Chief of Staff

Beaverton, OR
May 3, 2023
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Your work days are brighter here.

At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About The Team

Welcome to the Core Platform team at Workday! Our organization develops code at the very heart of Workday’s cloud-based software platform. As a member of this team, you'll work with exceptionally innovative and experienced engineers that have built highly robust, performant and scalable services. This position requires passion, courage, tenacity, imagination and a willingness to see beyond what is ordinarily possible.

About The Role

Strategic Initiatives Planning and Execution

  • Support the CTO in developing and driving critical initiatives and programs that can span not only across the Product & Technology organization but also across other parts of the Workday business
  • Help set and lead strategy for Core Platform organization and support SVP in defining, articulating, and altering strategy in accordance with company-wide objectives
  • Conduct research for key projects, including, but not limited to, investment opportunities, innovation opportunities, technology processes, and overall business improvements
  • Advise leaders and key product teams on overall Strategy direction, presentations and initiatives

Operations Management

  • Serve as the primary liaison for critical Corporate Functions including People & Purpose (HR), Talent Acquisition (Recruiting), Finance, Corporate Strategy, Corporate Development (M&A), etc
  • Drive and own adoption and execution of OKRs across the leadership team tying to overall Product & Technology and Workday-wide OKRs
  • Support executive reporting on key risks, issues, budget, and metrics
  • Promote operational excellence: identifying and driving opportunities to optimize our organizational systems and processes with a focus on agility


  • Organize and run key meetings within Core Platform including Staff meetings, Leadership Offsites, Town Halls, etc
  • Establish and own internal Communications strategy within the organization, across Workday and to external partners
  • Cultivate close relationships with and gain the trust of senior partners across Product & Technology, as well as the Customer Experience, Marketing, and Sales organizations in order to align business objectives and work effectively together
  • Support SVP/CTO with preparation for key customer/prospect meetings, internal presentations in partnership with Executive Communications and Solutions Marketing teams
  • Act as key point of contact for SVP/CTO and P&T organization communicating our strategy and differentiation for Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence

Talent Management and Leadership Support

  • Support the CTO in building and maintaining a successful technology organization, including recruitment, retention, and professional development
  • Assist in performance management, goal setting, and succession planning for the technology team
  • Serve as representative for SVP/CTO in various meetings, and forums as appropriate
  • Advise on confidential matters and maintain a high level of discretion

About You

Basic Qualifications- Sr Director, Program Management

  • 8+ years of relevant experience in product management, business operations, strategy, consulting, program management or equivalent
  • BA, BS, or equivalent in Business, Computer Science, or related field; MBA preferred

Basic Qualifications- Director, Program Management

  • 6+ years of relevant experience in product management, business operations, strategy, consulting, program management or equivalent
  • BA, BS, or equivalent in Business, Computer Science, or related field; MBA preferred

Other Qualifications

  • Consistent record of delivering results
  • A deep understanding of the technology industry, trends, and standard methodologies
  • Experience in working closely with executive-level leadership
  • Ability to learn quickly within a fast-paced team, including highly technical topics
  • Utterly organized and meticulous with a love for creating order out of chaos
  • Intellectual curiosity paired with a high growth-mindset
  • Strong influencing skills, with a reputation for getting things done effectively
  • Team-player with ability to dig into the details as well as see the big picture
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to navigate complex situations and effectively influence at all levels of an organization
  • Integrity, professionalism, and discretion when handling confidential information

As a federal contractor, Workday is requiring all new hires to verify that they are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 within 72 hours of beginning employment with Workday, consistent with applicable law. Workday is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates who are not vaccinated due to a sincerely held religious belief, medical reasons, or other legally-protected reason should contact to explore what, if any, reasonable accommodations or exemptions Workday is able to offer.

Workday Pay Transparency Statement

The base pay range for the primary location of this job is listed below. Workday pay ranges vary based on work location. As a part of the total compensation package, this role may be eligible for the Workday Bonus Plan or a role-specific commission/bonus, as well as annual refresh stock grants. Recruiters can share more detail during the hiring process. Each candidate’s compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, geography, experience, skills, future potential and internal pay parity. For more information regarding Workday’s comprehensive benefits, please click here.

Primary Location: USA.CA.Pleasanton

Base Pay Min to Max Range: $193,700 - $290,800

Pursuant to applicable Fair Chance law, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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