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  • Reinventing and managing your most essential business processes with new ways of working.
  • Simplifying, modernizing and securing the IT infrastructure and applications that are the backbone of your business.
Cognizant Business Consulting
Helping organizations engage people and uncover insight from data to shape the products, services and experiences they offer
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At Cognizant, we provide the opportunities, challenges and support to live the future of your work now. Explore where we work, how we work and the opportunities that await you.

CAREERS @ COGNIZANT

Learn more about what it is like to work at Cognizant and explore the many exciting opportunities waiting for you.

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Career Stage

Career Possibilities

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  • Step 2
  • Step 3

Use the guide below to select from an area of interest to get started. If you do not see one of interest, click here.

  • Technology

    Find opportunities in a range of areas such as cloud, mobility, application development, testing, BI and program management.

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  • Consulting

    Find advisory roles in business consulting, analytics, and IT infrastructure services.

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  • IT infrastructure services

    Find opportunities to assess, design, build and manage an IT environment for a complete end-to-end solution.

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  • Business process services

    Find opportunities that many process and technology, including traditional BPO and next-generation automated, cloud-enabled solutions.

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Choose the career stage that best fits your skill set:

  • Entry level

    Responsible for executing assignments as an individual contributor.

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  • Professional

    Responsible for managing assignments independently while mentoring junior members.

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  • Manager/ specialist

    Responsible for executing projects with desired quality and meeting client expectations.

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  • Leader

    Responsible for developing and executing action plans to achieve organizational goals.

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Review a few brief descriptions of opportunities.

    • Project Delivery
    • Product Specialization
    • Description

      Individuals in this role are responsible for developing or implementing components or modules within a project. The role demands delivery of error-free code through the usage of standard programming principles.

      Recommended Education

      • A degree in Science or Engineering

      Indicative Role(s)

      • Developer

      The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

    • Description

      Individuals in this role are responsible for developing the technical specifications and code to address business requirements of the clients within the agreed-upon timelines.

      Recommended Education

      • A degree in Engineering or an MCA

      Indicative Role(s)

      • Product Analyst

      The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

    • Project Delivery
    • Product Specialization
    • Description

      Individuals in this role are responsible for deliverables throughout the software development life cycle. They design application framework, develop code and ensure that the deliverables are tested for quality.

      Recommended Education

      • A degree in Science or Engineering

      Indicative Role(s)

      • Senior Developer

      The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

    • Description

      Technical: Individuals in this role are responsible for addressing the configuration, development, customization, maintenance and testing activities for applications through usage of standard programming concepts or principles.

      Functional: Individuals in this role are responsible for understanding the business requirements, translating them into specifications and enabling the project teams to understand these requirements.

      Recommended Education

      • A degree in Engineering, an MBA or an MCA

      Indicative Role(s)

      • Product Specialist

      The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

    • Technology Specialization
    • Project Delivery
    • Account Management
    • Product Specialization
    • Description

      Individuals in this role are responsible for the delivery of technical solutions. They work as consultants and primarily contribute to system design architecture and reusable assets. The role demands extensive client interfacing.

      Recommended Education

      • A degree in Science, Engineering or Computer Applications

      Indicative Role(s)

      • Technology Specialist
      • Architect

      The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

    • Description

      Individuals in this role are responsible for the overall project management in order to ensure timely quality delivery. They are also responsible for resource utilization and tracking project costs.

      Recommended Education

      • A degree in Science, Engineering or an MBA

      Indicative Role(s)

      • Project Lead
      • Manager

      The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

    • Description

      Individuals in this role are responsible for managing the accounts to track incremental revenue and profitability, building client relationships and ensuring successful project delivery by matching the client’s expectations.

      Recommended Education

      • A degree in Science or Engineering or an MBA

      Indicative Role(s)

      • Account Manager

      The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

    • Description

      Technical: Individuals in this role are responsible for developing technical solutions for clients and providing support for application implementation and maintenance through analysis, design coding and testing.

