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Senior Director, IT - HR Applications

 

Senior Director, IT - HR Applications

  • JR-132806
  • Frisco
  • Information Technology
  • Full time
Senior Director, IT - HR Applications

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 245+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of over 10,000 companies, including 2,000+ networks and 3,000 cloud and IT service providers in over 30 countries spanning six continents – and counting!

A leadership role at Equinix means you will drive and collaborate on work that impacts the world. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success. 

About the Corporate Enterprise Applications Team

We are a world-class team of IT professionals dedicated to protecting Equinix’s interests and delivering service excellence to our internal clients and customers. Our business partners rely on our leading practices and consistent, proactive, and flexible nature.

Equinix’s dynamic growth trajectory keeps us focused, flexible, and constantly learning. Our trusted relationships and solution-driven approach gets us invited into strategic conversations early and often, leading to engaging and rewarding work directly in support of Equinix’s overall business objectives.

Our global Corporate Enterprise Applications department spans four continents, but we are a united team collaborating across borders in support of a shared purpose.  We work hard but take time to celebrate our accomplishments and enjoy the highly valued collegial “team-first” culture we have created.

Responsibilities

The Sr. Director, IT Enterprise Applications – HR will ensure the HR system strategy and architecture is effective, efficient and scalable while aligned with Equinix’s overarching enterprise systems strategy.  You will advise on best-in-class technical solutions and market practices and guide HR on the best technical solution to deliver against their business needs​.

  • Partner with HR to develop and maintain a technology vision, strategy and roadmap that is capable of scale, identifying potential areas of risk while meeting business and technology modernization needs. ​

  • Own all development and configuration, based on the agreed user requirements​.

  • Responsible for vendor / system led system enhancements and changes and support HR in managing these changes (e.g. release management)​.

  • Drive technology transformation: Enable simplified processes and lead implementation of new solutions to enhance delivery speed and product quality.

  • Own relationship with HR system vendors including contracts, RFP and renewals​.

  • Managing IT budget for HR functional domain, including people strategy and vendor sourcing. 

  • Be a change champion by promoting and practicing a change-oriented mindset to invigorate transformative initiatives and ensure successful implementation across teams.

  • Be a transformative leader with the ability to see opportunities to drive change.​

  • Lead prioritization by managing consistency of demand prioritization, product quality, and project delivery for application development​.

  • Ensure on-target delivery of applications.  Monitor performance of ongoing application development through performance and resource metrics and development plans.​

  • Motivate and lead team around shared vision​.

Qualifications

  • 15+ years in IT discipline requiring direct management of applications systems, personnel, and budget​, preferably in the tech industry, with a global team.​

  • Experience leading technology transformation, with emphasis in HR and employee enabling applications​.

  • Proven track record of evaluating and implementing industry leading SaaS solutions for HR​.

  • Experience leading an organization through an agile transformation​ and/ or through cloud migration​.

  • Exceptional ability to collaborate with business stakeholder teams to align on cross-functional processes​.

  • Excellent problem-solving ability to understand business stakeholder needs, drive prioritization, and deliver systems.​

  • Adept at inspiring behavior change through motivating teams, planning initiatives, designating priorities, and being decisive when faced with ambiguity.​

  • Ability to provide thought leadership, think strategically and effectively communicate vision and influence across the organization​.

  • Ability to be execution-driven and results-oriented to ensure strategy translates to outcomes​. 

  • Experience implementing and supporting an enterprise-wide employee enabling systems​.

  • Experience with Workday, ServiceNow, HiredScore, Clinch, Anaplan, Confluence, and ADP, or equivalent applications. 

Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability. If you need assistance in applying for an open position, you may send an email to Staffing@equinix.com. Please provide your contact information and let us know how we can assist you.

Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and, in the U.S., an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy / childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political / organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law. 

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