Senior Software Development Engineer



Software Engineering
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, November 16, 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

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.

Welcome to the Reporting and Analytics Platform team at Workday! We are responsible for scaling the reporting and analytics engine to query and operate on large volumes of transactions for critically important business needs, interactive analytics and background extractions.

About the Role

We are looking for an incredible engineer to join Analytics’ backend execution engine team. The engine runs in a cloud based multi-tenanted architecture and processes more than 2.5 billion report executions monthly (growing 40% YOY). You will be focusing on scaling the engine for the largest HCM and FIN customers in the world as well as working on next generation of the engine. If you are looking for challenge, come join us!

About You

You love working on complex technical projects with some unknowns

​​You are passionate about reporting tools and functionality that solve customer problems

You enjoy researching new ideas and ensuring those contribute to our customers' experience

You have experience with Java systems

You care about customer satisfaction and solving customer problems

You are enthusiastic about code quality and advocate for the best development practices

You are an excellent teammate and enjoy working with team members and collaborating across teams to build new solutions

You are eager to learn Workday technologies, like Xpresso.

Basic Qualifications

  • 7+ years using any of the following programming languages: Java, Scala, C++, Go, or Rust

  • 3+ years development experience in relevant domain areas (e.g. database internals, distributed system application, JVM performance tuning, Cloud/SaaS Services, etc.)

Other Qualifications

Superb communication skills. Ability to articulate sophisticated technical ideas

Proven experience building and delivering high-performance processing

Ability to mentor junior engineers

Highly motivated to determine how things work

Good grasp of SQL

Ability to connect business needs with technology

Masters or Bachelors in Computer Science

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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: CAN.BC.VancouverPrimary CAN Base Pay Range: $137,000 - $205,400 CADAdditional CAN Location(s) Base Pay Range: $137,000 - $205,400 CAD

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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