Senior DevOps Engineer



Software Engineering
Pleasanton, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

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

Workday has built an Enterprise Data & Analytics Team to transform and optimize the way Workday builds and shares trusted data to drive insights and data led innovation across the enterprise. One of the key organizational principles of the group is the treatment of data and analytical assets as products with an agile methodology to support their continued development. Each data product will have a dedicated cross-functional Fusion Team to drive data onboarding, security, discovery, transformation, and analytics to create value in line with the business priorities. Join our team as we aim to deliver exciting new user-centered, predictive, and prescriptive reporting analytics at Workday!

About the Role

The Senior DevOps Engineer plays a vital role on the Enterprise Data & Analytics team by being responsible for the design, creation, and testing of tooling and systems that support our data products. You will work closely with the Fusion Team as well as with the DevOps services lead in building scalable and highly-adopted data products to the broader Analytics community and leadership at Workday.


  • Drive the design, build, and maintenance of automated tests and/or data profiling jobs to ensure data products and pipelines meet expectations

  • Use modern data engineering practices and frameworks to support scalable data products for analysis while ensuring a high level of data quality

  • Perform deep dives and analyze complex technical issues within a data platform ranging from automation tooling for pipeline failures to notifications for poor quality source data.

  • Work as a services lead with cross functional teams on large-scale projects and initiatives.

  • Mentor team members to evaluate and identify better ways to resolve issues and define updates to tools and processes.

  • Understand and analyze data issues, develop automation scripts, and configure software to improve data quality and delivery.

  • Expert with building process automation, solution development, scripting using multiple programming languages (e.g., Python, Go) and APIs, and strong debugging ability in a distributed cloud environment

  • Demonstrate passion for quality and productivity by using efficient development techniques, standards and guidelines.

  • Effectively communicate through technical documentation, commented code, and interactions with stakeholders and adjacent teams

About You

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/BA in Technical Field, Computer Science or Mathematics.

  • 8+ years of data infrastructure or related experience.

  • demonstrated ability in the data warehouse and data quality space

  • proven experience working with big data technologies (Hadoop, Hive, Spark, etc.)

  • 5+ years of Data Engineer experience in performing data analysis, data ingestion, and ETL

  • Proficient in one or more Object Oriented Programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, C++)

  • Time and project management experience.

  • Data governance background with knowledge of data quality, integration, and lifecycle management.

Other Qualifications

  • 5+ years hands-on experience with cloud-based data warehousing solutions (e.g., Snowflake, Redshift, Databricks) and data quality solutions (e.g., Informatica, Collibra DQ, etc.)

Workday Pay Transparency Statement - United States

The annualized base salary ranges for the primary location and any additional locations in the United States (US) 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.CA.Pleasanton

Primary Location Base Pay Range: $133,200 - $199,800

Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $102,800 - $199,800

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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