      Functional: Individuals in this role are responsible for designing solutions for clients and providing support for installation, configuration, upgrades and migration.

      Recommended Education

      • A degree in Engineering, Computer Applications, an MBA or an MCA

      Indicative Role(s)

      • Senior Product Specialist
      • Product Consultant

      The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

    • Technology Specialization
    • Project Delivery
    • Account Management
    • Product Specialization
    • Description

      Individuals in this role are responsible for delivery of the application or enterprise-level architecture to the clients.

      Recommended Education

      • A degree in Science, Engineering or Computer Applications

      Indicative Role(s)

      • Senior Architect
      • Principal Architect

      The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

    • Description

      Individuals in this role are responsible for driving delivery transformation to meet needs of the clients, building client relationships and financial management of client engagements.

      Recommended Education

      • A degree in Science or Engineering

      Indicative Role(s)

      • Delivery Manager

      The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

    • Description

      Individuals in this role are responsible for building client relationships, driving business, managing profit and loss and ensuring client satisfaction across varied accounts.

      Recommended Education

      • A degree in Engineering or an MBA

      Indicative Role(s)

      • Client Partner

      The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

    • Description

      Individuals in this role are responsible for managing strategy and commercial aspects for a specific product, driving the system implementation and maintenance service programs driving vendor partnerships, developing business and managing client expectations.

      Recommended Education

      • A degree in Engineering, Computer Applications, an MBA or an MCA

      Indicative Role(s)

      • Principal
      • Lead Product Consultant

      The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

    • No current job openings fit this profile. Please select another option.
      • Business Consulting
      • Description

        Individuals in this role are responsible for contributing to consulting projects and developing new offerings. They help develop functional test cases, support UAT execution, respond to RFPs/RFIs and formulate recommendations to solve business problems.

        Recommended Education

        • Any undergraduate degree, a degree in Engineering or an MBA.

        Indicative Role(s)

        • Business Analyst

        The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

      • Business Consulting
      • Description

        Individuals in this role are responsible for leading teams in formulating, articulating, prioritizing and developing an approach and a comprehensive set of recommendations to solve business problems. They ensure that the deliverables meet the client expectations and proactively identify consulting opportunities.

        Recommended Education

        • Any undergraduate degree, a degree in Engineering or an MBA.

        Indicative Role(s)

        • Consultant
        • Senior Consultant

        The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

      • Business Consulting
      • Description

        Individuals in this role are responsible for leading cross-functional consulting teams and managing end-to-end creation of project deliverables. They identify potential opportunities, develop industry-specific consulting offerings and financial management of an engagement.

        Recommended Education

        • Any undergraduate degree, a degree in Engineering or an MBA.

        Indicative Role(s)

        • Manager
        • Senior Manager-Consulting

        The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

      • Service Delivery
      • Description

        Individuals in this role are responsible for managing service requests and incidents in accordance with the defined operating procedures. They are also responsible for managing access requests.

        Recommended Education

        • A degree or diploma in Science, Commerce, Engineering, Computer Science or Electronics

        Indicative Role(s)

        • Systems Executive
        • Senior Systems Executive

        The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

      • Service Delivery
      • Description

        Individuals in this role are responsible for technology problem management, knowledge management, L2 incident management and standard and medium change management. They provide escalated support and manage performance of technology operations of the team.

        Recommended Education

        • A degree or diploma in Science, Commerce, Engineering, Computer Science or Electronics

        Indicative Role(s)

        • Technical Lead

        The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

      • Service Delivery
      • Description

        Individuals in this role are responsible for implementing delivery and people management processes, ensuring high levels of client satisfaction and enabling business growth. They are also responsible for proactive problem management and ITIL process management.

        Recommended Education

        • A degree or diploma in Science or Engineering
        • Certification in ITIL

        Indicative Role(s)

        • Associate Director
        • Manager-Operations

        The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

      • Service Delivery
      • Description

        Individuals in this role are responsible for managing end-to-end program delivery that includes service delivery, transformation, cost optimization, risk management and governance to ensure customer satisfaction and foster business growth.

