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Engagement Lead at Cognizant in Houston, Texas

Posted in Information Technology 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Engagement Lead


  • Excellent client interfacing and communication skills

  • Very good understanding of Data Intelligence concepts technologies etc. 

  • Address customer issues with speed and efficiency 

  • Monitor and manage multiple concurrent projects from start till end 

  • Develop and manage relations with key client stakeholders 

  • Identify resources required for project completion 

  • Collaborate with solutions delivery architects Ensuring contracts are carried out according to agreed terms

  • Brings understanding of the client environment to identify and qualify add on and new opportunities engages with client counterparts on a regular basis to understand needs

  • Tracks performance against the account plan expected benefits and profitability targets

  • Monitors’ resource allocation and utilization to ensure optimal deployment


  • Knowledge on basic AWS services like S3, EC2, EBS, IAM, Cloud Watch, etc

  • Ability to explain data lake architecture using AWS services

  • In-depth knowledge on AWS well-architected framework

  • Good programing skill using Python or Java

  • Working experience on Lambda, Glue

  • Good to have experience on BigData Technologies like HDFS, Hive, HBase, Spark

  • Good to have experience on one ETL tool like Informatica, Talend, Ab-initio, Data Stage etc

Program Setup:

  • Create Project plan including aspects such as Cost, Schedule, Scope, Requirements, Risk, Quality, Communication & Stakeholder management, Effort Estimation, Resource Planning

  • Seek review comments from Program / Portfolio Manager and customer (as required).

  • Identify, raise flags and device mitigation plans during project onset and during the course of the project

Program delivery:

  • Understand and manage inter component/ module dependencies and do continuous re-planning and reprioritization as required.

  • Validate that the requirements given are READY and FULL to be taken up by the Technical Lead and the team.

  • Identify gaps in requirements vs the envisaged high level scope and milestone (Including NFRs.

  • Usability.

  • User adoption and other implicit requirements).

Status Reporting:

  • Prepare status reports and conduct management reviews with applicable stakeholders

  • Signoff: Review design and architecture artifacts through the design, development and implementation phases.

  • Oversee timely reviews and sign off by the customer (if applicable).

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.


If you’re comfortable with ambiguity, excited by change, and excel through autonomy, we’d love to hear from you

Technical Skills

SNo Primary Skill Proficiency Level * Rqrd./Dsrd.
1 Release strategies 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.