Sr. Associate - Projects
Cognizant
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
1d ago

Qualification :

Bachelors in science , engineering or equivalent

Responsibility :

Project Planning and Setup :

  • Understand the project scope, identify activities / tasks, task level estimates, schedule, dependencies, risks and provide inputs to Module Lead for review.
  • Provide inputs to testing strategy, configuration, deployment, hardware / software requirement etc.
  • Review plan and provide feedback on gaps, timeline and execution feasibility etc as required in the project.
  • Participate in KT sessions conducted by customer / other business teams and provide feedback on requirements.
  • Requirement Understanding and Analysis :

  • Analyze functional / non functional requirements and seek clarifications for better understanding of requirements.
  • Based on understanding of system upstream & downstream, provide feedback and inputs on gaps in requirements and technical feasibility of requirements.
  • Design :

  • Prepare the LLD / detailed design documents based on HLD and briefing from Module Lead.
  • Seek inputs from the developers on specific modules as applicable.
  • Consolidate all modules and provide to Module Lead / Architects / Designers for review.
  • Suggest changes in design on technical grounds.
  • Develop components inventory for the code to be developed tying it to the nonfunctional requirements.
  • Perform sampling of data to understand the character / quality of the data (project dependent in the absence of data analyst or designer).
  • Identify tools and technologies to be used in the project as well as reusable objects that could be customized for the project.
  • Coding :

  • Follow coding standards and best practices to develop code and check code quality.
  • Share developed code with supervisor for review.
  • Rework on the code based on inputs if required.
  • Perform complex integration.
  • Guide the developers in identifying, preparing and conducting unit test cases and fixing defects based on results.
  • Consolidate the test results and share with supervisor.
  • Provide periodic status update to supervisor and highlight / recommend any changes in design based on challenges faced.
  • Anticipate unreported defects and raise the same to supervisor.
  • Conduct technical troubleshooting.
  • Conduct reviews for codes created by team.
  • Testing Management :

  • Develop unit test case for each module.
  • Conduct / guide conducting of unit and integration testing and fix defects.
  • Review / approve code to be moved to testing environment.
  • Provide support to the QA team and coordinate for various phases of testing.
  • Address queries raised by QA within defined timelines.
  • Investigate critical defects and establish need for fixing.
  • Raise issues to leads / QA.
  • Report defect status as per project standard process within agreed timelines.
  • Share revised code with supervisor for review.
  • Assist team lead and project manager on estimates around defect fixes.
  • Configuration Management :

  • Maintain versions of the code or consolidate version maintained by the Developers.
  • Provide support as required to the Administrators during configuration, code backups, deployment etc.
  • Deployment :

  • Assess and create deployment / roll back plan.
  • Validate if all the components have been migrated and the right version is checked in.
  • Maintain deployment tracker.
  • Perform sanity checks post deployment to ensure smooth production.
  • Share activity status with supervisor and highlight concerns if any.
  • Project Execution Monitoring & closure (Support to Project Management activities) :

  • Monitor work of the developers and share work achieved with them.
  • Provide guidance through SDLC.
  • Provide status of progress to leads.
  • In case of change requests, provide inputs on the plan.
  • Service Support and Maintenance :

    Specific to production and maintenance support :

  • Provide support for 1 week and hand over to production team.
  • Identify if the incoming request is a service request / defect during the warranty or an incident.
  • If it is code defect in the warranty, highlight to Lead and initiate defect fix process.
  • Post warranty, support in transition to maintenance team.
  • Knowledge Management :

  • Post release participate in project review call and discuss points on what went well and what didn't.
  • Create and update knowledge articles (case studies, lessons learnt) in the knowledge management repository.
  • Guide developers in creating such documents.
  • Publish white papers / blogs / articles (if required).
  • People Management :

  • Conduct training through academy or internally within the team.
  • Conduct technical, face to face interviews for internal transfer or external hiring.
  • Provide feedback on Developers form technical / domain standpoint to the module lead.
  • Must Have Skills

  • Informatica PowerCenter
  • Informatica
  • Order to Cash Order Management
  • Oracle
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