Senior DevOps Architect at Cognizant (Dallas, TX)

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Sr. Devops Architect

Cognizant Digital Engineering

Our strength is our people, and our ability to work together. We pride ourselves on the talent we are able to attract to our organization. We not only hire the best, but continuously strive to provide our associates with opportunities to work with innovative solutions and technologies, with premier clients across the globe. 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 encouraged to craft significant solutions through true collaboration.

Cognizant digital engineeringdesigns, 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 balanced innovation.

Location: Dallas, TX

You must be legally authorized to work in the USA without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future. Cognizant will not sponsor work authorization for this role.

Job Summary:

Cognizant is looking for a driven leader with vision with experience in tailoring a customized product and solution for our clients. This individual will act as a trusted advisor and be responsible for providing an approach for the overall project. The role is encouraged to drive technology discussions and analyze the current landscape for gaps in addressing business needs. The individual in this role will review existing architecture and capabilities from technical perspective. Lastly, Cognizant needs a motivated individual to challenge the status quo and provide thought leadership/standard methodologies to improve our current services and technologies.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Design and develop future-ready digital solutions for customers across industry verticals
  • Create digital technology solution and program roadmap by collaborating with strategy and design consultants
  • Assess and Design IT architecture strategies for cloud and PaaS platforms
  • Supervise all production issues and inquiries and provide efficient resolution.
  • Evaluate all functional requirements and map documents and perform solve on all development processes.
  • Collaborate with application groups to prepare effective solutions for all programs.
  • Documents all technical specifications and associate project work you're doing.
  • Design all test cases to provide support to all systems and perform unit tests.
  • Collaborate with Cognizant internal partners, product vendors, other third party service providers and the customer in the strategic design process to translate business needs into platform/custom solutions
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in modern Cognizant Digital Engineering and associated technologies, cloud platforms, data quality, governance and architecture
  • Develop and demonstrate proof of concepts
  • Lead technology consulting engagements, solution workshops and due diligence
  • Resolve availability and viability of third-party components and services as needed
  • Develop and design specifications for integration, products and technologies
  • Design quality control and test procedures to ensure the work meet established design and performance goals
  • Drive RFP creation, deliver on client requests and find opportunities in line with account strategies
  • Technology competency areas - Cloud Native, Microservices and APIs, Reactive Systems, Analytics & Streaming Pipelines, Devops - CI/CD
  • KPI, metrics and cost benefit analysis
  • MVP planning for DevOps adoption and migration to cloud

Position Responsibilities:
  • Provide solutions to implement Azure DevOps (ADO) continuous integration & continuous deployment solutions for large sized project.
  • Architect and implement integration of various tools with Azure platform.
  • Design and provide solution for enterprise grade transformation of platforms using ADO and various Azure services.
  • Architect ADO CICD platform, build and release orchestration, automations using yaml, python, terraform etc.
  • Design and provide containerized solutions using Docker, Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS).
  • Help team in troubleshooting and migration to Docker and Kubernetes solutions.
  • Architect various Azure services like DB, APIM, SB, ACR, KV, Storage account, Azure App Insights etc.
  • Hands on Implementation knowledge in IAST/DAST security tools into pipelines, Kubernetes security is needed.
  • Great understanding of APM and implementation of DevSecOps KPI dashboards.
  • Guide the team to tackle, build & deploy automation solutions.
  • Design/Implement release orchestration solutions for these large sized projects.
  • Perform pre-assessments to help the customer begin the DevOps journey.
  • Help in application onboarding to the defined target operating model to achieve build & release automation.
  • Participate/Lead E2E DevOps small customer assessment.
  • Participate in large assessment for data assimilation.
  • Participate/Lead DevOps transformation for an enterprise customer.
  • Provide solutions for RFP's.

Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, Information Technology or related field.
  • AZ400, AZ305, AZ306 Azure Architect certifications.
  • Hands on experience in Azure DevOps, Azure Dashboards, Yaml and Classic pipelines, templates, Release orchestration, AKS, Docker, Azure services like APIM, ACS, KV, Blob, Azure App Insights etc.,
  • Enterprise Architecture and implementation experience in Azure CICD platform ADO, AKS, CICD tools integrations, Automations using Terraform, Python/Ansible etc.
  • Hands on experience in setting up IAST/DAST tools like x-ray, fortify, aquasec etc is good.
  • Architecting and implementing APM tools like Azure App Insights, Dynatrace, New relic etc and building DevSecOps KPI dashboards, logging and alerting processes.
  • At least 4 years of technical experience with in-depth knowledge of CI/CD/DevOps concepts, tools and technologies (such as Jenkins, Maven, SonarQube, YAML, Terraform, Python/Ansible, Git/Bitbucket, Artifactory, Docker, Kubernetes, Azure App Insights, Dynatrace / NewRelic / Datadog etc).
  • Independently work on opportunities involving multiple SBUs/Verticals
  • Ability to build and implement continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) environments using tools such as ADO, Build/Release tools, Artifactory, SonarQube, Kubernetes, APM tools.

Technical Skills
SNo Primary Skill Proficiency Level * Rqrd./Dsrd. 1 DevOps Concepts PL1 Required 2 Docker PL1 Required 3 CD-Quality Gates set-up PL4 Desired 4 Artifact Deployment PL4 Desired 5 Build Acceptance Validation PL4 Desired 6 CI Build & Reporting PL4 Desired 7 Static Code Analysis PL4 Desired 8 Automated Build PL4 Desired 9 Branching Strategy PL4 Desired 10 Azure Kubernetes Services PL1 Required 11 Azure DevOps PL1 Required

* Proficiency Legends
Proficiency Level Generic Reference PL1 The associate has basic awareness and comprehension of the skill and is in the process of acquiring this skill through various channels. PL2 The associate possesses working knowledge of the skill, and can actively and independently apply this skill in engagements and projects. PL3 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. PL4 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.
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. It has 301000 total employees. To see all 292 open jobs at Cognizant, click here.
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