Workday Systems Architect - Technology

The Metropolitan Museum of Art ยท New York, NY

Posted 5 days ago

Project Management
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About the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in two iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.



In this role, you are the subject matter expert consulting with IT, HR, HRIS, Finance, Payroll, and other business stakeholders and supporting the Workday platform and its broader technology ecosystem, including third-party system integrations. You will leverage your knowledge of Workday to work with your manager, the Workday Operations team, and business stakeholders to support governance processes, identify and document requirements, architect solutions, and support completion of initiatives making sure overall usability of the system and its downstream dependencies are reliable. The Workday Systems Architect will work as technical support with their manager to negotiate and prioritize enhancements rolled out to the organization as well as continue to monitor the security, efficiency, and effectiveness of the Workday solution. The Workday Systems Architect demonstrates abilities and/or a proven record of success with Workday across a variety of areas.



  • Keep current on new Workday capabilities, functionality, features, market trends, and other industry products and technologies.
  • Have an in-depth understanding of business processes related to specific areas of Workday, including understanding of E2E Workday integration points.
  • Design and deliver Workday functionality across the following, but not limited to, areas: Absence, Banking, Benefits, Compensation, Endowment, Finance, HCM, Payroll, Procurement, Recruiting/ATS, Reporting, and Time Tracking.
  • Align with process owners and lead discussions to arrive at decisions/conclusions related to future functionality and creative solutioning.
  • Work with manager and internal teams to influence the Workday product roadmap, understanding and articulating business needs to drive and evaluate/set roadmap priorities.
  • Support prioritization of feature requests and initiatives in Workday, integrations, and reporting tools and provide expertise and/or oversight for implementation of Workday roadmap items or business priorities.
  • Work closely with stakeholders and internal technology partners and include industry best practices to architect technology solutions needed to drive alignment of business needs and lead discussions to arrive at mutually agreeable solution options and integrations.
  • Maintain platform health and look for continuous improvement options, as well as assist with troubleshooting/resolution of escalated product issues.
  • Ensure system and process alignment to compliance and IT general controls, as well as security.
  • Manage time, workloads, and priorities in a proactive manner.
  • Other related duties as assigned.



Fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, sincerely held religious belief, or pregnancy, or because you are a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sex offenses).


Experience and Skills:

  • 5+ years hands-on experience with Workday development, integration, and support
  • Proficient in 3 or more functional Workday modules (such as HCM, Advanced Compensation, Benefits, Payroll, Recruiting, Time Tracking, Absence, Performance Management)
  • Active member of Workday community
  • Experience translating business requirements into technical solutions within Workday and working cross functionally
  • Experience with solution design, system configuration, integrations, and implementation of changes within Workday
  • Strategic, analytical thinker who consistently challenges the status quo and ability to comfortably make sound recommendations using data in complex, ambiguous, and changing environment
  • Ability to facilitate complex discussions
  • Project Management experience with focus on design, facilitating development, testing and delivery
  • Familiarity and awareness of technical security operations and information security standards
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strong attention to detail and accuracy in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively at multiple levels of the organization and demonstrate a strong commitment to a team environment


Knowledge and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher required.
  • Interest in art, art history, music or related cultural field considered a plus.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment

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