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Sr. Business Consultant - Workday

Chicago, Illinois, United States
$63-65 an hour
January 17, 2017

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Professional Summary :

Bit more than 7 years of IT experience with 6 years of experience on Workday ERP.

Expertise working on Workday HCM modules -Workforce lifecycle managemnet, Compensation managemnet,absence management, Organization management, Employee benefits,on-boarding and recruitment modules.

Good experience in Workday implementations, Workday business process configurations, Workday security, Workday Time Reporting, Workday HR and payroll domain, Client and Vendor management.

Good understanding of Workday integration cloud platform.

Hands on experience in inbound/outbound integration using EIB, Core Connector,Cloud Connect, Report Writer (Advanced, Matrix, Trended, Composite), Calculated Fields for both HCM and Financials Management.

Extensive Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Phases such as Requirement analysis, Design, Development, Testing and Deployment with working knowledge in software development methodologies like Rational Unified Process (RUP), Agile, Waterfall across the span of various projects.

Well versed with Workday Integration product suite.

Expertise in building EIBs (Enterprise Interface Builder) for integration within workday used for data Cleanup and Configuring Security Groups.

Worked with end users to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements using User interviews, Workshops, Observation and Existing systems documentation/procedures, JAD, JAR and Brainstorming sessions, identify Functional, Non-Functional, and Business Rules, and then subsequently modeled them.

Experienced in build, test and post go live support stage of Compensation, Talent, Time Tracking and Absences Functional Implementation.

Expertise in technologies involving SOAP development like XML, XSLT, XPath, Web Services, SOX and Excel functions etc.

Proficient in understanding HR modules like Benefits, Payroll, Compensation and Recruiting.

Competence in developing Business Requirement and specification documents such as Business Requirement Documents (BRD), Functional Requirement Specification (FRS) document.

Analytical exposure of UML such as Class Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, State Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, Data Flow Diagram and Entity Diagram. Worked on SQL Queries, Requirement traceability Matrix, Mockups and Wireframes.

Working experience on the Object Management Systems like Role Based Security, User Based Security, Job Based Security groups.

Customer focused and results driven passionate professional with extensive experience in implementing SaaS applications like Workday, and OLAP/ custom Data Warehousing Applications.

Extensive experience in data conversion, data mapping, functional design, configuration and testing of use cases in all Workday modules.

Proficient in Report Writing, Creating Custom Object, Custom Reports and Workday Calculated Fields.

Experience in creating and reviewing Test Cases and Test Plans for User Acceptance Testing.

Hands on experience in troubleshooting user level Techno-functional issues, enhancements and overall support of a post implementationin the workday.

Knowledge on Compensation Plans like Salary, Unit Salary, Hourly, Allowance, One Time Payment, Merit, Bonus, Commission, Stock and worked on Compensation Grades, Grade Profiles and Steps and Compensation Eligibility Rules.

Experienced in QA/Testing processes like User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Unit Testing, Performance Testing, System Integration Testing (SIT).

Professional Experience :

Sr. Business Consultant – Workday

FINRA - Chicago, IL Jan 2015 to Present


Worked as part of the Kick-off team in the project Implementation and closely worked with implementation partner help in configuring, testing different modules in Workday HCM.

Recreated scheduled queries in Workday HCM previously done in Peoplesoft to support continued legacy processes across the organization.

Worked with implementation partner to migrate all the integrations and EIB template from one tenant to other tenant and performed testing after the migrations to make sure everything is working as expected before delivering the tenant for UAT and GOLD.

I was responsible for requirement gathering, design phase in Prototype Tenants P1 and P2 and testing with production migration and production support activity.

Worked on EIB's and Web services to load the new data and change the existing data from PeopleSoft to Workday.

Worked on building BIRT custom report for Benefits statements for Workers, Merit and Talent Statements for Workers & Managers.

Tested several Business processes for security configurations for Initiate and Approval processes.

Built several Matrix Dashboard reports to track Performance, Merit and Bonus process.

Participated in workday systems integration building complex integrations using Workday Studio, Cloud Connect and Document Transformation.

