Workday Services Security Analyst


Full Time Senior-level / Expert USD 60K - 100K *
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WPP is the transformation company. We use the power of creativity to build better futures for our people, planet, clients, and communities.

Working at WPP means being part of a global network of more than 100,000 accomplished people in 110 countries. We create transformative ideas and outcomes for its clients through an integrated offer of communications, experience, commerce, and technology. WPP and our award-winning agencies work with most of the world's biggest companies and organisations – from Ford, Unilever and P&G to Google, HSBC, and the UN. Our clients include 61 of the FTSE 100, 325 of the Fortune Global 500, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30 and 62 of the NASDAQ 100.

WPP has headquarters in New York, London and Singapore and a corporate presence in major markets worldwide. We are quoted on the London Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. Key performance indicators for WPP (2020) include Billings of £46.9bn and Revenue of £12bn.


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Why we're hiring:


At WPP, technology is at the heart of everything we do, and it is WPP IT’s mission to enable everyone to collaborate, create and thrive. WPP IT is undergoing a significant transformation to modernise ways of working, shift to cloud and micro-service-based architectures, drive automation, digitise colleague and client experiences and deliver insight from WPP’s petabytes of data.


In this role you will be a member of the WorkDay Services Team supporting Workday Security Lead.  Your role will grow as we further deploy and expand our WorkDay coverage both geographically and capability.


Reporting to the Workday Security Lead this role is accountable for ensuring that WPP’s Workday security is controlled, modified, and provisioned as per our operating procedures and controls.  Any Reporting experience will be a Plus.


This is an exciting and varied role working with the wider Workday Services team and our AMS partner to provide a world class level of Workday support and development on a day-to-day basis and in support of Workday project deployments.


The new WorkDay Services team provides the post go-live support, maintenance and enhancement of the WorkDay solution that replaces some of our core technology and influences our ways of working for many of our colleagues at WPP.


This flagship programme will see Workday deployed across our global landscape to address the technology needs of Finance, Projects, and our People function – so essentially it touches all of our employees to some degree. The key to this programme is that technology is an enabler for change, it’s at the heart of what we do, but it’s not all of what we do. The people aspects of this programme are vital to its success. This role will help deliver that success on an ongoing basis for many years to come.



What you'll be doing:


  • Understanding of Security Design model in an ERP System a Must.  Workday is a Plus.
  • Ensuring Workday platform is designed, maintained, and operated in line with the WPP Data Privacy and Security Charter & General Computer Controls
  • Working closely with the Workday Security Lead to manage and maintain the SOD model
  • Maintaining oversight and governing the privileged access to the application and associated infrastructure
  • Working closely with the WPP Technology and Security Risk Team to gain assurance of the effectiveness of IT Controls across Workday Platform and Infrastructure
  • Assist with security design changes and implementation post go-live including 3rd party systems that use Workday security roles (e.g. Zimit)
  • Testing of security design changes including planning and executing tests
  • Provide input into the future operating model of Workday Services
  • Hypercare support planning to address common issues at go-lives such as segmented security with an expedited process
  • Provide consultation for the rest of the Workday Services team to discuss security implications of proposed changes
  • Accountable for maintaining Workday security and associated process documentation
  • Champion recommendations for continuous improvement

What you'll need:


  • Exceptional knowledge of Workday HCM, Fins and PSA security configuration
  • Experience working in a global Workday deployment environment
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Develop trusted relationships with stakeholders
  • Strong risk awareness skills and management of risk
  • Creative solutioning and strong problem-solving skills with agility for fast and simple solutions
  • Credibility, professionalism, and strong personal integrity


Who you are:

You're open: We are inclusive and collaborative; we encourage the free exchange of ideas; we respect and celebrate diverse views. We are accepting: of new ideas, new partnerships, new ways of working.

You're optimistic: We believe in the power of creativity, technology and talent to create brighter futures or our people, our clients and our communities. We approach all that we do with conviction: to try the new and to seek the unexpected.

You're extraordinary: we are stronger together: through collaboration we achieve the amazing. We are creative leaders and pioneers of our industry; we provide extraordinary every day.


What we'll give you:

Passionate, inspired people – We promote a culture of people that do extraordinary work.

Scale and opportunity – We offer the opportunity to create, influence and complete projects at a scale that is unparalleled in the industry.

Challenging and stimulating work – Unique work and the opportunity to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the challenge?

WPP is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

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Job country: India
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