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Senior HR Technology Analyst (Workday Benefits) Job

Xcel Energy

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Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: August 7, 2022
Reference Code: 48688-en_US
Location(s): MN - Minneapolis; CO - Denver

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you're looking for.

It's an exciting time at Xcel Energy. We're investing in new technologies that will enrich the employee experience and enable superior analytics that inform and drive business decisions. In this ever-changing world, it's imperative that we are bolstered by progressive technologies that support transformation and the development of employee experience-centered strategies.

As a senior HR Technology analyst for Benefits, you will be critical to our transition from Peoplesoft to Workday, serving as a strategic partner to our Benefits-related teams, ensuring our technology solutions for benefits are optimally configured and executed, and our vendor interactions are fully supported. Accuracy, attention to detail and commitment to quality are of paramount importance in ensuring Xcel's ability to deliver upon obligations to support our employee population through best-in-class benefits programs. You'll also liaise with the broader team supporting our HR systems to ensure effective integration with other workstreams, including Core HR, Payroll and Compensation.

Position Summary
Plans, manages and implements Human Capital Management (HCM) technology business solutions in a fast-paced environment. Provides technical direction to internal and external groups in accordance with HCM technology objectives. Develops technology strategy for one or more workstreams and/or technologies to support HR and business objectives. Consults with business and HR unit leaders to identify requirements and fulfill needed requirements.
This is a Hybrid position, with 1-2 days in-office and the rest to be worked from home.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Ensures that all technology projects for aligned workstreams are prioritized and properly planned within HR Technology and with partners. Mostly independently, supports, maintains and develops HCM technologies for aligned workstreams. Interacts with business and HR unit leaders/SMEs and internal customers to determine requirements and project objectives. Identifies gaps and resolves. Presents system-level solutions that add value to the business area.
  • Maintain roadmap for respective technologies and workstreams; manage release process for push and opt-in feature enhancements; Keep abreast of technology, industry and business trends to ensure that appropriate technologies are being considered in the planning process that meet organizational requirements.
  • Maintain and evolve system configurations; Conduct audits to ensure accuracy and efficacy of business processes; Investigate and troubleshoot system issues, identify root causes, research and test solutions.
  • Provides technical guidance to super users and support staff on the use of HCM technologies and instructs team members and business unit decisions makers on technical decision points and solution adoption. Support development and maintenance of training and communications materials.
  • Ensure data integrity in HCM systems through thorough testing of data loads and identification of intersections with other workstreams, technologies and integrations.
  • Lead role in cross-functional projects that may be complex in nature.

Minimum Requirements
  • At least 6 years of professional experience and 4 years of experience working directly with HCM solutions to support business/HR objectives and activity, including administration of configuration and system set-up.
  • In-depth understanding of how all HCM technologies can be used and applied to the business.
  • Ability to understand changes in technology in detail and determine how best to source technology to meet the business needs.
  • Ability to understand business processes and coordinate with others in system deployment.
  • Effective project management skills, including the ability to track status of deliverables, navigate the complexity of competing priorities and simultaneous initiatives, and to provide timely updates to stakeholders and drive progress.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build trusting working relationships and collaborate across disparate groups.
  • Proven consultative and coaching skills.

Preferred Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Experience with HCM solutions in a SaaS environment preferred.
  • Workday experience
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in Benefits, including 401(k) and retirement plans preferred
  • Knowledge of Xcel Energy's benefits plans preferred
  • Analytical thinker with the ability to understand problems, determine root causes and recommend appropriate solutions
  • Ability to receive and process feedback, and pivot as needed
  • Continuous improvement orientation
  • An openness to change and innovation; a willingness and desire to adopt new ways of doing things in order to achieve objectives, improve upon current state and promote employee experience


Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you're ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis; CO - Denver || United States (US) || Human Resources & Employee Svc || 85090:HR Technology || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $77,000 to $109,666 per year

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

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Requisition Number: 48688
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com
About this Employer‍

As a leading electric and natural gas energy company, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers across our eight states: Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

Our workforce of more than 12,000 is rising to the challenge of a dynamic, constantly-changing utility industry. One that requires us to be even more customer focused, forward thinking and productive while remaining committed to meeting our customers’ fundamental need for safe, reliable, affordable energy.

With nearly 50% of our workforce eligible to retire in the next five years, there’s never been a better time to come on board. Do you have a passion for renewable energy, like wind or solar? Or care about giving back to the community? You’ll be in a position to directly impact our energy future.

At Xcel Energy, you’ll be challenged, respected and rewarded. You’ll find an ethical team committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship. A dynamic company where you’ll have meaningful work that makes a difference.