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Alaska Airlines Senior Human Resources Systems Analyst in Seattle, Washington

Company Alaska Airlines

The Team

Guided by our purpose, core values, and leadership principles, we are creating an airline people love. Our corporate teams set the strategies and operational plans to ensure the success of our company. Whether we use our expertise in accounting, human resources, finance, planning, legal, marketing, or any of our operational divisions, our shared passion for travel and our guests is what motivates us to achieve excellence each day. If you share our passion for creating an airline people love, we want to hear from you.

Role Summary

The Senior HR Systems Analyst is a subject matter in human resources and payroll- related systems, data integration, and SaaS solutions for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. As an individual contributor, this role exercises considerable judgment to make decisions in system process improvements and policy changes through research and recommendations to executive management.

Key Duties

  • Act a subject matter expert in systems analysis to research and recommend business and system process improvements, innovative solutions, best practices, policy changes, and alternate methods to serve internal customers.

  • With minimal direction from leadership, exercise considerable judgement to partner with stakeholders to gather and document requirements, map processes, perform gap analysis, and manage resources to deliver business requirements.

  • Provide primary support for internally designated critical system, PeopleSoft HCM.

  • Evaluate and make recommendations for the functionality of SaaS and on-premises HR system updates and analyze potential impact to current business processes.

  • Take product ownership of all system updates and upgrades and bi-directional integration of human resources data to/from other critical systems and applications (e.g. Active Directory, Axway, PeopleSoft Financials, JCTE) and external business partners. Collaborate closely with ITS applications developers to design, test, and implement technical solutions.

  • Guide and coach junior systems analyst team members While leading testing and implementation efforts of new systems or system functionality.

  • Train end-users on enhancements, identifying opportunities to educate teams and employees using HR systems to improve data integrity and user acceptance.

  • Design and analyze audits to ensure human resources and payroll data integrity.

  • Respond to user data and compliance requests with accurate and complete data reports (e.g., SOX, EEO1, VETS-4212).

  • Design and build custom and dynamic reports from a variety of systems for distribution to stakeholders.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 4 years of experience functionally supporting PeopleSoft or a similar system.

  • Bachelor’s degree, with a focus in computer science, human resources, business administration, or related discipline, or an additional two years of training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • High-level understanding of system data structures and human resources and payroll processes, with a proven ability to learn new systems quickly.

  • Experience with application configuration, interface/API design, self-service technologies and data transfer processes.

  • Understanding and effective application of project management techniques for moderate to highly complex projects.

  • Proven ability to lead the design, development, documentation, and testing of business processes within the human resources and payroll applications.

  • Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to collect and analyze data and present findings.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), with strong analytical skills and the ability to utilize Excel for data analysis and reporting.

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills to resolve end-user issues quickly and accurately, as well as the ability to develop reports that meet customer requirements.

  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule to support business needs (e.g., evenings or weekends).

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • Systems implementation experience.

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

  • Advanced PeopleSoft HCM query writing skills.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Where permitted by applicable law, new hires must have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.

Total Rewards

  • Competitive total rewards package

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k match program

  • Monthly incentive pay plan

  • Annual incentive pay plan

  • Generous paid time off

  • Travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 1/28/2022
Location Seattle
Equal Employment Opportunity Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information (including family medical history) or other legally protected characteristics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will also be considered for employment, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are an E-Verify ® employer, where required by law.
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Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2022-7238
Category Corporate & Operations