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Alliant Energy Senior Business Systems Analyst - Workday (Hybrid) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!

At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build stronger communities. We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what's next in energy. When our employees say "I am energy", it means they take pride in the work we do when disaster strikes, as well as all the days in between. We want you to be safe, happy and healthy. That's why we prioritize safety, offer volunteer opportunities and provide competitive pay, comprehensive health and retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement and paid time off.

At Alliant Energy, we have an outstanding opportunity for a Sr. Business Analyst - Workday to join the team in Madison, WI or Cedar Rapids, IA.

In this role you will serve as the liaison between the IT development group and business units for the development and implementation of new business systems and improvements to existing systems with a big focus on WorkDay. You will conduct business systems needs analysis, formulate and define systems scope, specifications and objectives, conduct testing, implement and maintain systems, and provide recommendations.

This is a hybrid-remote position reporting to either the **Cedar Rapids, IA or Madison, WI office. Candidates must reside in either Iowa or Wisconsin.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Builds and maintains business systems using Agile principles and processes.

  • Relying on experience and general direction from manager, ensures systems are operating as designed, evaluates system processes and procedures, evaluates requests for changes to the system, develops recommendations to solve problems and issues related to business system operations, and makes decisions involving detailed knowledge of operational issues.

  • Typically works on complex, new, and less defined initiatives to assess and refine user stories, collaborate with scrum teams and product owners on solutions, develop test plans, conduct testing, and implement systems and system improvements.

  • Voices customer requirements into user stories and documents using Agile tools.

  • Communicates with peers such that all stakeholders clearly understand user stories.

  • Assists service and product owners in communicating business system initiatives and improvements.

  • Understands the business process and establishes standard procedures to ensure business systems are executed at an acceptable level of quality.

  • Supports end users in developing moderately complex reports and/or database queries and trains other analysts in the use of these tools.

  • Handles complex inquiries regarding the technical aspects of business systems by aiding and coordinating work with IT staff and other business units.

  • Develops and rolls out system application training for technical, departmental, and end users.

  • Develops business cases for capital projects.

  • Documents procedures and maintains corporate compliance with mandated regulations by leading and in some cases owning the development

  • Supports on-call activities for system support needs.

  • Engages in other duties as needed that support Alliant Energy’s Values and helps deliver on our Purpose to serve customers and build stronger communities.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 years technical or professional experience.

  • Business analysis, requirements analysis, requirements management, program management, product management, software design, software development, software testing experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Information Systems, or related area.

  • WorkDay HR experience working with integrations, reporting, configurations, and testing scripts etc.

  • Business Analyst experience supporting HR functions.

  • Agile work experience.

Key Skills

• Cloud Computing • Continual Improvement Process • Requirements Management • Service Level Agreement (SLA) • Software Testing • Stakeholder Management • Systems Performance Monitoring • Systems Designs • Systems Integration • User Acceptance Testing


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Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.


The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Alliant Energy and subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please email

It's an exciting time to join Alliant Energy! Our innovative thinking and fresh, sustainable approach to energy sets us apart. If you're looking for a place that values diverse backgrounds, offers flexible work options and wants to build better communities and a better tomorrow, consider a career with Alliant Energy.

At Alliant Energy, our employees make a difference by delivering an essential service for our customers and communities every day. We care about our employees. We want them to be safe, happy and healthy.

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