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Workday Release, Governance and Change Management

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Date: Jul 11, 2018

Location: Tulsa, OK, US, 74172

Company: Williams

Workday Release, Governance and Change Management
ReqID: 99625
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma 74172
Operating Area/Functional Area: Information Technology


Bring your energy to ours. Help us become the premier provider of large-scale natural gas infrastructure in North America. Technology allows us to monitor, manage and control operating pressures in our pipelines. It keeps us informed on the costs of our projects. Information Technology is about delivering innovative technical solutions anytime, anyplace and on any device. This enables our people to make the right decisions when and where they need. It is more than just being an information technology provider, it’s about delivering a way to achieve greatness better, faster and more efficiently.
Hear from our employees on why they chose a career at Williams:



Williams is seeking a motivated Workday Release, Governance and Change Management employee for the Workday HR application.   Works closely with Workday Product Manager, Workday Integration Analysts, HRIS, and HR partners to manage Workday Releases and Change Management Processes per Workday Governance standards.   Strong coordination with Workday solution, business, integration team, internal systems, and external vendors.  Strong customer focus, leading efforts around Workday releases through the change management process adhering to standard policies and procedures.   Follows ITIL change management and work intake processes utilizing ServiceNow performing change impact analysis tasks utilizing Workday agile methodologies.



  • Plan and Manage bi-yearly Workday releases.
  • Perform Impact Analysis for new Workday functionality two times per year.
  • Coordinate Workday releases and change management process.
  • Provide education on new Workday functionality.
  • Perform Tenant analysis of impact of Workday Releases of new functionality.
  • Provide summary of critical items in the new Workday releases.
  • Responsible for organizing, documenting and following up on outcomes of Change Control Board (CAB) meeting.
  • Coordination with Workday Solution, business, integration team, internal and external systems and QA team.
  • Develop plan and testing strategy and evaluate regression testing tools.
  • Responsible for coordinating ongoing small to medium enhancements (testing, migration)
  • Work on identifying additional functionality from the release that could/should be considered and would work with the HR COE’s, HRIS team, and application leads on adopting.
  • Responsible for maintaining overall release plans and release coordination across Workday Solution and associated applications.
  • Understanding of Workday data model, corporate system architecture, interfaces, reporting, and data loading procedures.
  • Works closely with the reporting and configuration / data load resources.
  • Enforce data governance and attention to data quality.
  • Change Control Board (CAB) Leader – responsible for leading CAB meeting and resolving priority issues with the business and relevant IT leadership.
  • Review status of work and provide reporting to Leadership.
  • Monitor system Performance and recommend areas for improvement.
  • Reviews Workday release notes and works, business process owners and integration lead to assess technical impacts and determines solutions



  • Must be a fast learner with the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to solve problems and offer solutions to improve performance and efficiency.
  • Must be a strong team player who can build partnerships with others.
  • Must be able to takes a new perspective on existing solutions to improve performance, efficiency and safety
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to changing situations.
  • Must be able to draw upon experience to make timely, sound decisions.
  • Thinks beyond the status quo to develop solutions to complex problems that improve performance, efficiency and safety.
  • Recognizes and utilizes other’s strengths to obtain business objectives.
  • Maintains a positive attitude and productive work habits in the face of change.
  • Demonstrates ability to influence.
  • Anticipates customer needs.
  • Is seen as an advisor to business partners.
  • Works effectively across boundaries and looks for ways to collaborate with other groups to produce results.
  • Cultivates big picture perspective that focuses on the client.



  • Bachelor’s degree in IT related field or equivalent experience.
  • 8 + years of experience with Workday data model.
  • Exposure to all phases of systems development.
  • Workday certified preferred.
  • Functional Workday knowledge with core HCM, Payroll, Recruiting, Absence Management, Time Tracking, Compensation, Learning, etc. a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Functional knowledge of a Workday domain area.
  • Project Management Skills required, agile methodology.
  • Service Management/Change Management.


Regular/Temporary Assignment: R
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: E
Shift: N-Not Applicable
Percent of Travel: Up to 25%
Relocation Offered: Yes

Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected under applicable discrimination law.

Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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