Principal AWS Architect at Cognizant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted in Information Technology 3 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Cognizant is looking for a Principal AWS Architect with experience leading the design and development of complex software systems and applications. This individual will be the technical expert within the Delivery Team that will collaborate with our customers, accounts and delivery teams to create innovative and compelling solutions for our customers and executing with delivery excellence to create incremental value. Ability to work independently and remotely, with willingness travel for client engagements as needed.


  • Collaborate with Clients and Solution Architects to understand their strategic, business, and technical needs.

  • Identify gaps in the client environment, process, and skills with the intent to address, educate, and bring their teams together to drive consensus through transparency

  • Explain and educate complex solutions and integrations in a clear and articulate manner

  • Articulate Cognizant’s framework and engagement approach around our Cloud and modernization offerings from a technical and business perspective

  • Mentor and lead a team of Architects to review proposed solutions and assess deliverability feasibility and create detailed Technology Reference Architecture

  • Plan and design the structure of a technology solution for given proposal

  • Ability to Detail Reference Architecture to Sprints/POD’s

  • Evaluate and select appropriate software or hardware and suggest integration methods

  • Provide technical SME support in reviewing large transformational / complex technical solutions / data models in terms of compliance to requirements, efficiency of solution or implementation

  • Collaborate with the technology community to bring best practices on various technologies and tools

  • Develop solution blueprint – involving partner capabilities, in-house capabilities and new build

  • Create in-house capabilities to support delivery in these new offerings

  • Implement Technology & Architecture Governance within the development teams to ensure architecture & quality standards alignment and coding best practices.

  • Create Reusable artifacts from perspective of technology, product, domain and infrastructure as applicable from past solutions

  • Perform proof of concepts demonstrating the gains in cost reduction, productivity improvements, turnaround time

  • Become a thought leader by educating and sharing best practices, building deep relationships with technical leaders, contributing to publications, white papers, conferences, etc.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge and experience in design, development, deployment , management of complex solutions on AWS cloud

  • Create reference architecture leveraging AWS services according to customer requirement and environment

  • Recommend solutions proactively for customer problem statements related to AWS cloud migration & cloud native applications

  • Knowledge on implementing highly available and disaster recovery solutions using AWS services

  • Strong and proven hands on knowledge in Application Development and experience in AWS cloud development programs/Projects

  • Work with project teams in arriving at solutions for AWS cloud related opportunities/ RFPs

  • Provide modernization solutions for a given customer application landscape

  • Needs to be a certified AWS solution architect

  • Technical background of advanced Java is necessary

  • Understanding of other technologies is desirable which would help provide end to end solution.