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Job Description

Technical Lead


Bachelors in science , engineering or equivalent


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.


* 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.


* 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.


* 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.

About Cognizant

Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.

291700 employees

500 500 Glenpointe Centre W

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