Kinaxis Consultant

Cognizant Technology Solutions Exton , PA 19341

Posted 4 months ago

Technology Architect

Qualification:

Bachelor's in engineering or equivalent

Responsibility:

Project Planning and Setup:

  • Understand resource plan.

  • Plan for knowledge enrichment, change management and quality management.

  • Conduct estimation of time utilization of different resources and activities.

  • Identify appropriate processes based on project landscape.

  • Identify gaps and advise on improvements if required.

  • Share inputs in creation of project plan with Project Manager.

  • Review hardware/software requirement plan.

  • Validate system build.

  • Understand the test strategy, evaluate the design and identify gaps in the test plans, if any.

  • Define KT plan.

  • Customize project management system.

  • Define standards and set Cognizant 20.

  • Provide all support required during presales activities.

Requirements Understanding and Analysis:

  • Understand the requirements from clients/ functional consultants.

  • Participate in client calls and seek clarifications.

  • Create a requirements traceability matrix.

  • Provide inputs during creation of operational concepts and scenarios.

  • Perform requirements feasibility with regards to testing and implementation.

  • Analyze NFRs.

Design:

  • Understand various functional and non functional requirements.

  • Break down the requirements into smaller modules.

  • Provide inputs for categorizing critical and noncritical requirements.

  • Provide inputs in designing end to end solution from a technical perspective.

  • Review and approve system architecture design.

Coding:

  • Analyze allocated task and understand BRD, low level and high level design.

  • Allocate modules to developers for coding.

  • Provide guidance to developers and set standards.

  • Review pseudo codes written by developers and provide a go ahead for code development.

  • Prepare for incremental code creation and unit testing.

  • Oversee development process and update Project Manager on development progress.

  • Review final codes written by developers on adherence to standards/functionality and approve for testing.

  • Prepare weekly/monthly reports on the project and share with client/Project Manager.

  • Ensure all system builds are prepared on time.

Testing:

  • Review test cases written by team Provide support for development of integration test cases as required.

  • Include positive and negative test cases to check functionality.

  • Check if peer review is completed at each step of test execution.

  • Review, analyze and validate results.

  • Follow up with team assigned for rework on code defects and close the same.

  • Attend QA audits as and when required.

  • Monitor system builds.

Project Closure Activities:

  • Create strategy for roll back.

  • Conduct dry run on pilots.

  • Monitor the processes are being followed.

  • Document changes in the system.

  • Resolve issues that arise during project deployment/ closure.

  • Check that all action items mentioned in the deployment checklist have been completed.

  • Post final acceptance, conduct all closure schedules.

  • Provide support in creation of a final project report.

  • Conduct handover to AVM team.

  • Monitor all system/security administration activities and ensure all audit requirements are met.

Service Support & Maintenance:

  • Review incident/problem/change management plan created by team.

  • Track issue/problem resolution.

  • Conduct RCA.

  • Define communication and issue resolution matrix.

  • Drive and implement best practices for resolution of issues.

  • Liaise with business users/SMEs to resolve issues if required.

  • Review patch fixes created to prevent recurrence of complex problems.

  • Track adherence to SLAs.

  • Guide team members in the course of incident/ problem management.

  • Conduct change impact assessment.

  • Collate change records.

  • Share change records with relevant stakeholders.

Knowledge Management:

  • Create and update knowledge articles in the knowledge management repository.

  • Provide guidance to team members to maintain all documentation related to project.

  • Conduct KT sessions.

  • Create knowledge articles on the problem, workaround solutions.

  • Monitor and report the usage of knowledge articles.

  • Maintain knowledge management database.

People Management:

  • Provide assistance in selection of representative employee groups for training.

  • Conduct training.

  • Mentor team members in project teams with respect to product and domain skills on projects.

  • Conduct technical, face to face interviews with candidates and support recruitment process.

  • Set goals for team members and monitor performance.

  • Coordinate with the project/program manager in understanding how the employee can better contribute to the project, seek feedback and address concerns.

  • Conduct performance appraisal for team members.

  • Organize team initiatives on a periodic basis.

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Kinaxis Consultant

Cognizant Technology Solutions