Senior HRIS Analyst

Areas of Interest:

Human Resources


Chicago, Illinois

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Company Description:

William Blair is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago and, together with its strategic partners, operates worldwide.

About the Team:

William Blair is looking for an experienced Senior HRIS Analyst to join the HRIS team of our downtown Chicago office as we continue to optimize our HR Technology ecosystem.  This position requires extensive knowledge of HR systems, particularly Ultimate Software, and data analytics to help streamline processes, optimize system functionality, and enhance the employee experience.

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

•Provide production support and ensure effective functionality of applications. 
•Load and configure data tables and manage system roles and security.
•Configure and maintain business processes.
•Identify and implement controls and validation measures to ensure data integrity.
•Document and support integrations, for inbound and outbound data exchange between Ulti and other internal/external systems.
•Research, identify, and resolve HRIS data/process flaws and determine if repeated issues, errors, or questions require changes to our configuration.
•Proactively identify opportunities for process and/or system improvements, build project plans, develop test scripts, and execute configuration updates.
•Collaborate with internal clients to ascertain system needs and requirements and provide recommendations for achieving those goals.
•Review, test, and implement new HRIS upgrades/implementations and various system integrations.
•Assist in the development, maintenance, and support of various reports and queries.
•Assess how to leverage data from various systems to develop effective use of people data and prepare reports for firm-wide dissemination.
•Assist with training users on system functionality and help develop and maintain end-user documentation and training materials.


•Experience with HCM systems and interfaces required – Ultimate Software(Ulti/Ulti Pro) strongly preferred.
•Knowledge of Cognos/Business Intelligence reporting strongly preferred. 
•Experience building and maintaining numerous integrations to various internal and external systems.
•Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and Access.
•Experience with technical training on new software or software upgrades.
•Strong analytical and problem solving skills; capable of understanding and analyzing complicated issues.
•Ability to manage ambiguity, risk, and changing direction of projects and strategies
•Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
•Detail-oriented and able to reprioritize work when necessary with minimal oversight.
•Ability to work independently and collaboratively with Human Resources and other business partners.
•7 or more years of professional, relevant working experience.
•Bachelor’s degree required; Human Resources, Finance, Accounting or Computer Science degree preferred.
•CEBS or World@Work coursework preferred.
•PHR or SPHR a plus.

As a William Blair associate, you’ll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan in addition to a firm contribution. We also offer three weeks of vacation, flexible spending accounts, a business casual dress code, a 75% discounted commissions on trades, and discounts at restaurants, museums, parks and retailers.

William Blair is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military service or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee's ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.

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