Software Application Engineer, Payroll Performance

  • Workday
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • May 03, 2024

Job Description

Your work days are brighter here.

At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That's why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don't need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About the Team

Are you passionate about engineering and eager to make an impact in the world of payroll? Workday Inc is seeking a highly motivated Software Application Engineer to join our Payroll Performance team in Atlanta. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on exceptionally innovative payroll features and enhance the performance and scalability of the Workday Payroll application.

About the Role

As a Software Application Engineer, you will play a key role in driving and building scalable solutions within Workday's Payroll Application Development organization. You will collaborate with a world-class team to determine architecture improvements and successfully implement them to support the world's largest enterprises. This is a unique opportunity to showcase your engineering skills and contribute to the flawless functioning of our payroll application.


  • Develop and enhance innovative payroll features to meet the evolving needs of our clients
  • Collaborate with teams from different departments to identify and implement architectural enhancements that improve performance and scalability.
  • Address and resolve intricate technical challenges to ensure the seamless operation of the payroll application.
  • Conduct code reviews and provide feedback to ensure high-quality and maintainable codebase
  • Stay updated with the latest industry trends and technologies to continuously improve our payroll application

Join our ambitious team and become part of an organization that values inclusion, collaboration, and the pursuit of excellence. Workday is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. We also provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans during our application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at [email protected].

Join our world-class team and make a meaningful contribution to the success of the world's largest enterprises. Apply now and showcase your engineering skills!

About You

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience with Web application development or SaaS (Software as a Service); UML is a plus.
  • 3+ years Object-oriented design and development experience in an OO language (such as Java, Python, C#, C++, XO, etc.)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field (or equivalent experience).

Other Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in software application engineering, preferably in performance, or payroll domain
  • Strong knowledge of object-oriented programming languages such as Java or C++
  • Experience with database systems and SQL
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration abilities

Workday Pay Transparency Statement

The annualized base salary ranges for the primary location and any additional locations are listed below. Workday pay ranges vary based on work location. As a part of the total compensation package, this role may be eligible for the Workday Bonus Plan or a role-specific commission/bonus, as well as annual refresh stock grants. Recruiters can share more detail during the hiring process. Each candidate's compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, geography, experience, skills, job duties, and business need, among other things. For more information regarding Workday's comprehensive benefits, please click here.

Primary Location: USA.GA.Atlanta

Primary Location Base Pay Range: $124,000 USD - $186,000 USD

Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $117,800 USD - $210,000 USD

Our Approach to Flexible Work

With Flex Work, we're combining the best of both worlds: in-person time and remote. Our approach enables our teams to deepen connections, maintain a strong community, and do their best work. We know that flexibility can take shape in many ways, so rather than a number of required days in-office each week, we simply spend at least half (50%) of our time each quarter in the office or in the field with our customers, prospects, and partners (depending on role). This means you'll have the freedom to create a flexible schedule that caters to your business, team, and personal needs, while being intentional to make the most of time spent together. Those in our remote "home office" roles also have the opportunity to come together in our offices for important moments that matter.

Pursuant to applicable Fair Chance law, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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