Lead People Systems Analyst



Job Description

About Rivian

Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. 


As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. 

Role Summary

As the Lead Workday Advanced Compensation Analyst, you will be the subject matter expert responsible for overseeing and managing the configuration of our compensation management processes within the Workday platform. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, providing leadership and guidance, to ensure the effective implementation of our compensation strategies. Your expertise in Workday Compensation configuration will drive the success of our organization's compensation initiatives.


  • Advanced Configuration: Lead the design, development, and implementation of advanced compensation configurations in the Workday system, ensuring that compensation plans align with organizational objectives and industry best practices.
  • Program Design: Collaborate with HR and Compensation teams to design, develop, and refine compensation programs that support talent retention, market competitiveness, and business goals.
  • Quality Assurance: Oversee and support testing and quality assurance efforts, ensuring that configurations are accurately developed and properly migrated from tenant to tenant.
  • Data Analysis: Utilize data analysis and reporting tools to assess the effectiveness of compensation programs, identify areas for improvement, and make data-driven recommendations.
  • Documentation: Create and maintain comprehensive documentation of compensation configurations, processes, and procedures to ensure consistency and transparency. Ensure that SOX processes are followed and appropriately documented.
  • Training and Support: Provide training and support to HR, Compensation, and management teams on compensation-related processes, policies, and tools within Workday.
  • Integration: Collaborate with IT and HRIS teams to ensure seamless integration of compensation systems and processes with other HR and finance systems.
  • Vendor Relationships: Manage relationships with Workday support and other vendors to resolve technical issues and enhance system capabilities.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay updated with Workday releases, industry trends, and best practices, and make recommendations for enhancements to compensation processes.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • 5+ years experience as a Workday Compensation and Advanced Compensation Analyst implementing configurations for organizations of all sizes, of increasing complexity levels. 
  • 5+ years experience in gathering requirements, designing, prototype, and testing Workday Compensation and
  • Advanced Compensation solutions according to business requirements. 
  • Knowledge of merit, bonus, and stock plan configuration. Initiation and administration of a compensation review process. 
  • Experience with compensation transactional data, pay for performance, calculation tables, custom reporting, compensation grid configuration, and calculated field configuration.
  • In-depth knowledge of compensation principles, practices, and regulations.
  • Proficiency in using Workday's advanced compensation modules.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex data and make actionable recommendations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong project management skills, with a track record of successfully leading compensation-related projects.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Familiarity with SOX controls and experience implementing them in an HR environment.
  • Workday Compensation or Advanced Compensation Certification is preferred.
  • Experience with compensation benchmark management, compensation bands, and total rewards products is preferred.
  • Experience with multiple Workday modules including HCM, Talent, Secsuity, Reporting, and Payroll is preferred.

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range for California Based Applicants: $135,000 - $155,000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law).


Salary Range for Colorado Based Applicants: $128,000 - $148,000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law).


Salary Range for New York Based Applicants: $147,000 - $169,000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law).


Salary Range for Washington Based Applicants: $135,000 - $155,000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law).


Benefits Summary: Rivian provides robust medical/Rx, dental and vision insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premiums. 

Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at candidateaccommodations@rivian.com.

Candidate Data Privacy

Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. 


Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services. 


Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions.  


Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.

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