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Data Scientist – Operational Research
  • SQL
  • Excel
  • Modeling
St. Louis, MO 63101
125 days ago
Qualification :
Bachelors in science , engineering or

Cognizant will only
consider applicants for this position whom are legally authorized to work
in the United States without company sponsorship (H-1B, L-1B, L-1A, etc.).”

Responsibility :
Project Planning and Setup :
Understand the project
scope, identify activities/ tasks, task level estimates, schedule,
dependencies, risks and provide inputs to Module Lead for review.

Provide inputs to testing
strategy, configuration, deployment, hardware/software requirement etc.

Review plan and provide
feedback on gaps, timeline and execution feasibility etc as required in
the project.

Participate in KT sessions
conducted by customer/ other business teams and provide feedback on

Requirement Understanding and Analysis :
Analyze functional/non
functional requirements and seek clarifications for better understanding
of requirements.

Based on understanding of
system upstream & downstream, provide feedback and inputs on gaps in
requirements and technical feasibility of requirements.

Design :
Prepare the LLD/ detailed
design documents based on HLD and briefing from Module Lead.

Seek inputs from the
developers on specific modules as applicable.

Consolidate all modules and
provide to Module Lead/ Architects/ Designers for review.

Suggest changes in design on
technical grounds.

Develop components inventory
for the code to be developed tying it to the nonfunctional requirements.

Perform sampling of data to
understand the character/ quality of the data (project dependent in the
absence of data analyst or designer).

Identify tools and
technologies to be used in the project as well as reusable objects that
could be customized for the project.

Coding :
Follow coding standards and
best practices to develop code and check code quality.

Share developed code with
supervisor for review.

Rework on the code based on
inputs if required.

Perform complex integration.

Guide the developers in
identifying, preparing and conducting unit test cases and fixing defects
based on results.

Consolidate the test results
and share with supervisor.

Provide periodic status
update to supervisor and highlight / recommend any changes in design based
on challenges faced.

Anticipate unreported
defects and raise the same to supervisor.

Conduct technical

Conduct reviews for codes
created by team.

Testing Management :
Develop unit test case for
each module.

Conduct/ guide conducting of
unit and integration testing and fix defects.

Review/ approve code to be
moved to testing environment.

Provide support to the QA
team and coordinate for various phases of testing.

Address queries raised by QA
within defined timelines.

Investigate critical defects
and establish need for fixing.

Raise issues to leads/QA.

Report defect status as per
project standard process within agreed timelines.

Share revised code with
supervisor for review.

Assist team lead and project
manager on estimates around defect fixes.

Configuration Management :
Maintain versions of the
code or consolidate version maintained by the Developers.

Provide support as required
to the Administrators during configuration, code backups, deployment etc.

Deployment :
Assess and create
deployment/ roll back plan.

Validate if all the
components have been migrated and the right version is checked in.

Maintain deployment tracker.

Perform sanity checks post
deployment to ensure smooth production.

Share activity status with
supervisor and highlight concerns if any.

Project Execution Monitoring & closure

(Support to Project Management activities) :
Monitor work of the
developers and share work achieved with them.

Provide guidance through

Provide status of progress
to leads.

In case of change requests,
provide inputs on the plan.

Service Support and Maintenance :
Specific to production and maintenance

support :
Provide support for 1 week
and hand over to production team.

Identify if the incoming
request is a service request/ defect during the warranty or an incident.

If it is code defect in the
warranty, highlight to Lead and initiate defect fix process.

Post warranty, support in
transition to maintenance team.

Knowledge Management :
Post release participate in
project review call and discuss points on what went well and what didn't.

Create and update knowledge
articles (case studies, lessons learnt) in the knowledge management

Guide developers in creating
such documents.

Publish white papers/ blogs/
articles (if required).

People Management :
Conduct training through
academy or internally within the team.

Conduct technical, face to
face interviews for internal transfer or external hiring.

Provide feedback on
Developers form technical /domain standpoint to the module lead.

Must Have Skills

AWS Batch

Good To Have Skills

3NF data modeling


Employee Status : Full Time Employee
Shift : Day Job
Travel : No
Job Posting : Jun 25 2020

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 193 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 or follow us @USJobsCognizant.

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