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Workday Functional Lead (Chicago or Remote) (R23154_Chicago)

Business and Financial Operations



Full Time


Chicago, Illinois, United States

Company Overview

Motorola Solutions is there for our customers when everything is on the line. In extreme moments — when a hurricane lands or when a fire breaks out. And in everyday moments — when a package arrives just in time for the holiday or when a child doesn’t miss the school bus home.

We unify voice, data, video and analytics in one integrated ecosystem to enable individuals, businesses and communities to work together in more powerful ways. To help people make better decisions, act confidently and be their best in the moments that matter. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions and connect with a career that matters.

Department OverviewAs an early adopter of Workday, we are committed to leveraging the ever-evolving ecosystem of Workday tools and resources to support a best in class employment experience for Motorola Solutions employees. We are looking for a business transformation champion who can help us make our HRIS technology vision a reality, continually raising the bar on innovation, creativity, and imagination in all areas.

We believe that building relationships, partnering with key stakeholders to identify business needs, and sharing Workday knowledge and expertise is critical to our success. To ensure this, the Workday team operates as a shared global HR COE (Center of Excellence) within our global HR team.
Job Description

Note: Someone located in the Chicago area is ideal, however we will also consider a Remote worker in the U.S.

The Workday Functional Champion is responsible for delivering a best-in-class HRIS experience to Motorola Solutions employees, managers, HR functional teams and HR business partners through the design, deployment, and administration of Workday at Motorola Solutions. As a Workday expert, this individual will be responsible for helping team members think through challenges, providing stretch assignments and developmental opportunities, coordinating work among team members, and modeling Motorola Solutions leadership values.

This person will maintain vendor relationships with Workday and partner with HR COE teams including Recruiting, Onboarding, Rewards, Talent, and Employee Relations to build a multi-year Workday technology roadmap that is aligned to business priorities and HR operational needs. They will oversee and manage the ongoing design, configuration, deployment, and maintenance of the HR Business Processes in Workday and serve as a strong consultative partner to business users and functional leaders to continuously improve service delivery including Workday data analytics and reporting.

In addition, they will constantly leverage their technical and Workday expertise to help solve complex problems, collaborate with team members to help them think through opportunities, and even perform configuration within the tenant. A deep technical understanding of the complexities and interconnectedness of the Workday modules is critical to ensuring not only the stability of the platform, but that we are also maximizing our investment. They are responsible for managing role-based security on the platform as well as continually improving data integrity and driving data governance across the platform. They will partner with the Chief Administrative Office Technical Teams and IT Organization to ensure seamless integrations between Workday and other Motorola Solutions applications.


  • Experience supporting Workday HCM, Workday Recruit, Workday Compensation and other Workday suite systems in a large global organization (>10,000 employees)

  • Experience managing the design, configuration, testing, implementation, documentation, communication and training for new or updated Workday tools.

  • Strong experience with interface, networking, and data warehousing technologies, as well as design, relational database technologies, and performance tuning

  • Ability to plan, budget, and forecast HRIS Systems needs and application requirements.

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strategic relationships throughout and beyond Human Resources and influence partners where appropriate


  • Implementation experience with Workday or other major HR systems including stabilization with a company of similar scale and complexity to Motorola Solutions

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • 3+ years of HRIS Software experience

  • 3+ years of experience in Workday business processes, report generation and interface architecture

Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • 3 or more years of HRIS Software Development experience

  • 3 or moreyears of experience in Workday business processes, report generation and interface architecture

Vaccine Requirement

Motorola Solutions has implemented a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy. We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated. Any employee who is not vaccinated must wear a mask at all times when at a Motorola Solutions site or otherwise meeting with other Motorola Solutions employees or customers. Employees who have submitted proof of vaccination must follow site-specific or local mask requirements. Additionally, certain local governments or Motorola Solutions' customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees.

Travel RequirementsUnder 10%
Relocation ProvidedNone
Position TypeExperienced
Referral Payment PlanYes

Our U.S. Benefits include:

  • Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits effective Day 1
  • 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off Packages
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Parental & Family Leave
  • and more!

EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.