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Cognizant Technology Solutions Sr. Manager - Projects - 00038528291 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Principal ArchitectQualification:Science / Engineering graduateResponsibility:Innovation and Thought Leadership:Participate in external forums (seminars, paper presentation etc) to showcase Cognizant capabilities and insights.Interact and engage with customers/ partners around new innovative ideas, concepts, assets.as well as industry trends and implications.Participate in Beta testing of products / joint lab setup with customer to explore application of new technologies / products.Identify areas where components/accelerators or design patterns could be reused across different accounts.Create documents, reports, white papers (international/national) on the research findings.Technology Consulting:Define Problem statement for the customer.Analyze application/ technology landscape, process, tools and arrive at the solution options best fit for the client.Analyze Cost Vs Benefits of solution options.Define the technology/ architecture roadmap for the client.Articulate the cost vs benefits of options to key stakeholders in customer.Alliance Management:Identify alliance partners based on the understanding of service offerings and client requirements.Identify areas for joint GTM with the partner.Develop internal capabilities/complementary toolsets to support the GTM strategy.Maintain the relationship with partners.Act as the Cognizant technical POC for the specific technology/solution area.Knowledge Management Capability Development:Provide inputs to teams for training etc.Identify the training needs and conduct internal sessions to meet the same.Partner with Cognizant academy to Create curriculum, assessments, training programs, courseware based on new service offerings / solutions etc.Update collateral on to the knowledge management repository.Gain and cultivate domain expertise to provide best and optimized solution to customer.Project Control and Review:Perform architecture design review.Identify opportunities for optimization of cost / time / asset utilization in complex projects and advise relevant teams accordingly where possible.Provide advice to teams facing complex technical issues in the course of project delivery.Conduct planned and unplanned technical audits for complex projects as applicable.'Define and measure project rogram specific architectural and technology quality metrics.Review outputs to ensure NFRs are met.People Management:Provide support to various project managers in identification of training needs of their subordinates.Conduct training / certifications with the help of academy and mentoring with respect to technical skills on projects.Support technical evaluation of external and internal candidates to meet project requirements.Perform career guidance and performance management for team members.Asset Development and Governance:Provide thought leadership in conceptualizing the need and design of assets.Track implementation of assets.Improve asset effectiveness.Improve deployment effectiveness.Sales Support and Project Estimation:Develop collaterals for proposals.Conduct workshops at the client site to assist the sales team in sales support , if required.Compare various designs and propose appropriate technology solutions based on the understanding of the RFP and inputs from Architects.Calculate and present estimates based on high level designs to management for supporting in go/ nogo decisions.Review estimations and resource plan.Review risk and mitigation plan.Anchor

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