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Big Data Architect - AWS - TX Cognizant
Dallas, TX

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Job Description

At Cognizant, we believe those who challenge the way they work today will lead the way tomorrow. In the modern digital economy, our clients are looking to differentiate their businesses and seize the enormous growth opportunities that digital makes possible. At Cognizant we help them do just this. We engage clients in envisioning and building creative products and experiences, delivered through a powerful digital-ready IT backbone. And we're hiring for various roles. If you are passionate and driven about being involved in shaping next generation digital solutions, give us a shout.

Title - Big Data Architect - AWS

Location - Dallas, TX

Travel: No travel will be involved, as all work will be done 100% onsite, open to reviewing candidates open to fly in and fly out.

Project - Cloud data warehouse evaluation and design considerations

Your Day/Responsibilities:

* Multi Cloud Architecture design and implementation experience; AWS and Azure

* Cloud data warehouse evaluation and design considerations; Snowflake and Redshift

* Data migration design options and architecture including workload analysis and prioritization

* Design Cloud native data architecture patterns like; server less compute, containerization, polyglot compute options, cloud native versus Informatica, Talend

* Hands-on experience with at least one technology in each area cloud platform

* Cloud DW and Cloud data integration

* Data migration design options and architecture including workload analysis and prioritization

* Cloud data warehouse evaluation and design considerations; Snowflake, RedshiftSnowflake


* Bachelors in science, engineering or equivalent

Account Mining:

* Understand Pricing models (FB/T&M).

* Identify & provide Inputs to Program Manager on new opportunities.

Account Operations:

* Responsible for the operational parameters i.e. continuously monitor and review operational metrics which impact the bottom line

* Raise invoices in coordination with the account managers, as and when due

* Submit monthly budget plans and seek approvals required in case of any deviations.

* Raise Service Order &validate Resource requirement in internal system.

* Share project level forecasts as accurately as possible.

Opportunity Identification and Pursuit:

* Identify areas of valueadd in the current Project which can be taken up for account mining.

* Support opportunity pursuit when requested (eg differentiators, estimates, underlying risks, scope etc).

* Submit draft proposal for review to the Program Delivery Manager.


* Build an understanding of the MSA structure.

* Prepare or validate the SOW / work orders inclusive of scope and milestones, acceptance criteria for the Project.

* Negotiate on resources, time, scope, milestones within the scope of the Project.

Program Setup:

* Create Project plan including aspects such as Cost, Schedule, Scope, Requirements, Risk, Quality, Communication & Stakeholder management, Effort Estimation, Resource Planning

* Seek review comments from Program / Portfolio Manager and customer (as required).

* Identify, raise flags and device mitigation plans during project onset and during the course of the project

3 Review and Communication Governance:

* Leverage scientific models to arrive at effort estimation and subsequently resource loading and scheduling.

* Work with support teams eg Admin, HR to ensure resources are available.

* Understand project boundaries against SOW (scope of work / out of scope, and assumptions).

* Monitor internal and customer project environment including Knowledge repository, C20, Project administration tools/applications, helpdesk/ticketing system, customer network connectivity.

* Coordinate for setup team work environment desktops/software/workspace etc.

* 5 Requirements Gathering: Define requirements gathering and execution process.

* Identify key acceptance criteria items, key dependencies and complexity to be managed.

Program delivery:

* Understand and manage inter component/ module dependencies and do continuous re-planning and reprioritization as required.

* Validate that the requirements given are READY and FULL to be taken up by the Technical Lead and the team.

* Identify gaps in requirements vs the envisaged high level scope and milestone [Including NFRs.

* Usability.

* User adoption and other implicit requirements].

Status Reporting:

* Prepare status reports and conduct management reviews with applicable stakeholders

* Signoff: Review design and architecture artifacts through the design, development and implementation phases.

* Oversee timely reviews and sign off by the customer (if applicable).

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

About Cognizant

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

10001 employees

500 frank west burr boulevard

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