Sr. Architect - Technology
Cognizant
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
15h ago

Qualification :

Science / Engineering graduate

Responsibility :

Innovation and Thought Leadership :

  • Participate in external forums (seminars, paper presentation etc) to showcase Cognizant capabilities and insights.
  • Interact and engage with customers / partners around new innovative ideas, concepts, assets.
  • as well as industry trends and implications.
  • Participate in Beta testing of products / joint lab setup with customer to explore application of new technologies / products.
  • Identify areas where components / accelerators or design patterns could be reused across different accounts.
  • Create documents, reports, white papers (international / national) on the research findings.
  • Technology Consulting :

  • Define Problem statement for the customer.
  • Analyze application / technology landscape, process, tools and arrive at the solution options best fit for the client.
  • Analyze Cost Vs Benefits of solution options.
  • Define the technology / architecture roadmap for the client.
  • Articulate the cost vs benefits of options to key stakeholders in customer.
  • Alliance Management :

  • Identify alliance partners based on the understanding of service offerings and client requirements.
  • Identify areas for joint GTM with the partner.
  • Develop internal capabilities / complementary toolsets to support the GTM strategy.
  • Maintain the relationship with partners.
  • Act as the Cognizant technical POC for the specific technology / solution area.
  • Knowledge Management & Capability Development :

  • Provide inputs to teams for training etc.
  • Identify the training needs and conduct internal sessions to meet the same.
  • Partner with Cognizant academy to Create curriculum, assessments, training programs, courseware based on new service offerings / solutions etc.
  • Update collateral on to the knowledge management repository.
  • Gain and cultivate domain expertise to provide best and optimized solution to customer.
  • Project Control and Review :

  • Perform architecture design review.
  • Identify opportunities for optimization of cost / time / asset utilization in complex projects and advise relevant teams accordingly where possible.
  • Provide advice to teams facing complex technical issues in the course of project delivery.
  • Conduct planned and unplanned technical audits for complex projects as applicable.
  • Define and measure project / program specific architectural and technology quality metrics.

  • Review outputs to ensure NFRs are met.
  • People Management :

  • Provide support to various project managers in identification of training needs of their subordinates.
  • Conduct training / certifications with the help of academy and mentoring with respect to technical skills on projects.
  • Support technical evaluation of external and internal candidates to meet project requirements.
  • Perform career guidance and performance management for team members.
  • Asset Development and Governance :

  • Provide thought leadership in conceptualizing the need and design of assets.
  • Track implementation of assets.
  • Improve asset effectiveness.
  • Improve deployment effectiveness.
  • Sales Support and Project Estimation :

  • Develop collaterals for proposals.
  • Conduct workshops at the client site to assist the sales team in sales support , if required.
  • Compare various designs and propose appropriate technology solutions based on the understanding of the RFP and inputs from Architects.
  • Calculate and present estimates based on high level designs to management for supporting in go / nogo decisions.
  • Review estimations and resource plan.
  • Review risk and mitigation plan.
  • Anchor proposal development with crosslinkages across multiple competency units & arrive at a coherent solution, unique value propositions and clear differentiators.
  • Participate in client presentation and client visits.
  • New Service Design :

  • Identify potential opportunities for new service offerings based on customer voice / partner inputs / industry connects and trends.
  • Support the development of business case for investments for approval from senior management.
  • Work with partners to codevelop a joint GTM (as applicable).
  • Develop IP / tools and framework to address the opportunity technically.
  • Conduct beta testing / POC as applicable.
  • Develop collaterals, guides for GTM.
  • Requirement gathering and Analysis :

  • Understand the requirements from a larger system / transformation program context.
  • Validate the cross application / cross technology requirements to ensure integrate ability and reconciliation of conflicting requirements, by working with customers and other stakeholders.
  • Solution Definition & Design :

  • Ensure alignment of the highlevel architecture with the existing client need and business logic / review design prepared by architects.
  • Ensure the involvement of right teams in solution design.
  • Ensure tec hnical integrate ability, requirements compliance of the solution, especially in case of a multi group / multi vendor program.
  • Involve external partners / horizontals as appropriate.
  • Provide guidance to solution architect around usage of patterns / anti patterns in the solution.
  • Ensure CTS architecture principles and QOA(Quality of Architecture) are maintained.
  • Analyze tradeoffs and provide recommendations, if any, on the solution architecture.
  • Identify opportunities for efficiency improvements (eg, automation), risk reduction in the transformation process.
  • Understand the various work streams and the technologies necessary to deliver on large programs.
  • Resolve any issues based on industry expertise / partners leverage.
  • Provide best in class technology and solution options to customers with detailed examples and case studies.
  • Guide customer on process and technology improvements to achieve agility and quick results.
  • Stakeholder Management :

  • Build credibility with the client as a technical goto person.
  • Work to expand professional network in the client organization.
  • Project Management Support :

  • Proactive identification & management of technical risks.
  • Must Have Skills

  • Model N-Data model
  • Model N-Configuration
  • Model N-Dataflow
  • PL / SQL
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