Join a team of passionate thought leaders in a dynamic and collaborative environment! The Cognizant Microsoft Business Group (MBG)'s Intelligent Cloud team is growing fast and we're looking for our next Azure App Modernization Capability Lead to join us.
What impact will you have in this role?
In this role you will have the opportunity to be part of digital transformation while being surrounded by people who are passionate and strategic about leading our customer's App Modernization efforts and migration to Azure. As a Capability Lead, you will work to support the creation of various Cloud-based solutions and services for our customers (PaaS, Serverless, Containers). You will learn our client's business, organization, systems, challenges and goals, and then utilize that knowledge to work with a team to deliver exceptional results.
What will you be doing day-to-day?
Design conceptual architecture and technical solutions
Partner with Sales to communicate our solution to customer CIO's, Chief Architect's and VP's. Explain the solution in detail, interpret customer needs and respond to challenges to show the value and relevance to the customer business
Support business development activities and drive proposals and overall thought leadership via technical workshops, POCs and POVs, etc.
Ensure that solution exhibits high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, appropriate reusability, and reliability upon deployment
Collaborate with other capability leads (Azure Infrastructure and DevOps) in developing complex end-to-end enterprise solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform
Provide Azure and DevOps sales support, including estimating, high-level solution development, cloud strategy, and workshop delivery.
Maintain technical skills and knowledge, keeping up to date with market trends and competitive insights; collaborate and share with the technical community while educating customers on the Azure platform
Deliver technical leadership and architecture on our engagements, as well as feedback around the evolution of the solution
Own delivery responsibilities for selected engagements.
What type of experience do you need to be successful in this role?
7+ years of success in consultative/complex technical sales and deployment projects, architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications required
5+ years of experience in building or running distributed/scalable solutions on Microsoft Azure
5+ years implementing large scale data projects within the cloud environment
Expert knowledge of design patterns and DevOps practices
Expert knowledge of Azure DevOps and GitHub
Extensive experience with microservices and API based solution architectures, Azure cloud native application architectures and design patterns
Experience creating and implementing Container strategies and operational knowledge of Kubernetes and AKS
Deep knowledge of the DevOps practices for on-prem and cloud-based projects
Ability to design product/solution architectures, by translating customer requirements to a solution and ability to validate/ implement complex solutions
What education and certification credentials are needed for this role?
BS/MS in Computer Science or related field; an equivalent combination of education and experience will also suffice. Microsoft Azure certifications are
Microsoft Certifications covering at least one of the following:
Azure Administrator Associate
Azure Developer Associate
Azure DevOps Engineer Expert
Azure Solutions Architect Expert
Azure Security Engineer Associate certification
At least one Kubernetes certification: Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) or Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)
Does the role require travel?
Travel up to 30% of the time might be required.
All employees must act in accordance with the Cognizant Microsoft Business Group (MBG)'s corporate security standards.
ABOUT THE COGNIZANT MICROSOFT BUSINESS GROUP (MBG)
The Cognizant Microsoft Business Group (MBG) has a singular purpose—advancing your cloud modernization journey with focus, simplicity and scale. The Microsoft Business Group is an end-to-end Microsoft-centric cloud solutions and managed services provider that leverages extensive experience and IP to deliver constant innovation and business value, powered by the Microsoft Cloud platform. We are designed to reflect how you think about cloud transformation from a platform native perspective. Our dedicated experts and trusted blueprint deliver your digital difference through the Microsoft Cloud: Azure, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365. We turn digital potential into real business performance at speed.
Who We Are
We are the destination employer for Microsoft-committed professionals, providing depth of specialization and differentiated career paths. We have authentic conversations, build connections and grow careers while centering ourselves around our employees. We are a global team of certified consultants across all relevant technologies, coupled with cloud focused advisory consultants. With our supercharged talent, we are the world's best Microsoft partner. We prioritize investing and expanding.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
As a Global Cloud Transformation Consultancy business, the Cognizant Microsoft Business Group (MBG) understands diversity and inclusion in the workplace brings benefits to our customers, our business and most importantly, our people. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.
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