        Recommended Education

        • A degree in Science or Engineering
        • Certification in ITIL

        Indicative Role(s)

        • Senior Manager
        • Director - Delivery

        The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

      • Operations
      • Transitions & Quality
      • Description

        Individuals in this role are responsible for ensuring quality customer service by meeting the expected turn-around times and maintaining accuracy in day-to-day transaction processing. They may be required to resolve process-related queries and exceptions within client defined parameters on voice processes.

        Recommended Education

        • Graduate

        Indicative Role(s)

        • Process Executive
        • Senior Process Executive
        • Process Specialist

        The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

      • Description

        Individuals in this role are responsible for performing periodic quality checks and audits to ensure that the client deliverables are defect-free and meet client expectations.

        Recommended Education

        • Graduate or MBA

        Indicative Role(s)

        • Quality Analyst

        The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

      • Operations
      • Transitions & Quality
      • Description

        Individuals in this role are responsible for leading a team of people to achieve operational deliverables, meeting SLAs as signed off by the clients for one or more process or sub-process, including quality targets as assigned.

        Recommended Education

        • Graduate or Post Graduate, preferably an MBA

        Indicative Role(s)

        • Team Lead

        The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

      • Description

        IIndividuals in this role are responsible for coordinating with internal stakeholders for transitions, updating documentation on transition methodology and tracking projects. They ensure that the client deliverables are defect-free and adhere to accepted standards of quality.

        Recommended Education

        • Graduate, MBA, CA, CWA or PMP
        • GB trained or certified

        Indicative Role(s)

        • Team Member – Transitions
        • Quality Analyst

        The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

      • Operations
      • Account Management
      • Transitions & Quality
      • Description

        Individuals in this role are responsible for leading a team to achieve operational deliverables, meeting SLAs as signed off by the clients for multiple processes. They ensure proper resource utilization and manage financials.

        Recommended Education

        • Graduate or Post Graduate, preferably an MBA

        Indicative Role(s)

        • Team Manager
        • Service Delivery Manager

        The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

      • Description

        Individuals in this role are responsible for mining accounts, managing profitability and ensuring successful project delivery. They build client relationships and manage client expectations for their accounts.

        Recommended Education

        • A degree in Science, Engineering or an MBA

        Indicative Role(s)

        • Account Manager

        The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

      • Description

        Individuals in this role are responsible for leading transition work streams, applying transition frameworks, ensuring defect-free deliverables, managing client communications and ensuring that the governance framework is adhered to.

        Recommended Education

        • Graduate, MBA, CA, CWA or PMP
        • GB and BB trained or certified

        Indicative Role(s)

        • Transition Manager
        • Quality Lead

        The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

      • Operations
      • Account Management
      • Transitions & Quality
      • Description

        Individuals in this role are responsible for managing a service line or service delivery for an account, meeting SLAs as signed off by the clients. They also pursue new business opportunities.

        Recommended Education

        • Graduate or Post Graduate, preferably an MBA

        Indicative Role(s)

        • Deputy General Manager
        • General Manager

        The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

      • Description

        Individuals in this role are responsible for managing client relationships, pursuing business development for multiple large-sized accounts and managing financials across the accounts.

        Recommended Education

        • A degree in Engineering or an MBA

        Indicative Role(s)

        • Client Partner

        The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

      • Description

        Individuals in this role are responsible for leading large transition programs within defined timelines, monitoring risks, charting out mitigation plans, addressing escalations and managing stakeholder expectations.

        Recommended Education

        • Graduate, MBA, CA, CWA or PMP
        • GB and BB trained or certified

        Indicative Role(s)

        • Transition Lead
        • Quality Manager

        The information provided is only an indicative description of the profile. For greater detail, please refer to the one provided in the specific job posting.

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    GETTING HIRED

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    The Application Process

    Follow three simple steps to apply for a position at Cognizant:

    Create a Resume:

    Tailor your resume to the type of position you are seeking, highlighting why you are the best fit.

