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Principal Application Engineer, Workday HCM



Mountain View, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Principal Application Engineer, Workday HCM

Corporate Engineering | Mountain View, United States or Remote | Remote, Remote | San Francisco, United States | Austin, United States | New York, United States | Washington DC, United States | Full-Time

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As a Principal Engineer in Core HR Tech, you’ll work with teams across the world, to continuously improve the the technologies that power Atlassian’s People engine! You bring expertise in HCM (particularly Workday), are comfortable with a dynamic environment, and extremely motivated to engineering practices and operational excellence. You are enthusiastic and interested in making positive contributions to the team. Your passions include working with technology, defining and refining ways of working, and providing world class support to employees.


At Atlassian, we strive to design equitable, explainable, and competitive compensation programs. To support this goal, the baseline of our range is higher than that of the typical market range, but in turn we expect to hire most candidates near this baseline. Base pay within the range is ultimately determined by a candidate's skills, expertise, or experience. In the United States, we have three geographic pay zones. For this role, our current base pay ranges for new hires in each zone are:

Zone A: $205,800 - $274,400

Zone B: $185,200 - $246,900

Zone C: $170,800 - $227,700

This role may also be eligible for benefits, bonuses, commissions, and equity.

Please visit for more information on which locations are included in each of our geographic pay zones. However, please confirm the zone for your specific location with your recruiter.


  • 12 years of experience in HR Technology with 10 years hands on experience in Workday configuration implementation and/or maintenance

  • Own the technical evolution of our Core HR Systems and related outcomes

  • Responsible for defining technical direction, unblocking challenging, and hands-on guiding of a technical team to deliver incrementally with high quality

  • Collaborate with stakeholders and other tech teams to understand problems, define solutions and oversee the building and implementation of enhancements to our Core HR Systems and integrated ecosystem of related services

  • Accountable for the configuration and quality of Core HR Systems and proactive in driving and addressing performance, scale, complexity, security and compliance

  • Provide documentation, training and support to HR teams, ensuring they can effectively utilize our Core HR Systems

  • You’re a technical thought leader, always thinking ahead on Core HR enhancements and sharing best practices that continuously improve the system's and team performance

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Business Administration, or a related field

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with strong understanding of HR processes, technologies, integrations and data

  • Expert hands-on knowledge of Workday capabilities

  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to interact with both technical and non-technical stakeholders at different altitudes

  • Strong organizational and project management skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to stay up-to-date on the latest trends, technologies and best practices

Additional skills:

  • Efficient ticket management

  • Atlassian tools: Jira and Confluence

  • Problem solving, functionally and technically

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Customer service focused