Workday Systems Analyst

Technology (I.T., and Systems) Vancouver, Canada


Position at DNEG

DNEG is looking for a Systems Analyst to join our Information Management Systems (IMS) team as a subject matter expert in our HRIS, Workday. You will bring your expertise in Workday modules, including HCM, Absence Management, and Time Tracking, and understand the ins-and-outs of backend configuration, custom reporting, permissions, and security groups.

The focus of your role will be to ensure that the system runs as efficiently and effectively as possible, which you will achieve by working with your global team to troubleshoot internal stakeholder issues as they arise, and by contributing to exciting projects to streamline the system.



  • Analyze, test, and resolve system issues
  • Partner with key stakeholders to develop solutions leveraging Workday
  • Create complex custom reports which may involve calculated fields and transforming data based on the specifications provided by stakeholders
  • Work with IMS Leads to test new developments and features by helping manage the User Acceptance Testing, documentation, and rollout
  • Drive continuous process improvements in Workday, working with a variety of internal stakeholder teams, including HR and Finance, to gather requirements and enacting changes to improve the end-user experience and ensure data integrity, oftentimes liaising with Workday and Workday Community for solutions
  • Keep updated on Workday features, news, and best practices, and take initiative to have an active presence in Workday Community


Project Support:

  • Contribute to systems projects assigned to you, ranging from smaller project tasks to large-scale projects, to be determined by your Lead
  • Ensure recommended enhancements and new features are seen through the project management stages
  • Responsibilities include business case development, solution configuration, and test planning and testing, and design of system integrations, reports and analytics
  • May assist in the implementation of additional Workday modules

Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience working as a HRIS Analyst or Systems Analyst in Workday
  • Workday certifications (HCM, Security, Absence or Time Tracking)
  • Strong understanding of Workday permissions and security groups is essential
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience with custom, advanced, and matrix reports
  • Experience with EIBs, Core Connectors, and Studio Integrations
  • Experience in business process administration and maintenance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts and technologies to all levels of the organization
  • Impeccable attention to detail to help maintain our HCMS architecture, processes, security and data integrity
  • Team player, and interest in working with a large global team
  • Patience and willingness to learn
  • Demonstrated experience/maturity to handle confidential and sensitive information

About Us
We are DNEG, one of the world's leading visual effects, animation and stereo conversion companies for feature film and television, with studios in London, Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montréal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Goa.