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Cloud Solution Architect (remote)

Cognizant North America
United States, Texas, Dallas
November 16, 2022

This is a remote position open to any qualified applicant in the United States.

Cognizant Technology Solutions is currently seeking a highly skilled Cloud Solution Architect who will be responsible for creating solution and commercials response for proactive and reactive requirements as part of business development / new business acquisition / extension of existing business. The individual will be closely working with our onsite sales / delivery teams and participate in solution discussions, workshops, due diligence etc.

Are you ready to be a change-maker? At Cognizant, we believe those who challenge the way they work today will lead the way tomorrow!

Ability to work independently and remotely, with willingness travel for client engagements as needed.

Responsibilities:



  • Work with all internal and external stakeholders in designing a winnable solution as part of the bid response within the guidelines of the BU
  • Establish & manage pursuit calendar and Structuring the bid - Templates / Formatting & Tools.
  • Bid resourcing - bid team formation including various internal and external stakeholders
  • Understand the problem statement and identifying missing information to develop appropriate queries
  • Engage with internal and external customers in scoping, questionnaire and solution discussions
  • Manage internal governance - Sales / delivery / practice approvals and signoffs are taken before submission of proposal to client
  • Responsible for creation of differentiated solutions that meets the customer requirements.
  • Detail and articulation of solutionsand ensure completeness of the same
  • Formulate re-usable bid components to achieve maximum utilization
  • Develop winning themes, SWOT and competitor analysis for the pursuit



Required Skills/Qualifications:



  • 15+ years of overall experience in creating solution and commercials response for proactive and reactive requirements using Infrastructure, Cloud and Services.
  • Good technical understanding covering areas such as : Mid-Range, x86, Storage, Backup and Archive, Virtualization, Data Centre, Mainframe, Database, Middleware, Network, Citrix andVDI, Windows 10, Active Directory, Service Desk, Desktop Engineering, Desktop Support, Messaging and Collaboration,Mobility, Public cloud, private cloud, Hyper converged systems etc
  • Experience on various service assurance, automation tools and on ITIL / ITSM process and tools
  • Experience working on various cloud technologies like AWS/Azure/GCP.
  • Focused on delivering a high-quality solution to clients, both internal and external.
  • Proven track-record of working in a fast-paced environment and demonstrating strong complex problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent knowledge on Microsoft office suite of products primarily on Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
  • Knowledge on various pricing models, IT spend analysis, business case development, TCO and ROI analysis
  • Knowledge on industry IT trends and analyst reports
  • Knowledge on various TPA processes such as Gartner, Everest, Forrester, ISG, BCG, HfS, IDC etc



Preferred Skills/Qualification:



  • Good analytical and troubleshooting skills (the ability to think logically through a problem)
  • Must have the initiative, tenacity and commitment to see problems through to resolution
  • Strong IT market awareness and knowledge or emerging trends and technologies.



Home office setup (network, phone, etc.) Our strength is built on our ability to work together. Our diverse backgrounds offer different perspectives and new ways of thinking. It encourages lively discussions, inspires thought leadership, and helps us build better solutions for our clients. We want someone who thrives in this setting and is inspired to craft meaningful solutions through true collaboration.

If you are comfortable with ambiguity, excited by change, and excel through autonomy, we'd love to hear from you.

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Job Location : Dallas, Texas, United States || Chicago, Illinois, United States

Employee Status : Full Time Employee

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Oct 03 2022

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 185 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

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