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Senior Manager, People Technology - Cohesity

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Job Title
Senior Manager, People Technology
Job Location
Heredia, Costa Rica (Office)
Job Description

Cohesity is a leader in AI-powered data security and management. Aided by an extensive ecosystem of partners, Cohesity makes it easy to secure, protect, manage, and get value from data — across the data center, edge, and cloud. Cohesity helps organizations defend against cybersecurity threats with comprehensive data security and management capabilities, including immutable backup snapshots, AI-based threat detection, monitoring for malicious behavior, and rapid recovery at scale.

We’ve been named a Leader by multiple analyst firms and have been globally recognized for Innovation, Product Strength, and Simplicity in Design.

Join us on our mission to shape the future of our industry.

In this role, you will function as an Enterprise-wide HR systems authority and direct a team of HRIS specialists to maintain and optimize our HR technology landscape. You will provide high-level expertise in Workday for process analysis, design and problem-solving in a multi-system environment with focus on end-to-end processes and impacts. This role will act as the liaison between business teams, application vendors and I.T. for system improvements, requirements, testing strategies, and success metrics. You will be responsible for managing a team balancing the needs of various business stakeholders between strategic new implementations and day-to-day operations support. You will chip in to system decision-making, prioritization, and planning for HR system projects that support our overall HR strategy.

How you’ll spend your time here

  • Collaborate and be responsible for a team owning multiple high priority assignments within Workday modules such as, Core HCM, Absence, Time Tracking, Compensation, Recruiting, and Performance.
  • Build end-to-end configuration and process improvement strategies to make sure that the delivered results meet requirements and achieve success metrics.
  • Serve as a team leader balancing team capacity and efficiency to achieve weekly, monthly, and quarterly goals.
  • Mentor junior associates through professional development programs while assessing performance to support annual review cycles.
  • Recommend and implement short and long-term HRIS operations initiatives in support of strategic objectives.
  • Act as a technology advisor and clearly communicate technical concepts in business terms while influencing outcomes.
  • Serve as technical point of contact for assigned functions and assist functional leads to ensure data integrity, test system changes, and analyze data flows for process improvement opportunities.
  • Support the review, design, testing, implementation, and maintenance of Workday module(s) upgrades and patches.
  • Identify and initiate improvement opportunities around system, process, data and user experience, and recommend options to leaders with justification, impacts and data for the approach.
  • Apply analytical and technical skills for translating and analyzing business needs into requirements, drive projects, and deliver effective results, while providing valuable solutions that can replace manual processes.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related experience
  • Extensive experience in several Workday modules: Core HCM (must have), along with Talent Management, Absence Management, Compensation, Recruiting, and Performance.
  • Knowledgeable in business process configuration, custom reporting, security.
  • 10+ years’ confirmed experience supporting and implementing sophisticated HR and/or payroll systems and new system implementations (e.g. Workday, Oracle, ADP, Kronos, Success Factors).
  • 4+ years of people management experience including assessing performance and professional development.
  • Communicate optimally to both technical and non-technical collaborators
  • Good interpersonal skills to handle various tasks efficiently

Preferred Skills / Experiences:

  • Workday Peakon
  • Contingent Worker Management in Magnit or VNDLY
  • JIRA and Service Now
  • Experience working with third-party administrators, carriers, and vendors

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Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EEOE)

Cohesity is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status or any other category protected by law. 

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In-Office Expectations

Cohesity employees who are within a reasonable commute (e.g. within a forty-five (45) minute average travel time) work out of our core offices 2-3 days a week of their choosing.

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Cohesity Headquarters Location

San Jose, CA

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Cohesity Company Size

Between 1,000 - 5,000 employees

Cohesity Founded Year


Cohesity Total Amount Raised


Cohesity Funding Rounds

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  • Series F

    $150,000,000 USD

  • Secondary Market

    $145,000,000 USD

  • Series E

    $250,000,000 USD

  • Series D

    $250,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $90,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $55,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $15,000,000 USD