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Engagement Delivery Lead- Onsite Position

Cognizant North America
United States, California, Alameda
December 19, 2022

We are Cognizant Artificial Intelligence

Digital technologies, including analytics and AI, give companies a once-in-a-generation opportunity to perform orders of magnitude better than ever before. But clients need new business models built from analyzing customers and business operations at every angle to really understand them.

With the power to apply artificial intelligence and data science to business decisions via enterprise data management solutions, we help leading companies prototype, refine, validate and scale the most desirable products and delivery models to enterprise scale within weeks

Engagement Delivery Lead

This position requires the resource to work onsite from Alameda, CA

Key Responsibilities

Understand client organization, their products, key programs

Work with customer to understand project & program needs, interfaces with sales and offshore delivery team in India to create techno-functional solution, effort estimation, delivery models

Work with offshore delivery team to create statement of work for client confirmed projects / programs

Identify project team members, ensures right team composition and ensures quality delivery on time

Manage client on scope creep and change requests

Responsible to ensure projects are governed

Run periodic account level governance meetings and social events

Identify risks, proactively mitigate the risks

Coach customers and team on the ground

Provide solutions to problems as opposed to highlight problems

Ensure account has right program managers, solution architects (data / cloud architects), BI leads and SMEs

Ensure no delivery escalations

Handle multi-vendor (SI partners) discussions / scenarios

Work with hyperscaler (Cloud) and non-hyperscaler partners as required for project and engagement

Work with multiple client IT stakeholders and business stakeholders

Mine the account for new and expansion opportunities

Ensure associates are upskilled, rotated, motivated and well managed

Ensure junior talents are infused in the account

Proactively manage controllable attritions

Ensure engagement is running at healthy margin

Mandatory Capabilities/Skills /Years of Experience

Should have 16-18 years of experience in Data and Analytics field and atleast 5 years of experience as engagement lead

Should have worked as developer, technical lead, project manager in datawarehousing projects - 10 - 15 years

Should have managed projects that are either completely built in cloud platform (AWS or Azure) - 3 - 4 years

Should have knowledge in reviewing effort estimations, technical solutions, delivery governance

Should have handled one or more accounts with annual revenue ~2M to ~5M

Should have worked in Life Sciences Commercial, R&D, Regulatory affairs, medical affairs, manufacturing, supply chain and corporate functions line of businesses

Preferred Capabilities/Skills/Years of Experience

Should have gone through training or certification in either one of the cloud areas (AWS or Azure)

Negotiation skills - 4-5 years

Salary and Other Compensation:

The annual salary for this position is between $120,986- 152,918 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.

Benefits: 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
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan


Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. Cognizant reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

Cognizant will only consider applicants for this position who are legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship (H-1B, L-1B, L-1A, etc.)

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Employee Status : Full Time Employee

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Dec 26 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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