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Essex Property Trust, Inc.

Sr. Workday HRIS Analyst

Irvine, CA

Our associates are offered competitive salaries, experience career growth, and are eligible for benefit packages that include medical, dental, vision, 401k employer match, excellence rewards, wellness programs and much more. With our Sunday property operations office closures and over 15 PTO days, work/life balance is a priority! Additionally most positions are eligible for a housing discount of 20% or more if you live onsite.

Essex provides great communities in which to live, work and invest. We are a purpose-driven company, and we pride ourselves on promoting an internal culture of growth and opportunity by engaging, enabling and empowering our teams. Working at Essex is not a destination. It is a journey where you can confidently build your career.

Essex requires that all successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and provide proof of vaccination prior to commencement of employment. Essex is an equal opportunity employer and will consider requests for exemption from this policy as a reasonable accommodation consistent with federal, state, and local law. All offers of employment are contingent upon complying with Essex’s vaccination policy.

The Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) department administrates the HR related software and systems, assisting HR Operations with customer support on these systems. The HRIS department is also responsible for maintaining reporting on HR Data, ensuring data integrity and accuracy.

This position’s primary focus will be partnering with HR and business teams to implement programs in the Workday HRIS by interpreting business needs and creating systemic solutions. This role will also provide support for day to day operations of the business inside of Workday, partnering with managers and leaders. The Sr. HRIS Analyst works independently, in consultation with Sr. HRIS Manager and peers to set technology priorities and conduct long-term planning. This position serves as a subject matter expert on systems functionality, configuration, and capabilities.

- Work across the various Essex Workday Modules: HCM (Benefits, Compensation), Advanced Compensation, Performance & Talent, Time Tracking, Absence, Workday Adaptive, Recruiting, and Learning.
- Create and maintain Workday Advanced Reports: Advanced, Matrix, Calculated Fields
- Lead bi-annual Workday Feature Release Testing and Documentation
- Partner closely with HRIS team, business, and support teams to understand system end-user needs and provide recommendations
- Lead and assist in rollout and implementation of HR programs.
- Identifies and recommends product customizations, enhancements, or workarounds.
- Documents requirements, processes, solution recommendations, test plans, and change management impacts.
- Ensure data integrity within Workday and assist with HRIS data audits and cleanup
- Assist with broadening internal knowledge of Workday through hands-on training to HRIS and other support teams.
- Respond to employee, manager and HR team requests and escalating issues as appropriate
- Analyzes, troubleshoots, and helps resolve HRIS issues in a timely manner.
- Continuously increases knowledge in HR technology by serving as an expert on functional capabilities, staying informed on product capabilities and trends, and interacting with vendor communities.
- Occasional People Analytics assistance required.
- May guide and/or assist with other Human Resources Information Systems projects as assigned.

- BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
- Strong working knowledge of Workday
- Experience in Workday components such as Core HCM, Onboarding, Absence Management, Time Tracking, Benefits, Talent/Performance, and Advanced Compensation.
- Minimum 4+ years as a hands-on HRIS Analyst or similar experience
- Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
- Ability to manage small projects independently
- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks effectively, and prioritize requests
- Adapt well to change
- Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail
- Ability to manage confidential information with discretion.
- Proficient in MS Office with advanced level Excel skills; vlookup, advanced formulas

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