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UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) Lead Data Services Consultant in Topeka, Kansas

Lead Data Services Consultant

General Information

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


USA - USA - Remote

Job Level:

Individual Contributor - P4

Description & Qualifications


A Lead Data Services Consultant for UKG is an integral member of a dynamic team responsible for the high-quality implementation of our Human Capital Management products. This individual is accountable for delivering top-quality SQL development and data consulting services to our customers and is responsible for accurately converting data from customers’ source system(s) into UKG Pro. Skills essential to this role are strong analysis, change control, consulting, organization, written and verbal communication. Functional and technical knowledge of HCM and Payroll systems strongly desired.

This individual assists customers with the extraction and transformation of source system data, offers strategic advice and informs on best practices relative to successful UKG Pro data conversion.

The Lead Data Services Consultant position combines advanced skills and levels of experience to deliver quality solutions to both customers and team members and functions as a trusted advisor to internal and external customers.

Primary/Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:

• Collaborate and conduct a full and thorough data analysis and provide input to customers and internal teams on best practices for data management and data cleanup

• Interpret, validate, and convert data from source system(s) to target system including demographic data, taxation, benefits, payroll balances, additional tables, contacts, dependents, beneficiaries, and optional data including job history, status history, check detail history, platform configurable field data, and complex elements (e.g., system setup tables, employee pictures and documents)

• Utilize available data conversion tools, templates, and documentation to promote efficiency and standardization in compliance with UKG’s data conversion methodology

• Proactively communicate with internal and external customers to keep them apprised of project status and ensure they are on track with assigned responsibilities and project timeline and effectively implement change-control

• Create required post extraction/conversion documents including Issues and Assumptions and Tax Verification

• Schedule and successfully complete multiple projects within the timeline required

• Provide input on data conversion methodology and process improvements

• Maintain high level of productivity, supporting multiple projects, and meet assigned productivity and project requirements

• Provide support to peers (e.g., mentoring, knowledge transfer) including developing and delivering knowledge transfer sessions on new tools and processes as needed/requested

• Serve as an escalation point for resolving issues with extracted/converted data

• Provide ideas and support to functional project resources to promote efficiencies and increased customer satisfaction levels

• Successfully assist or shadow System Consultant on launch projects to gain a better understanding of system configuration and apply that knowledge to add more value during the data conversion process

• Serve as Technical Project Lead on complex multi-resource conversions

• Work with less experienced Data Conversion Consultants in a mentoring and knowledge transfer capacity

• Develop and deliver knowledge transfer sessions to the team on new tools, processes and best practices to drive efficiency

• Work closely with the Team Leads and Operations team in the development and testing of new tools and processes

• Conduct and/or participate in interviews to evaluate Data Services Consulting candidates

• Categorize and standardize data extraction scripting for repeatability


Required Qualifications:

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills

• Able to work independently with minimal supervision

• A self-directed team player: collaborative, seeks input, accepts and incorporates feedback from others, freely offers assistance

• Self-motivated, quick learner

• Customer-focused, positive and professional attitude

• Organized, detail oriented, accurate and responsive

• Results driven orientation

• Good listening skills

• Able to retain and apply knowledge gained effectively

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

• Strong decision making and problem-solving skills

• Very adaptable and dependable

• Takes initiative to learn and develop

• Able to set and manage expectations

• Strong analysis and task and time management skills

(Experience, Education, Certification, License and Training)

• A minimum of 2 years of experience in SQL Database, Programming, and Transact SQL

• A minimum of 2 years on the Data Services Consulting team

• Successfully Assist/Shadow System Consultant on at least two activation projects

• Experience working in project teams

• College graduate BA/BS or equivalent experience

• Demonstrate understanding and application of Web Services

Preferred Qualifications:

• Prior experience with Human Capital Management Software

• Prior consulting experience

• Prior knowledge or experience in payroll tax reconciliation

• UltiPro HCM/Payroll Product Knowledge or other Payroll/HR Systems

• Knowledge of payroll taxes, CPP a Plus

Company Overview

Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at www.ukg.com/careers

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

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Disability Accommodation

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email UKGCareers@ukg.com or please call 1 (978) 250 9800.

Colorado Pay Law

If you are a Colorado resident and this role is available in Colorado or remote, you may be eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role, which we will provide upon request. Please send an email to UKGcareers@ukg.com

Disability Accommodation

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email UKGCareers@ukg.com or please call 1 (978) 250 9800.