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Senior Principal Solutions Consultant


Lake Mary, FL, US

Req ID:  2218
Level of experience:  Senior Level
Remote:  Yes
Travel Required:  25%-50%

Employee Type:  Full - Time 


Together we are powering the future of Higher Education

Here at Ellucian, we are motivated by a mission. Higher education is facing a profound change what with the shifting demographics and cultural perceptions, combined with declining support and rising expectations. This is forcing colleges and universities to do more with less and that is where we come in.

As true believers in the power of education to transform lives, we are dedicated to helping all of our customers thrive—not just survive—by transforming their institutions from the traditional paper-based colleges of yesterday to the agile, connected campuses of today.

Working with cloud solutions built on a world-class infrastructure to powerful analytics that drive successful planning, we lead the industry in building enterprise solutions tailored to institutions around the world.


About the opportunity  


As a pre-sales Senior Principal Solutions Consultant, you’ll be responsible for meeting with clients to discuss and define the overall structure of Ellucian solutions and the campus ecosystem to increase the penetration of the Ethos platform, Ellucian solutions and optimize client’s opportunity for growth. It will be essential to understand aspects of higher ed systems, from both a business and technical point of view. This means having a full working knowledge of technologies such as Cloud (AWS), Oracle, Banner, SOA, modern analytics solutions and the ability to articulate the value of them for future growth and alignment with an institution’s mission.

Enable the members of the Cloud and Regional Field Sales team on Ellucian cloud solutions and impart best practices of client engagement and Cloud opportunities. Lead strategic cross functional programs as the Ellucian Cloud business continues to grow.


Where you will make an impact


  • Identifying the organization's needs 
  • Make recommendations and proposals for large scale projects to operationalize Ellucian Cloud solutions
  • Explaining Ellucian solutions to designers and developers
  • Advising the client on managing future IT needs                
  • Conducting focused client workshops to educate them on Ellucian platform solutions, develop cloud opportunities and advise on paths forward


What you will bring


  • Good communication with clients/operational managers – listening and providing answers
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to build from good relationships with clients/operational managers and colleagues
  • Ability to gather and assimilate information
  • Good knowledge of quality standards, legislation and best practice
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Deep understanding and experience with integration architecture and methods
  • Higher education experience is strongly preferred. Other experience will be considered.
  • Experience with Cloud solutions, Cloud platform development, AWS strongly preferred



What makes #Ellucianlife

  • Comprehensive health coverage: medical, dental, and vision 
  • Flexible time off
  • 401k & Bright Plan - to help save for the future
  • Thrive Flex Program that allows you to contribute towards your health, financial or learning interests 
  • 5 charitable days to support the community that supports us
  • Diversity and inclusion programs that promote employee resource groups such as: Women in Technology, Pride and Go Green to name a few
  • Parental Leave
  • Employee referral bonuses to encourage the addition of great new people to the team
  • We foster a learning culture with:
    • Tuition Reimbursement Assistance 
    • Professional Development opportunities 




At Ellucian, we believe in the “power of together.” We embrace an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace, and believe that our differences help inspire a culture of acceptance that makes our company more collaborative and innovative. We’re proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome you to come as you are!

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