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Director, Workday HRIS & Analytics

Marqeta is on a mission to change the way money moves. We’re one of the earliest enablers of embedded finance, a market opportunity sized up in the trillions. Our card issuing platform provides unprecedented flexibility and control for companies to issue cards, authorize transactions, and manage payment operations in real time.   Marqeta is powering the most well known brands in the new economy (Block, Cash App, Affirm, Instacart, Doordash, Uber, Walmart, etc). Today nearly 8 out of 10 Americans use a product powered by Marqeta every week. This is the opportunity of a lifetime to work with innovators around the world and unlock equitable financial access for all.

As the Director of Workday HRIS & Analytics at Marqeta, you will be responsible for defining Marqeta's end-to-end people systems infrastructure and developing an analytics roadmap.

We work Flexible First. This role can be performed remotely anywhere within the U.S. or from our local Oakland, CA office. We’d love for you to join us!

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborate with People Experience stakeholders and cross-functional partners to develop a comprehensive global people systems infrastructure and roadmap.

  • Work with stakeholders both within and outside of the People Team to create customized, scalable, and repeatable people solutions.

  • Analyze, review, and implement forward-thinking, industry-leading technologies to enhance employee experiences.

  • Utilize tools such as Workday, CultureAmp, Continu, and Greenhouse.

  • Lead and mentor a team of functional experts in People Analytics and HRIS.

  • Drive cross-functional People Operations/HR projects aimed at improving operational efficiencies and enhancing the employee experience throughout the employee lifecycle. This includes process design, mapping, improvements, and automation.

  • Identify automation and process simplification opportunities that enhance and add value to our work through technology, with a focus on customer/user experience.

  • Act as the HR lead for SOX compliance matters in partnership with the Internal Audit team.

  • Establish the People Analytics strategy and priorities for the next 1-3 years.

  • Promote the adoption of people analytics products and technology across Marqeta.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure data quality and consistency.

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent college-level education.

  • 12+ years of experience in HR data analytics and people systems, preferably in a fast-growing company.

  • Proficiency in a wide range of HR tools and systems, including experience with implementing new tools and products.

  • Hands-on configuration experience with Workday is required, while experience with Greenhouse is strongly preferred.

  • Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to turn data into actionable insights.

  • Experience managing, analyzing, or visualizing data using tools such as Tableau, SQL, or Python. Additionally, experience troubleshooting others' analyses and code is beneficial.

  • Proven success in utilizing influencing skills and working with senior members of the business, while building positive relationships at all organizational levels.


  • Passion for developing scalable programs in a fast-growing organization with a distributed workforce.

Your Manager

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Typical Process

  • Application submission

  • Recruiter phone call

  • Hiring manager video call

  • Virtual “Onsite” consisting of 5-6, 45 min calls

  • Offer!

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  • We do not currently support any new sponsorship opportunities or sponsorship transfers for this role

 Compensation and Benefits

Marqeta is a Flex First company which allows you to choose your best working environment, whether that be from home or at a company office. To support Flex First, we calibrate pay to a competitive value according to working location. Compensation is aligned according to three tiers within the United States:

  •  National: A baseline tier that applies to most of the geographic territory of the United States.

  • Premium: Slightly elevated from the National tier, and oriented toward a narrower set of higher cost-of-living areas, such as Los Angeles CA and Seattle WA

  • Premium Plus: A tier for the most expensive working areas, like the San Francisco Bay area and New York City.

 Visit this page or consult with a Recruiter to determine which tier would be applicable to you.

When determining salaries, we consider several factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior experience, and work location. The new-hire base salary range for this position is:

  • National: 153,150 - 204,200 USD

  • Premium: 172,350 - 229,800 USD

  • Premium Plus: 191,475 - 255,300 USD

We also believe in recognizing the contributions of our people. That's why we award annual bonuses to eligible employees, rewarding both individual performance and the success of the entire company.

Along with monetary compensation, Marqeta offers

  • Multiple health insurance options

  • Flexible time off – take what you need

  • Retirement savings program with company contribution

  • Equity in a publicly-traded company and an Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Family-forming benefits, fertility support, and up to 20 weeks of Parental Leave

  • Free therapy sessions, financial and professional coaching, and legal advice

  • Monthly stipend to support our remote work model

  • Annual “development dollars” to support our people growth and development

 Equal Opportunity, Accommodations, and Privacy

Marqeta is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that gives consideration to all qualified applicants, irrespective of any characteristics protected by law. This includes (but is not limited to) race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, color, ancestry, and Veteran status. We consider qualified applicants from all backgrounds, without regard to criminal histories, in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Our dedication to diversity and inclusion extends beyond the categories above. Review Marqeta’s ESG Report to see that dedication in action. Fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and respected creates a stronger and more innovative team at Marqeta. We celebrate the unique contributions of each individual and empower all members of our organization. Join us in building a company where diversity thrives and everyone can be their authentic selves.

If you require reasonable accommodation for the application process and beyond, please submit this form and we will be more than happy to assist you. Marqeta will make reasonable accommodations for candidates when needed in accordance with applicable law. The Applicant and Candidate Privacy Notice applies to the personal data that you directly provide to us or that we collect during the application and candidate recruitment process.

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