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Data Lead/Architect - Microsoft Cloud
Ref No.: 20-00717
Location: Teaneck, New Jersey
Position Type:Direct Placement

Principal Responsibilities

  • Accountable for a shadow quota and driving revenue targets (ACV) on a given cloud technology as per a joint business plan
  • Govern business development and presales activities in coordination with solution architects (internal and external) to create unbeatable propositions and results
  • Develop GTM strategy and oversee sales plays to drive overall revenue for a specific cloud
  • Build a relationship with competency/sales counterparts in the cloud organization to drive regular cadence and monitor the progress against the GTM strategy
  • Develop relationships and engage with multi-functional customer and partner ecosystems (Databricks, Snowflake, Talend, Informatica) to extend reach and drive business at scale
  • Demonstrate thought leadership and excellent communication and networking skills in order to vocalize CSP value proposition and increase thought within the Cognizant and partner sales community.

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelors' Degree and a minimum of 15+ years of professional IT experience
  • Demonstrated success working with: C-Level execs, enterprise architecture boards in defining roadmaps, building technology solutions for integrated data and analytics on cloud -ROI, cost summary, value map

Technical Qualifications:

Preferred cloud competencies:

    • Microsoft Certified Solution Architect
    • Knowledge of PaaS services relating to Data, Analytics and end-point API interfaces - EMR/Dataproc/Databricks etc.
    • Able to determine between best of technologies by layer -e.g., stream processing, messaging, search, etc.
    • High-level awareness of other partner technologies, which are alternative to native services like Snowflake, Cloudera, Talend, Informatica, Confluent, etc.

Holistic knowledge of solution architecture, including:

    • Data layers and purpose
    • Serverless compute
    • Processing run time -ETL vs Spark run time, etc.
    • Security controls around authentication, authorizations, encryption and certificates
    • Ability to recommend the migration tools and design data migration strategy
    • Metadata and data catalogs
    • Ability to compare and contrast across technologies in any layer objectively with evaluation criteria and considerations

Excellent interpersonal skills, along with strong verbal and written communication

Expertise in preparing presentations, executive readouts.