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Head of Workday HR Systems



People & HR
London, UK
Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2024

Founded by mathematicians and cyber defense experts in 2013, Darktrace is a global leader in cyber security AI, delivering complete AI-powered solutions in its mission to free the world of cyber disruption. We protect more than 8,400 customers from the world’s most complex threats, including ransomware, cloud, and SaaS attacks.

Our roots lie deep in innovation. The Darktrace AI Research Centre based in Cambridge, UK, has conducted research establishing new thresholds in cyber security, with technology innovations backed by over 130 patents and pending applications. The company’s European R&D center is located in The Hague, Netherlands.

Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Darktrace has more than 2,400 employees located globally. Customers include public sector agencies, education institutions, media, organizations supplying critical infrastructure, and businesses of all sizes worldwide.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-growing company, named one of TIME magazine’s “Most Influential Companies” for 2021 and one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative AI Companies” in 2022. For more information on our cutting-edge technology, visit darktrace.com.

In this role you’ll be leading the management, development, system integration and enhancements of Workday HCM, Absence and other HR related modules. Working closely with HR, payroll and technical business teams to ensure the product is fit for purpose, integrates well, meets all business needs and produces clean data for reporting requirements.

This is a hybrid role, with the expectations of 2 days a week in the London office.


  • Work closely with the PMO to ensure WD related projects and integrations are aligned and delivered.
  • Build relationships with business functional leaders, capture WD HCM system requirements and translate them into WD processes and solutions
  • Work with HR to optimise HR processes within Workday and maximise ROI
  • Be the Workday HCM Champion – foster engagement and ensure training and support meets business expectations
  • Support the PMO in broader business projects particularly those related to WD HCM and other modules
  • As WD HCM Product owner ensure WD data is validated, controlled and backed up in line with business needs.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience of implementing at least one module of the Workday HR/HCM cloud platform
  • Background working as a functional consultant, advising and implementing business process changes within HR.
  • Certification in Workday Core HCM module would be hirely desirable
  • Been responsible for the end to end delivery of workstreamsStrong problem solving, troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and handle both planned and unplanned responsibilities.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and execute tasks independently.


  • 23 days holiday + all public holidays. Increasing to 25 days after 2 years of service.
  • Additional day off for your birthday.
  • Private medical insurance.
  • Life insurance.
  • Pension – 4% employer contribution.
  • Enhanced family leave.
  • Confidential employee Support.
  • Cycle to work scheme