1/22/2019 PRODUCT/PROJECT MANAGERS - DIGITAL ENGINEERING, Columbus Ohio

Job Title

PRODUCT/PROJECT MANAGERS - DIGITAL ENGINEERING

Company COGNIZANT
Posted Date 1/22/2019
 BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Job Description: 

At Cognizant Digital Engineering, we ideate and develop innovative software solutions with our clients.

Our software development approach follows a Lean-Agile process with DevOps culture. Working in

Cognizant Digital Engineering is fast paced and exhilarating.


At Cognizant Digital Engineering, we believe that a small cross functional team made up of a PM, an Architect,

pairs of Developers, and the necessary domain experts like UI/UX designers or Big Data Analysts, can build

software faster and with higher quality than having independently working silos of skills. A small team can also

build empathy for each other, increasing their ability to react to change coming from either the client, external

market realities, or from the end user as we consistently execute through build-measure-learn cycles.


We are looking for PMwho will help bring our vision to life; someone who is flexible, curious, detailed and

human-centered in their approach. The PM role is part leadership, project oversight, client management, and a

thought-leader within a creative, fast-paced, and rapidly-changing environment. The PM will be client focused

billable consultant driving product development in the lab or traveling to client locations.


The ideal candidate is passionate about creating products that make a difference for our clients. You have

strong product instincts, excellent communication skills, are technically fluent and have a good understanding

of common product design patterns. You enjoy working collaboratively with designers and engineers in our

labs or client locations. You’re passionate about your product management, and enjoy helping others mature

as seasoned product managers. You are comfortable with ambiguity and moving forward with imperfect

information. You excel at leading without authority, effectively aligning team members as well as client

stakeholders and executives around a shared set of objectives to progress the goal of shipping a product

that delights its users. You judge your success by the success of your team and the happiness of our clients.


  • Expertise and ability to promote DevOps, Agile and Lean culture and practice to transform product management                                      and software development within the group and with clients.

  • Experience and ability to define and develop new cloud-native products and services, including reusable                                                             domain-specific microservices on Cloud Foundry

  • Experience in defining and delivering cloud-based products on at least one of leading cloud environments                                                         Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, VMware, or OpenStack

  • Experience shipping successful products, including defining vision, strategy, outcome-driven product roadmaps and                                             creating and managing backlogs

  • Experience articulating and validating product hypotheses

  • Deep user empathy and strong user experience sensibilities

  • Demonstrated ability to define and track KPIs and other measurable success criteria

  • Experience closely collaborating with engineers and designers as part of small co-located teams

  • Demonstrated ability to get things done in a rapidly changing environment

  • Ability to break down complex problems into actionable steps

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to adapt your communication style for the audience

  • Demonstrated ability to influence decision making in different contexts

  • Interest in coaching others

  • Ability to facilitate collaborative decision-making in a workshop context

  • Ability to quickly understand a specific client domain and identify the trends and opportunities in that space

  • Experience working directly with clients and leading projects

  • Interest in coaching others; experience mentoring other PMs is a plus

  • Experience leading or supporting user research

  • Experience working with or inside enterprise scale organizations a plus

  • Experience as a designer or engineer a plus

  • Flexibility to commute to the local Cognizant Labs, and to client premises

  • Working with offshore team members

  • Experience with apps development and platform infrastructure, DevOps, QA, Cloud migrations are all                                                                     nice to have.

Responsibilities

  • Manages the backlog, and the implementation team

  • Defines and captures requirements & features as user stories and epics

  • Collaborates with customer stakeholders and Product Owner to understand business criticality and                                                                        ensures backlog reflects those

  • Available to the development team for consultation

  • Manages sprint planning, backlog grooming, and Agile execution

  • Manages onboarding

  • Manages stakeholder communications

Tools:

  • Confluence, JIRA, BitBucket

  • Cloud, AWS

  • Service Now

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

About Cognizant


Cognizant 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, a member of the

NASDAQ-100, is ranked 205 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:USJobsCognizant.

Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission.

Our Cognizant Veterans Network assists Veterans in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them

to leverage the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled in them through participation

in military service.


Contact

Please send resumes to:

Kris Britt

Sr. PM, Cognizant Digital Engineering

m. 347-867-5823

kristina.britt@cognizant.com

 

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