Principal Architect-Technology
Cognizant
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
1m ago

Qualification :

Bachelor's in engineering or equivalent

Responsibility :

Solution Conceptualization :

  • Study industry trends to remain aware of technology trends.
  • Understand internal / external requirements.
  • Analyze the need for POC based on the strategic roadmap laid out by the enterprise architect.
  • Provide guidance to architects in evaluate various products / technologies suited for the solution.
  • Review the solution prepared by other architects.
  • Ensure that the solution fits holistically in the overall Enterprise Architecture design and does not violate architecture principles.
  • Conduct economic analysis of architecture.
  • Provide support to other teams for building case for PoC to senior management in terms of current organizational need and potential benefits.
  • Solution Definition :

  • Provide support during requirement gathering and analysis (technical perspective during downstream assessment) to other teams.
  • Provide guidance to solution architect around usage of patterns / anti patterns in the solution.
  • Rephrase the solution if required to minimize the risk of solution.
  • Ensure CTS architecture principles and QOA(Quality of Architecture) are maintained.
  • Analyze tradeoffs and provide recommendations, if any, on the solution architecture.
  • Solution Design :

  • Understand business processes, cases and functions.
  • Understand business problem and impact.
  • Analyze existing enterprise architecture and evaluate other technology / frameworks.
  • Understand requirement, analyze feasibility and provide recommendation.
  • Provide support in creation of functional design, logical database design, test design and design overview document.
  • Project Support :

  • Conduct planned and unplanned audits for complex projects.
  • Perform architecture design review.
  • Identify opportunities for optimization of cost / time / asset utilization in complex projects and advise relevant teams accordingly where possible.
  • Manage stakeholder perception.
  • Provide advice to teams facing complex technical issues in the course of project delivery.
  • Asset Development and Governance :

  • Track implementation of assets.
  • Assist in conducting audits.
  • In case of deviations, apprise relevant project managers of the same to drive effective implementation.
  • In case of any implementation challenges.
  • Identify the underlying cause and support technology teams in customization of asset to meet current needs of the organization.
  • Assist in analyzing metrics and feedback from project teams adopting designed assets.
  • Monitor asset effectiveness during realtime implementation.
  • Identify areas for improvement / customization and redesign asset based on analysis.
  • Share identified areas with Enterprise Architect for review.
  • Business Development Support :

  • Scan the market and identify new technology areas which can be adopted in Cognizant.
  • Identify new clients or new needs in the existing clients and share suggestions with Enterprise / Solution Architects.
  • Develop collaterals for proposals.
  • Participate in discussion for client proposals.
  • Provide support for developing RFPs.
  • Participate in industry seminars / conference, if required, to share knowledge and build Cognizant brand.
  • Knowledge Management :

  • Keep abreast of the technology trends, industry best practices etc.
  • Publish white papers.
  • Develop a repository of technical solutions, technical best practices and design / coding guidelines / standards.
  • Conduct and facilitate knowledge sharing and learning sessions across the team.
  • Build awareness of the knowledge repository among reporting teams.
  • Track contribution to knowledge management portal.
  • Update best practices, white papers, artifacts etc to the database on a regular basis.
  • People Management :

  • Participate in senior level talent selection.
  • Set clear and objective goals for team.
  • Conduct appraisals.
  • Identify, priorities and deploy action items for competency development.
  • Review progress on employee engagement activities in the architecture track.
  • Direct and guide other managers / team leaders on resolving employee complaints.
  • Identify, groom, reward and develop high performers and future leaders.
  • Mentor all architects in the EAS function.
  • TIBCO EMS
  • TIBCO ADB Adapter
  • Good To Have Skills

  • TIBCO Business Works
  • TIBCO BusinessConnect
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