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Principal Architect-Consulting at Cognizant

Posted in Information Technology 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia

Job Description:

Principal Architect – Consulting
 
As a member of the Cognizant Technology Consulting Practice, a Principal Consulting Architect is expected to possess both consulting or advisory capabilities as well as technology subject matter expertise to work with independently client management. The ideal candidate should be able to work credibly with client management in two modes: (1) advisory consultant to an advisory engagement with occasional check-in with a Cognizant Consulting Partner or Principal, (2) a lead consultant and an engagement lead in managed services or moderate size advisory engagements.
 
Overall, the candidate must demonstrate the below capabilities:


  • Demonstrated architecture & technology leadership experience

  • Self-motivation, ability to lead and collaborate in cross functional teams

  • Critical thinking, analytical skills, out-of-the-box problem solving

  • Ability to persuade and run sessions with senior and middle management, including chief architects and executives, supported by strong written, verbal and presentation skills

  • Capability and experience in working in organizational dynamics of a large IT services firms

  • Demonstrated ability in developing and documenting IT application architectures, architecture views and understanding of architecture discipline and methodology

  • Leadership ability to represent a team’s workload management, service level adherence, and other aspects with administrative support

  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively (80% or more)

 Base Knowledge and Skills:


  • Demonstrated command of architecture domains and architecture methodology (e.g, TOGAF)

  • Ability to address some, if not all, of the architectural domains of business, application, data and technology, and to analyze, define and illustrate solution alignment across these domains

  • Expertise in the use of Architectural Tools such as Alfabet and/or Troux

  • Application Architecture concepts and best practices (Tiers, Partitioning, Modularity)

    • Architecture NFRs, Availability (HA/DR), Performance (Capacity, Resource Utilization, Responsiveness), Information Security (Authentication, Authorization, Encryption)

    • State of the art Integration Patterns, including SOA, API, Micro-Services, including integration with COTS solutions (e.g., SAP), Mobile and Social Media Solutions, etc.



  • Contemporary Web Architecture (SOAP, SOA, REST, API, etc.) – Java/J2EE, JavaScript, CSS, HTML/HTML5, Modern JavaScript Frameworks, Responsive Web Technologies

  • Contemporary Data Architecture and Technologies – DWBI, ETL

 
Specialized and Optional Knowledge and Skills:
•     Experience with the Utilities Industry


  • Cloud native solutions, DevOps, Containers, Continuous Integration and Development (CI/CD)

  • Micro-Services and API architectures

  • Cloud, Mobile, Analytics and Social Media Platforms, Big Data

 
Qualifications & Requirements(1):


  • ~15+ years experience in Information Technology, ~5+ years in consulting or advisory role

  • Bachelors Degree required, MBA with several years of work experience preferred

  • Demonstrated command of TOGAF concepts of architecture domains, architecture methodology, architecture meta-model, etc.

 
About Cognizant
Cognizant is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant, a member of the NASDAQ-100, is ranked 205 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter:USJobsCognizant.
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