Associate Director, HR Technology


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Atlanta, GA

Job Description

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Job Overview:

The Role:

Reporting to the Sr. Director, People Analytics & Technology, Moderna is seeking a highly driven and results-oriented Associate Director, HR Technology. You will be responsible for enhancing, configuring, maintaining, and expanding the functionality of Workday and other HR-related systems. You’ll lead a team to deliver well-designed, integrated and user-friendly solutions that automate HR processes to support the rapidly scaling business.

The ideal candidate is a strategic HR Technology leader with broad and deep expertise with Workday HCM. The leader has extensive command of all HR processes. This role requires an individual with demonstrated success in high growth and fast-paced organizations.

This position can be based in Atlanta, GA or Cambridge, MA.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of Workday and integrations driving a solid and scalable architectural foundation. Manage the end-to-end design, configuration, testing, training, and change management activities

  • Lead, coach, and develop the HRIS team. Ensure the team is working effectively and cohesively in a fast-paced environment. Be a player-coach, work closely with the team to find solutions and roll up sleeves if needed

  • Manage HRIS projects from initiation through post implementation support

  • Manage and enhance the HRIS request intake process and organize/prioritize work to align with organizational priorities and maximize impact. Establish processes and workflows based on an agile development methodology

  • Work with teams across HR to ensure that end-to-end processes are delivering desired results championing a culture of continuous process improvement. Identify opportunities for automation and reduction of manual processes and partner on implementation of solutions

  • Serve as a HR technology subject matter expert. Provide advice and counsel to colleagues on the effective use of Workday and other related-HR systems

  • Regularly engage with HR Operations to understand operational challenges and aid in root cause problem resolution

  • Establish robust governance of Workday to ensure overall system health and high data quality

  • Proactively drive Workday optimization including process transformation, change management, governance, configuration, security, integrations, and reporting

  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders that can help smooth execution and identify opportunities for enhancements and innovations

  • Stay current with best practices in HR technology, digital trends and proactively identify better solutions

  • Ensure that processes and procedures adhere to defined audit and internal controls

  • Manage 3rd parties to ensure alignment with goals, service delivery accountability, SLA's, and budgets

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 8+ years implementation and support experience with Workday and/or other related HR systems

  • Strong knowledge of Workday configuration, understand all solution components, how they inter-operate to support global business processes

  • Minimum of 3 years of managing HR technology professionals who own configuration, maintenance, and support of Workday

  • Deep understanding of the end-to-end functional HR business processes

  • Strong project management capabilities with demonstrated success managing cross-functional projects

  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies

  • Track record of being the go-to person for designing functional and technical system solutions to solve business problems

  • Proven ability to build strong relationship, influence and collaborate with stakeholders

  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills

  • Ability to seamlessly toggle between strategic and tactical efforts

  • Well-versed in data privacy and SOX compliance audit controls

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • A desire to be part of a dynamic and result-focused team with the ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    • Vacation, sick time and holidays
    • Volunteer time to participate within your community
    • Discretionary winter shut down
    • Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.