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Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services. With more than 40 global delivery centres and over 85,000 employees, we combine a unique onsite/offshore delivery model infused by a distinct culture of customer satisfaction.

A member of the NASDAQ-100 Index and S&P 500 Index, Cognizant is a Forbes Global 2000 company and a member of the Fortune 1000 and is ranked among the top information technology companies in BusinessWeek's Info Tech 100, Hot Growth and Top 50 Performers listings.

Engagement Delivery Lead

Engagement Delivery Lead – Banking and Financial Services Domain

Permanent Role

Zurich - Switzerland


Cognizant is currently looking for an Engagement Delivery Lead for a permanent role based in Zurich – Switzerland.


Purpose of the Role:

Provide strong technical consulting and architectural leadership to legacy modernization and platform consolidation programs enabling digital experience. Ensure seamless delivery, execution and client satisfaction, as on-sitedelivery liaison with the client. This role is associated with Banking and Financial services domain experience and know-how of various domain-specific technology solutions across areas including Wealth Management, Private Banking, Investment Banking and Investor Services followed with driving commercial growth and governance.

Areas of Responsibility

Client Engagement

Engage with senior IT and business stakeholders to understand the needs, consult on solutions and drive business growth.

Leverage domain/technical thought-leadership to drive the transformational conversations with customers.

Solicits client feedback through ongoing informal conversations and regular engagement.

Take delivery ownership and accountability ensuring Customer Satisfaction

Technical Engagement

Define strategy, architecture, design and deliver data migration platform for Wealth Management Client using Informatica product suite involving Powercenter, IDQ , Metadata Manager, Enterprise Data Catalogue on Linux and Mainframe for Data Engineering Integration and Quality. Solution should be scalable to onboard multiple geographies.

Designing frameworks for data reconciliation, audit trails and building reusable components

Database/ Datamodel solution design in different nature of databases on Linux (Oracle) & Mainframe (DB2 on AS400 & DB2 on zOS).

Engage with IT delivery teams to perform solution and architectural review and feedback for improvements for implementation.

Liaison with technology and COE teams to define technology roadmap and digital enablement strategy

Work with Clients side CTO's, Risk IT, Security IT and Compliance Teams for solution review and approvals

Review solution, architecture and estimates for RFP's in the region

Should be able to make proactive pitches based on clients problem statements

Delivery Management

Program Delivery Governance & provide execution oversight centrally, liasoning with different teams located diversely across Geography

Identify staffing requirements for engagements under management; Define staffing strategies including onshore, near-shore and offshore delivery centres for engagements under management; Assess key resource fitness for engagements under management

Build the sustainable delivery organization in Switzerland which includes interview and recruit of local talent in Switzerland for delivery of the program in long term

Guide, mentor and support the Swiss Team along with other location to scale up for delivery

Program risk , issue and dependency management followed with mitigation planning

Change Management and represent at Change Review Board

Effective client communication and status reporting

Delivery Escalation Management

Works with Engagement Partner to pre-emptively and proactively identify and addresses delivery risks.


Required Skills:

Must have played the role of Migration Architect for a Business Transformation Program

Should be able to steer a migration program having moving source and target applications

Strong data engineering skills to be able to lead and mentor Digital Transformation and Legacy Modernization programs in Banking domain

Experience of Transformation and Regulatory Reporting programs for Wealth Management and Investment Banking Clients

Experience in having architected and designed data migration solutions and platforms involving distributed and mainframe systems for Wealth Management and Private Banking

Understanding of Private Bank and Wealth Management Clients data models and dictionaries

Experience in building Data Migration strategies and roadmaps for onboarding of multiple geographies into single consolidated Banking Platform using Informatica Product Suit

Creating Data Governance (Data Quality, Master and Metadata Management, Business Glossary) architectures and solutions and defining an enterprise-wide Operating Model

Experience of working on platform having multiple applications where Front2Back data flows are critical for End of Day Processing and are complex in nature due to dependencies

Experience in implementing full lifecycle of data warehouse and reporting platform

Strong knowledge on various tool in Informatica Product suite – Powercenter, IDQ, EDC

BFS Domain Expertise across functional areas including Wealth Management, Private Banking, Investment Banking and Investor Services

Sound program management skills with experience in handling programs of revenue 10M USD size – including contractual commitments, scope & change management, risk management, operations, communication management

Client management skills with ability to manage customer relations, customer stakeholder management & communications across international engagements with diverse cultural and regional exposure.

Proven experience in working with multi-geo environments (minimum 5 years), handling employees with multi-cultural backgrounds

Strong credentials in people management and development including enablement, coaching, mentoring

Proven experience in fostering innovation and driving business value for customers

Proven credentials of converting single position into project/program and should be able to lead business development activities

Experience in working in an environment where no two days are alike

Business fluent in English.

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 195 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 on Twitter: Cognizant.


Cognizant Technology Solutions AG
Mr Eric Valentin
Corporate recruiter
Altgasse 63
6340 Baar

Website http://www.cognizant.com

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