Job Locations:
United States – Remote
Toronto, Canada
Tampa, FL
Pleasanton, CA
Chicago, IL
Atlanta, GA

Senior Principal Consultant – Global Application Managed Services (AMS) is an well experienced post-production Workday professional who is dynamic, fast-paced, and familiar with the managed services construct. As a Workday AMS Payroll, Absence & Time Tracking Senior Principal Consultant, you will bring your functional and business skills, ability to keep the business context in sight, and roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic to a team with a positive, can-do attitude, a collaborative culture, and a passion for helping our clients to be successful.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Onshore lead who leads Functional workstream (Payroll Absence, and Time Tracking) for the assigned set of accounts.

  • Apply and execute various AMS & Implementation methodologies/activities in these Workday Functional engagements

  • Should collaboratively work with the Global Delivery Center (GDC) team on day to day activities, incidents, root cause analysis and other work requests

  • Provides on-call support and holiday coverage as required

  • Deep knowledge in SLA constructs and adherence

  • Coordinate with external and internal stakeholders to create high business impact.

  • Contribute to the operational efficiency of the Workday practice.

  • Proactively identify and develop reporting dashboards to improve Workday utilization, creating solutions that support metrics for HR and the business at large.

  • Work with clients to identify/resolve all issues that could impact project scope and/or timeframe.

  • Maintain the Workday platform with a focus on reporting (including scheduled reports), business process maintenance, security administration, data loads and data audits

  • Ensures system design fits the needs of the user. 

  • Comfortable with leading multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks effectively, and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment 

  • Ability to ensure team delivers the project deliverables on time and do consistent timely reminders with vendors and project team

  • Drive continual business processes improvements throughout the organization

  • Lead a team of Workday consultants across multiple engagements

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering preferred, or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of Corporate Applications portfolio experience and at least 5-7 years’ experience in client facing roles handling managed services in a global delivery model

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in Workday Module

  • Should have an expert level understanding of at least Workday process areas

  • Workday Payroll, Absence and/or Time Tracking certification is required.

  • Able to multitask and perform a variety of duties

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Willingness to go the extra mile to solve customer problems.

  • Good Analytical skills with ability to solve complex incidents, provide suggestionsbest practices

  • Minimal travel required, but must be willing to travel if needed


Why choose Cognizant:

  • Entrepreneurial environment that welcomes your ideas
  • Opportunity to do great work
  • Outreach programs that support communities and tap into your volunteer spirit
  • Learning opportunities to help current needs and advancement
  • Global operations, with opportunities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific
  • An abundance of Affinity groups to meet your needs

Cognizant Core Values:

  • Start with a point of view: I apply my expertise to gain trust and to lead our clients forward.
  • Seek data, build knowledge: I use facts to guide my actions and decisions.
  • Always strive, never settle: I act with agility and creativity, determined to stay one step ahead.
  • Work as one: I deliver solutions that draw upon the full power and scale of Cognizant.
  • Create conditions for everyone to thrive: I include, enable, and invest in everyone around me.
  • Do the right thing, the right way: I always make the ethical choice.