Cognizant is a strategic partner to the Fortune 2,000, helping the world's most influential companies to build software and solutions, empowering our clients' businesses and enabling their high-reaching advantages. Most recently we've come to truly understand the ways in which software is eating the world. This crafts an opportunity for us to reinvent the mode in which we execute with our clients. As a result, Cognizant now finds itself at the intersection of business value, technology and the Silicon Valley style of execution. What you may already identify as Lean Startup methodologies, Acute Programming (XP), DevOps, etc., we take a step further in order to hyper-focus on velocity and high-performance engineering. The high-reaching advantage this capability provides is enormous-enabling faster feature time to market, increased customer happiness and exponential employee productivity, all while allowing the organization to win in the marketplace by keeping our clients, their customers, and all users omnipresent in everything we do. We are crafting the way for what's next in the Digital Economy. You ... You are passionate about assessing and designing IT architecture strategies for cloud and PaaS platforms that make a difference for users and businesses alike. You have strong design and architecture experience by analysis of existing environments to identify deficiencies and solutions for improvement, excellent communication skills, are technically fluent and have a good understanding of Cloud platforms. You are responsible for executing on Digital technology solution and program roadmap by collaborating with strategy and design consultants. You enjoy working reciprocally with designers and engineers on small co-located teams. You're passionate about your craft, and enjoy helping others develop as architects. You are comfortable with ambiguity and moving forward with imperfect information. You excel at leading without authority, effectively aligning team members as well as client partners and executives. You judge your success by the success of your team and the happiness of our clients. Work/life balance is important to you: isn't just something that we want you to have, but something we need you to teach to our clients. Your Day We pair, all day, every day because we know it delivers remarkable results. We practice and guide an approach to architecture that is applicable across industries and organizations, so you'll experience all types of teams, industries and products. And we believe in working at a sustainable pace - you'll typically work hard for 8 hours each day, but then you're off work to relax, recharge and refocus.
Required Skills / Experiences
Experience in development/modernization of Enterprise Web Applications
Working as a team, can collaboratively architect applications using modern cloud-native principles
Participated in, and be familiar with, Agile (Scrum) project methodology and practices.
Extensive hands-on experience in PaaS (Cloud Foundry, Heroku, Elastic Beanstalk) and IaaS environments (Azure, AWS, Google etc.)
Experience in designing and deploying cloud-native enterprise applications in public or private cloud
Hands-on understanding of developing using Java to build enterprise applications
Working knowledge of Spring, Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and ability to design cloud-native applications
In-depth understanding of Domain Drive Design, and 12-Factor applications
Experience with relational and non-relational databases like Oracle, MongoDB etc.
Experience with continuous integration/deployment tools and standard methodologies in DevOps
Demonstrated project management leadership
Past experience working in Healthcare, Insurance or Financial industry is a plus
Excellent communication skills and able to successfully articulate technology concepts to both business and technology audience
Ability to quickly understand business requirements and propose reference architectures and technology solutions. Capable to present options and weigh implementation complexities and risks to recommend the right technical decision
Experience in web-based systems architecture, service-based architecture, enterprise application architecture as well as experience handling expectations when balancing alternatives against business and financial constraints
Desired Skills / Experiences
Experience with both lean startup methodologies and agile development methodologies
Experience working directly with clients and leading projects
Experience leading or supporting user research
Experience mentoring other architects is a plus
Experience working with or inside enterprise scale organizations is a plus
Proficiency Level *
Java for Embedded Devices
Java Design Patterns
* Proficiency Legends
The associate has basic awareness and comprehension of the skill and is in the process of acquiring this skill through various channels.
The associate possesses working knowledge of the skill, and can actively and independently apply this skill in engagements and projects.
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.
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.
About Cognizant Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) 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 is ranked 193 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 @Cognizant.Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission. Our Cognizant Veterans Network assists Veterans in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them to leverage the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled in them through participation in military service.