    Search for a Job:

    Search for opportunities that match your skills and interest. You can also register for job alerts on Application tracking system.

     

    Apply Online:

    Apply for the relevant position (s) by submitting your resume.

    The Hiring Process

    Once we have your resume, the evaluation begins and follows these steps:

    Evaluate Resume:

    The recruitment team reviews submitted resumes, and the shortlisted candidates are contacted for further evaluation.

    Assess Skills:

    For technical positions, candidates undergo technical interviews with technical experts. All candidates are assessed on cultural fit. Candidates may be asked to take a written or an online test during the assessment.

    Examine Background:

    An independent agency conducts a detailed educational and personal background check on candidates of interest before the offer made.

    RECRUITMENT DISCLAIMER

    1) Employment:It is mandatory for any individual who is offered employment at Cognizant to have gone through a formal recruitment process.

    2) Uploading Profile:Cognizant does not accept candidate applications, CVs or résumés via email. You may upload your profile only through the Cognizant Careers Portal or through our employees through the Employee Referral schemes.

    3) Applying with Cognizant:You may apply only to a specific vacancy found on our Careers Portal. Please be informed that Cognizant will only take into consideration one profile per candidate. Profiles uploaded by the same candidate using multiple email IDs will not be considered for recruitment.

    4) Source:Talent acquisition team posts existing vacancies online at multiple places including the Cognizant Careers Portal, Job Boards (Monster and Naukri only ), Recruitment Partners and Social Media forums (“JoinCognizant” in Twitter and Facebook; Cognizant Page in LinkedIn). Some of the vacancies are shared with our employees for them to refer suitable candidates.

    5) Selection:The selection process takes place in any of the Cognizant premises only. Please be aware that at least one mandatory round of face to face discussion with either the Technical or HR Panel is conducted for every applicant.

    6) Offer Letter:After the HR discussion and validation of the candidate is complete, and if the candidate is found fit for a role at Cognizant, an electronically generated offer letter is sent to the candidate’s registered email ID from the Cognizant portal only. The offer letters are never sent from any recruiter’s email ID.

    7) Background Verification:The candidate Background Verification is initiated after the offer letter is accepted by the candidate. If the Background Verification is unsuccessful / negative, the offer letter / employment will be null and void.

    Disclaimer:

    1) Cognizant does not entertain payments of any kind from candidates or vendors for employment. Requests for such payments should be promptly reported toTAGCompliance@Cognizant.com.

    2) If you encounter anyone who claims to offer jobs at Cognizant in return for any benefit (monetary or non-monetary), please do not entertain them. Please be informed that Cognizant shall not be held responsible for any such instances or payments you make.

    3) We recommend that you do not respond to spam emails/ messages you do not trust; never disclose your personal or financial details to anyone you do not know. If any such mails purporting to come from Cognizant are received, we advise you to contact us atTAGCompliance@Cognizant.com.

    4) Please report the phishing attempt to the following email id: CSIRT@Cognizant.com.

    5) To ascertain that you are receiving an official call, please ensure you collect the recruiter’s details (full name; employee ID; and mobile number) during the call.

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    BENEFITS

    We offer a wide spectrum of benefits and development programs that rewards and equips our workforce to grow and acquire new skills.

    General Benefits

    • Competitive portfolio of benefits that addresses the employee’s well-being and medical emergencies
    • Attractive package of benefits that employees can tailor based on needs
    • Insurance coverage for employees and their dependents
    • All applicable statutory benefits, such as retirement and pension plans

    Learning/Development

    • Specialized training programs to support the integration of all new hires into our dynamic business environment
    • Individual learning plans from Cognizant’s Academy to foster continuous career progression
    • Focused online and instructor-led courses to develop knowledge on domain, technical expertise and soft skills, supported by internal and external certifications
    • Leadership development programs to build and nurture a pool of successful industry leaders

    Recognition

    • Annual incentive payouts based on performance parameters
    • Awards for demonstrating individual abilities beyond the call of duty and participating in initiatives specific to business units
    • Long-service awards for contributions made over a period of years to Cognizant

    FAQs

    • What is the best way to find and apply for positions at Cognizant?
    • To join our vibrant team of professionals, visit our web site www.cognizant.com/careers. Click the Featured Jobs or Find Jobs tab to search for jobs that best fit your areas of interest and specialization. To learn more about working at Cognizant, visit the Working Here section of our web site.