Worked on all types of data sources and all Workers, Supervisory Organization, Cost Center, Position Management, Indexed Workers.

Managed Absence Management Tracking system (AMTS)-An online tool that allows supervisors and absence administrators to document, track and manage employee's absences.

Provided training in the basic administration of permissions and security in Functional Areas.

Performed sorting and summarization to get the counts in Workday Report

Developed recurring reporting as well as Ad hoc reporting.

Involved in the design phase and prototyping for further discussions with the client.

As part of data conversion validation built reports to validate Supervisory org Disconnect report.

Created extract single instance (ESI), extract multiple instance (EMI) in advance reposting to populate the annual Bonus, vacation payment, payment date or reversal date.

Built several Matrix and Advanced reports for data validations and dashboard reports to Managers and Power users.

Configured Merit and Bonus Grids as a part of Annual Merit & Bonus processes.

Configured and Tested Business Process and notifications in core HR: Hire, Job Change, Termination, Create Positions, Requisitions, Termination, & Contract Contingent.

Used sequence generators, generating templates and validating inbound integration system results.

Performed arithmetic calculation in Matrix report for counting, averaging, summing, ranging between maximum and minimum.

Created advanced reports from simple reports by using Calculated Fields, Sorting, Filtering Report Fields, providing Advanced Filtering Option, Creating Sub Filters and by using related Business Object.

Worked on several calculated fields like extract single instance (ESI), extract multi instance (EMI), Arithmetic Calculation, formatting date fields, Look up related value, Evaluate Expression, True or false conditions.

Tracked all the Tickets thru Ticketing Tool Jira, prioritizing them and following up with business stake holders for sign-off and pushing fixes to production tenant.

Created comprehensive Test and Use Cases based on Business and Functional Requirements to include all possible scenarios.

Identified the coverage on employers with the help of my team mates in the Vacation and Paid time off plan (Benefits Plan).

Responsible for communicating the daily progress, issues and risks in Workday with the QA Lead and project teams.

Implemented requirements to the project using Agile (Scrum Methodology) where scrum by creating sprints and focusing on iterative planning and tracking processes.

Designed business flow diagrams and processes, which included processes in Staffing, job benefits, Compensation grades and packages.

Acted as a liaison between the HR and IT technical teams; interacted with non-technical, functional users to develop business requirements for system enhancements, created and executed test plans, and managed user-acceptance testing (UAT).

Worked on Maintenance and creation of Workday Supervisory Organizations, Locations, Positions, Cost centers, Cost Center hierarchies.

Worked on the Object Management Systems like Role Based Security, User Based Security, Job Based Security groups.

Sr. Workday Business Analyst

Credit Suisse, NY December 2012 to December 2014


Function as Business Analyst producing artifacts using BA standards/Tools. i.e. Scope doc, BRD, FRS, Workflows, and Interface prototypes.

Lead discovery / JAD / brainstorming sessions with HR Business partners, SMEs, HR Coordinators, Benefits administrators, and Third Party Service providers, to elicit Functional, Non-Functional, and Business Rules, and then subsequently model them.

Performed data conversion from legacy HCM (HR, Payroll, Base Benefits, Benefits Administration and Time & Labor) to WorkDay HCM modules.

Tested inbound and outbound WorkDay integration with ADP (Payroll), CornerStone (LMS), Atena (Benefits), Vanguard (Retirement/401K) for NA region, developed using EIB.

Designed and configured Workday BPs for HCM including Hire, Change Job, Termination, Propose Compensation, Termination etc.

Configured Workday compensation packages including salary, bonus, allowance, commission, and merit plans for multiple countries including merit and bonus plan processing.

Support testing for the Workday HCM Cloud system implementation.

Designed and configured other Workday HCM & Security configuration objects including Management Hierarchies, Regions, Locations, edited Domain and Business Process Security Policies, Tenant setup and created reports to meet customer requirements.

Implemented Leave Management Module, Compensation Module.

Configured and tested Workday Compensation including Packages, Salary & Hourly Plans, Bonus and Commission Plans.

Involved in configuring Benefits, Time Management System and Talent Management as this was configured along with the configuration of succession planning .

