Senior Software Development Engineer



Software Engineering
Pleasanton, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 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 our team and experience Workday!

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 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.

About the Role

Are you a senior software developer or architect that wants to be at the top of your game? Be a game changer at Workday!

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?

Do you approach software development as a craft by continuously learning from and mentoring those around you ?

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 hundreds of customers such as: Salesforce, 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!


  • Lead a scrum team for design and development

  • 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

  • Mentor and learn from other team members through pair programming, code reviews, knowledge sharing, hackathons, etc

About You


Basic Qualifications:

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

  • 5+ years experience in OO design and development in an object oriented language such as Java, C#, etc...

  • 3+ years of experience with design and development of REST API and converting web services from SOAP to REST or vice-versa.

  • Strong working knowledge of design and analysis of software with respect to its performance, availability and security

Other Qualifications:

  • You feel the key to good object oriented development is strong design patterns

  • Experience designing/developing business applications, (knowledge of ERP systems, HR or Human Capital Management is a plus)

  • You believe applications should be usable and configurable

  • Must be a collaborative team player with good verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with XML, Integration technologies and Mobile technologies is a plus

  • Bachelor's degree in a computer related field or equivalent work experience

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: $160,000 - $240,000

Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $135,300 - $240,000

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.

Are you being referred to one of our roles? If so, ask your connection at Workday about our Employee Referral process!