Senior Architect - Consulting- Flexible US Location

Cognizant - Minneapolis, MN4.0

30+ days ago
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.

As a member of Cognizant's Digital Technology Consulting Practice (DTC), the Senior Architect acts as the lead, working with our enterprise clients to design solutions that allow them to stay up to date, agile and stable within the rapidly changing state of their industries. The demand for our consulting services has increased our need for talent in North America within this small, growing team of technology and business experts.

You will use your critical thinking and analytic skills to provide our customers with out-of-the-box solutions. You will run sessions with senior and middle management, including chief architects and executives. Hence, strong written, verbal, presentation and persuasion skills are key in this role.

The location is flexible in the US, however, you may travel extensively to the client site (Monday thru Thursday), especially in the early phases of the project.

Position Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA with several years of work experience a bonus

8-15 years of experience in Information Technology, with 3-5 years in a consulting or advisory role

Demonstrated command of architecture domains and methodology (e.g, TOGAF)

Ability to address most of the architectural domains of business, application, data and technology, and to analyze, define and illustrate solution alignment across these domains

Capability and experience working within the dynamics of a large IT services firms

Application Architecture concepts and standard methodologies (Tiers, Partitioning, Modularity)

Architecture NFRs, Availability (HA/DR), Performance (Capacity, Resource Utilization, Responsiveness), Information Security (Authentication, Authorization, Encryption)

State of the art Integration Patterns, including SOA, API, Micro-Services, including integration with COTS (e.g., SAP), Mobile and Social Media Solutions, etc.

Contemporary Web Architecture (SOAP, REST, etc.) – Java/J2EE, JavaScript, CSS, HTML/HTML5, Modern JavaScript Frameworks, Responsive Web Technologies

Cloud native solutions, DevOps, Containers, Continuous Integration and Development (CI/CD)

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.

Employee Status : Full Time Employee

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Jul 30 2018

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