Director, People Systems at Fastly (Remote)

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Fastly helps people stay better connected with the things they love. Fastly’s edge cloud platform enables customers to create great digital experiences quickly, securely, and reliably by processing, serving, and securing our customers’ applications as close to their end-users as possible — at the edge of the Internet. The platform is designed to take advantage of the modern internet, to be programmable, and to support agile software development. Fastly’s customers include many of the world’s most prominent companies, including Vimeo, Pinterest, The New York Times, and GitHub.

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Director, People Systems

As Director, People Systems, you will lead and help to evolve the People Systems Strategy. You will be responsible for driving one of the most important transformation initiatives for Fastly’s People team: digital and business process transformation. You will lead a team that will own the configuration, implementation, administration, integrations, adoption, and extension of Workday. Responsibilities include oversight of the Workday roadmap, prioritization, release management and as well as the strategy and oversight for all other People Systems. You will lead a team of People Systems analysts, and partner with various People functions (e.g., Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Learning & Development, etc), Stakeholders (Finance,Payroll, Equity, IT & Business Systems) to plan and execute implementations, integrations, and configurations.

This role demands deep knowledge of Workday and other People systems, functional HR and business process knowledge, experience with enterprise-wide technology implementations, and an ability to drive successful cross-functional collaboration and communication.

What You'll Do

  • Partner with People stakeholders to strategize and develop plans for configuring and extending Workday functionality to prioritize and drive new capability
  • Lead a team or resources to configure and solution existing and new functionality to meet business objectives in Workday
  • Responsible for the end-to-end oversight (project management and change management planning and efforts) for Workday and other People System initiatives, partnering with key People and business stakeholders.
  • Own the adoption strategy and key metrics for new Workday functionality, gathering feedback and partnering with the People Operations team for enhancements to improve the employee experience
  • Engage with key cross-functional partners to review and assess downstream impacts of new configurations and process changes.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to Workday functional analysts.
  • Provide input and advice regarding Workday design/architecture decisions as well as functional or technical support where and when needed.
  • Create strong business partnerships with Business Systems to ensure seamless execution and alignment with the overarching Enterprise Architecture and processes 
  • Develop and document governance and compliance standards, including documentation of requirements, testing, and approvals.
  • Experience leading Workday implementation from engagement to delivery, coordinating internal project and external implementation resources.
  • Manage the vendor relationship with Workday and other People System partners, including participation in QBRs/annual reviews and contract renewals.

What We're Looking For

  • 10+ years of experience with HR technology platforms with a minimum of 8+ years hands-on experience designing and leading Workday initiatives, either in an in-house or consulting role.
  • 5+ years experience managing and leading, developing and scaling a high functioning team 
  • Experience leading Workday feature assessments and implementations, including project management, issue management, communications, and change management.
  • Experience in core HCM and at least working knowledge of other modules such as: time tracking, absence management, payroll, compensation, benefits, etc..
  • Experience with integrations, complex reporting, security and data architecture
  • Experience in successfully partnering with and driving cross functional teams to create a shared outcome
  • Experience leading change and process improvement initiatives. 
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills. 
  •  Ability to deliver results on time with a high level of accuracy.

In accordance with applicable law, Fastly’s minimum base pay for this role if hired in Colorado is $150,000 per year. Additionally, this role is eligible to participate in Fastly's equity plan. Final offer amount will be at the company’s sole discretion and determined by multiple factors, including years and depth of experience and expertise, location and other business considerations. Note that this role is available to candidates outside of Colorado and different minimum compensation may apply.

Fastly is proud to deliver a strong total rewards program to our employees. This role is eligible to participate in the following benefits:

  • Health benefits (medical, dental, and vision)
    • Medical: Cigna or Kaiser available
  • Retirement benefits and employer match
  • Life Insurance (Basic and Voluntary Life)
  • Short & Long Term Disability with a buy-up LTD option
  • Voluntary Accident & Critical Illness benefits
  • Flex Spending Accounts & Mass Transit benefits
  • Open Vacation Policy
  • Sick Time
  • Generous leave benefits (medical, maternity, paternity, and personal)
  • Paid wellness days
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Learning & reimbursement program stipend
  • Mobile and internet allowance
  • Wellness stipend
  • Pet insurance

Fastly reserves the right to amend or modify for any reasons in accordance with applicable law.

Why Fastly?

  • We have a huge impact. Fastly is a small company with a big reach. Not only do our customers have a tremendous user base, but we also support a growing number of open source projects and initiatives. Outside of code, employees are encouraged to share causes close to their heart with others so we can help lend a supportive hand.

  • We love distributed teams. Fastly’s home-base is in San Francisco, but we have multiple offices and employees sprinkled around the globe. In fact, 50% of our employees work outside of SF! An international remote culture is in our DNA.

  • We care about you. Fastly works hard to create a positive environment for our employees, and we think your life outside of work is important too. We support our teams with great benefits like up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave, options for free medical/dental/vision plans, and an open vacation program that enables our folks to take the time they need to recharge (some benefits may vary by location).

  • We value diversity. Growing and maintaining our inclusive and diverse team matters to us. We are committed to being a company where our employees feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work and have the ability to be successful -- every day.

  • We are passionate. Fastly is chock full of passionate people and we’re not ‘one size fits all’. Fastly employs authors, pilots, skiers, parents (of humans and animals), makeup geeks, coffee connoisseurs, and more. We love employees for who they are and what they are passionate about.

We’re always looking for humble, sharp, and creative folks to join the Fastly team. If you think you might be a fit, please apply!


Fastly is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and to providing employees with a safe and welcoming work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  

Employment decisions at Fastly are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, family or parental status, disability*, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Fastly encourages applicants from all backgrounds.

*Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Fastly. Please inform us if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Fastly collects and processes personal data submitted by job applicants in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Please see our privacy notice for job applicants.

More Information on Fastly
Fastly operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA, Portland, OR, Denver, CO and New York, NY. Fastly was founded in 2011. It has 960 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 17 open jobs at Fastly, click here.
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