Cloud Solution Data Architect

London (Greater)
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Analytics and Information Management

Are you interested in a career in our Analytics and Information Management (AIM) practice? From strategy to delivery our AIM practice experts offer

  • Strategic, advisory and management consulting across Enterprise Information Management, business intelligence and analytics
  • Strategic, advisory and implementation services for next-generation technologies such as Big Data analytics, mobile and cloud BI
  • Enterprise performance management solutions spanning business strategy and enterprise metrics definitions
  • End-to-end information management services including data management, data integration, data quality and data governance
Our team cover the lifecycle of information utilization, from ideation to implementation to value creation. Cognizant consultants help our clients define strategy and solution architecture. We then help identify and combine the types of data available within our clients and from outside sources—including social media—to create a “Data to Foresight” continuum.We currently have exciting opportunities within a Big Data project and seeking for talented and passionate Cloud Solution Architect. This is a high profile and senior role within the Cloud, Big Data & Digital Service Line. It has high visibility at management level so a sound technology expertise at architecture & solutions front within AWS Cloud and Big Data technology landscape and ability to articulate and influence leadership stakeholders are pre-requisites

This individual will be part of a dynamic team that will be expected to support a variety of projects from a technical assurance perspective and also to helping sales teams with the completion of RFPs and bid presentations. We are looking for a Cloud practitioner who can envision and implement end to end data foundations in Cloud architecture and implement scalable applications. Therefore, hands on experience is essential. A key for success in this role is a unique blend of technical skills, business knowledge and working with and influencing multiple cross functional teams within the company and clients on the appropriate solutions.

This role will be primarily be based in London. No additional travel is anticipated other than incidental which may be necessary for the consulting engagements, support requirements for sales teams & meetings with clients. Travel is mostly within UK.

Key Responsibilities:

  • For the role, we would be looking for you to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
  • Extensive industry experience with at least a number of years in architecturing cloud solutions
  • Architecture and design experience in designing and implementing data and analytics platforms, data integration solutions in AWS cloud infrastructure.
  • Experience of Amazon Web Services provisioning, design and configuration capacity planning, administration etc.
  • Good understanding and expereince working with Data Integration tools like Talend-BigData
  • Experience working with RDBMS technolgies such as Redshift, DyanamoDB, RDS.
  • Experience in implementing scalable and distributed architecture and process optimizations techniques in AWS cloud platform.
  • Extensive experience in data analysis and ability to convert the business requirements to technical specifications.
  • Thought leadership and technical advisory.
  • Very good communication skill and can do attitude.
  • Experience working in a collobrative environment to deliver the outcome.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills at all levels; both internally and externally
  • Experience with formal architectural methodologies and frameworks, including TOGAF
Skills and competencies:The successful candidate will possess the following skills and competencies:

  • Deep knowledge in designing Data platforms and analytical solutions in AWS cloud platform. AWS certification in solution architecture would be a great plus.
  • Strong technical experience in implementing Big Data solutions using the Hadoop ecosystems on a Cloud Platforms (AWS) and associated technologies.
  • Strong understanding and implementation experience of AWS services.
  • Leading project solution architecture on various levels – from high level outlined architecture to detailed architecture and in some cases high level design
  • Hands-on involvement in all phases of project delivery providing architectural inputs to the wider team
  • Taking the lead role and drive the Data Integration and reporting requirments.
  • Proven experience of design/implementation of a data lake/hub.
  • Good data integration experience and knowledge of market leading Big Data integration tools (Talend)
  • Experience in implementing continuous deployment and continuous implementation in a cloud architecture.
  • Ability to clearly articulate both the technology and business pros and cons of various technologies, platforms, and architectural options.
  • To be able to document use cases, solutions and recommendations
  • Excellent communication, ‘can do’ attitude and a team player and influencing relationship to manage client and business.
  • Should have experience working directly with line of business stakeholders.
About Cognizant

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 205 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 or follow us @Cognizant.

This job was originally posted as