Principal Architect at Cognizant (Dallas, TX)

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Digital Engineering Digital Architect
Cognizant Digital Engineering
If you're like us, you've got big ideas. At Cognizant, we're exploring new ideas every day. We help industry leading companies reinvent their business models and innovate products that create new value-by connecting people with things, insights and experiences.
Cognizant digital engineering designs, engineers, and delivers digital products and experiences that drive digital-first business models. We offer the most comprehensive digital engineering expertise and client-centric methodology for sustainable innovation.
Job Summary
Cognizant is looking for a dynamic architect with experience designing and developing complex software systems and applications. The individual will work with product owners, subject matter experts, and product managers to design and deliver customer value. The role is expected to lead several software engineers in the delivery of custom cloud native applications. The individual in this role will ensure that best practices are followed and that quality code is delivered. Lastly, Cognizant needs an individual that loves to collaborate with other technologists and enjoys mentoring and coaching.
Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Works with product owner and developers to groom product backlog
  • Provides guidance on continuous integration and test-driven development practices
  • Develops API strategy for the overall application
  • Helps drive Agile ceremonies including iteration planning, standups and retrospectives
  • Develops cloud deployment model of application
  • As needed, develops and tests code for UI, services and integration tiers of an application component
  • As needed, codes in a developer-pair as part of an Agile product-focused software development team
  • Works with clients to understand business case for adopting cloud native approach to developing software
  • Develops technology strategy for engagement
  • Facilitates removal of client technical barriers to engagement success
  • Ensures technical collaboration between pod teams
  • Technology competency areas - Cloud Native, Microservices and APIs,Reactive Systems, Analytics & Streaming Pipelines, Devops - CI/CD
Key Qualifications:
  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related Engineering subjects
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience as an application developer
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as and application architect
  • Deep understanding of software programming fundamental concepts
  • Codes software components using Modern front-end framework (e.g. Angular or React), .NET, .NET Core, relational databases and message queues
  • Develops approaches to testing and writes unit tests using xUnit, NUnit, or other test frameworks
  • Creates and maintains CI builds using Azure Devops, Jenkins, Concourse or similar tool
  • Deep understanding of microservices architecture concepts and how to implement them
  • Has understanding of Identity management fundamentals and has experience using at least one of (AAD, Cognito, Okta, PingIdentity, Auth0, or similar IAM provider)
  • Has worked with at least one private or public cloud platform such as Azure, AWS, GCP, OpenShift, or Cloud Foundry
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience in designing and deploying cloud-native enterprise applications in public or private cloud
  • In-depth understanding of Domain Drive Design, SOLID design principles, and 12-Factor applications
  • Experience with continuous integration/deployment tools and best practices in DevOps
  • Has led Agile development teams
  • Demonstrated project management leadership


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 185 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 @USJobsCognizant. Applicants may be required to attend interviews in person or by video conference. In addition, candidates may be required to present their current state or government issued ID during each interview.

Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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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 2022. It has 301000 total employees. To see all 472 open jobs at Cognizant, click here.
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