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Senior Principal Technical Program Manager, US Federal



IT, Operations
London, UK · Remote
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

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 Team

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It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they're doing. At Workday, we're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of enterprise applications. We work hard, and we're serious about what we do. But we like to have a good time, too. In fact, we run our company with that principle in mind every day: One of our core values is fun.

Workday is looking for a Senior Principal Technical Program Manager (TPM) to be part of the Infrastructure Production and Engineering (IPE) team. We're the team that drives the product and strategy for Workday’s secret sauce - our technology platform that was designed from scratch for the cloud. We own the complete stack and tools that delivers and supports Workday products across private and public clouds (e.g. on-premise, AWS, GCP, Azure). We enable Workday's scale: ~50% of Fortune 500 companies, 8000+ customers, 55M+ Workers, ~365B Transactions.

About the Role

This role will support one or more direct or indirect contracts with the U.S. Federal Government which, due to federal government security requirements, mandates that all Workday personnel working on the contracts be United States citizens (naturalized or native).

As a TPM on the IPE team you will lead projects and programs spanning infrastructure and software that ensure our systems scale to meet diverse customer requirements in this dynamic and rapid-growth landscape. You will need to possess the skills to understand complex problems broadly and have the ability to dive deep. You will find, build, and analyze data about every aspect of the platform, services running on it, tooling used to operate it and monitor it. You will drive process and technology improvements that reduce friction for engineers and continuously improve the platform's operational excellence. You will work across business, product, and engineering teams and balance cost, schedule, and technical variables to create tools and/or processes that help our customers realize better company outcomes.

Key Job Responsibilities

From a technical perspective, you need to feel comfortable with design concepts. You will contribute to large-scale architectural designs specific to a variety of technical domains within the platform. You will dive deep and understand both the high and low level architectures of multiple complex systems. You will manage remote project delivery teams, and possess the ability to facilitate technical whiteboard sessions to troubleshoot project implementation issues, and remove barriers to project success.

You'll work closely with product managers to define Product experience, work with engineering leaders and engineers to design and build secure, durable and scalable services. You will be accountable for the successful delivery of large-scale cross-functional programs that are business critical. Thus, you will be skilled in driving these types of programs from planning, execution, tracking, risk identification and mitigation, status reporting, measuring success etc.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Participate in current and future region strategic, operational and tactical level planning and forecasting efforts

  • Manage multiple, cross-functional and large-scale process re-engineering efforts

  • Document and standardize cross functional processes and procedures

  • Develop, communicate, and maintain portfolio, program, and project roadmaps

  • Effectively prioritize and complete tasks

  • Additional tasks as assigned by senior leadership

About You

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent professional experience

  • 10+ years of experience in engineering, technical program management, or similar technical leadership role

  • 10+ years of experience with software development lifecycle from conception to delivery

  • This position requires a TS/SCI with CI POLY security clearance. Applicants must already possess a valid and active TS/SCI with CI POLY security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent professional experience.

  • Experience working independently to design, plan, and execute technical projects; able to distill data and articulate rationale for making difficult trade-offs

  • Experience managing the lifecycle of a complex cross-functional program with considerable impact

  • Experience driving technical strategy and teams across organizations

  • Experience solving challenging engineering problems with multiple constraints

  • Solid foundation in service-oriented and web-service technologies to be able to understand service inter-dependencies and drive technical solutions for multi-tiered systems

  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities: effectively communicates with technical and non-technical teams, executive management, partners and customers

Workday Pay Transparency Statement

The annualized base salary ranges for the primary location and any additional locations are 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, job duties, and business need, among other things. For more information regarding Workday’s comprehensive benefits, please click here.

Primary Location: USA.VA.Home Office Washington DC Metro

Primary Location Base Pay Range: $170,500 USD - $255,800 USD

Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $154,300 USD - $264,000 USD

Our Approach to Flexible Work

With Flex Work, we’re combining the best of both worlds: in-person time and remote. Our approach enables our teams to deepen connections, maintain a strong community, and do their best work. We know that flexibility can take shape in many ways, so rather than a number of required days in-office each week, we simply spend at least half (50%) of our time each quarter in the office or in the field with our customers, prospects, and partners (depending on role). This means you'll have the freedom to create a flexible schedule that caters to your business, team, and personal needs, while being intentional to make the most of time spent together. Those in our remote "home office" roles also have the opportunity to come together in our offices for important moments that matter.

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.

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