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AWS Solution Architect at Cognizant

Posted in Information Technology 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Hartford, Connecticut

Job Description:

Cognizant continuously seek outstanding associates when recruiting new employees. We pride ourselves on having extensive experience working with clients in all major markets. Cognizant's delivery model is infused with a distinct culture of high customer happiness. We consistently deliver positive relationships, cost reductions and business results.

Are you ready to be a change-maker?
At Cognizant, we believe those who challenge the way they work today will lead the way tomorrow.

Amazon AWS Architects:

What you bring:

  • 15+ years of Experience in IT field with 2-3 years of expertise with Amazon Web Services.

  • Expertise with multiple AWS services and Hands-on AWS experience with a minimum of one to two reference of implementations, preferably on enterprise scale.

  • Extensive knowledge in designing and configuring AWS services for Data warehouse data migration from on premise to cloud.

  • Strong understanding/Experience in the AWS Cloud IaaS and PaaS services such as RDS, Redshift, EC2, S3, Lambda.

  • Hands on with core AWS platform and security architecture, including: service account design, virtual private cloud, network design, subnet, segmentation strategies.

  • Good understanding on AWS security services like identity and access management (IAM), Role & Policy, key management service (KMS), and audit logging.

  • Have knowledge and experience in designing environments that adhere to the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

  • Familiar with Operating Systems (Windows and Linux).

  • You should possess 5+ years of related IT and technical architecture experience. Familiarity with programming and architectural frameworks.

  • Good working knowledge in any RDBMS ? design practices and use cases.

  • Strong working knowledge of Enterprise data warehouse and any of the ETL tool.

  • Can present concepts in an authoritative and clear manner to customers through white boarding, presentations, and proposals.

  • Good knowledge of application developments using Agile and DevOps concepts and practices is preferable.

  • AWS solution architect certification is preferable.

  • Concept of Big Data technologies is added advantage

Our strength is built on our ability to work together. Our diverse backgrounds offer different perspectives and new ways of thinking. It encourages lively discussions, inspires thought leadership, and helps us build better solutions for our clients. We want someone who thrives in this setting and is inspired to craft meaningful solutions through true collaboration.
If you?re comfortable with ambiguity, excited by change, and excel through autonomy, we?d love to hear from you.

Why Choose Cognizant?
It takes a lot to succeed in today?s fast-paced market, and Cognizant Digital Business has become a proven leader in the industry. We love big ideas and even bigger dreams. We stand out because we put human experiences at the core.
We help clients engage customers by envisioning and building innovative products and services. But we don?t stop there. We develop go-to-market strategies and invent entirely new business models, ensuring that every company we work with walks away with both inspiration and a plan.
Everything we do at Cognizant we do with passion?for our clients, our communities, and our organization. It?s the defining attribute that we look for in our people.
Project Manager

Bachelors in science , engineering or equivalent

Project Planning and Setup:

? Understand project scope.
? Based on the analysis of the type of the project provide inputs on project methodology to senior stakeholders (Project Manager / Architects etc).
? Consolidate inputs from developers and collectively provide inputs on activities/ tasks, task level estimates, schedule, dependencies, risks etc.
? Consolidate inputs from developers and collectively provide inputs to testing strategy, configuration, deployment, hardware/software requirement etc.
? Analyze in detail resources required for every phase, conduct estimation of time utilization of different resources and activities, prepare resource and development plan or provide inputs and review with PM.
? Participate in KT sessions conducted by customer/ other business teams.

Requirement Understanding and Analysis:
? Along with the Business Analyst, gather requirements (functional and nonfunctional) from customer.
? Analyze requirements for feasibility with regards to testing and implementation.
? Provide inputs for requirements prioritization.
? Debrief team on the requirements gathered and seek feedback.
? Participate in client calls and seek clarifications if any.
? Create and maintain requirements traceability matrix along with BA.
? Provide inputs during creation of operational concepts and scenarios.
? Work with administrators to setup security requirements.

