IBM Workday Higher Education Data Conversion Consultant in Raleigh, North Carolina

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences via Cognitive data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

IBM is a leader in this global transformation, and there is no better place to launch or further your career. World-class learning opportunities, mentoring and a flexible work environment

you will find a wealth of opportunities within IBM to create the career you’ve always imagined.

For over seven years IBM has been partnering with Workday to bring innovation, analytics-driven insights, and high-touch customer service to our clients. Together, we are helping clients build smarter HR and financial management capabilities, and enabling them to fully realize the benefits of their Workday solutions.

We are currently seeking Higher Education Data Conversion Consultant for our growing Workday Higher Education Practice. In this role, you will work with clients and functional consultants to develop and execute a data conversion strategy from client legacy systems into Workday. Successful candidates will provide technical process knowledge and product expertise and have the ability to translate Workday and client terms so that all participants can contribute to implementation success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct working sessions with clients to gather, understand, and analyze data conversion requirements.

  • Develop data conversion strategy based on client conversion requirements.

  • Execute migrations of configurations and client data into Workday.

  • Instruct clients on the process to extract and format data from their legacy systems; preparing data for extraction, and the overall process to convert data into Workday.

  • Work with clients to resolve data conversion issues.

  • Develop data validation reporting tools.

  • Leverage prior Student Information System (SIS) / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) experience

  • Provide subject matter expertise regarding key data conversion decisions related to industry and/or functional areas

  • Understand Workday’s Implementation Methodology and use it on all engagements

  • Work with the Delivery Assurance team to ensure compliance with agreed to checkpoints

  • Provide the Engagement Manager with status reports and keep them apprised of overall project status

  • Identify opportunities to position additional service offerings to clients

  • Participate in update training and other events that help share one’s product skills with other consultants

  • Maintain Workday certifications

About You:

  • You thrive in a diverse, fast paced environment

  • You are passionate about learning and implementing new technologies

  • You think analytically and can effectively apply logic to solve problems

  • You have the ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines, despite conflicting demands

  • You have effective interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate and team with others

  • You have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and can clearly articulate complex messages and requirements

  • You have a strong desire to work with clients and provide exceptional client experiences

In this dynamic role, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with clients. As such, travel to client sites may be required up to 4 days per week. Preferred candidates will live within a 50 mile radius of a major airport.

Working for IBM you can expect a learning culture where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded and innovation is valued and respected. We empower our team members to build successful and rewarding careers. Starting at the interview process and continuing throughout your career, you always have access to our leadership team – as mentors, team members and often working side by side on projects. We want you to have more than just a job…IBM has your long term career goals in mind.

IBM Workday Consulting Services is a leader in workplace transformation. Join us. You won’t just be a part of the future; you’ll help lead it. Learn more about our Workday Practice at:

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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 1-2 years of experience in the Higher Education as a Technical Resource

  • Knowledge of Academic programs, organizational structures, and hierarchies

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 3 years of experience migrating data into Student solutions in a Higher Education environment (i.e. Ellucian, Banner, Colleague, PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, Jenzabar)

  • At least 3 years of experience in data migration strategy including analysis and requirements gathering

  • At least 3 years of experience working in a consulting environment, preferably with a software or consulting organization

  • Previous experience as a programmer, data migration specialist

  • Workday Certification

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.