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Senior Product Manager, BI & Analytics Platform more...
Location:San Mateo, CA
First posted:May 10, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)

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Job Description

Job Description

We are looking for a senior product manager to be responsible for Business Intelligence and Analytics in Workday's cloud analytics platform. With the acquisition of Platfora, Workday is deeply investing in our analytics technology stack. Workday customers have data about their people and finances in Workday, but often there are other systems that are either legacy, provide a different level of detail, or provide relevant context to the data. Bringing this data into the Workday cloud and combining it with data already in Workday allows customers to answer questions that they have never been able to answer before. These insights are surfaced to executives, managers, and end users through Workday reports, dashboards, and ad-hoc through data discovery.     

This product management role is responsible for several critical pieces of the analytics experience: ad hoc visual analysis environment, smart data discovery, and the visualization rendering engine. As such, you will be responsible for setting the vision on how to launch and evolve this new area of Workday as well as how to integrate with existing capabilities, such as reports, dashboards, and worksheets. As this role is responsible for a significant user experience around exploring and analyzing data, you must collaborate closely with designers and user researchers in order to build a great customer experience that prioritizes both functionality and usability. You must also be passionate about the underlying analytics that enable customers to perform complex analysis. This will require that you interface with back-end teams to enhance capabilities in the query engine to perform such analysis. Understanding and advocating for user requirements in this capacity is key to providing rich end-to-end analytical capabilities.  

As a Senior Product Manager, your position will require you to foster a strong customer community.  You must be strong in outbound activities, such as working directly with customers, Sales, Presales, Customer Success Management, Product Marketing, and other teams close to Workday customers.  You must have effective verbal and written communication.


  • Use your business intelligence, data visualization, analytics, and database background to manage and set the vision for Workday's modern business intelligence platform.

  • Identify, specify, and prioritize features and capabilities through direct input with customers, analysts, developers and architects and your knowledge of the domain.

  • Lead the vision and roadmap for your area of the the Workday analytics platform, driving buy-in from key stakeholders.

  • Act as the Product Owner in one or more scrum teams, setting the vision for the team, writing and prioritizing user stories, grooming the backlog, keeping the team focused, and communicating to stakeholders regularly.

  • Be the product champion externally, and passionate voice of the customer internally.

  • Program Management - juggle multiple projects, meet deadlines, deliver results.


  • 4-7 years experience as a product manager in enterprise software required

  • Business Intelligence experience required

  • Fast learner, detail oriented and must enjoy fast paced work environments  

  • Excellent analytical, collaboration, verbal and written skills

  • Experience working with clients and participating in customer-facing situations

  • Experience with web technologies or SaaS required

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other technical major

About Workday

Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday.

Workday is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Workday are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Further, pursuant to applicable local ordinances, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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