? Understand various functional and non functional requirements and HLD in order to provide inputs to create LLD and review.
? Recommend make/ buy or alternate solutions.
? Provide inputs in designing end to end solution from a technical perspective.
? Create code development checklist.
? Prepare UI specifications / mock ups for reports / dashboards and provide guidance to team members/ designers for creating data mapping documents or unit documents for ETL & BI.
? Provide inputs to data modeling based on the project understanding.
? Walkthrough the design along with PM to the customer and coordinate to seek signoff on design and other artifacts.

? Guide team in coding as per design.
? Define the Development framework, reusable templates based on the organization repository and past experience.
? Allocate modules to developers for coding.
? Provide inputs for setting up development environment.
? Provide guidance to developers and set standards.
? Review pseudo codes written by developers and provide a go ahead for code development.
? Review final codes written by developers on adherence to standards/functionality and approve for testing.
? Monitor code merge to build environment and provide consolidated feedback to design.

Testing Management:
? Provide inputs to testing strategy / approach at a high level.
? Review test cases written by team.
? In case of small projects, review/ guide for SIT and other testing.
? Provide support for development of unit/ integration test cases as required.
? Check if peer review is completed at each step of test execution.
? Monitor defects raised and closed.
? Conduct root cause analysis to avoid repetition of defects.
? Follow up with team assigned for rework on code defects and close the same.
? Attend QA audits as and when required.

? Setup instructions.
? Understand release and deployment environment and provide inputs for release/deployments plan.
? Resolve issues that arise during project deployment/ closure.
? Check that all action items mentioned in the deployment checklist have been completed.
? Monitor and review smoke testing, mock runs.

Project Execution Monitoring & closure (Support to Project Management activities):
? Provide status inputs to the project manager.
? Support Project Manager in creating a weekly status report including tasks achieved in the week and plan for next week.
? Provide guidance to team through SDLC.
? Track metrics wrt plan and monitor the same.
? Collect and present metrics (utilization, time spent on each activity / team etc) to the Project Manager.
? In case of change in the project, support in creating a first level impact analysis.
? Support project manager in gathering all documents required for audits and maintain them regularly.

Service Support and Maintenance:
? Create transition plan.
? provide transition walkthrough to the maintenance team.

Stakeholder Management:
? Understand internal stakeholders (Account Manager, Project Managers etc) and client expectations.
? Follow through on commitments, achieve timely resolution of issues.

Knowledge Management:
? Provide guidance to team members to maintain all documentation related to project.
? Create/ guide creation of knowledge articles on the problem, workaround solutions, best practices, new methodology implemented, retrospection report etc.
? Monitor and report the usage of knowledge articles.

People Management:
? Provide assistance in selection of representative employee groups for training.
? Conduct training or knowledge sharing sessions.
? Mentor team members in project teams with respect to product and domain skills on projects.
? Conduct technical, face to face interviews.
? Conduct / support managers in conducting appraisals for team members and share final ratings with the relevant stakeholders.
? Coordinate with the project/program manager in understanding how the employee can better contribute to the project, seek feedback and address concerns.

Sales Support:
? Understand RFP.
? Participate in ongoing calls with the vertical team members.
? Provide references.
? Create relevant parts of the proposal and identify the case studies to be included.
? Provide time and resource estimates based on technical complexity and type of work done earlier.
? List out the challenges, dependencies, assumptions and timelines required for the project under guidance.
? Provide inputs on technology preference based on the project requirements.
? Review with the applicable vertical teams and incorporate their feedback.

Technical Skills

SNo Primary Skill Proficiency Level * Rqrd./Dsrd.
1 Informatica ILM Data Archive PL3 Desired
2 Amazon Redshift PL1 Required
3 Amazon Web Services PL1 Required
4 SQL Scripting PL3 Required
5 Oracle PL3 Required

* Proficiency Legends

Proficiency Level Generic Reference
PL1 The associate has basic awareness and comprehension of the skill and is in the process of acquiring this skill through various channels.
PL2 The associate possesses working knowledge of the skill, and can actively and independently apply this skill in engagements and projects.
PL3 The associate has comprehensive, in-depth and specialized knowledge of the skill. She / he has extensively demonstrated successful application of the skill in engagements or projects.
PL4 The associate can function as a subject matter expert for this skill. The associate is capable of analyzing, evaluating and synthesizing solutions using the skill.