Big Data Solutions Architect

London (East)
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Big Data Solutions ArchitectLocation: LondonStart Date: 10th Jan 2018Last Date: 6th Feb 2018Role Description:

The Big Data Solutions Architect is a key member of Cognizant’s Business Analytics and Insights practice in the UK. He/She is responsible for the following 3 areas:

  • Business growth through proactive and reactive pursuits
  • Customer success by lending technical and program management expertise in critical engagements
  • Practice enablement in the form of thought leadership and building new solutions in conjunction with wider Cognizant teams and our partner ecosystem

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading client pursuits by undertaking end to end ownership of reactive (RFX based) and proactive initiatives
  • Own the complete solution in the form of architecture, implementation planning, proposal defense and SOW closure
  • Conduct and lead client workshops consisting of activities like use case elaboration, white boarding sessions, architecture blueprinting, etc.
  • Provide technical architecture leadership and best practices in key client engagements
  • Perform program management to ensure client satisfaction resulting accurate program delivery yielding transformational business outcomes for Cognizant’s clients
  • Represent Cognizant in internal and external forums presenting Cognizant’s points of view and building external credibility with partners, customers and the overall Big data community
  • Partner management – liaising with key Cognizant partners in the Big Data space to build joint propositions, marketing initiatives and pursuits
  • Champion Cognizant’s Business platforms strategy by evangelizing Cognizant’s platform solutions and creating revenue generation opportunities
  • Enable Cognizant’s push towards Digital by creating data-driven digital solutions jointly with rest of Cognizant’s digital ecosystem
  • Must be willing to travel and work across the United Kingdom to work closely with our clients

Requisite experience and qualifications:


  • 10+ years of industry experience in the information management space, with significant portion of it in the digital and new age data technologies area
  • Demonstrated excellence in Big Data solutions’ go-to-market and account management with global experience across the US, European and APAC markets and delivering on revenue and profitability goals is a must
  • Must have experience in building end to end Big Data analytics solutions generating business insights across key industries of Banking, Insurance, Life Sciences, Manufacturing and Retail
  • Must have experience in building Big Data solutions covering areas such as Fast and stream data onboarding, log analytics, enterprise Search and machine learning solutions
  • Must have hands-on experience in Big data technologies including:
    • Hadoop architectures (Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, etc),
    • NOSQL data bases such as MongoDB, Cassandra and Marklogic
    • Data integration and processing technologies (Spark, Flume, Kafka, ETL tools)
    • Concepts around Data security, Big data governance, data virtualization and data consumption patterns (including analytics and data sciences)
  • Must have prior experience in architecting and building Cloud-based big data solutions (AWS EMR, HDInsight, IBM BigInsights)
  • Sound knowledge of digital concepts like customer experience, internet of things (IOT), data monetization and new-age implementation approaches and concepts including Agile, DevOps and hackathon based ideation is a must
  • A candidate must possess prior experience in platform-based data solutions such as Cognizant BigDecisions and Infosys IIP
  • Must have prior experience in partner and alliance management, go to market planning and solution building is a plus
  • Strong understanding of the market, thought leadership in relevant areas and fluency in presentations in public forums is a must have


  • A foundational degree in Computer Sciences/Information technology followed by business administration education is required
  • Must have formal training and external certification in Big Data based solution architectures
  • Global exposure and successful CXO-level stakeholder engagement capabilities across multiple industries is a must

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 on Twitter:
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