Business Systems Analyst – People Technology


  • Full Time

Biotechnology is rewriting life as we know it, from the medicines we take, to the crops we grow, the materials we wear, and the household goods that we rely on every day. But moving at the new speed of science requires better technology.

Benchling’s mission is to unlock the power of biotechnology. The world’s most innovative biotech companies use Benchling’s R&D Cloud to power the development of breakthrough products and accelerate time to milestone and market. 

Come help us bring modern software to modern science.


Benchling’s Business Systems team is seeking an experienced Business Systems Analyst to support our People Technology as we continue to support our company’s hyper growth. The Business Systems Analyst will drive the prioritization, planning, and execution of enterprise-scale technology solutions for the People Team. This individual will own relationships with key business partners and work cross-functionally with other systems teams on strategic initiatives.

In this position, you will be responsible for building the Workday platform and driving improvements post launch. You will also analyze complex business problems and deliver solutions that are focused on scalability and continuous improvement of  processes & applications. 


  • Partnering with the Workday Core Implementation team to implement additional modules, defining requirements, eligibility rules, submitting and validating data, and testing functionality.
  • Providing guidance to the People team by understanding current processes and timelines, and making recommendations on how we can leverage Workday functionality to provide elevated solutions that enhance compliance, streamline processes, and reduce errors.
  • Creating custom reports, EIBs, XSLTs, RaaS reports and various other custom integration technologies
  • Hands-on Workday configuration for Compensation, Benefits and Core HCM modules
  • Building and maintaining full-cycle business processes: gathering requirements, prototyping and developing, testing and deploying. You will be an expert on the robust capabilities business processes provide.
  • Contribute to HR system strategy, security, and governance
  • Experience in Integrations using Workday Technology like Workday Studio
  • Supporting system users, troubleshooting issues, and providing timely resolution, leveraging Workday Community/support to resolve complex escalation points. You will be the point person to answer questions and help enable teams.


  • Experience in a high-growth startup environment with constant change as your companion.
  • A passion for being organized, with incredibly strong project management skills. You will need to be detail oriented, love multi-tasking and have excellent follow through skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, IT, or related field.
  • Minimally 5 years of configuration experience configuring, customizing, and/or implementing Workday.
  • Experience configuring Workday Payroll, Benefits, HCM, Talent and Performance, Advanced Compensation, Absence, Security, Reports.
  • Ability to compose and present comprehensive reports, SOP, workflow documentation.
  • Comfort switching between working collaboratively or independently, with excellent follow-up and ability to deliver on time.



Benchling takes a market-based approach to pay.  The candidate's starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, interview performance, and work location. For this role the base salary range is $153,255 – $207,345. 

Total Compensation includes the following:

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • 100% premiums covered for health, dental, and vision for employees
  • Fertility healthcare and family-forming benefits
  • Four months of fully paid parental leave
  • 401(k) + Employer Match
  • Commuter benefits
  • Home office stipend
  • Mental health benefits + Wellness stipend
  • Learning and development stipend
  • Generous PTO
  • Company-wide Summer & Winter holiday shutdown
  • Sabbaticals for 5-year and 10-year anniversaries

Benchling welcomes everyone. 

We believe diversity enriches our team so we hire people with a wide range of identities, backgrounds, and experiences. 

We are an equal opportunity employer. That means we don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

For applicants for U.S.-based roles only: All new hires in the United States are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide proof of vaccination prior to their first day of employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons, we will explore potential reasonable accommodations; however, Benchling may not be able to grant such accommodations in all cases if doing so would cause undue hardship.


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