Senior HR Technology Analyst
ESPN 242 reviews - Bristol, CT

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The Sr. HR Technology Analyst will report to Sr. Manager HRIS, and provide technical expertise in the field of next generation HR tools. The Sr. Analyst will create innovative HR systems and lead small to large scale HR projects involving new functionality, process improvement and related integration. This role will work closely with The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) HR Business Intelligence (BI) team as a change partner and represent the ESPN segment.

Come with a vision and passion for finding innovative and creative solutions for HR. This role will have the freedom to research, recommend and implement new tools and ideas. Other functionality includes maintaining a broad understanding of the HRIS environment, advising clients on system capabilities, and proactively identifying and recommending areas for process improvement.

The goal of HRIS at ESPN is to provide easy to use and accurate information to drive smart decisions in support of short and long-term organizational goals. This role will work closely with the HR Business Analytics team in providing information in a timely manner.

ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company), and 20% by the Hearst Corporation.

ESPN was founded by Bill Rasmussen and launched on September 7, 1979. Now with over 6,500 employees, each year ESPN televises more than 5,100 live and/or original hours of sports programming. The company’s mission is to serve sports fans. Anytime. Anywhere.
•Champions and serves as technical expert for HR Information Systems, helping drive long term strategic direction, design requirements, features, functionality and necessary enhancements.
•Acts as a HRIS technology specialist and reviews processes to assess efficiency and recommend automation.
•Serves as the Business Partner between HR and IT to identify trends, opportunities, and present data-driven insights to the business.
•Partners with HR Centers of Excellence on multiple projects and provides recommendation for systems and technology.
•Works closely with HR Research Analyst in the design of HR dashboard (e.g. Diversity, Learning, Compensation etc.) and helps the analytics team in data calibration and consolidation.
•Recommends new HR tools (mobile apps, web-based reporting etc.), develops final pricing and works with vendors.
•Partners with TWDC BI team and represents ESPN segment for all BI related projects. Assists in the communication, training and implementation of new systems and system upgrades as per the TWDC plan. Participates in monthly calls with the TWDC team.
•Develops business needs analysis to provide justification for changes and communicates efficiently the business requirements to the TWDC technical team.
Basic Qualifications
•Experience with Cognos BI preferred.
•Functional experience with databases, SQL scripting, or other programming experience.
•Experience with HR dashboards preferred.
•Strong analytical and problem solving skills and a high degree of initiative and creativity required.
•Possesses strong team and client focus and must demonstrate leadership skills to effectively manage projects and client relationships.
•Strong project management skills.
Preferred Qualifications
•Strong MS Excel skills a plus.
Required Education
•Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, HRIS, Information systems, or related specialty or equivalent with a minimum of 3 years of applicable experience.
Additional Information
Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to join a team that’s beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you‘ve been looking for.

ESPN, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

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