Workday Payroll Consultant, WorkSmart

Available in: Atlanta

Kainos is a high-growth IT services company providing digital technology solutions and agile software development to enterprise customers. Across our 30-year history, we have worked on transformational projects across government, NHS and a myriad of private sector clients

Main purpose of role & level in the business:

As a Workday Consultant (Consultant) with specialist training in Payroll, you’ll work individually or lead a team to implement and configure enterprise-scale Workday solutions for our global customer base. You’ll be trained in HCM Consulting, Payroll, and potentially other functional areas, such as –

  • Absence
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Recruiting
  • Time Tracking

You will build relationships with our customers, working closely with the support of an Engagement Manager to lead the workstream in your specialism within our implementation projects, ensuring that they that are aligned to customer needs, fit for purpose and commercially viable.  You’ll work closely with other functional team leads and stakeholders to keep implementation flowing, and you’ll also have the support and guidance of an Engagement Manager and Managing Consultant. As a knowledgeable expert in your specialism, you’ll also fill a key role in aiding education and growth in the area within the Kainos Workday practice.

Minimum (essential) requirements:

  • Workday HCM Certified, with strong knowledge of your specialist area – Payroll
  • Excellent customer focus, able to assess customer needs, build relationships and manage customer expectations. You will know when to push back, when to escalate, and when to go above and beyond to satisfy a customer
  • Strong communicator, able to communicate with customers and colleagues with impact, credibility and empathy, including in a remote working situation. Sound ability to formally present to senior Client audiences
  • Broad business and technology understanding and a good awareness of industry trends in both HR and HR technology
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and make sensible decisions under pressure taking a balanced view of Customer demands and Kainos commercials
  • Ability to widen and maintain a network of external contacts
  • Strong consulting skills e.g. presenting, leading workshops, demonstrating and explaining complex functionality or solutions to customers
  • Able to become an acknowledged subject matter expert e.g. Workday Product Lead
  • Willing and able to act as a role model within the capability and mentor and/or line manage more junior consultants
  • Willing and able to support the sales process including the production of estimates for the delivery of work packages
  • Participation in recruitment by conducting interviews and helping select candidates
  • Able to implement improvements in tools and/or processes to help the practice

Who you are:

Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day, and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. 

These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture. 


We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.