Certn - Workday Integration

About the project

Certn is an app that wants to ease the process of background checks for criminal records, education, employment verification, credit reports, etc.

On Workday I had to work with their client, Loblaws, to integrate Certn with their Workday instance. I quickly realized that their Workday implementation was not standard, so I had to modify multiple open-source SOAP projects (including python-zeep) to work with their setup.

We had 6 months to finish the project and I was able to finish it in only 3 months, which allowed us to make changes, improve the security and work on client changes that came up almost at the end of the project.

This project led to Certn closing a multi-million dollars a year contract with Loblaws.

Tech Stack

  • Python
  • Django
  • Django REST Framework
  • Celery
  • PostgreSQL
  • Docker-docker/compose
  • SOAP
  • OpenSource development
  • Jenkins

What did I work on?

  • Worked with Loblaws to integrate Certn with their Workday integration.
  • Refactored an old implementation they had for Workday, which didn’t work for the latest Workday implementation.
  • Developed multiple jobs to pull data from Workday, convert it to what Certn needs and then process it on their main application.