Sr. Java Architect

Charlotte NC Cognizant Technology Solutions

Java Architect  

Cognizant Digital Engineering  


If you’re like us, you’ve got big ideas. At Cognizant, we’re exploring new ideas every day. We help industry leading companies reinvent their business models and innovate products that create new value—by connecting people with things, insights and experiences.  


Cognizant digital engineering designs, engineers, and delivers digital products and experiences that drive digital-first business models. We offer the most comprehensive digital engineering expertise and client-centric methodology for sustainable innovation. 


Location :  Charlotte NC

 Cognizant will only consider applicants for this position who are legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship


Job Summary 

Cognizant is looking for a dynamic architect with experience designing and developing complex software systems and applications.  The individual will work with product owners, subject matter experts, and product managers to design and deliver customer value.  The role is expected to lead several software engineers in the delivery of custom cloud native applications.  The individual in this role will ensure that best practices are followed and that quality code is delivered.  Lastly, Cognizant needs an individual that loves to collaborate with other technologists and enjoys mentoring and coaching.  


Day-to-Day Responsibilities: 

·       Works with product owner and developers to groom product backlog 

·       Provides guidance on continuous integration and test-driven development practices 

·       Develops API strategy for the overall application 

·       Helps drive Agile ceremonies including iteration planning, standups and retrospectives 

·       Develops cloud deployment model of application 

·       As needed, develops and tests code for UI, services and integration tiers of an application component 

·       As needed, codes in a developer-pair as part of an Agile product-focused software development team 

·       Works with clients to understand business case for adopting cloud native approach to developing software 

·       Develops technology strategy for engagement 

·       Facilitates removal of client technical barriers to engagement success 

·       Ensures technical collaboration between pod teams 

·       Technology competency areas – Cloud Native, Microservices and APIs,Reactive Systems, Analytics & Streaming Pipelines, Devops – CI/CD 


Key Qualifications: 

o   Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related Engineering subjects 

o   Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written 

o   Minimum of 7 years of experience as an application developer 

o   Minimum of 3 years of experience as and application architect 

o   Codes software components using JavaScript, Java, Spring Framework, relational databases and message queues 

o   Develops approaches to testing and writes unit tests using Junit or other test frameworks 

o   Creates and maintains CI builds using Jenkins, Concourse or similar tool 

o   Experience in designing and deploying cloud-native enterprise applications in public or private cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenShift / K8s + Containerization)  

o   Experience with Serverless, Reginal Deployment, Self-Healing, Compute, Auto scaling, Storage, Gateway, API Management, Networking and Security Constructs. 

o   Deep understanding of microservices architecture concepts and how to implement them 

o   Strong understanding of required patterns (Microservices design: bounded context, event driven and operational isolation; 12 factor apps and principles; API design, management, and implementation. 

o   Demonstrated knowledge of network and security architectures. 

o   Proven knowledge of resilient design patterns- Redundancy, autoscaling, health checks, failover strategies, avoidance of cascading failures, operational isolation, etc. 

o   Data, data modeling and database management- Knowledge of various database technologies and use-cases (e.g., Relational, NoSQL, Graph, Caching Options, etc.) 

o   Understanding of regulatory concerns (e.g., HIPPA, GDPR, CCPA, PII, Nationalistic Isolation (NIST), etc.) 

o   Deep understanding of software programming fundamental concepts 

o   In-depth understanding of Domain Drive Design and 12-Factor applications  

o   Experience with continuous integration/deployment tools and best practices in DevOps  

o   Has led Agile development teams 

o   Demonstrated project management leadership 

Why Choose Cognizant? 

It takes a lot to succeed in today’s fast-paced market, and Cognizant Technology Solutions has become a leader in the industry. We love big ideas and even bigger dreams. We stand out because we put human experiences at the core.  


Our associates enjoy robust benefits and training opportunities from our industry recognized, award winning Academy team. You will have access to hundreds of technical training to keep your skillsets fresh and have opportunities to obtain certifications on the latest technologies. 


Everything we do at Cognizant we do with passion—for our clients, our communities, and our organization. It’s the defining attribute that we look for in our people. 


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


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