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Senior Solution Architect - Multi Service Integration

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23 Feb 2021

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Are you passionate about transforming and shaping leading organizations? Do you enjoy providing solutions to complex business problems for opportunities requiring in depth knowledge of organisational objectives? Would you like to be part of the leadership team and a major contributor on large deals which will have a real impact on the company's success?

Come and join our Multi-Service Integration team in London as a Solution Architect and be part of our exciting growth.

We offer you an environment where everyone's opinion matters, ideas are openly shared, where change is the norm and where you will work with some of the fastest moving, well recognised brands in the world.

Who are we?

Multi Service Integration (MSI) ensures successful deal pursuit, solutioning and delivery of large multi-tower engagements. We work on very complex and large deals where we successfully combine cross-functional expertise delivered by different horizontals and verticals within the Cognizant's business.

What will you do?

You will be playing a critical role in achieving Cognizant's business objectives. You will be part of the management team working closely with our business leaders and developing relationships with C level stakeholders. You will be responsible for the client engagement success from solutioning through delivery. You will also be focused on growing our business by providing innovative solutions and adding a real value to our clients. In particular we are seeking Senior Solution Architects experienced in large Application led Cloud Transformation engagements.

What will you do?

  • Drive solutioning for complex deals involving multiple service lines and domains as part of RFI, RFP and proactive deal processes, leading a cross functional team of Service Line experts drawn from their respective domains to drive alignment of solution deliverables to client objectives
  • Build relationships and credibility with clients during the sales cycle
  • Develop business case and collaterals for Transformational Initiatives
  • Define solution vision and direction building on synergies and benefits across service lines and technologies
  • Envision a transformation roadmap that aligns with the strategic and tactical direction of the client
  • Drive the translation of complex business initiatives into innovative business-technology solutions and ensure consistency across traditional solution boundaries
  • Drive structured deals* by providing consultation to key clients in defining or designing business processes, functions and organisational structures. Research, identify and internally market enabling technologies based on client requirements. (*helping clients through their journey from ideation to execution creating win-win solution)
  • Define solution vision and direction building on synergies and benefits across service lines and technologies
  • Work with Business Stakeholders and Project Managers to understand inefficiencies in clients' existing business processes and applications and recommend solutions
  • Provide expertise on commercially structuring deals so as to differentiate from the competition
  • Guide clients on change management and risk management as part of the deal process
  • Participate in PMR / governance meetings to conduct review of complex large programs / critical projects during transition to ensure that the risks and mitigation steps are identified and implemented
  • Foster an innovative culture within the team
  • Understand the clients requirements, pain points and arrive at a customized solution by rightly positioning Cognizant assets
  • Collaborate with technology groups and other alliances to bring best practices on various technologies and tools
  • Participate in partner forums and evangelizing technology capabilities of Cognizant.

What experience are we looking for?

  • Solid experience in complex deal solutioning and running structured deals
  • Experience in leading complex, cross-functional initiatives
  • Strong knowledge of information systems from a holistic perspective (key technologies and limitations, systems modelling and enterprise frameworks)
  • Strong experience in application led Cloud Transformation Engagements
  • Relevant experience from an IT or management consultancy
  • Experience of providing technology leadership in complex projects and programmes
  • Ability to interact with clients and stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skill - both oral and written
  • A track record of developing creative solutions
  • Highly developed critical thinking, interpretative and analytical skills
  • Positive, determined, resilient, confident and resourceful in the face of challenges
  • Flexibility to travel across the UK&I and (occasionally) further

Why should you apply?

For top talent we offer a highly competitive salary and a number of other benefits:

  • Bonus program
  • Medical and dental care
  • Life Insurance
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Pension scheme
  • Friendly work culture
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 development and delivery centres worldwide and approximately 255,800 employees (2016 Q3), Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant
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