HRIS/ Workday Product Owner/Architect. at Allison Transmission (Indianapolis, IN)

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Building cities. Driving commerce. Saving lives. For over 100 years, Allison Transmission has powered the vehicles and technology that move our world forward.

What powers us? Our employees. From the first person hired by James Allison in 1915 to the thousands across the globe who work for Allison today, we're driving progress everywhere because we employ top talent worldwide.

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Job Title:

HRIS/ Workday Product Owner/Architect.

Job Description:

The HR Information System Product Owner and Architect will serve as the key program manager, resource, and subject matter expert for Allison's HR technology. Responsible for the support and configuration of Allison's HR Systems, you will work closely with HR Leaders, business partners, centers of excellence, HR service delivery team, Information Systems and Services Architects and others at Allison Transmission to create, support and enhance configurations, security, and reports within the Workday environment. You will provide strategic direction on other HR Technologies, such as ServiceNow HR Service Delivery, and liaise with Information Technology teams to provide program support and drive HRIS Product Management practice. You will utilize your knowledge and skills to effect positive change in all areas of Workday, including security administration, business process design; HCM, compensation, recruiting, talent, performance, time reporting, time off and absence configurations; end-user experience, reporting and analysis. The aim being to ensure a clear HR Technology roadmap, business process optimizations, improved technology enablement through clear business case development, metrics and measuring the business value realization for the portfolio.

Additionally, as a team leader, you are responsible for employee development and coaching, day-to-day work management, task assignment, status reporting, training recommendations, and general team coordination tasks.

  • Provide subject matter expertise on HRIS (Workday) setup, data integrity, business process design, security, report writing and data analysis
  • Configure and maintain Workday business processes, condition/eligibility rules, calculated fields, security, and other Workday configurations (HCM, Advanced Compensation, Time, Absence, Recruiting, Talent/Performance and Learning)
  • Lead Workday enhancements, including suggesting and prototyping new functionality
  • Support complex, short and long-term HR Projects
  • Develop user-procedures, guidelines and documentation on new processes and functionality
  • Develop and coach employees on the HR Technology team
  • Planning key activities, including testing, for releases, implementation of new and enhanced functionality, and integration with downstream systems
  • Create and oversee change control processes for Workday and other HR technologies
  • Partner with the Information Technology team to provide support to organizational projects
  • Conduct research, lead projects, and participate as a hands-on contributor towards the successful implementation of various HR initiatives
  • Serve as a Workday Named Support Contact
  • Maintain knowledge of HR business practices and technology to provide an advanced level of support to end-users
  • Provide immediate assistance when application issues prevent timely completion of critical operations
  • Demonstrate high-level problem-solving techniques to identify issues and take corrective actions to resolve
  • Coordinate with external vendors in support of Workday and other HR Technologies
  • Plan for and maintain the HR technical work backlog and provide status reports to leadership team
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience supporting ERP/HR applications
  • 5+ years of experience in an HR Analyst, IT Analyst, or similar role
  • 4+ years of experience administering HRIS configurations and business processes (Workday) preferred
  • Experience with Workday report writing preferred
  • History of Workday training preferred (special consideration for Pro or Implementer certification)
  • Proficient in a major HRIS platform and Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to work effectively and independently with internal and external customers
  • Ability to manage, develop, and lead a small team of professionals
  • Task or project management experience preferred

Primary Location:

Indianapolis, IN

Additional Locations:

Allison Transmission is an equal opportunity employer. We have opportunities for all qualified applicants regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran requiring assistance and/or reasonable accommodations reviewing any of the careers information, please contact us at 317-242-5000.

Please note that Allison Transmission will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Allison Transmission will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.
More Information on Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Indianapolis, IN. Allison Transmission was founded in 1915. 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 44 open jobs at Allison Transmission, click here.
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