Job Location:
USA, GA, Atlanta

Your work days are brighter here.

At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About the Team

Our Student Product Management team is growing, and we are seeking an excellent Product Manager with a passion for being central to all of Workday Student applications through ownership of critical functionality. As a team of product managers, we work to define, design and develop the next generation of features that ensure our products enable customer compliance with federal, state and regulatory bodies. We engage with customers to identify product solutions to meet their regulatory reporting requirements.

About the Role

You will gain in-depth knowledge of Workday applications from the Student perspective. Through formal and informal training you will serve as the product owner of components that support the Financial Aid federal and regulatory compliance needs of our customers. You will translate business requirements into functional requirements to meet the needs of Workday customers and will work closely with a development team to design and build those capabilities. We use agile development methodologies, and you are the voice of product management and your customers to ensure the product you intend to build, gets delivered! You will become the internal subject matter authority and consultant for your product, and through cross-team dependencies and teamwork, become knowledgeable across the suite of Workday Student applications.

About You

Basic Qualifications

  • 2+ years of product owner experience or working closely with product manager to translate customer and market needs into product deliverables and release support through the entire product life cycle

  • 5 + years as a Financial Aid compliance officer or Financial Aid business analyst communicating regulatory guidelines and strategic direction established by federal, state, and other financial aid entities.

  • 5+ coordinating compliance, and the system processing involved with the federal Pell grant, student loan programs, and Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) for financial aid; as well as, process payment records using the federal Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) system.

  • 5+ Years within the Higher Education industry – including student registration, academic records, academic advising and student financial services

Other Qualifications

  • Ability to think analytically and explain complex business processes to a variety of audiences, from internal engineering to external customers

  • A flexible and effective influencing style, with the ability to collaborate and influence cross-functionally with a user-focused approach

  • Comfortable working in an environment with ambiguity and uncertainty

  • Ability to establish and meet ambitious timelines

  • Self-starter and strong finisher with a positive, can-do demeanor

  • Intellectual curiosity and desire to learn new things, techniques, and technologies

  • Proficiency in Agile development methodologies

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with a high attention to detail

  • Experience working with enrollment and deferment reporting required for the US Department of Education

  • Familiarity with the regulatory, reporting and procedures required for coordinating state, local and government regulatory compliance.

  • A great sense of humor!

Workday Pay Transparency Statement

The annualized base salary ranges for the primary location and any additional locations are listed below.  Workday pay ranges vary based on work location. As a part of the total compensation package, this role may be eligible for the Workday Bonus Plan or a role-specific commission/bonus, as well as annual refresh stock grants. Recruiters can share more detail during the hiring process. Each candidate’s compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, geography, experience, skills, job duties, and business need, among other things. For more information regarding Workday’s comprehensive benefits, please click here.

Primary Location: USA.GA.Atlanta


Primary Location Base Pay Range: $112,300 USD – $168,800 USD


Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $106,700 USD – $196,000 USD

Our Approach to Flexible Work

With Flex Work, we’re combining the best of both worlds: in-person time and remote. Our approach enables our teams to deepen connections, maintain a strong community, and do their best work. We know that flexibility can take shape in many ways, so rather than a number of required days in-office each week, we simply spend at least half (50%) of our time each quarter in the office or in the field with our customers, prospects, and partners (depending on role). This means you'll have the freedom to create a flexible schedule that caters to your business, team, and personal needs, while being intentional to make the most of time spent together. Those in our remote "home office" roles also have the opportunity to come together in our offices for important moments that matter.

Pursuant to applicable Fair Chance law, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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