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MDM Validation at Cognizant in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Information Technology 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Project Manager


Bachelors in science , engineering or equivalent


Project Planning and Setup:

  • Understand project scope.

  • Based on the analysis of the type of the project provide inputs on project methodology to senior stakeholders (Project Manager / Architects etc).

  • Consolidate inputs from developers and collectively provide inputs on activities/ tasks, task level estimates, schedule, dependencies, risks etc.

  • Consolidate inputs from developers and collectively provide inputs to testing strategy, configuration, deployment, hardware/software requirement etc.

  • Analyze in detail resources required for every phase, conduct estimation of time utilization of different resources and activities, prepare resource and development plan or provide inputs and review with PM.

  • Participate in KT sessions conducted by customer/ other business teams.

Requirement Understanding and Analysis:

  • Along with the Business Analyst, gather requirements (functional and nonfunctional) from customer.

  • Analyze requirements for feasibility with regards to testing and implementation.

  • Provide inputs for requirements prioritization.

  • Debrief team on the requirements gathered and seek feedback.

  • Participate in client calls and seek clarifications if any.

  • Create and maintain requirements traceability matrix along with BA.

  • Provide inputs during creation of operational concepts and scenarios.

  • Work with administrators to setup security requirements.


  • Understand various functional and non functional requirements and HLD in order to provide inputs to create LLD and review.

  • Recommend make/ buy or alternate solutions.

  • Provide inputs in designing end to end solution from a technical perspective.

  • Create code development checklist.

  • Prepare UI specifications / mock ups for reports / dashboards and provide guidance to team members/ designers for creating data mapping documents or unit documents for ETL & BI.

  • Provide inputs to data modeling based on the project understanding.

  • Walkthrough the design along with PM to the customer and coordinate to seek signoff on design and other artifacts.


  • Guide team in coding as per design.

  • Define the Development framework, reusable templates based on the organization repository and past experience.

  • Allocate modules to developers for coding.

  • Provide inputs for setting up development environment.

  • Provide guidance to developers and set standards.

  • Review pseudo codes written by developers and provide a go ahead for code development.

  • Review final codes written by developers on adherence to standards/functionality and approve for testing.

  • Monitor code merge to build environment and provide consolidated feedback to design.

Testing Management:

  • Provide inputs to testing strategy / approach at a high level.

  • Review test cases written by team.

  • In case of small projects, review/ guide for SIT and other testing.

  • Provide support for development of unit/ integration test cases as required.

  • Check if peer review is completed at each step of test execution.

  • Monitor defects raised and closed.

  • Conduct root cause analysis to avoid repetition of defects.

  • Follow up with team assigned for rework on code defects and close the same.

  • Attend QA audits as and when required.


  • Setup instructions.

  • Understand release and deployment environment and provide inputs for release/deployments plan.

  • Resolve issues that arise during project deployment/ closure.

  • Check that all action items mentioned in the deployment checklist have been completed.

  • Monitor and review smoke testing, mock runs.

Project Execution Monitoring & closure (Support to Project Management activities):

  • Provide status inputs to the project manager.

  • Support Project Manager in creating a weekly status report including tasks achieved in the week and plan for next week.

  • Provide guidance to team through SDLC.

  • Track metrics wrt plan and monitor the same.

  • Collect and present metrics (utilization, time spent on each activity / team etc) to the Project Manager.

  • In case of change in the project, support in creating a first level impact analysis.

  • Support project manager in gathering all documents required for audits and maintain them regularly.

Service Support and Maintenance:

  • Create transition plan.

  • provide transition walkthrough to the maintenance team.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Understand internal stakeholders (Account Manager, Project Managers etc) and client expectations.

  • Follow through on commitments, achieve timely resolution of issues.

Knowledge Management:

  • Provide guidance to team members to maintain all documentation related to project.

  • Create/ guide creation of knowledge articles on the problem, workaround solutions, best practices, new methodology implemented, retrospection report etc.

  • Monitor and report the usage of knowledge articles.

People Management:

  • Provide assistance in selection of representative employee groups for training.

  • Conduct training or knowledge sharing sessions.

  • Mentor team members in project teams with respect to product and domain skills on projects.

  • Conduct technical, face to face interviews.

  • Conduct / support managers in conducting appraisals for team members and share final ratings with the relevant stakeholders.

  • Coordinate with the project/program manager in understanding how the employee can better contribute to the project, seek feedback and address concerns.

Sales Support:

  • Understand RFP.

  • Participate in ongoing calls with the vertical team members.

  • Provide references.

  • Create relevant parts of the proposal and identify the case studies to be included.

  • Provide time and resource estimates based on technical complexity and type of work done earlier.

  • List out the challenges, dependencies, assumptions and timelines required for the project under guidance.

  • Provide inputs on technology preference based on the project requirements.

  • Review with the applicable vertical teams and incorporate their feedback.


Must Have Skills


  • IBM MDM Testing


  • IBM MDM Advanced Edition

  • IBM MQ

Technical Skills

SNo Primary Skill Proficiency Level * Rqrd./Dsrd.
1 IBM CDC PL1 Required
2 IBM MDM Testing PL1 Required
3 IBM MDM PME PL1 Required
4 IBM MDM Advanced Edition PL1 Required
5 IBM MQ PL1 Required