Azure Data Architect – Digital (d/f/m)

As an Azure data architect you will be part of the strategic team to work along with multi-disciplinary teams through the full delivery lifecycle of complex data products and pipelines with a clear understanding of large-scale data engineering and data analytics solutions leveraging the Azure platform.  You will also be part of larger Cognizant Architect community already providing world class solutions to some of the most complex business problems across the globe  

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 194 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 or follow us @Cognizant.

About the Team/Business Unit

DATA+ practice is part of the Digital Business & Technology BU business unit. It is responsible for delivering digital data platforms, smart data lakes on premise/cloud using Cloud/Hadoop distributions/NoSQL/Graph technologies, Data Virtualization products availble in the market and have built an proprietary Data Platform to deliver end-end data services, automation and framework driven data processing modules. We are a platinum/gold partners for majority of platform vendors which enables us seamless access to all upskilling plans, career focused training plans, product upgrades, discussions, events etc;

About You: 

Delivering a high quality and innovative data driven solution to our client’s advance analytical needs. This will include, working within a team on the clients site: understanding the client’s pain, designing an analytical approach, implementing a solution, ensuring it is of high quality, and leading and mentoring multi discipline technology teamsYour Key Result Areas:

  • You will be a part of  experienced onsite consulting/delivery teams developing & providing architectures for a highly resilient, fault tolerant, horizontally scalable data platform.
  • Will build multiple layers within the platform around Data Ingestion, Integration, Metadata Management, Data security and data presentation 
  • Working with the client Architects to refine ideas on the Analytics Architecture and help with standards and guidelines.
  • Building a Data Engineering community and helping customers/clients to build centre of excellence for engineering.
  • Ensuring development teams deliver the highest quality data products through the adoption and continuous improvement of patterns and practices, tools and frameworks and processes. 
  • Applying years of experience and expertise to help teams resolve and overcome technical challenges of any size or complexity and assist where necessary to accelerate problem resolution.

Required & nice to have Skills:

Must Haves:

  • You will be a skilled Architect helping customer teams to design, strategize and build the data foundations to drive Analytics business use cases on Azure.
  • You will engineer and orchestrate data flows & pipelines in a cloud environment using a progressive tech stack e.g. ADF, Databricks, Spark, Python, PySpark, Synapse, Delta Lake, SQL, Logic Apps, Azure Functions, ADLS 
  • Strong experience in building data transformation techniques using Spark and DataBricks.
  • You will design the architecture to Ingest and integrate data from a large number of disparate data sources
  • You will design and build complex data processing solutions both in batch & real time use cases. Knowledge in Kafka/Spark is a value add but experience in EventHub/Stream Analytics is needed for designing real time solution.
  • You will work closely with analysts, data scientists and technology partners to understand their requirements
  • You will exercise fluid communication with your team of data engineers and analysts 
  • You will enthusiastically evolve your technical skillset, engage in training, and learn new technologies and techniques
  • You will work comfortably in an agile and fast paced environment.
  • Able to compare between best of technologies by layer – e.g., stream processing, messaging, search, etc.
  • Comes with strong experience in delivering Data Solutions using Big-Data technologies and cloud platforms 
  • Suggest the architecture which incorporates Security controls around authentication, authorizations, and encryption
  • Recommend the migration tools and design data migration strategy
  • Design and implement Metadata management and data catalogs process on top of the built Azure Data Platform    

Nice to Have/Your chance to grow

  • Experience in Architecting  multi cloud solutions 
  • Experience in delivering big data solutions using a leading Hadoop distribution like Cloudera, Snowflake Knowledge of RDBMS, ETL and Data warehouse technologies

If you’re comfortable with ambiguity, excited by change, and excel through autonomy, we’d love to hear from you!

Contact me:

Tobias Lohrmann
t. + 49 69 272269500 | m. + 49 172 7848629

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