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Director - Data Platform

Company: Workday, Inc.
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

1. Provide the best possible experience on our site
2. Collect statistics to optimize site functionality Your work days are brighter here. At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That's why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don't need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here. About the TeamThe Data Platform and Observability team is based in Pleasanton, CA; Boston, MA and Dublin, Ireland. We enable real time insights across Workday's platforms, infrastructure and applications. Our focus is on the development of a large scale distributed data platform to support critical Workday applications.

The team provides software for collection, ingestion, storage & visualization of critical data assets. We handle 100s of terabytes of data in the form of billions of messages produced daily by Workday applications and underlying services. If you enjoy writing efficient software or tuning and scaling large distributed systems you will enjoy working with us.

Do you want to solve interesting challenges at substantial scale across private and public clouds for our 4000+ global customers? Do you want to work with extraordinary engineers and facilitate the development of the next generation Observability & Data Platforms? If so, we should chat.About the Role

  • Drive Workday's operational data platform vision, collaborate with Engineering leadership to complete that vision. Will be responsible for some of the largest data lakehouse at Workday
  • Responsible for leading, motivating and developing multiple engineering teams. Provide hands-on technical leadership and mentoring to the engineering teams. You will also be responsible for the engineering roadmap.
  • Drive the architecture, execution and delivery of data acquisition, streaming and batch processing, analytics tools, data access layer, data quality, data management and compliance
  • Lead with a Product mentality for internal customers
  • Lead the adoption of practices like service ownership, shift-left testing, DevOps, Secure Coding life cycle, continuous delivery, SRE, and software defined everything
  • Deliver amazing platform engineering outcomes through your teams in areas of ownership, building reliable, scalable, and highly performant services and features using industry standard processesAbout You Are you a hardworking, creative and driven team member who can support us in our mission to gracefully support our Observability teams? If yes, We would love to hear from you! If you like trying new techniques and approaches to sophisticated problems, love to learn new technologies, are a natural collaborator and an extraordinary teammate who brings out the best in everyone around you, then give us a shout!Basic Qualifications
    • 10+ years of multidimensional leadership experience in high scale technology organizations with demonstrated technical and an eye for business. Must have demonstrated software development experience delivering new products to market
    • Have led Sr. Managers successfully by mentoring and growing them. You've grown and lead teams 25+
    • You have strong experience with designing and leading distributed systems(messaging systems, distributed Query Engines distributed file systems) at web scale
    • Deep working experience with Big Data technologies like ElasticSearch, Hadoop, Kafka, Spark, etc.
    • Deep working experience on at least one public cloud (GCP/AWS) and open source software like Kubernetes, Istio, Prometheus, Fluentd
    • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related technical field or relevant experienceOther Qualifications
      • Deep understanding and commitment to software engineering principles/processes (e.g. Lean, Agile, DevOps, CI/CD, TDD, SRE) and continuous improvement through measurement
      • You also bring an operational mindset to the engineering team and strive to achieve operational excellence of the Platform.
      • An ideal candidate will have exceptional presentation skills and be motivated to participate at speaking engagements, industry forums and conferences.#LI-MH5Workday Pay Transparency Statement The base pay range for the primary location of this job is listed below. Workday pay ranges vary based on work location. As a part of the total compensation package, this role may be eligible for the Workday Bonus Plan or a role-specific commission/bonus, as well as annual refresh stock grants. Recruiters can share more detail during the hiring process. Each candidate's compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, geography, experience, skills, future potential and internal pay parity. For more information regarding Workday's comprehensive benefits , please click here . Primary Location: USA.CA.PleasantonPrimary Location Base Pay Range: $220,000 - $330,000 Pursuant to applicable Fair Chance law, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Are you being referred to one of our roles? If so, ask your connection at Workday about our Employee Referral process! Join our talent community and receive the latest Workday news, content, and be first in line for new job opportunities. Are you being referred to one of our roles? If so, ask your connection at Workday about our Employee Referral process!Being a Great Place to Work 0:00 -/ - 2:09 Are you interested in contract opportunities at Workday? At Workday, our employees have always been our number one Core Value. We understand that everyone has unique experiences and perspectives which is why our mission is to create a safe space where all people and ideas are welcomed. Our commitment to value inclusion, belonging, and equity (VIBE---) and creating a brighter workday for all is the cornerstone of all we do. Join us! Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday.Workday is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Workday are considered without regards to age, ancestry, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.Further, pursuant to applicable local ordinances, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.We do not accept resumes from headhunters, placement agencies, or other suppliers that have not signed a formal agreement with us. Workday is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, and others during our application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or for religious reasons, contact us at

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