Solution Development Consultant (ESG, Sustainability preferred)

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Employer Provided Salary: $67,000-$114,000 Annually
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As part of Workiva's Growth Solutions team, the Solution Development Consultant is at the forefront of defining new solutions on the Workiva platform. This role is focused on exploring new markets, ideating and iterating on a solution design, and defining the best practices for all selected new solutions or use cases on our platform. The Solution Development Consultant supports the process of incubating new solutions and use cases cross-functionally. Together with other global, internal teams including sales, solution engineering, product, technical solutioning, marketing, and the services organization, the Solution Development Consultant is committed to develop best-in-class solutions on the Workiva platform.

What You’ll Do

  • Organizes, ideates, and iterates on Software Solution Architecture and utilizes existing and new Workiva platform functionality to develop new applications of our platform under the direction of our Senior Solution Development Consultants.

  • Proactively engages with Product Development teams -draft requirements, iterate on new Workiva platform functionality, and field test with clients.

  • Produces Documentation and training assets - enable our internal services teams, external partners, and clients to implement new solutions with consistent quality.

  • Directly interfaces with our clients and partners to provide Delivery Oversight - support and enable our internal services teams as well as external partners in delivering the new solutions to our clients.

  • Performs Services Delivery - acting as a (hands-on-keyboard) lead on a selected number of implementation projects for the new solutions.

  • Engages in selected Pre-sales Engagements - work directly with prospects to field-test solution design and set accurate expectations about the delivery process.

  • Maintains and enhances knowledge of processes related to the solution in incubation through a commitment to ongoing self-guided or Workiva-provided training.

What You'll Need

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in client-facing software implementation service delivery

  •  2+ years of experience working with external implementation partners

  • Undergraduate Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  •  4 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 2 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience

  • ESG, Sustainability reporting

  • Enhanced technology knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, Google Workspace applications, and basic SQL. Familiarity with any of the following: JSON, REST, or Python is a plus

  • Have experience and knowledge of the GHG Protocol and related standards (e.g., Corporate Standard, Scope 2 Standard, Product Standard, Scope 3 Standard, etc.).

  • Be committed to learning new concepts and industry best practices within a fast-paced, high-performance consulting environment.

  • Have strong analytical, technical, and database management skills and be comfortable managing and analyzing large data sets with high attention to detail.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  •  Excellent presentation skills - ability to present topics clearly and succinctly to various audiences (internal and external)

  •  Self-motivated with a strong propensity for action, results, and continuous improvement

  •  Ability to influence and drive change in business processes

  • A strong individual contributor with intellectual curiosity to positively impact the ability to manage multiple initiatives

  • Demonstrated ability to curate and maintain customer-first relationships


  •  Up to 25% travel

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

  • Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely, not in a Workiva office

How You’ll Be Rewarded:

  • Salary range in the US: 

$67,000.00 - $114,000.00

  • A discretionary bonus typically paid annually
  • Restricted Stock Units granted at time of hire
  • 401(k) match and comprehensive employee benefits package

The salary range represents the low and high end of the salary range for this job in the US. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and other relevant factors.

Where You’ll Work

Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we’ve created.

  • Customer Success: Always delight our customers.

  • Trust: Rely on each other. 

  • Integrity: Do the right thing, every time. 

  • Collaboration: Share resources and work together. 

  • Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways. 

  • Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong. 

  • Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure.

We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need—backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought—to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today’s most challenging problems.

At Workiva, you’ll enjoy: 

  • Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available.

  • Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.

  • Involvement: Ability to participate in Business Employee Resource Groups (Black, Hispanic, Asian, Women, Rainbow (LGBTQIA+), Veterans, Disabilities), Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more

  • Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work.

Learn more about life at Workiva:

Learn more about benefits:

Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We believe that great minds think differently. We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation. Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic. We strongly encourage and welcome people from historically marginalized groups to apply.

Workiva is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. To request assistance with the application process, please email [email protected].

Workiva supports employees in working where they work best - either from an office or remotely from any location within their country of employment.


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Workiva is in an ideal location on the banks of the South Platte River surrounded by restaurants and retail shops!

An Insider's view of Workiva

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Workiva is a close-knit workplace where teamwork is highly valued—people encourage and truly appreciate the hard work of their fellow team members and treat each other with respect.

Molly Nitka

Corporate Programs Manager

What is your vision for the company?

Our mission at Workiva—to power transparent reporting for a better world—is supported by our company values: customer success, innovation, trust, integrity, inclusion, collaboration, and accountability. We are successful because we put our employees first, listen to their voices, and respond to their needs.

Marty Vanderploeg


What are Workiva Perks + Benefits

Workiva Benefits Overview

When you join Workiva, you get a world-class benefits package for you and your family. On day one, every full-time employee starts with stock options, vacation, and the opportunity to enroll in our discounted stock purchase plan.

We offer comprehensive health, dental, and vision care plans; life and disability insurance; and 12 weeks of paid parental leave. With a casual dress code, support for health and wellness, and flexible work hours, we’ve got you covered for whatever life brings.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
We have seven employee resource groups that are formed around a shared interest or common goal. These groups are designed to support their members and cultivate a more diverse & inclusive workspace.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Workiva also provides 12 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family medical leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Pet friendly
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Workiva offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Promote from within
Continuing education available during work hours

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