Director, HRIS

 San Francisco, CA

About Ancestry:

When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery.

With more than 27+ billion digitized global historical records, 100 million family trees, and 18 million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.

Reporting to the VP, Total Rewards, HRIS, and People Operations, the Director, Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) is focused on creating and delivering high-impact, customer-focused, and compliant HR solutions across the organization to support business objectives. You will serve as the functional lead across the entire HR technology stack: Workday, Phenom People, Lever, Glint, Shareworks, Bridge, etc. with focus on strategic design and end-to-end systems integration, automation, and optimization.

What You'll Do:

  • Develop the overall global HRIS strategy and roadmap
  • Ensure systems focus on global consistency, scalability and data accuracy
  • Design, develop and implement Workday solutions to meet global business requirements
  • Serve as a strong consultative partner to business and functional leaders to continuously improve and connect systems to provide a more seamless customer experience
  • Identify opportunities for automation and reduction of manual processes and partner with teams on implementation of solutions.
  • Perform regular business process reviews to make ongoing suggestions and create action plans
  • Sprint planning exercises and cross-functional resource planning that align to strategic goals/roadmap
  • Lead the HRIS team ensuring day-to-day systems support is balanced with strategic enhancements and projects
  • Ensure quality delivery of functional technical system activities, including bug fixes, incidents, projects, enhancements, etc.
  • Establish process for managing quality through all development stages (requirements, design/develop, build/configure, test, deploy)Maintain up-to-date documentation of system functions, processes and capabilities
  • Develop and promote continuous learning within the HRIS team
  • Provide support for Workday inbound and outbound integration issues, including implementing changes to existing integrations and well as new integrations
  • Configure, maintain and advise on security within the Workday application. This includes domain security policies, roles, and role assignments.
  • Develop and sustain appropriate controls to maintain reliable data and enable scalable reporting
  • Work alongside the IT department to perform regular assessments and improvements to the HRIS
  • Oversee sourcing new software programs, implementation, contract renewals, and external vendor management

Who You Are:

  • A results-oriented leader with a strong customer service focus and collaborative approach
  • Exceptional analytical reasoning and problem-solving capabilities with demonstrated abilities to think creatively and strategically to solve and answer key business questions/problems
  • 10+ years within HRIS with at least 5 years of leading a team and developing the strategy
  • Workday experience is required
  • Experience leading global system RFPs and implementations
  • Working knowledge of global data privacy laws
  • Experience preparing and presenting summary information and proposals to senior leadership
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience developing, managing, and coaching teams
  • Prior Workday implementation experience
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and fast change with an ability to adapt as needed
  • Experience and proven success in developing fit for purpose, technology-enabled systems and processes
  • Expertise with vendor selection and vendor management
  • Exceptional analytical reasoning and problem-solving capabilities with demonstrated abilities to think creatively and strategically to solve and answer key business questions/problems

Additional Information:

Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law. For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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