    • Can I apply for more than one position at the same time?
    • Yes, you definitely can. At Cognizant, we believe each individual brings multiple strengths and talents that can make a difference to our customers. So, give yourself the flexibility to apply for multiple open positions that you feel you bring the qualifications to succeed at those positions.

    • Can I apply for a position across multiple geographical locations?
    • Yes, you can. Cognizant is a global Company, and we serve our clients through our global delivery model. So, if you meet the necessary local regulatory requirements, feel free to apply for positions across geographies.

    • How do I know the status of my application in Cognizant?
    • To check the status of your application, log on to our Application tracking system using the credentials provided to you at the time of applying through our web site.

    • What if I do not find an opportunity immediately?
    • You can register for job alerts by logging on to our Application tracking system.

    • Can I withdraw my application if I change my mind?
    • Of course, you can. If you do not want to go ahead with the application process at any stage, go to our Application tracking system and withdraw by clicking the link “My Account Options” and click “Deactivate” to terminate your account. You can also withdraw from a position from the My Job Page.

    • How will I be evaluated for a career opportunity with Cognizant?
    • To ensure that we match the best candidate with each open position, we adhere to a stringent evaluation process while hiring. Our team of recruiters assesses your application to determine how closely your credentials match the requirements of the role we seek to fill, and if considered a good fit, a recruiter contacts you to take the application forward.

    • Does Cognizant conduct background checks?
    • Yes, we conduct a thorough background verification process for our new hires to primarily validate their educational qualifications, previous employment details and references. We also ensure that our new hires do not have a criminal history. For some positions, we also verify credit history. You will be notified if credit history verification is required.

    • What formalities do I need to complete before I join Cognizant?
    • To complete the formalities, you will need to confirm acceptance of our offer so that we can start initiating your onboarding process. Depending on your geographical location, you are required to furnish appropriate documentation prior to your on-boarding process. Feel free to contact the recruiter who has been helping you with the hiring process for additional information.

    • Who do I reach out to if I have any questions about the on-boarding process in Cognizant?
    • If you have questions on the on-boarding process, feel free to contact the individual who has been helping you with the process.

    • What opportunities are offered for training and development after I am hired?
    • Training and development is strongly encouraged at Cognizant to help you grow and advance. We offer a wide spectrum of learning and development programs to help you augment and enhance your skills and capabilities, and adapt to varied business challenges. These include: 
      • Specialized training programs to support the integration of all hires into our dynamic business environment.
      • Focused online and instructor-led courses to develop knowledge on domain, technical expertise and soft skills, supported by internal and external certifications. 
      • Leadership development programs to build and nurture a pool of successful industry leaders. 

    • How will I continue to grow as a professional in Cognizant?
    • We celebrate the success of our employees and are passionate about fostering personal and professional growth for them by way of offering:
      • Well-defined role enhancement programs
      • Career planning 
      • Opportunities to pursue higher studies or industry certifications aligned to their career progression
      • Opportunities to pursue open positions within Cognizant 

    • If I have worked with Cognizant earlier and I want to be a part of the organization again, how can I re-apply?
    • If there is an open position that matches your interests and skill-set, you can re-apply whenever you want. The process is the same regardless of your having worked at Cognizant. Visit our web site www.cognizant.com/career. Click the Featured Jobs or Find Jobs tab to search for jobs that best fit your areas of interest and specialization. To learn more about working at Cognizant, visit the Working Here section of our web site.

    • Where can I find LCA Notices?
    • You can find LCA Notices Here

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