HR Generalist - HRIS Analyst

Job Locations US-VA-Herndon
Human Resources
Regular Full-Time
No Clearance


Illuminate is a leading provider of data analytics and intelligence services. Illuminate is at the forefront of the next wave of capabilities and tradecraft, making the most of data with the latest in advanced concepts. We help operationalize the latest technology, assist in the collection and transformation of data and analyze the resulting insights to support the right decisions with mission speed. Where technology and data on their own cannot shed light on recent challenges, our background in operations and intelligence gives us the perspective to help interpret data and quickly take action. Headquartered in Herndon, VA Illuminate employs more than 400 analysts, engineers, and IT professionals with offices in three countries and employees working in dozens of sites globally.


We are in search of an experienced HR Generalist – HRIS Analyst who will be responsible for applying business knowledge and Human Resources expertise.  The successful candidate will have responsibility for the following: assist in providing a wide range of HR support and advice; handle the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource office; and will function as the HRIS Administrator. The HR Generalist – HRIS Analyst will be directly involved in the administration of Human Resources policies, procedures and programs, including administration of the HRIS.



Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide quality advice and service to management and employees regarding daily operations
  • Support the HR department in implementing programs to help improve the employee experience
  • Design, maintain, and support the HRIS in support of the organization’s data management and reporting needs
  • Participate in developing department goals, objectives, and systems
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of organizational data with all HR systems
  • Create standard and ad hoc queries and reports
  • Provide data summaries for strategic planning or decision making
  • Ensure compliance to regulatory concerns and reporting
  • Assist with employee onboarding, development, and training processes
  • Assist with employee safety, welfare, wellness and health


  • Bachelor’s degree required from a four-year accredited institution
  • Four to six years of recent and related experience
  • Knowledge and experience with HRIS software and digital technology
  • Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and web searches
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively balancing multiple priorities simultaneously

Preferred Skills:

  • ADP experience strongly preferred
  • PHR or SHRM-CP certification is a plus


  • Vision, commitment, and experience in achieving goals and pursuing excellence
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None


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