Sr People Technology Specialist

Foster City, CA, United States
Feb 19, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Sr People Technology Specialist
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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Inclusion is one of the company's five core values. That's because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

Sr People Technology Specialist (LMS, Recruiting and Talent Management)

Gilead HR is embarking on a program of process improvement, identifying opportunities for streamlining the way we work, and putting in place technical solutions focusing on efficient workflow and optimal user experience. This is an amazing opportunity for a driven Sr People Technology Specialist to join our team and help us champion solutions to scale the HR function.

We are seeking a Sr People Technology Specialist to join the People Technology team within HR, reporting to the Associate Director of People Technology. In this role, you will be responsible for the operation, maintenance and support of SAP SuccessFactors Learning Management System (LMS), Workday Recruiting, HCM and Talent Management modules.

Essential Duties and Functions:
  • Perform day to day HR Technology system and operational responsibilities that include system administration, scheduled activities, data and process analysis, configurations, EIB/mass upload and reporting.
  • Responsible for day to day LMS administration that includes monitoring the integrations, managing admin access, setting up training content/assessment/surveys import, course assignment, and instructor-led training sessions completion update, support training admins; Manage product updates and system configurations as a system admin.
  • Responsible for day to day Workday administration that includes EIB, Mass Operation Management, business process and other configurations update, and custom reports
  • Support upgrades, enhancements, testing, validation and overall system performance
  • Participate in HR Technology implementations with directions from senior People Technology members; responsibilities include gathering and translating business requirements to system requirements, mapping and validating data for integration build and data conversion, creating and conducting test plans, developing reports and providing post implementation support
  • Serve as primary point of contact for researching and resolving system related issues; respond to support requests timely according to SLA, clearly communicating case status
  • Develop and maintain process documentation and training materials, and conduct in person or online training
  • Maintain the confidentiality and security of data accessed during daily activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Key Skills and Ability Requirements:
  • Possess basic understand of business applications and IT integration capabilities/touchpoints to identify potential upstream and downstream impact and intersection point
  • Self-motivated team player with solid time management and organization skills; ability to navigate through ambiguity and work independently
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to communicate with all levels within the company
  • Ability to manage multiple and often changing priorities in a fast pace dynamic environment
  • Proven detail oriented and analytical skills
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
  • Knowledge of Learning, Recruiting and Talent Management process

Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3 years of business analysis experience
    Minimum 2 years of LMS configuration experience as System Administrator (preferably SAP SuccessFactors LMS)
  • Minimum 2 years of Workday functional experience (configurations, custom reports, EIB), preferably in the Recruiting and Talent Management space.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in working for a Biopharma and / or global corporation
  • Experience with Agile methodology
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