The University of Virginia has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Technical Team Leader to oversee the timely completion of all technical deliverables for the Finance Strategic Transformation (FST) https://financetransformation.virginia.edu/.
FST is a comprehensive transformation initiative that includes culture change, business process improvement, and the implementation of Workday Financial Management. Reporting to the Workday Financials Implementation Lead, this individual will manage the overall design, testing and deployment of technical aspects of the top priority initiative within the UVA Finance organization. After the project, this position will report to the AVP ITS - Enterprise Applications.
The UVA Finance team recently adopted a vision to become the valued and trusted financial partner that the University community turns to first. The FST Technical Team Leader is integral to achieving this vision; they will formally and informally lead teams that work across UVA Finance functional areas, stakeholders, technical experts, and consultants to implement process redesigns and system implementations that support the UVA Finance mission and vision. The Technical Team Leader must represent the UVA Finance core values: to be an impeccable source of information; a collaborative partner; to provide service excellence and innovative action; and to lead valued, high-performing teams.
This position is initially limited to the duration of the project and will report into the project leadership during the implementation and stabilization period. After the implementation is complete there will be permanent employment in an oversight role for the Workday technology solutions.
Manages the work stream leads for integrations, data conversions, reporting and security, including building the technology team's skill sets for a successful implementation of Workday Financials.
Provides overall leadership and subject matter expertise in the implementation of the technical areas in scope, including data conversions, integrations, security, and reports while overseeing the timely completion of deliverables required by the project plan.
Oversee the overall design, testing and deployment of the technical areas.
Actively partners and closely collaborates with the implementation partner's technical lead and overall management of their technical team, including collaboration and oversight, to ensure successful coordination and integration into the overall project plan.
Coordinates all needed technical consulting resources.
Provides input on project planning activities.
Collaborates closely with the functional project team to plan and execute on a successful cutover.
Serves as a strong consultative partner to stakeholders, users and functional leaders to continuously improve service delivery.
Collaborate with HCM and Financial Management BSAs and Functional Leads to stay abreast of new functionality becoming available in Workday and drive the deployment of feature releases.
Responsible for creating a tenant management strategy that encompasses HCM and Financials and responsible for the ongoing tenant management plan.
Leads the support of the ongoing Workday inbound and outbound integrations, including troubleshooting, maintenance and the development of any new integrations.
Manages the vendor relationship and overall resource coordination for integrations.
Provides strong leadership and subject matter expertise for the design, testing, and deployment of the needed data conversions from legacy system(s) to Workday, ensuring the timely completion of deliverables as required by the project plan.
Creates and manages a robust data conversion framework that is automated and repeatable for each tenant build.
Leads the design and execution of a plan that includes a comprehensive audit and traceability of the data conversion activity, works closely with functional teams to facilitate on-going data quality.
Ensures a robust change control framework is established and maintained including the needed internal controls and approvals for migrations.
Leads the development and management of the security model for Workday Financial Management.
BA/BS degree in relevant technical field (Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering or related technical discipline).
3+ years of Workday experience including integrations, custom reporting, security management, tenant management, and enhancing and supporting various Workday Financial Management modules. 5+ years of experience is desired.
Oracle EBS experience a plus.
7-10 years of software development experience.
Experience working with Workday tools like Enterprise Interface Builder (EIB), Workday Studio, Workday Report Writer, and iLoad.
In-depth understanding of security models and approaches to implementing security architecture within Workday.
Workday certifications a plus.
Technical Architecture experience.
Experience with Web Services and APIs.
Background in data transformation tools like Informatica or Hoover and analytics.
Technical experience with XML and Java.
Experience with interface, networking, and data warehousing technologies, as well as design, relational database technologies, and performance tuning.
Familiarity with automated testing tools.
Experience collaborating with and overseeing activities of implementation partner vendors.
Exposure to finance business processes and functions.
Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong problem solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and handle both planned and unplanned responsibilities.
UVA Finance Strategic Transformation (FST)
UVA is focusing on a robust and effective financial management approach enabled by a fully integrated cloud-based technology solution for the University, with the intention to do the following:
Leverage industry best practices.
Develop a future state business model.
Enable utilization of modernized tools.
Our goal is to reduce administrative burden, make compliance with regulations and policies easier and more consistent, strengthen our risk management framework, and allow the University community to better steward resources in support of its mission.
FST's vision is to empower leadership, faculty, management, and staff with the financial information, services, and acumen needed to advance the mission of the University and its schools on a timely basis, so they are able to strategize, spot trends and plan ahead, steward financial resources for the greatest and best use, and operate efficiently and effectively.
Promote a culture that values strategic thinking, transparency, entrepreneurism and continuous improvement.
Broadly strengthen our financial acumen and promote a proactive, forward-looking, multi-year approach to financial planning and management.
Align decision-making authority with responsibilities across schools, departments, and central units.
Provide meaningful and easy to navigate dashboards and reporting tools to meet the needs of leaders, faculty, and staff.
Improve our data architecture to make it easier to extract information and generate reports needed for planning, decision-making, and supporting day-to-day operations.
Establish a governance model for defining data, designing and maintaining the Chart of Accounts to maintain its integrity, and for maintaining alignment of the platform with business needs.
Provide a fully integrated, real-time Workday platform that supports efficient and effective business operations supported by common processes to the greatest extent possible.
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