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Senior HR Systems Specialist - Vermilion Energy, Calgary

22 Oct 2020 12:05 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Vermilion has an excellent opportunity for a Senior HR Systems Specialist - Workday. Based in Calgary, this position will report to the Team Lead, Global HR Systems and will be responsible for providing integrations expertise and supporting the maintenance, optimization and development of integrations to/from Workday.  This is a critical role within the Human Resources team, and Vermilion, with the expectation that the successful candidate will fully contribute to providing global support for Vermilion’s HRIS (Workday) and other related systems, as well as assisting team members with ongoing administration, maintenance and management of Workday.

Key Responsibilities

Integration Responsibilities:

  • Support inbound and outbound integrations, including (1) the maintenance and optimization of existing integrations; and (2) the development of new integrations (gather requirements, design, develop, test and deploy)
  • Work jointly with internal and external stakeholders to ensure integration configurations are accurate, efficient and compliant, using best practices for customizations
  • Create and/or update integration documentation
  • Provide subject matter expertise for Workday integration delivery and support activities using Workday Studio, Core Connectors, Web Services and Enterprise Interface Builders (EIBs)

General Workday Responsibilities:

  • Support the ongoing administration, maintenance and management of Vermilion's subscribed Workday products/modules, including Human Capital Management (HCM), Canadian Payroll, Benefits, Compensation, Absence, Time Tracking, Talent & Performance, Recruiting, Onboarding and Planning
  • Provide technical support to staff and other stakeholders to troubleshoot and resolve issues while maintaining data integrity and consistency with HR programs
  • Create, modify and/or optimize custom reports, dashboards and integrations to meet the changing needs of Vermilion’s global operations
  • Work collaboratively with HR, IT, Finance and other functional areas to provide guidance, identify opportunities to improve operational efficiencies and/or to adapt to new business requirements
  • Assist with testing across various Workday modules for semi-annual Workday releases, internal technology changes and/or implementation projects
  • Maintain an awareness of current and developing trends with relevant technologies and best practices by being an active member of the Workday Community
  • Effectively communicate status updates and risk assessments to the team
  • Work as an integral member of a cohesive and collaborative team, while also acting as a self starter that is eager to learn and able to translate business requirements into strategies and solutions

Essential Experience & Skills

  • A minimum of 8-10 years progressive, applicable experience
  • A minimum of five years’ experience specific to Integration work
  • Workday configuration experience, including (but not limited to):
    • Security
    • Business Processes
    • Reporting and Analytics
  • Workday integrations experience:
    • Advanced knowledge of Workday's integration architecture and Workday Studio
    • Advanced XML and XSLT skills
    • Demonstrated proficiency with web technologies, including WSDL, REST, JSON, SOAP, HTTP, SSL, PGP, SAML, etc.
    • Experience with Workday's Core Connectors
    • Experience with Workday EIBs
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Advanced VBA skills to maintain reports for integrations and EIBs
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgement
  • Aptitude and ability for learning new technologies and technical skills quickly
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, leadership and critical analysis skills, with the ability to work in a collaborative manner with diverse groups of individuals
  • Ability to work effectively, confidentially and professionally in a rapidly changing business environment
  • Strong team player with the ability to build relationships and work constructively with others to achieve business goals
  • Results oriented individual with the ability to work independently, prioritize work and multi-task effectively


  • Bachelor's Degree or Post-secondary certificate in Management Information Systems or similar, is considered an asset

Attributes & Characteristics

  • Open and honest team player
  • Positive and engaging personality
  • Flexible, influential and assertive when required
  • Able to make great decisions in the midst of uncertainty without excessive agonizing
  • Proven ability to accomplish tremendous amounts of work that translates into exceptional results
  • Ability to create new ideas and challenge existing assumptions

Vermilion Attractions

  • International company, headquartered in Alberta, Canada 
  • Diverse asset base in Europe, Australia, US and Canada
  • 20-year history of market outperformance
  • Ranked among the Top 10 Best Workplaces in Canada and The Netherlands
  • Challenging and inspiring environment that embraces teamwork and collaboration
  • Strong community investment and committed to giving back to the communities where our people live and work

Vermilion is committed to ensuring we conduct our activities in a manner that will protect the health and safety of our employees, contractors and the public. Our HSE vision is to fully integrate Health, Safety and Environment into our business, where our culture is recognized as a model by industry and stakeholders, resulting in a healthy workplace free of incidents.  All positions at Vermilion require a commitment to high levels of excellence in respect to HSE, reinforcing our corporate Core Values of Excellence, Trust, Respect, and Responsibility.

Outstanding People. Outstanding Opportunities.

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