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Norway-Oslo - OS NOR, COG

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The CIS PS (Cognizant Infrastructure Services - Professional Services) Europe organization provides Cloud and Infrastructure consulting and transformation services to Large Enterprises across Europe. It is part of the Cognizant IT Infrastructure Services horizontal, which services all verticals. This role will be within the Nordic CIS PS Cloud practice, which provides Cloud related Professional and Consulting services to accounts and clients within the Nordics. Other practices within CIS PS cover Enterprise Computing (Data Center), End User Computing, IT Service Management, Networking and Project/Program Management.


We are now seeking a Senior Cloud Architect for our Nordic CIS PS team.


Position responsibilities and expectations:

  • Design of client’s Cloud environments with a focus on Azure and AWS and demonstrate Technical Cloud Architectural knowledge, playing a vital role in the design of production, staging, QA and development Cloud Infrastructures running in 24x7 environments
  • Delivery of customer Cloud Strategies, aligned with customer’s business objectives and with a focus on Cloud Migrations
  • Provide leadership in infrastructure migration methodologies and techniques including mass application movements into the cloud including implementation of Azure or AWS within in large regulated enterprise environments
  • Nurture Cloud computing expertise internally and externally to drive Cloud Adoption
  • You will be part of Cognizant’s Infrastructure Professional Services team in the Nordics, providing Cloud expertise within the team
  • You will report to the Professional Services Lead for the Nordics and be part of the European Cloud Expertise team

Technical Skills required:

  • Azure (preferred) or AWS based Cloud Architecture and migration skills and experience
  • Strong understanding across Cloud and infrastructure components (server, storage, network, data, and applications) to deliver end to end Cloud Infrastructure architectures and designs
  • Knowledge of further Cloud technologies (Azure, S3, VMware)
  • 4+ years' experience as an IT Infrastructure Architect with focus on Azure, cloud, server, storage and networking
  • Solid experience with MS Server Operating Systems
  • 4+ years' experience with MS SQL, Sharepoint and .NET
  • It is an advantage if you have experience with leading a team applying all elements of Technical Consulting
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Understands and can articulate the technical merits and value of Cloud computing

Consulting skills required:

  • Passionate, persuasive, articulate Cloud professional capable of quickly establishing interest and credibility in how to design, deploy and operate cloud based Architectures. Strong written, verbal and chalk board skills
  • It would be an advantage if you have experience in working in Prince2 or PMI methodology managed projects
  • Experience in enterprise applications, solutions and data center infrastructures
  • Experience in platform and cloud migrations, including of Mass Migration Toolsets: Platespin, Appzero, DoubleTake Move
  • Ability to work with team members from around the globe / experience working with off-shore models

Degree and/or certification preferences:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Technology
  • Relevant Industry certifications e.g. on Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • TOGAF certification would be an advantage but not a requirement

Other desired qualifications:

  • 10 or more years of IT experience
  • Minimum of 5 year experience as a cloud consultant
  • Exposure and working level knowledge of working with and interfacing to global delivery teams
  • Strong service attitude and a commitment to deliver quality services
  • In addition to fluent language skills in English it would be an advantage (but not a requirement) if you are the same in Norwegian or one of the other Scandinavian languages
  • Location: Oslo, Norway (but we are also looking for similar profiles in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki)

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 230 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 www.cognizant.com or follow us @Cognizant.

Technical Skills

SNoPrimary SkillProficiency Level *Rqrd./Dsrd.
1Cloud InfrastructurePL1Required

* Proficiency Legends

Proficiency LevelGeneric Reference
PL1The associate has basic awareness and comprehension of the skill and is in the process of acquiring this skill through various channels.
PL2The associate possesses working knowledge of the skill, and can actively and independently apply this skill in engagements and projects.
PL3The associate has comprehensive, in-depth and specialized knowledge of the skill. She / he has extensively demonstrated successful application of the skill in engagements or projects.
PL4The associate can function as a subject matter expert for this skill. The associate is capable of analyzing, evaluating and synthesizing solutions using the skill.
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