Job Locations:
USA, CA, Pleasanton
USA Remote

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

The Solution Architecture team is vital to the success of Workday’s Solution Consultant organization. The team serves as the connection between Sales, Product, Services, and Marketing, helping showcase Workday’s solutions to audiences across the globe!

Solution Architects have a depth of product knowledge and use their knowledge to develop solutions for some of the toughest industry and socioeconomic challenges. You will have the opportunity to work with the best product in the industry while being mentored by an incredible team dedicated to making a positive impact. We provide a nurturing work environment that promotes career growth, curiosity, fun and positivity. At Workday, Solution Architects think creatively and strategically to bring groundbreaking solutions to life and help customers realize the power of Workday!

About the Role

Workday is looking for an outstanding, seasoned Solution Architect Strategist who can work collaboratively with Solution Architects and Global Solution Consulting teams. The successful Solution Architect Strategist will have significant Solution Consulting experience and will come with an informed point of view about how to compete in today’s market.

As a Solution Architect Strategist, you will participate in traditional Solution Architect responsibilities, including:

  • Demonstration tenant builds
  • Strategic support of key sales opportunities

This role will have an outbound component, working closely with Solution Consulting and Enablement teams, with a particular focus on the following:

  • Partner closely with the field Solution Consulting organization to understand unique challenges in the market
  • Prioritize tenant requirements, ensuring the team maximizes value for our stakeholders
  • Help develop the go-to-market strategy for Solution Architecture, determining how the team will approach tenant support for Workday technologies
  • Create storyboards and scripts for industry-centric vision demos, highlighting Workday’s unique value proposition for prospective customers
  • Evaluate the Workday technology landscape and develop cohesive solutions that showcase the value of Workday’s platform, including Workday Extend
  • Share best practices with the broader Solution Architecture organization, ensuring other team members are tightly aligned to the needs of our partner organizations 
  • Partner with Solution Consulting and Enablement teams to develop a cohesive strategy for demonstrations, demonstration tenants, and the process to enable field teams

About You

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Solution Architect Strategist:

  • 7+ years of experience working with enterprise applications.
  • 3+ years of Enterprise Architect 
  • 5 yrs of Workday experience

Sr. Principal Solution Architect Strategist:

  • 9+ years of experience working with enterprise applications.
  • 5+ years of Enterprise Architect 
  • 7 yrs of Workday experience

Other Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of Workday’s suite of applications and technologies

  • Strong understanding of the challenges prospective customers face and how Workday is uniquely positioned to support their needs

  • Creative thinker who can develop solutions to meet the broad needs of our prospects and customers

  • Executive presence to interact with and present to key stakeholders across the business

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.CA.Home Office


Primary Location Base Pay Range: $162,600 USD – $244,000 USD


Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $154,900 USD – $255,600 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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