Workday HR Configuration knowledge and experience in modules like Compensation, Talent, Absences, Time, and Security.

Worked with data conversion team to help load and reconcile data loaded for both P1 and P2 cycles.

Liaised with Hrand IT team when required for modifications to integrations using studio and EIBs, etc.

Worked with Core HR and Talent Management,Employee benefits modules on planned activities and coordinated across offshore teams, tasks, issues and risks of functional process.

Written reports using BRIT (Business Intelligence Reporting Tool) that extract Workday data and manipulate it in other formats (Excel) for various needs.

Defined different Payroll Areas, Pay Scale Types, Pay Scale Groups and Levels for different Employee Groups and Subgroups.

Developed and owned overall Test Plan. Reviewed test plans and test documents (Test Scenarios / Test Strategy / Test Cases) to ensure all requirements are covered in scripts.

Actively participated in Unit Testing and Functional Testing. Tested Business Processes, Integrations and PICOFs for 4 countries as part of End to End testing and UAT.

Built new integrations using Cloud connectors and Custom integrations (EIB, Workday Studio).

Created test scenarios for testing all in scope many Business Processes like Hire, Job Change, Promote, Transfer, Terminate, Compensation changes, Employee Self Service process, Manager Self-service processes, etc.

Liaised with HR, Payroll, other internal departments and third party vendors and developed test plans and test scenarios for Functional, End to End, System integration, User Acceptance and Parallel Acceptance testing

Tested the Integrations on all the Workday tenant prototypes P1, P2 and P3 tenants.

Written Use Cases and produce Activity diagrams, Developed requirements specifications and Documentations for Business Process Management (BPM).

Performed System Integration testing of the all in scope inbound and outbound 50+ integrations.

Troubleshooted Workday configuration and reporting issues to identify and fix root causes.

Managed integrations between Workday, A&M systems and third party systems.

Worked alongside the integration team to configure and test integrations between the Workday solution and the client's selected payroll and benefits providers. Testing during Workday new version release process and any ad-hoc testing.

Conducted JAD (Joint Application Development) sessions and gathered requirements for all outstanding issues.

Assisted the integration consulting team in helping to configure and test integrations between Workday and third party/custom solutions.

Developed workday expense systems to reduce administrative burden by leveraging workers, roles, organizations, and security policies already set up in Workday HCM.

Develop advanced custom reports, composite reports and matrix reports in Workday and test developed reports.

Provided Day to day support of Workday HCM, Security, Compensation and Reporting issues.

Created complex dashboards for the Firm's HR systems and vendor management systems. Designed Workday HCM data conversion process.

Organized and conducted UAT with clients and worked as a part of thesupport team for Benefit Messaging.

Workday HCM Business Analyst

Mercy Hospital-Philadelphia,PA January 2011 to November 2012

Responsibilities :

Provided training in creating Supervisory Organizations, Cost Centers, Cost Center Hierarchies and location hierarchies maintenance and modification of Workday Business Processes and definitions.

Configured Workday compensation packages including salary, bonus, allowance, commission, and merit plans for multiple countries including merit and bonus plan processing.

Configured Workday benefits including groups, plans, coverage types, event types, and eligibility rules for multiple countries.

Implemented Workday performance management including goal setting, midyear, and year end processes.

Configured absence management including vacation, parental leave and other LOA types.

Configured Workday security roles and groups to the required level of confidentially and segregation of duties.

Provided training to import massive amounts of customer data from Salesforce via iLoad.

Received training in creating, configuring and modifying Compensation rules, tables, and groups.

Designed built and executed data Conversion from Salesforce to Workday HCM.

Provided training in creating Custom reports (simple, Advanced and matrix) and also calculated fields.

Received training in EIB (Inbound and Outbound), Studio and Core connectors.

Created Testing strategy, test plans, documentation for Business Process testing and Integration testing.

Developed test scenarios and test cases for all in scope Business processes (hire, job change, terminate, etc.) along with testing of security role mapping for each of the Business processes.

Created Supervisory Organizations, Matrix Organizations, Cost Centers, Location and its hierarchies.

