Azure Data Engineer at Cognizant

Posted in Information Technology 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Richardson, Texas

Job Description:

We are Cognizant Artificial Intelligence

Digital technologies, including analytics and AI, give companies a once-in-a-generation opportunity to perform orders of magnitude better than ever before. But clients need new business models built from analyzing customers and business operations at every angle to really understand them.

With the power to apply artificial intelligence and data science to business decisions via enterprise data management solutions, we help leading companies prototype, refine, validate and scale the most desirable products and delivery models to enterprise scale within weeks

*You must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future *

Job Title –  Azure Data Engineer

Location – Richardson, TX (Remote until COVID)


  • At least 5 years of experience with Azure Cloud, ADL and ADF, Azure Synapse, SQL server, T-SQL, SSIS, with Strong SQL writing skill

  • Good experience in writing highly optimized code with due consideration to performance and application stability

  • Good experience in Relational Modeling, Dimensional Modeling and Modeling of Unstructured Data, end-to-end implementation of DWBI projects/data warehouse and mart developments, Data integration, Data Quality and data architecture

  • Candidate must have experience in Polybase/Azure Copy ,External tables ,Distribution methods, Azure SQL Pools vs SQL On-Demand

  • Knowledge in at least one programming language (Python/scala/R)

  • Nice to have Azure Key vault/Azure service principal (SP)/Azure Managed Identity (AMI)

  • Experience on metadata creation, creating report specifications, integration, test planning, testing and implementation support.

  • Nice to have experience with Azure SQL database.

  • Prepare codes for all modules according to required specification.

  • Monitor all production issues and inquiries and provide efficient resolution.

  • Evaluate all functional requirements, map documents, and troubleshoot all development processes.

  • Document all technical specifications and associates’ project deliverables.

  • Design all test cases to provide support to all systems and perform unit tests.

  • Perform unit testing and debugging. Able to debug most program errors

  • Support transition of application throughout the Product Development life cycle. Document what must be migrated. Often requires more coordination points for transitioning systems. Document what must be migrated / file properties

  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt and work with team members of various experience level

Required Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science

  • Passionate coder with 5-8 years of application development experience.

  • 5+ years of success in consultative/complex deployment project, architecture, design, implementation and/or support of data and analytics solutions

  • Hands on development Design and Develop applications using Azure Cloud, ADL and ADF, Azure Synapse, SQL server, T-SQL, SSIS

  • Experience in creating tables, partitioning, bucketing, loading and aggregating data using Spark SQL/Scala

  • In depth understanding of Azure cloud and Data lake and Analytics solutions on Azure

  • Proven track record of building deep sales/technical relationships with CXO’s and practice building executives within highly strategic system integrators

  • Experience in managing various client relationships to get consensus on solutions

  • Strong debugging, problem solving and investigative skills. Ability to assimilate disparate information (log files, error messages etc.) and pursue leads to find root cause problems.

  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodology.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or comparable major.

  • Strong consulting and communication skills. Ability to work effectively with various organizations in pursuit of problem solutions.

Technical Skills

SNo Primary Skill Proficiency Level * Rqrd./Dsrd.
1 Azure Synapse PL1 Required
2 Snowflake PL1 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.