Principal Architect-Technology
Cognizant
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
12h ago

Qualification :

Science / Engineering graduate

Responsibility :

Innovation and Thought Leadership :

  • Incubate new product assets / tools / concepts to improve non linear revenue
  • Create, publish / review white papers / technical papers.
  • Present the papers in national / international publications & conferences.
  • Foster a innovative culture within the team( eg, Encourage teams to identify solutions from other industries / verticals / partners and apply to problem context).
  • Identify newer opportunities for contribution / newer ways of leveraging technology for solving customer problems.
  • Understand the clients requirements, pain points and arrive at a customized solution by rightly positioning Cognizant assets.
  • Collaborate with technology groups and other alliances to bring best practices on various technologies and tools.
  • Technology Consulting :

  • Understand the customer problem / engagement objectives.
  • Develop custom solution by leveraging assets / services from the global market place Provide recommendations to the client on tools, technologies for deployment on the basis of features, cost, performance etc.
  • Build relationships and credibility with customers.
  • Identify the appropriate quality model / standard / measure to be adopted in the project in conjunction with the customer requirements.
  • Influence the customer to adopt the appropriate point of view on the solution aspects ( eg, quality standard, solution option, technology option etc).
  • COE / Practice Roadmap - Business Planning and Development :

  • Understand trends in technology landscape, customer buying patterns, market place shifts(eg, M&A, product expiry etc) & identify newer opportunities for contribution.
  • Understand pain points from a customer / vertical perspective for developing specific solutions.
  • Develop business case for the new service offering.
  • Identify the customer segment to position the new offering.
  • Develop the high level build and launch plan / priority for the offerings in alignment with Cognizant focus areas.
  • Develop the skills plan & budget requirements to support the new / current offerings.
  • Develop business case for the initiatives.
  • New Solution Development :

  • Identify objectives and define the planning process.
  • Develop solution blueprint involving partner capabilities, inhouse capabilities and new build.
  • Create inhouse capabilities to support delivery in these new offerings.
  • Develop business case , joint GTM plan with the partner and collaterals.
  • Create artifacts from perspective of technology, product, domain and infrastructure as applicable.
  • Alliance Management :

  • Collaborate with alliances to bring best practices on various technologies and tools.
  • Knowledge Management & Capability Development :

  • Identify technical skill gaps / capability gaps in comparison with the applicable business plan for the team.
  • Arrive at roadmap to close the skills / capability gap in collaboration with internal and external partners as appropriate.
  • Support talent acquisition activities.
  • Develop / Review collaterals from current / past engagements.
  • Project Control and Review :

  • Provide technical SME support in reviewing large transformational / complex technical solutions / data models in terms of compliance to requirements, efficiency of solution or implementation.
  • Act as the final escalation support for the respective technology areas.
  • IP Building and Management :

  • Identify patentable components in the solution and follow up on IP filing with the necessary teams.
  • People Management :

  • Understand aspirations of associates, identify programs and certifications, growth areas for associates based on aspirations, project requirements.
  • Mentor and coach associates.
  • Monitor and manage the team member performance.
  • Asset Development and Governance :

  • As part of innovation / solution development, arrive at the asset development plan and business case.
  • Provide the technical leadership, support and governance to build the assets.
  • Propagate the appropriate consumers both internal and external.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of assets developed.
  • Sales Support and Project Estimation :

  • Develop (for large deals) / Review technical solution proposed.
  • Develop (for large deals) / Review estimates for proposed solution.
  • Validate / Propose leverage of accelerators.
  • AWS Cloud9
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Good To Have Skills

  • Applying cash to invoices
  • Order to Cash Order Management
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