Involved in creating the Applicants, Hiring applicants into supervisory Organizations.

Proposed Compensation for New Hire, design Business process to hire an employee.

Configured Workday compensation packages, which include employee's salary, Compensation Grades, Allowances, Bonus, Merits based on their profile.

Developed impact and preliminary analyses in SDLC, and participated actively in their implementation.

Facilitating annual bonus and salary merit programs for both US and international business units.

Configured the processes like change job, compensation grades, mass hire, mass promotions.

Hire into Position Management, Create Compensation for new hire employees, Review employee hire, edit workday accounts and resetting the passwords.

Prepared employee master data like Job details, Worker history, and contact information.

Configured Domain Security Policies and merged them with Security Groups.

Configured Business Process Security Policies for Business Processes like Advanced Compensation, Benefits, Unions and workforce planning.

Worked closely with the module owners, business analysts, subject matter experts, and also technical people to perform SWOT Analysis, presentation materials, demo charts, training updates and other change management documents as needed.

Designed and developed Use Cases, Use Case Diagram, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, OOD using UML.

Created workflows, process diagrams, and GAP analyses to derive requirements for existing systems enhancements.

Business Analyst

Iron Mountain -Boston, MA September 2009 to December 2010


Worked on Gathering requirements by interacting with business users (SME's like brokers, financial analysts, mutual fund heads) understanding their business processes, understanding their current IT architecture.

Conducted user interviews, facilitated Joint Requirement Planning (JRP) to reduce the Scope Creep and document analysis in requirements elicitation.

Worked closely with business unit, government agencies, and compliance department to screen existing clients and analyze the risk of new clients.

Conducted and participated in walkthroughs to discuss certain issues with the development, design team and QA team.

Developed MS Access models to track the monthly accounting balances, compute lease payoffs and track the details of accounts within the leasing department.

Assisted in the design to enhance security, maintain compliance (IT and SOX), external connectivity tracking, encryption, and provide a clear audit trail.

Provided all Data Governance guidelines, processes and data quality requirements and was responsible for their implementation and compliance.

Created a Data Council to review and approve governance policies.

Worked with finance and directors on brokers/agencies not in compliance in order to determine if commissions should be held.

Communicated client's business requirements easy-to-understand data and process models.

Provided input into developing and modifying systems to meet client needs and develop business specifications to support these modifications.

Created and maintained Business Use cases and System Use cases, Use Case diagrams, Flow Diagrams, Business Flow Diagrams, Activity diagrams, Sequence diagrams throughout the SDLC.

Developed business process models in RUP to document existing and future business processes.

Provided updates, status reports regarding assigned tasks and other compliance matters.

Built scoring logic / engines in order to support audit workflow from engagement creation to completion.

Performed system, UAT, and regression testing, throughout the life of the implementation.

Created functional document for script development, testing execution, defect tracking and resolution.

Responsible for data mapping of feeds from several reference data systems, including Bloomberg, to a number of in-house applications.

Worked closely with the project manager to prepare documents such as Business Requirements Document (BRD) and System Requirements Document (SRD).

Created Use Case Diagrams, Data Flow Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams and Entity Relationship (ER) Diagrams in MS-Visio when implementing enhancements to custom and vendor applications.

Created and maintained Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) to trace technical requirements to their business requirementsWater and the test case to their functional requirements.

Technical Skills :

Workday Modules: Workforce lifecycle managemnet, Compensation managemnet,absence management, Organization management, Employee benefits,on-boarding and recruitment modules

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2000. 2003, XP, Seven, Vista

Cloud Technologies: Workday - Core Connector, EIB, Report Writer, Workday Studio and security

Web Technologies: SOAP, XML,XSLT,XSD, Web Services (WSDL & SOAP),XSLT

Document Processing: MS PowerPoint, MS Project, MS Visio, MS Web, MS Excel

Methodologies: Agile, Waterfall, Rational Unified Process (RUP)

Tracking tools: BugZilla, JIRA

Testing Tools: Win Runner, HP Quality Center, Requisite Pro 7, Test Manager

Databases: Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server,PL SQL, SQL Navigator

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