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DevOps Architect at Cognizant in New York, New York

Posted in Information Technology 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Senior Architect - DevOps


Any Bachelors degree in computer science (or equivalent) or Higher


Build & Release Automation:

  • ' Provide solution to implement Continuous integration & continuous deployment solutions for large sized project.

  • Manage large sized projects.

  • Guide the team to solve build & deployment automation issues.

  • Design/Implement release orchestration solutions for large sized projects.

  • Perform pre assessments to help the customer to start on 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 a large sized customer.

  • Provide solution for RFP's.

Infrastructure Automation:

  • ' Develop playbooks/cookbooks for configuration management for large sized projects.

  • Install and optimizing tools on cloud infrastructure for large sized projects.

  • Design/Implment solution f+P21or infrastructure automation over cloud infrastructure for large sized projects.

  • Design/implement solution for data center infrastructure automation for large sized projects.

  • Implement optimized complex networking configurations for large sized projects.

  • Implement optimized complex storage setup for large sized projects.

  • Help in application onboarding to the defined target operating model to achieve infrastructure automation.

Log Management Solutions:

  • ' Design log management solution for large sized project.

  • Define the reporting framework to enable metrics based reporting.

  • Install and optimize log management tool.

  • Expert in log management tool admintration.

  • Develop custom scripts to enable log management.

  • Design/implement log management solution for medium to large sized projects.

  • Help in application onboarding to the defined target operating model to achieve effective log management.

Innovation and Thought Leadership:

  • Participate in external forums (seminars paper presentation etc) to showcase Cognizant capabilities and insights under guidance of senior team members.

  • Understand client's existing business and explore new avenues to save cost and bring process efficiency.

  • Identify business opportunities to create reusable components/accelerators and reuse existing components and best practices.

  • Support the patent filing process for the IP assets created (applicable to some CoEs).

Technology Consulting:

  • In collaboration with the Sr Architect analyze application/ technology landscape process tools and arrive at the solution options best fit for the client.

  • Analyze Cost Vs Benefits of solution options.

  • Support Sr Architect to create a technology/ architecture roadmap for the client.

Alliance Management:

  • Identify alliance partners based on the understanding of service offerings and client requirements.

  • In collaboration with Sr Architect create a compelling business case around the offerings.

  • Conduct beta testing of the offerings.

Knowledge Management & Capability Development:

  • Publish and Maintain a repository of solutions best practices and standards and other knowledge articles.

  • Conduct and facilitate knowledge sharing and learning sessions across the team.

  • Gain industry standard certifications on technology and architecture consulting.

  • Support Technical skill building (including hiring and training) for the team based on inputs from project manager.

  • Mentor new members in the team in technical areas.

  • Gain and cultivate domain expertise to provide best and optimized solution to customer.

People Management:

  • Set goals & Manage performance of reporting team members.

  • Provide career guidance to team members.

Asset Development and Governance:

  • Understand the plan for asset development.

  • Design assets as per plan (if required).

  • Conduct pilot run/review to validate the assets as feasible.

  • Track utilization of reusable assets / architecture components across the organization.

Sales Support and Project Estimation:

  • Support for developing RFPs and collaterals for proposals from a technical solution/ estimation/ risks perspective.

  • Conduct demo's and arrange for the demos based on client profiles if required.

  • Anchor proposal development with cross linkages across multiple competency units to arrive at a coherent solution proposal with focus on presenting unique value propositions and clear differentiators.

Requirement gathering and Analysis:

  • Work with customer and other teams to collect analyze and understand the requirements including NFRs.

  • Analyze gaps/ trade offs based on current system context/ industry practices and clarify the requirements by working with the customer.

Solution Definition & Design:

  • Develop / Enhance the solution architecture (Application / technical / Infrastructure as applicable) meeting functional / non functional requirements and aligned to industry best practices.

  • Capacity sizing to meet the requirements & SLAs of target state and in transition as applicable.

  • Identify Proof Of Concept testing (POC) needs and conduct POCs as applicable.

  • Identify need for developing accelerators and Develop as applicable specific to the engagement.

  • Identify key technical metrics to measure the SLA / requirements compliance.

  • Define adopt and create required documentation on standards and guidelines.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Monitor the concerns of internal stakeholders follow through on commitments and achieve timely resolution of issues.

  • Conduct initiatives to meet client expectations.

  • Work to expand professional network in the client organization.

Project Management Support:

  • Assist the PM to identify technical risks and come up with mitigation strategies.

Business and Technical Research:

  • Analyze market trends / client requirements/ secondary research.

  • Identify new ideas and provide inputs to senior stakeholders for developing blueprint / PoC.

Brand Building:

  • Organize/ Participate in events like webinars boot camps seminar conference client conference to showcase the capability.

  • Identify opportunities to cross solutionize across project(s) within or outside the BU.


Must Have Skills

  • 7-10 years of Architect experience

  • 4 -7 years of Solid experience as a DevOps engineer integrating tools like Jenkins, GitHub, Artifactory, Urban code deploy (or other deployment tools)

  • 2-3 Years’ Experience – designing, creating CI/CD pipelines for various technologies using Azure Devops.

  • 2-3 years’ experience in Integrating Azure Boards, Azure Repo, Azure Artifacts and Azure Test Plans into CI/CD built using Azure Pipelines

  • 1-2 years’ experience with integrating tools e.g. Sonarqube for code quality, Rapid7/Twistlock for container scanning, into Azure DevOps pipeline

  • 3+ Years’ Experience in Containerization platforms such as Docker, Kubernetes & AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service).

  • Azure DevOps certification (AZ-400) – Big Plus

  • Extensive knowledge of Git version control system

  • Expert in different build tools like Maven, Gradle, MSBuild, etc. and integrating them into Azure DevOps using Azure Pipelines

  • Solid understanding of source management, application lifecycle management, build management and package management tools such as Git, TFS, SVN, Azure

Technical Skills

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