Manager - Projects

Cognizant Technology Solutions Woodland Hills , CA 91367

Posted 2 weeks ago

Project Manager


Science / Engineering Graduate


Thought Leadership / Process Improvements / Delivery Excellence:

  • Understand the current IT/Technology trends and analyze/identify the impact of each trend on the business segments within vertical in relation to area under purview.

  • Build Domain Technology Roadmap based on current and future industry trends.

  • Create reusable assets / supporting artifacts based on the industry landscape.

  • Identify reusable solutions/assets which can be built within the technology unit.

  • Coauthor points of view.

  • publish whitepapers.

  • represent in the Technology Conferences/Roadshows/Forums.

  • Guide teams to create case studies/whitepapers on application/solution/enterprise architecture / technology recommendations.

  • Identify patentable components and work with teams like Horizon 3, GTO and IP office to file IP for the same.

  • Participate and interact with external stakeholders industry forums, clients, analysts to gain understanding of changes in technology and industry landscape.

Technology Advisory & Consulting (for clients):

  • Understand the customer needs.

  • Identify avenues to elicit customer requirements (eg workshops etc) in own area of specialization.

  • Understand the customer painpoints and technical challenges leading to impact on business or customer experience.

  • Proactively identify technology solution alternatives in line with specific client objectives / challenges / context.

  • Conduct current state analysis versus the Industry landscape and identify the roadmap for the same.

  • Identify the benefits for the customer to invest in specific technologies and assignments.

  • Propose/Create the solution framework.

  • Guide the teams to enable creation of an appropriate development strategy.

  • Review solutions to ensure alignment with customer objectives, organization guidelines/benchmarks and industry best practices.

  • Create PoCs/Technology labs to demonstrate capabilities to clients and stakeholders.

Project Estimation:

  • Review estimates for projects related to new technologies related to area under purview.

  • Provide guidance to team around estimation methodology/model, when required.

Solution Design & Development:

'- For complex engagements within emerging technologies in respective domains - review the initial solutions/ planning

  • Understand the customer specific process, analyze the gaps, map Cognizant and customer (domain specific) process and tools on technical requirements.

  • Understand the various work streams and evaluate technology alternatives and recommend solutions for emerging areas of specialization.

  • Provide solutions for complex engineering problems.

  • Independently define technology architecture for complex applications combining multiple technology layers within the boundaries of the enterprise architecture.

  • Resolve any issues based on expertise in technology area.

  • For large / complex projects, guide the team for Proof of Concept activities.

  • Review architecture, design and delivery on engagements based on defined standards and guidelines for technology solutions.

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Manager - Projects

Cognizant Technology Solutions