Software Development Engineer - Recruiting Development



Software Engineering, People & HR
Pleasanton, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 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

Join a team of talented, dynamic and passionate software engineers, working with key architects, product managers, and other stakeholders delivering a new generation of on-demand Enterprise solutions designed to meet the needs of today's global businesses.

The team’s overall goal will be to accelerate the delivery of key Recruiting features in an agile environment while safeguarding the high quality our customers expect from Workday applications.

Workday is unique in that it builds enterprise software in the cloud on a single codeline through a continuous development model, allowing for rapid delivery of our software to our customers.

The successful candidate will be expected to manage multiple priorities with competing deadlines, be passionate about building high quality enterprise applications and be innovative in their ideas.

About the Role

Do what you love. Love what you do.

At Workday, we help the world’s largest organizations adapt to what’s next by bringing finance, HR, and planning into a single enterprise cloud. We work hard, and we’re serious about what we do. But we like to have fun, too. We put people first, celebrate diversity, drive innovation, and do good in the communities where we live and work.

Job Description

Workday was founded in 2005 and has since become a leader in the human capital and financial management industry, with offices and customers worldwide. Joining our team means that you’ll have an open road of opportunity to innovate in your profession, advance your career, and make a lasting impact.

Are you a software engineer that wants to learn development craft by working with bright senior engineers?

Do you like the challenges of solving complex business problems that can help millions of users?

Do you do your best work when collaborating with small agile teams made up of some of the brightest engineers in the industry?

Do you have a passion for innovation and software design that meets high standards of code quality?

Are you attracted to a work culture that promotes fun, recognition and innovation?

If this sounds like you, here's the game plan. After participating in our technology boot camp, you'll get to dive immediately into building a product that is appreciated by thousands of customers such as:, Netflix, lululemon athletica and many others. With every dev project you work on here, you'll create a direct impact on Workday's product suite that pushes the latest innovations in cloud and mobile technology. Your contributions will be part of what makes Workday unique: our culture, our core values, our company meetings, our commitment to sustainability, our recognition programs, but most importantly, our people. With your talent, we'll continue winning our game in the cloud!

About the Role:

  • Collaborate with the Product Manager and QA counterparts on functional design and analysis of requirements

  • Design and develop a product in a metadata-driven development environment

  • Create and maintain robust, efficient and maintainable code using an OO framework and class modeling

  • Create and maintain reliable automated tests

  • Troubleshoot customer reported issues

  • Learn from other team members through pair programming, code reviews, knowledge sharing, hackathons, etc.

About You

Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years experience with Web application development or SaaS (Software as a Service); UML is a plus.

  • This position is technical – the ideal candidate must be proficient in programming techniques, object-oriented languages, object modeling, and application design.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field (or equivalent experience).

Other Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience in building sophisticated rules based logic with many variables in distributed, and highly concurrent systems.

  • Profound understanding of Object Oriented programming.

  • Experience building large-scale enterprise-level software with a focus on performance, scalability, and security.

  • Familiarity with software development practices, agile methodologies, and lean principles.

  • You have a track record of ensuring that features meet requirements and that internal partners are kept up to date throughout the development lifecycle.

  • Proven track record of ownership and taking accountability.

  • Experience with XML and Integration technologies.

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: $136,000 - $204,000

Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $112,500 - $204,000

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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