Sr. HRIS Specialist (Workday) at Indigo

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We’re an international AgTech startup pioneering an ambitious mission in a high-growth industry where agriculture meets technology to solve our toughest climate and economic challenges. Through the use of data-driven insights, natural microbiology, and innovative digital technologies, Indigo is partnering across the supply chain, ultimately cultivating a scalable climate solution and enhanced partner ecosystem that beneficially serves farmers, consumers, and the planet alike.

Our mission is unique, and therefore our teams are too: from multigenerational farming experts who understand the land as though it were an extension of themselves, to cutting-edge technologists and scientists on the frontier of innovation, our teams are a reflection of the range of the stakeholders we serve: the Earth, the Farmer, and the Consumer.

Indigo’s Senior HRIS Specialist has a primary focus on Workday HCM modules and consults with business and IT team members about complex initiatives and issues. This individual will work in a global, cross-functional environment and design, implement, and modify multiple custom or packaged applications and reporting tools. Using various project management frameworks, the Senior HRIS Specialist will identify ways to streamline processes to improve quality and effectiveness. The Senior HRIS Specialist will leverage IT-related best practices to deliver business solutions. The incumbent must be resilient and flexible in response to a rapidly growing organization with changing business needs. 


Provide input on a forward-thinking vision to collaboratively design cross-functional processes and solutions to meet business challenges:

  • Independently execute complex configuration, reporting, and other technical activities.
  • Present flexible, scalable, and supportable options to stakeholders and help them vet alternatives that support project and business objectives. 

Assess current and future People Team tech needs to maximize efficiency, create smart scalable solutions, and close manual process gaps:

  • Proactively identify ways by which IT can add value to business teams to improve processes and effectively communicate them to key stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with, and facilitate communication between, IT and business partners to drive change.
  • Demonstrate how new technologies, best practices, and trends can be incorporated into business and IT processes leveraging a strong understanding of end-to-end processes.

Lead the People Team portion of Workday planning, implementation & integrations:

  • Owns automation in People process
  • Proactively estimate, plan, manage, communicate, and execute essential duties with a focus on the uniqueness of each project.
  • Maintain strong, ongoing relationships with business partners, project teams, and other stakeholders including external vendors.
  • Create or oversee the creation of clear and concise documentation throughout all project phases and activities. 

Design and Implement solutions for end-user adoption and productivity improvement, with usability in mind:

  • Execute the day-to-day operations of all People-related systems.
  • Design and implement solutions for end-user adoption and productivity improvement, with usability in mind.
  • Partner with the business teams to share project information and validate test scripts. Will also perform and coordinate system testing and write and execute testing plans.
  • Design and deliver high-quality training to end-users.
  • Serve as a mentor and peer reviewer to other team members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
  • Run reports as needed
  • Maintain data integrity
  • Work with Sr. People Systems Manager to mitigate issues and perform root-cause analysis
  • Establish strong, positive relationships with all People Team – Centers of Excellence

Understands and embodies our mission & core values:

  • Excited by Indigo’s mission; believes that Indigo can fundamentally change the agriculture industry; can clearly articulate passion for our mission and values
  • Optimistic and innovative; solution-oriented; shows no signs of cynicism
  • Will be widely viewed as someone who personifies our core values, is committed to them, and leans on them when making decisions. Specifically:
    • Demonstrates a track record of high integrity - doing the right thing, owning mistakes, conducting oneself honestly
    • Values, communicates and interacts with others with high levels of transparency and respect
    • Collaborates well across functions; creates an inspiring and collegial work environment


  • Able to manage multiple, changing priorities. Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Positive attitude
  • Intrinsic love of all things tech
  • Team player: flexible and adaptable
  • Puts structure around ambiguity. Builds, not just maintains
  • Strong, proactive communication. Advises and influences
  • Understands “People Team Functional Processes”
  • Strong collaboration across department/function
  • Constantly seeks out process/automation improvements
  • Customer-focused mindset
  • Process-driven: mind operates in a process-oriented way
  • Detail-oriented: produces work with minimal errors
  • Organized: can verbally and visually express thoughts


  • 5+ years professional HRIS management experience in business analysis, application design, implementation, and support or as a superuser preferred.
  • 3+ years of Workday experience across all modules
  • Able to work with functional groups and different levels of employees throughout the organization to achieve results effectively and professionally.
  • Knowledge of US and Global data laws
  • Experience with SEM in Workday
  • Workday systems implementation experience required
  • Experience in a high growth company headcount of ~1,000 is ideal
  • In-depth knowledge of HRIS events (compensation, talent acquisition, open enrollment, benefits, etc.)
  • Experience setting-up automated feeds
  • Experience automating new hire entry (onboarding)
  • International experience is preferred

Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically “creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow.” As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.

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On the edge of Charlestown, we are within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The Sullivan Square T and bus stop is also right next door! We are currently working remote/hybrid with the exception of our fantastic Biotrinsic team who work from the office and lab space here.

An Insider's view of Indigo

What projects are you most excited about?

Our mission is to provide agronomists with unbiased real-time data we are collecting across thousands of acres at the ground level and from space. It's such a thrill to be working on the data and analysis perspective of this massively cross-disciplinary team that helps agronomists initiate data-powered conversations to provide substantial results.


Principal Data Scientist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since joining Indigo in 2018, I’ve launched our agronomist drone program, program managed an international soil health innovation competition, evangelized for our geospatial data analytics team, and built a decision-making tool to help growers begin their regenerative journey. The only thing that limits your career at Indigo, is your own curiosity.


Sr. Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Since joining Indigo in 2018, my manager has always provided me with great feedback and room to focus on growing my skills from a dedicated API Engineer to having a strong full stack foundation. Simultaneously I’ve been encouraged to pursue a Tech Lead Manager role; a position I now occupy thanks to my hard work and the company's trust and support.


Tech Lead Manager

What are Indigo Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns

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