Cloud Infrastructure Consultant

Recruiter
Cognizant
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
13 Nov 2017
Closes
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Cloud & Infrastructure Consultant

Position Summary:

Cognizant is looking for highly motivated individuals to join the Cloud & Infrastructure consulting team. Cognizant’s Cloud & Infrastructure team provide industry-proven Systems and Technology advice to define, transform and operate outcome-based Cloud solutions enabling client’s digital transformation. Role entails leading assessment of the customer’s current business goals and challenges, technology operations estate, existing capabilities and planned IT investments and lead the planning and prioritization of strategic IT initiatives with customer sponsorship.

The individual should have proven ability to lead the design and engage in the build and implementation of complex solutions and services, and have experience across the technology domains of Cloud, Infrastructure, Applications, Security and Data - with experience & exposure to multiple technologies, tools, best practices, estimation techniques and IT processes.

Under IT sponsorship, develop relationships with key customer IT and business executives and helps customers translate business needs into actionable IT transformation strategy


Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for advising enterprise customers on large Cloud transformation across System & Technology areas including Applications, Infrastructure, Testing, Integration and associated services
  • Lead assessments or definition projects across key CIO areas of IT Simplification, IT Modernisation and Security
  • Work closely with delivery teams to successfully implement agreed upon solutions across lifecycle of assessment/planning, migration/implementation and operations.
  • Understand the technical, financial, organisational requirements/constraints of enterprise customers and work closely to align the business case with technology roadmap
  • Explain point of views and convince internal and customer stakeholders about the proposed solution and roadmap
  • Expected Skills and Qualification:
  • The broad scope of responsibility of this role requires a sound understanding of both Business and IT strategy, a principled approach to broader architectural challenges and opportunities, and a strong grasp of business, technology and solutions, as well as strong leadership and people skills
  • Experience of how contemporary technologies and approaches are helping companies transform is required; Hybrid, private, public cloud, DevOps adoption, modern application design using microservices, containers, datacenter automation tools, IT service management and delivery in the world of cloud
  • Experience in Optimization, Organizational Design and Change Management, IT Governance, etc.
  • Degree (Computer Science, Social Science or Business), and/or equivalent experience 10+ years of professional experience, of which at least 10 years related IT or technology consulting and/or Business experience
  • Executive-level interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation skills, good listener, ability to provide a trusted voice at the decision-making table and be an advocate of Cognizant’s vision and value proposition
  • A comprehensive knowledge of key vendors and applications in Cloud & Infrastructure space, and the ability to direct efforts of cross-functional teams
  • Should be able to work independently and take accountability for successful customer outcomes
  • Willingness to travel when required
  • Specific skills in the areas below would be desirable:
    • Experience in at least one of these – infrastructure architecture, web application architecture, data architecture, integration architecture and excellent understanding in others
    • Ability to envision and architect solutions on cloud platforms like Amazon AWS and Windows Azure.
    • Ability to explain the security and compliance capabilities of AWS/Azure
    • Understand the integration and customization requirements with cloud providers
    • Experience architecting solutions in at least one of the public cloud platforms – Azure, AWS..
    • Experience in envisioning new solutions and defending complex architectures
    • Experience in defining approach and migrating workloads to a private or public IaaS provider.
    • Understanding of hybrid IT situations – that combine on-premise IT capabilities with Cloud IT capabilities.
    • Understanding of scenarios and solutions leveraging cloud platforms like Amazon AWS, Windows Azure, Private Cloud and SaaS products.
    • Understanding of how support/operations of public-cloud based workloads are performed and build solutions for the same

    Cognizant (NASDAQ-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 230 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @Cognizant.


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