AIA Developer

Cognizant Technology Solutions Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 5 months ago

Technical Lead


Bachelors in science , engineering or equivalent


Project Planning and Setup:

  • Understand the project scope, identify activities/ tasks, task level estimates, schedule, dependencies, risks and provide inputs to Module Lead for review.

  • Provide inputs to testing strategy, configuration, deployment, hardware/software requirement etc.

  • Review plan and provide feedback on gaps, timeline and execution feasibility etc as required in the project.

  • Participate in KT sessions conducted by customer/ other business teams and provide feedback on requirements.

Requirement Understanding and Analysis:

  • Analyze functional/non functional requirements and seek clarifications for better understanding of requirements.

  • Based on understanding of system upstream & downstream, provide feedback and inputs on gaps in requirements and technical feasibility of requirements.


  • Prepare the LLD/ detailed design documents based on HLD and briefing from Module Lead.

  • Seek inputs from the developers on specific modules as applicable.

  • Consolidate all modules and provide to Module Lead/ Architects/ Designers for review.

  • Suggest changes in design on technical grounds.

  • Develop components inventory for the code to be developed tying it to the nonfunctional requirements.

  • Perform sampling of data to understand the character/ quality of the data (project dependent in the absence of data analyst or designer).

  • Identify tools and technologies to be used in the project as well as reusable objects that could be customized for the project.


  • Follow coding standards and best practices to develop code and check code quality.

  • Share developed code with supervisor for review.

  • Rework on the code based on inputs if required.

  • Perform complex integration.

  • Guide the developers in identifying, preparing and conducting unit test cases and fixing defects based on results.

  • Consolidate the test results and share with supervisor.

  • Provide periodic status update to supervisor and highlight / recommend any changes in design based on challenges faced.

  • Anticipate unreported defects and raise the same to supervisor.

  • Conduct technical troubleshooting.

  • Conduct reviews for codes created by team.

Testing Management:

  • Develop unit test case for each module.

  • Conduct/ guide conducting of unit and integration testing and fix defects.

  • Review/ approve code to be moved to testing environment.

  • Provide support to the QA team and coordinate for various phases of testing.

  • Address queries raised by QA within defined timelines.

  • Investigate critical defects and establish need for fixing.

  • Raise issues to leads/QA.

  • Report defect status as per project standard process within agreed timelines.

  • Share revised code with supervisor for review.

  • Assist team lead and project manager on estimates around defect fixes.

Configuration Management:

  • Maintain versions of the code or consolidate version maintained by the Developers.

  • Provide support as required to the Administrators during configuration, code backups, deployment etc.


  • Assess and create deployment/ roll back plan.

  • Validate if all the components have been migrated and the right version is checked in.

  • Maintain deployment tracker.

  • Perform sanity checks post deployment to ensure smooth production.

  • Share activity status with supervisor and highlight concerns if any.

Project Execution Monitoring & closure (Support to Project Management activities):

  • Monitor work of the developers and share work achieved with them.

  • Provide guidance through SDLC.

  • Provide status of progress to leads.

  • In case of change requests, provide inputs on the plan.

Service Support and Maintenance:

Specific to production and maintenance support:

  • Provide support for 1 week and hand over to production team.

  • Identify if the incoming request is a service request/ defect during the warranty or an incident.

  • If it is code defect in the warranty, highlight to Lead and initiate defect fix process.

  • Post warranty, support in transition to maintenance team.

Knowledge Management:

  • Post release participate in project review call and discuss points on what went well and what didn't.

  • Create and update knowledge articles (case studies, lessons learnt) in the knowledge management repository.

  • Guide developers in creating such documents.

  • Publish white papers/ blogs/ articles (if required).

People Management:

  • Conduct training through academy or internally within the team.

  • Conduct technical, face to face interviews for internal transfer or external hiring.

  • Provide feedback on Developers form technical /domain standpoint to the module lead.

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