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DEVOPS MANAGER, TECH MODERNIZATION

ABOUT US  

Cognizant 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, a member of the NASDAQ-100, is ranked 195 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. 

COGNIZANT CONSULTING  

Within Cognizant is Cognizant Consulting, a global consulting organization delivering strategic and domain consulting through industry and technology expertise. With over 6,000 consultants worldwide, Cognizant offers high-value consulting services that improve business performance and operational productivity, lower operational expenses and enhance overall performance. Clients draw upon our deep industry expertise, program and change management capabilities, and analytical objectivity to help improve business productivity, drive technology-enabled business transformation and increase shareholder value.  We provide a number of Business/IT Consulting Services including Business Strategy, IT Strategy & Roadmap Development, Process Re-Engineering & Transformation, Enterprise Architecture & Technology Selection, and Domain Solutions. The Cognizant Consulting team is a high performing organization that is continually expanding our client base and increasingly being recommended by analysts such as Forrester and Gartner. And we’re growing!  

The Role  

Cognizant Technology Modernization is changing the game in Data, Cloud and Generative AI based consultancy services. Tech Modernization is almost like a boutique consultancy inside of Cognizant that creates change in how technology is used and fosters an innovative engineering culture.? 

We strategically drive modern engineering practices and ways of working, along with helping clients in all aspects of enterprise technology solution modernization including AI, Cloud, DevOps, Data and more.?? 

We’re looking for a Senior Manager, Cognizant Consulting who can deliver within Cognizant’s Five Pillars of Consulting Excellence, which are: 1) Project Execution, 2) Expertise, 3) Business Development, 4) Practice Development, & 5) People Development. As the Senior Manager, this means overseeing advisory consulting engagements, being a trusted advisor to clients, establishing oneself as a thought leader in your field, solving complex problems, consultatively working with a client to achieve business goals, driving contributions to offerings and innovations, and serving as a people leader, guiding multiple teams as they work to transform a client and the world. In addition to enabling consulting excellence through the Five Pillars of Consulting, the specific requirements for this position are below. 

Our solutions are in demand and we’re passionate about making a difference. If you have experience with the above, are a selfless leader, and are committed to client-facing environment; if you want to grow your career with a team that wants to build something great together, we want to hear from you! Apply now! 

Responsibilities 

  • Serve as the Engagement Lead and manage teams of Consultants, Senior Consultants, and Managers for one or more commercial projects to ensure effective negotiations, well-aligned solution-delivery-to-plan, clear engagement governance accountabilities, profitability, and overall client satisfaction 
  • Enrich client partnering and anticipate client needs based on a solid understanding of emerging industry requirements and/or technological breakthroughs in Tech Modernization. 
  • Ensures the appropriate alignment and collaboration of consulting teams and individuals to support project requirements and activities in the focus area and within larger Cognizant and client ecosystems;  
  • Serve as a people leader, supporting the recruitment, onboarding, upskilling, and mentorship of your colleagues in Consulting; participate in people development and community-building activities 
  • Guide development, provide feedback, and conduct performance reviews;  
  • Advocate for and establish appropriate recognition for Consulting within projects, and negotiate applicable consultant rates in project sizing that correspond to the value Consultants contribute to engagements;  
  • Develop and manage the capture, communication, and sharing of intellectual property (IP) and project artifacts for a focus area, domain area, or practice management area;  
  • Exercise leadership in the development of Consulting service offerings; 
  • Leverage collegial networks across Cognizant (e.g., sales, service line community, offshore delivery) and externs partners to innovate solutioning or resolve issues; and   
  • Support and contribute to the establishment of thought leadership in the industry, to promote Cognizant’s brand and to drive additional opportunities for Cognizant. 

Qualifications 

  • 15+ years of experience working within a DevOps environment with expertise in infrastructure-as-code and understanding of software/application development? 
  • 5+ years expertise in cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCE, OpenStack, VMWare, etc.) and Linux/Windows operating systems? 
  • Experience with Hands-on design and implementation work to get projects off the ground, determine solutions and drive improvements to existing infrastructure at client sites.? 
  • Acts as the Engagement Lead and manages teams of Consultants, Senior Consultants, and Senior Consulting Managers for one or more commercial projects to ensure effective negotiations, well-aligned solution-delivery-to-plan, clear engagement governance accountabilities, profitability, and overall client satisfaction 
  • Experience building CI/CD Pipelines 
  • Experience with configuration management (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt) and infrastructure provisioning tools (Terraform, CloudFormation, Chef Provisioning)? 
  • Experience with AWS, Docker containers and container orchestration (Kubernetes, Mesosphere, OpenShift, etc.)? 
  • Experience mentoring, coaching, and/or leading a team and able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization? 
  • Reviews project deliverables across workstreams from the perspective of QA, requirements alignment, and solution integration  
  • Works directly with clients as an engagement lead to validate and leverage project success as the basis both for reinforcing positive client relationships and stimulating pull-through or repeat business 
  • Experience working in client facing roles interacting with key stake holders to lead the engagement, and manage the team and all expected outcomes. 
  • Deep understanding of the DevOps philosophy and Agile methods? 
  • Automating traditional processes with scripting or configuration management? 
  • Ability to diagnose technical problems, debug code, and automate routine tasks? 
  • Experience of the full software delivery lifecycle? 
  • Experience with cost or financial based projects
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment at different client sites? 
  • Consulting experience highly preferred? 
  • Any FinOps or FinOps Certifications is a plus
  • Personal leadership and a desire to create a culture that enables exceptional outcomes 
  • The embodiment of Cognizant’s Core Values of: Start with a point of view; Seek data, build knowledge; Always strive, never settle; Work as one; Create conditions for everyone to thrive; Do the right thing, the right way. 
  • Currently we are operating in remote and hybrid environments and will be for the foreseeable future. please note that this role requires up to 10% domestic travel. This role will not require relocation and you can be based anywhere in the US.? 

Work Authorization 

  • Cognizant will only consider applicants for this position who are legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship (H-1B, L-1B, L-1A, etc.) 

Salary and Other Compensation:  

The annual salary for this position is between $122,420-187,805 depending on experience and other qualifications of the successful candidate. 

This position is also eligible for Cognizant’s discretionary annual incentive program and stock awards, based on performance and subject to the terms of Cognizant’s applicable plans. 

Benefits: Cognizant offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements:  

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance 
  • Paid holidays plus Paid Time Off 
  • 401(k) plan and contributions 
  • Long-term/Short-term Disability 
  • Paid Parental Leave 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan 

Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. Cognizant reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.  

Employee Status : Full Time Employee

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Oct 27 2023

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 185 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 @USJobsCognizant.

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Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Company: Cognizant
  • Published: 31st October 2023
  • Closing Date: 27th January 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Manager
  • Salary: $122,420-187,805
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None