Workday Test Lead (Student Systems)


March 22, 2021

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Job Description
Implementing a new enterprise business solution is a significant project for any organization. At Workday, we realize that a comprehensive and effective testing program is as critical as configuring the application itself. Our Workday Test Lead will lead and guide customers with this effort. We are looking for professionals with testing experience in student systems projects (Admissions and Recruiting, Records and Advising, Financial Aid and Student Financials) to join this growing team.
As a key member of engagement teams, the Workday Test Lead advises and guides customers in developing testing strategies and test plans and in successfully navigating test execution. The Workday Test Lead helps to ensure that the Workday solutions meet customers’ desired business requirements and can be used effectively in their targeted business environments by:

  • Providing guidance to Customer Test Leads on the development of test strategies and test plans.

  • Guiding customer teams in processes and principles for test scenario development, focusing on customer unique configuration and use cases.

  • Advising the Customer Test Manager in scheduling testing activities, including planning for testing logistics such as rooms, equipment and testing resources.

  • Partnering with the Customer Test Lead on testing preparation and administration, including testing tools, testing metrics, status reports, defect tracking, and issue resolution..

  • Working with the Customer Test Lead and the Customer Subject Matter Experts to help ensure that all test scenarios are executed and results documented in each test phase: unit testing, end-to-end testing, user acceptance testing, parallel testing, regression testing and performance testing.

  • Preparing final reports after each test phase is completed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • 4-6 years of functional consulting experience configuring enterprise Student Systems (Workday, SAP, or Oracle preferred)

  • 3+ years of experience in creating test strategy and test plans and/or leading testing initiatives for enterprise applications

  • Strong experience building test scenarios or use cases based on proposed configuration.

  • Ability to communicate effectively across customer organizational levels, from project team through executive leadership

  • Strong background in Workday deployment methodology and processes

About You:
Motivated, energetic, & quick on your feet. You enjoy working with people and seeing them grow. You embrace big challenges. You're a talented senior consultant who enjoys working in a professional services environment leading projects through completion. It's likely you have a consulting background, technical background, or both. You know how to estimate the effort and resources it would take to complete a project, and you are comfortable juggling multiple projects & initiatives at a time. You can also work under pressure, meet deadlines, generate commitment from team members, hold others accountable, and tactically drive projects to completion.