Lead Software Engineer at Cognizant

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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  • * Define growth path for team members based on career lattice.
  • * Identify changes required to the career lattice.
  • * Demostrate appreciation of diversity and inclusion in professional interactions.
  • * Highlight any observable deviations in areas of diversity and inclusion.
  • * Take concious effort to improve the diversity quotient of the teams during recruitment.
  • * Organize educational, inspiring, bonding community events (inperson and virtual).
  • * Conduct hiring discussions.
  • * Identify potential retention risks and take mitigation measures.
  • * Formulate evaluation criteria for recruitment.
  • * Participate in college recruitment, summer programs, hackathons, job fairs, etc to attract new hires to Cognizant.
  • * Facilitate mentorship process in a small community of members.
  • * Mentor the team on community brand positioning strategies* Participate in external brand positioning activities.
  • * Report any deviations from people practices that do not reflect organizational values.
  • * Conduct people management processes with fairness, transparency and diligent.
  • * Contribute to design and establishment of people management processes.

Delivering superior engineering outcomes:
  • * Be able to effectively elicit role and project expectations and explain the same to stakeholders participating in talent supply chain processes.
  • * Understand the competencyproficiency role mapping for self.
  • * Solicit performance feedback and use it to identify proficiency gaps in the remit of the role.
  • * Periodically evaluate team performance and provide the adequate feedback required to help members move along the path to enhance their competency.
  • * Track the team performance on a regular basis and report any risk to delivery.
  • * Contribute to and lead community members in building knowledge management repository.
  • * Be aware of community capabilities available from other communities and facilitate leveraging them as and when needed.
  • * Be accountable for all the engineering deliverables, metrics and competency from a community standpoint.
  • * Proactively identify improvement areas and provide candid feedback using suitable communication techniques.
  • * Devise improvement plans and monitor the progress of team members.
  • * Identify improvement areas and works on improvement plans for self.
  • * Analyze, identify and address areas of improvement needed at the community level.
  • * As part of the project lifecycle updates the various KPI in Cognizant and Customer Systems.
  • * Tracks and reports the measurable KPI to Cognizant Delivery Excellence team and Customer stakeholders.
  • * Implements get well plan for metrics that do not meet the threshold.

Fostering strong competency:
  • * Identify the enablement needs of the team under direct supervision.
  • * Lead knowledge sharing sessions in your area of expertise.
  • * Work with enablement teams to tailor the programs relevent to members.
  • * Set up strategy and processes for driving competency gap identification and closures at a community level.
  • * Drive best practices for eliciting competencyproficiency gaps.
  • * Set up a plan for closing individual role competency gaps and work towards the same.
  • * Help team members understand the diversity of career opportunities available in CDE and across Cognizant.
  • * Observe capabilities of team members and discuss how their aspirations can be fulfilled through the organizational career lattice.
  • * Facilitate participation of team members in various experience building forums.

Operating efficiently:
  • * Ensure the skill profile and resume are kept current.
  • * Manage a roster of interview panelists from your team and ensure nominations are load balanced and respect individual constraints.
  • * Track the progress of interview, offer letter and onboarding dates for hiring requirements in your engagement/account/customer context.
  • * Prepare knowledge base for providing engagement related induction to new joiners from engineering community.
  • * Extend support for helping new community members settle into their new role, including logistical help if required.
  • * Review the team ageing on the project and suggest possible rotations to the client through EM.
  • * Identify the backups for rotation, assess any skill gap for the new role and mitigate the same.
  • * Motivate the team to acquire newer skills and to dwell upon them the need for rotation.
  • * Be accountable for resolving any conflicts transparently and fairly during the performance management process.
  • * Drive community specific performance management operational processes.
  • * Keep a tab on the Rewards and Recognition process, rewards granted and works with operations team for required changes.
  • * Motivate leads and Managers to reward associates in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • * Update Resume in HCM and ensure skill profile in MyCareerApp are current.
  • * Mentor your teams to keep record the skill profile promptly and bring newly acquired skills and proficiencies to the notice of their home manager.
  • * Contributes to the talent profiling framework and the benchmark associated with the various role & responsibility.
  • * Discussion with the associate on the competency gaps and remedial steps required to overcome the gaps.

Building strong Organizational Interconnects:
  • * Discuss with partner groups on inducting identified engineering talent into their groups.
  • * Monitor and facilitate any enablement needs of community members transitioning into other communities.

Building Engineering Mindshare:
  • * Identify ideas that can be converted into reusable assets.
  • * Contribute towards creating reusable assets.
  • * Contribute to white papers under guidance.
  • * Contribute to experience papers under guidance.
  • * Contribute to case studies under guidance.

Must Have Skills
  • Core Java


Technical Skills
SNoPrimary SkillProficiency Level *Rqrd./Dsrd.1Core JavaPL1Required

* Proficiency Legends
Proficiency LevelGeneric ReferencePL1The associate has basic awareness and comprehension of the skill and is in the process of acquiring this skill through various channels.PL2The associate possesses working knowledge of the skill, and can actively and independently apply this skill in engagements and projects.PL3The 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.PL4The associate can function as a subject matter expert for this skill. The associate is capable of analyzing, evaluating and synthesizing solutions using the skill.
More Information on Cognizant
Cognizant operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Teaneck, NJ, New Haven, CT, Edina, MN, Englewood, CO and Pheonix, AZ. Cognizant was founded in 2021. It has 301000 total employees. To see all 333 open jobs at Cognizant, click here.
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