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Udemy

Senior Manager, People Systems (Workday)

at Udemy

Atlanta, United States



About us

At Udemy, we’re on a mission to transform lives through learning. Through our intelligent skills platform and a global community of instructors, we’ve helped over 70 million learners and 16,000 organizations achieve their goals. Come join us in ensuring everyone, everywhere has access to the skills they need to unlock their potential and create possibilities for themselves and others.

This hybrid position requires two days per week in our Denver office.

About you 

You’re a connector who puts people first and values the lasting ​partnerships you’ll build. You’re an active listener who cares about the stories people share and are energized by communication and collaboration. You love learning new things and are known for bringing innovative perspectives and questions to the table. You’re deadline and results-driven, passionate about creating new processes, systems, and best practices that help your internal partners do their best work.

About this role 

As part of the Business Systems team, the People Systems Manager will participate in project work, operational work, and enhancements, and support scaling Udemy’s people systems to meet Udemy’s expanding business needs. An ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of Workday (particularly HCM, reporting and security) and exceptional analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills and be comfortable interacting with all levels or organizations, including executive leadership.

This role will allow you to apply your Workday and general systems knowledge to Udemy’s people systems.  You will provide technical expertise in people systems, including configuration, administration and roadmapping.  You will work closely with your team, and the greater Business Systems team,  to collaborate on creative solutions for technical challenges, provide input on the People Systems roadmap and provide direct impact to our business partners. You will interact frequently with senior management and must become a trusted thought-leader to our extended business partners.

What you'll be doing:

  • Oversee Workday applications and function as overall lead for HCM optimization projects
  • Lead HCM workstream driving towards decisions and recommending best practices related to HCM functionality including, but not limited to:  Payroll, Learning, Talent and Performance, Advanced Comp, and Integrations
  • Serve as an advisor to HR business partners on industry standards and leading practices
  • Identify HCM strategies, risks, and options, recommend approaches and mitigations to realize the full potential of Workday
  • Demonstrate strong stakeholder management and excellent communication skills
  • Manage third-party support vendors & implementation partners
  • Lead, mentor, counsel and manage performance of staff

What you’ll have:

  • 8+ years of Workday implementation and support experience, most recently in a Lead role, or similar level role, preferably with a consulting firm or a fast-growing tech company
  • Global HR Technology and general HR practices in Workday, Oracle, or similar cloud-based ERP technologies
  • Experience integrating and managing Greenhouse Recruiting  
  • Experience managing cross-functional teams and vendors
  • Demonstrated commitment and achievement to delivery excellence and client relationship management
  • Demonstrated understanding of the cross-functional dependencies and impacts to conversions and integrations
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines, despite conflicting demands

We understand that not everyone will match each of the above qualifications. However, we also realize that everyone has unique experiences that can add value to our company. Even if you think your background might not perfectly align, we'd love to hear from you!

Life at Udemy 

We aspire to be as vibrant and dynamic as the communities we serve, as inquisitive as those who use our platform, and as revolutionary as the future we strive to open for everyone. Here are some of the things we love about life at Udemy:

  • We’re invested in creating an inclusive environment that welcomes a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. From creating employee resource groups, ensuring we’re a Fair Pay Workplace, and building a flexible work culture, our belonging, equity, diversity, and inclusion (BEDI) initiatives always put our people first. We want you to be able to bring your authentic self to work because when we all do, we’re better for it.

  • Learning is what we do – inside and out. Our Learning & Development team is second to none, helping ensure your journey is one of continuous progression. You’ll also have unlimited access to Udemy courses, monthly UDays (meeting-free professional development days), and a generous annual professional development stipend.

  • Our reason to exist is to revolutionize learning – that calls for taking risks and learning from failures. Whether it’s our hackathons (a company-wide effort to envision new possibilities for our product) or sharing our prototypes, we see experimentation as a crucial step on the path to success.

  • We’re committed to creating world-class employee experiences and are proud of the recognition of this by Great Place to Work. 

Of course, the best thing about being part of Udemy is knowing your work makes a difference for people and organizations around the world. You’ve got the skills; why not use them to help others develop theirs?

At Udemy, we value diversity and inclusion and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition, or disability. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Our Benefits Start With U

Our benefits package at Udemy “starts with U” and is grounded in mission-driven benefits that intentionally align with our core values. Here’s a sneak peek at just a few highlighted benefits if you’re a full-time Udemate based in the United States:

  • Core Benefits: Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D, and disability coverage

  • HSA/FSA/Commuter: Pre-tax savings/spending plans, including HSA employer contributions

  • Transgender Benefits: Expanded medical coverage for gender-affirming care

  • Parental Benefits: Financial assistance for fertility (including egg-freezing), adoption, and surrogacy expenses; twelve weeks of paid family bonding for birth, surrogacy, adoption, and foster placement (plus up to six to ten weeks of paid disability leave for birthing parents) as well as a two-week “ease-back” program that enables parents to return part-time at full pay

  • Whole U: Fully paid memberships for meditation/mindfulness, therapy/coaching visits, financial planning, fertility and family building, maternity and newborn care, parenting and pediatrics, menopause care, breastmilk shipping, and caregiving support

  • Learning: Free access to Udemy and Udemy Business plus a yearly stipend to spend on professional development

  • Retirement: Pre-tax and Roth 401(k) plan with an employer contribution

  • Charitable Giving: Corporate charitable match for eligible nonprofits and charities

  • Vacation: Flexible vacation for salaried Udemates and fifteen days per year for hourly

  • Holidays: Twelve paid holidays throughout the year

Information regarding data privacy is available within the Udemy Careers Privacy Notice.

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At Udemy, we strive to be transparent around compensation. Actual compensation for this role is based on several factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, qualifications, experience, and specific work location due to differences in the cost of labor. In addition to a base salary, this role is also eligible for benefits and equity.
Hiring Compensation Range
$144,000$180,000 USD
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