Service Corporation International (SCI) Corporate - HRIS Functional Analyst in Houston, Texas

Opportunity Details:

Overview & Responsibilities:

The HR Systems Functional Analyst performs a full range of advanced activities that ensure the operational effectiveness and excellence of the corporate HR function.

Analytical and technical responsibilities include:

  • Troubleshoot HRIS configuration and reporting issues to identify and fix root causes

  • Support system solution by maintaining organizations, setup data and security role assignments

  • Advise on the proper use of solution functionality including previously enabled reports and other data analysis capabilities

  • Create custom reports to meet business needs where necessary

  • Assist in the creation and review of mass updates to system database

  • Work with functional experts to produce formal configuration requirements documentation

  • Configure HRIS solution to meet business needs, following standard software development lifecycle

  • Analyze software releases to assess impact of new features

  • Develop and execute unit and system integration test plans

  • Assist with the definition of system processes and standards

  • Mentor less experienced team members

  • Lead small projects

HRIS Liaison

  • Works with assigned client group(s), such as HR and Payroll, to support business requirements, data gathering and analysis.

  • Creates User Requirements Specification documents.

  • Creates Functional Specification documents and Change Requests.

  • Provides input into project scope documents and project plans.

  • Supports the assessment and resolution of on-going production operations issues.

Project Administration

  • Works directly with team members to understand project concept, objectives and approach.

  • Assists in taking assigned project from original concept through final implementation.

  • Creates and supports the development and maintenance of project plans, tracks all phases of the project, providing timely reporting of uses, coordination actions and resolving conflicts.

  • Supports the assessment and resolution of any issues which occur, impacting the project deliverables. Ensures leadership team is aware of all active issues and their resolution plans.

Business Analysis and Reporting

  • Reviews, analyzes and creates detailed documentation of business processes and systems functionality, including workflow, program functions and steps required to execute systems transactions/processes.

  • Maintains reporting and communications tools for all assigned projects.

  • This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. The description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of staff so assigned. 

  • Analyzes HR activities and trends; compares to industry standards and best practices. Presents findings and makes recommendations to address improvement opportunities.

  • Evaluates information gathered from multiple sources, reconciles conflicts, decomposes high-level information into details, abstracts up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguishes user requests from the underlying true needs.

QA & Testing

  • Assists in defining, developing and executing test plans, in partnership with functional and technical project team members.

  • Ensures that all tests are conducted and documented according to required standards.

  • Ensures that all items follow the change management process.

Requirements & Qualifications:


  • Bachelor degree in Management Information Systems or equivalent experience;

  • HRIS experience; Workday preferred

  • Project Management Certification preferred


  • Minimum of 2 years of demonstrated HRIS technical experience supporting HR, Compensation, Benefits, Payroll or Time & Labor.

  • Prefer experience working with integrated ERP software such as Workday, PeopleSoft, or Oracle HCM

  • Prefer experience with HCM implementation projects, as well as on-going maintenance of HCM business processes / technology

SCI Overview:

Who we are. What we do.

We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.

We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

Benefits Options:

  • Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)

  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan with company match

  • Vacation and sick time

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Funeral discounts, and more

SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at.

As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Associate Requisition ID Req.42117

# of Openings 1

Category (Portal Searching) Human Resources

Type Full-Time

Job Locations US-TX-Houston