Software Engineer

Dallas TX Cognizant Technology Solutions

Entry-level Software Engineer

Position Overview 

With enterprise modernization at the core of what we offer, Cognizant’s Application Development & Management (ADM) practice is quintessential to our clients’ ability to emerge stronger with high business agility in an increasingly digital world. Aided by domain experiences, investment in talent, and unique integrated platforms and solutions, we help our clients to envision, build, modernize and run more innovative and efficient businesses. By joining Cognizant as an entry-level Software Engineer, you will be analyzing, designing, programming, and testing software programs and applications across all industries.  

Kick-start your software engineering career in our new hire training program to learn the latest technical skills! 


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Preferred majors include Computer Science or Software Engineering 

  • Candidate should possess strong Java application development skills (e.g., Core Java technologies, React JavasScript, & Spring framework) 

  • Demonstrated development experiences in C#, .NET, VB/ASP development and database experience 

  • Demonstrated experiences in cloud computing such as Azure OpenShift and AWS, etc.  

  • Understanding of software development methodologies 

  • Self-motivated individuals with strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills with the passion and appetite to learn newer technologies 

  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills; actively participates in team meetings discussions and be a specialist in Object Oriented analysis and design using common design patterns 

  • Ability to work collaboratively with global project teams 


  • Develop, create, and modify general computer application software or specialized programs 

  • Interaction and coordination with offshore team members for various client specific tasks and enhancements 

  • Maintain systems by monitoring, identifying, and correcting software defects 

  • Java/Java EE/Spring microservice API development while providing expertise in the full software development lifecycle, from concept and design to testing 

  • Design, develop and deliver high-volume, low-latency applications for mission-critical systems 

  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code 

  • Ensure designs are in compliance with specifications 

  • Support continuous improvement by investigating alternatives and technologies and communicating these for architectural review 


New hires will be deployed to specific client sites and those locations will be discussed through the application process. While Cognizant will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your location preference, please note that final assignments will be based on business needs and regional relocation may be required. 

Start Date(s) 

New hires will start in five?cohorts; January, March, June, August, and October 2024. While we will attempt to honor candidate start date preferences, business need and position availability will determine final start date assignment. Exact start dates will be communicated with enough time for you to plan effectively. 

Why Choose Us? 

Cognizant delivers solutions that draw upon the full power and scale of our associates. You will be supported by high-caliber experts and employ some of the most advanced and patented capabilities. Our associate’s diverse backgrounds offer varied perspectives and fuel new ways of thinking. We encourage lively discussions which inspire better results for our clients. 

Salary and Other Compensation 

The annual salary for this position is $73,000.00 depending on experience and other qualifications of the successful candidate. This position is also eligible for Cognizant’s discretionary annual incentive program, based on performance and subject to the terms of Cognizant’s applicable plans. 


Cognizant offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: 

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance 

  • Paid holidays plus Paid Time Off 

  • 401(k) plan and contributions 

  • Long-term/Short-term Disability 

  • Paid Parental Leave 

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