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Workday Security Analyst

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Data Intelligence & Science

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Enterprises


  • 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia
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As a Workday Security Analyst reporting to the Sr. Manager, Data Infrastructure & Governance, you will be a key player in our workday security initiatives. You will contribute to establishing and maintaining in evaluating, designing, and configuring security measures that protect our organizational data and ensure system continuity.


  • Focus on security evaluation, design, and configuration within the HR Technology team.

  • Expertise in implementing and maintaining robust security frameworks in Workday, emphasizing data security and adherence to least privileged access principles, as well as configuration experience in Absence and / or Time Tracking.

  • This role involves close collaboration with functional and technical experts to ensure the integrity and continuity of our security model across Workday and interconnected systems

  • Provide data governance analysis on data quality, operations, storage, reference and master data, data standards, security, vendor governance, metadata 

  • Help stakeholders understand the implications of key data access decisions by monitoring current and historical usage  

  • Troubleshoot and identify risks related to data quality, data security, and data infrastructure 

  • Fulfill report/analysis requests by applying accepted data governance methodologies and standards 

  • Work with stakeholders to grant data access based on data security standards in a variety of tools including Workday, the ODS (operational data store) and other HR platforms 

  • Partner with HR technology and IBT to understand data standards and data quality needs to enable requirements gathering 

  • Support data quality and integrity testing against governance frameworks, policies, and standards 

  • Participate in upgrades and provides ongoing support of Workday Security activities.

  • Recommend best security practices and provide sound solutions to support end to end business processes.

  • Promote continuous improvement of security processes and provide security reports to identify improvement opportunities.

  • Stay current with Workday security updates, patches, and enhancements and proactively recommend improvements to enhance the security posture of the Workday environment.

Qualifications and Experience

  • BA/BS Degree with 2+ years experience in data/data analytics or equivalent combination of education and experience (MS + 2 years of experience OR 6+ years of relevant experience with no degree) 

  • Technical degree in engineering or computer science preferred 

  • Solid understanding of Data Governance and data management capabilities, previous experience as a Data Governance Analyst a plus

  • Expert level knowledge of Workday security and experience configuring domain, user and role-based security and data access policies.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and 2 years’ experience in a related field. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master’s degree and up to 2years’ experience; or 6 years’ experience in a related field

  • Experience in data management, including data modeling, data integration, data quality assurance, and data governance practice

  • Experience in data reporting, including proficiency in data visualization tools (e.g Excel,Tableau, Power BI, Looker) and generating actionable insights from complex datasets to support decision-making processes.


Compensation includes a base salary of $64,200.00 - $96,400.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.


The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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