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

At Cognizant, we are passionate about customer satisfaction and strive to be collaborative with our clients and each other every step of the way.  Join our dedicated team of experienced Workday implementation professionals and become part of our dynamic, fast-paced, higher education transformation consulting practice.  We are currently seeking thought leaders in the Workday Student Financials space to deliver superior results to our clients. Senior Principal Consultants at this level will be expected to: 


  • Be a Workday product expert with knowledge of design, configuration, testing and implementation.

  • Reinforces company policies and procedures to others.

  • Drives and makes decisions regarding tactical direction of project workstreams.

  • Identifies dependencies and supports interplay between different workstreams within a project.

  • Leads, mentors, and oversees the work of other Consultants within their projects. 

  •  Guide the client through facilitated design sessions and configuration decisions based on best practices and an understanding of the client’s unique business requirements at all stages of the project.

  • Regularly engage and support the client through all phases of the project, ensuring a smooth transfer from legacy systems to the Workday Student solution.

  • Perform multiple tasks under limited direction, while regularly keeping the client, your project team and your Engagement Manager abreast of changes or progress related to the project.

  • Willingness to take a leadership position on a project, or as a Cognizant or Workday product Partner Lead and/or Delivery Assurance Reviewer.

  • Display your hands-on expertise of the software, including iLoading client data, moving configuration from tenant to tenant, and configuring business processes and security.

  • Utilize your technical aptitude to convert and map data sources into data conversion templates via iLoads.

  • Act as a mentor to fellow consultants and analysts, including providing support for shadow assignments.

  • Actively participate in update training and internal opportunities to share one’s skills and learnings with others within the organization.

  • Additional duties as assigned by manager.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • Subject Matter Expertise in Student Financials, ideally in a lead role on a Workday Student project

  • Experience gathering requirements, designing, prototyping, testing and deploying solutions to meet customer requirements

  • Report writing experience highly desired

  • Workday Student certification is required unless the individual has experience with the Workday Student financials module

  • Project leadership in support of overall direction and delivery of functional solutions

  • Passion for exceptional customer service

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively manage customer expectations

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, particularly Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

  • Minimal travel required, but must be willing to travel on-site 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.