Azure Project Manager at Cognizant in Deerfield, Illinois

Posted in Information Technology 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.). Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 1000, and the Fortune 500 and we are among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.


Azure Project Manager – Full Time


*Please note, this role is not able to offer visa transfer or sponsorship now or in the future*

Practice - AIA - Artificial Intelligence and Analytics

The AIA Practice leads all initiatives surrounding incorporating AI into Customer Intelligence, Operations Intelligence, Product Intelligence, and Fraud Insights


Deerfield IL – Work will be onsite post COVID and remote to start

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Managing a multi-year data transformation projects on cloud data platform / analytics technologies

  • Responsible for managing scope, time, quality and budget with effective communications.

  • Responsible for end delivery by building the team of required delivery professionals.

  • Responsible to Plan and forecast the activities by defining the execution approval and controlling with project governance.

  • Establish the project collaboration and communication channels for effective delivery.

  • Manage the communication channel by collaborating with cross-functional teams of stakeholders including client and Incumbent vendors.

  • Being the part of program teams, help in resolving project issues and mitigating the risks with effective project management strategies and collaboration.

  • Understanding the inter-dependability of workstreams, features and the impact of changes

  • Engage with IT and Business stakeholders equally to create a solution/project alignments


Must have

  • >12 years of experience, with at least 6 years of experience on project/program management with required experience in project planning and deliveries.

  • Experienced in executing multiple multi-year projects on data modernization solutions on data lake, data warehouse retirement, BI and Analytics

  • Awareness of Cloud solution stack and key solution building blocks (Azure).

  • Should have excellent presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with internal and external executives, IT management and business executives

  • Ability to influence direction of the projects, goals and client decisions

  • Ability to manage and maintain high level project plans and milestones with complexities

  • Ability to drive engagement in a multi-vendor execution model

  • Experienced in financial and execution health tracking


Good to have

  • Awareness of data management, BI and Analytics solution principles and architecture

  • Awareness of best practices for automation in data and analytics space

  • Understanding of key focus areas of solution that drive the program success and adherence to the plan

  • Prior experience in migrating appliance based data platforms to cloud for data / analytics / BI workloads

  • Domain: Retail/Supply chain/Pharmacy


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 inspired to craft meaningful solutions through true collaboration.


Cognizant is committed to veteran and military communities. Cognizant is a military friendly employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission. Our business resource group Veterans Network assists our military associates in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them to leverage the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence.



Technical Skills

SNo Primary Skill Proficiency Level * Rqrd./Dsrd.
1 Cosmos DB PL4 Desired
2 Azure SQL PL4 Desired
3 Azure Analysis Services PL1 Required
4 Azure Catalogue PL1 Required
5 Azure Data Factory PL4 Required
6 Apache Hadoop PL4 Required
7 Ab initio PL4 Desired
8 Teradata PL4 Desired


Domain Skills

SNo Primary Skill Proficiency Level * Rqrd./Dsrd.
1 Order Management(Retail) NA Required
2 Pharmacy PL4 Desired
3 Retail Domain PL4 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.