HR Systems Technical Advisor


Job summary

Up to £65000
Human Resources
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

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MBDA is a leading defence organisation. We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £60000 depending on experience 

What we can offer you:

  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Occasional Paid overtime
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Up to 15 additional days flexi leave
  • Our enhanced parental leave offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking (and gym on site at Stevenage)
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Typically for this role you will work 2 days per week on-site.

The Role:

You'll be working in an international well respected e-HR team, to support HR for the current and future rollout requirements of Workday (One HR) and other HR systems.

You will primarily be responsible for:

Workday Technical Activities

  • Creation / Configuration of Business process definitions
  • Creation of complex condition rules and notifications
  • Creation of Workday documents to streamline HR processes
  • Creation of EIB integrations and Loading Data to One HR (Workday)
  • Understanding and testing New release readiness
  • Creation and maintenance of Workday Workbooks
  • Workday Journeys module implementation
  • Workday PRISM reporting module implementation
  • Workday Recruitment enhancements
  • Workday Security configuration / testing
  • Workday Expenses
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of Workday evolution / best practice to facilitate best utilisation of One HR

Day to day support activities

  • Effective management and escalation of queries and cases in the Hr Systems Mailbox
  • Assigning / Removing Roles to users
  • User support, Coaching and training as required
  • Identify opportunities to simplify processes and user experience on One HR
  • Planning and testing of process improvements
  • Support change management activities (Create documentation and support material)
  • Support the deployment of MBDA annual people processes on One HR

While you will primarily be working on the tasks above, as part of the e-HR team and broader HR function, you will have exposure to other projects and other challenges currently being faced in an extremely busy department.  

What we're looking for from you:

  • Experience of  Workday system Administration essential
  • Very Strong Excel capability to analyse and merge data– (Lookups, Index etc)
  • Ability to use own initiative and challenge the "norm"
  • Analytical and conceptual skills as well as a goal-oriented way of working
  • Strong technical understanding of HR databases
  • Ability to analyse problems and develop solutions taking into account system aspects
  • Committed, proactive and team-oriented way of thinking and working
  • Good understanding of GDPR and protecting Sensitive Information
  • SAP familiarity is desirable

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential. MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more…

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.


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