, experience and training. Eligible roles may also be entitled to receive commission or other variable compensation through Dataiku's incentive compensation program.

Dataiku also offers comprehensive benefits, including stock options, medical, dental, and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits, a 401k company match, paid vacations and sick leave, paid parental leave, employer paid disability coverage, and additional health and wellbeing perks and benefits. Dataiku reserves the right to amend or modify employee perks and benefits at any time.

US only national base pay ranges
$175,000$195,000 USD
What are you waiting for!
At Dataiku, you'll be part of a journey to shape the ever-evolving world of AI. We're not just building a product; we're crafting the future of AI. If you're ready to make a significant impact in a company that values innovation, collaboration, and your personal growth, we can't wait to welcome you to Dataiku! And if you’d like to learn even more about working here, you can visit our Dataiku LinkedIn page.
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