Cognizant has announced a job notification for the post associate – Projects position. A student from various disciplines can apply for the Cognizant Recruitment drive 2022. Interested and eligible candidates can read more details below. 

SalaryUp to 8.2 LPA (Expected)
LocationChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
PositionAssociate – Projects position
QualificationBE/ B.Tech/ B.Sc/ BCA
Batches2018/ 2019/ 2020/ 2021/ 2022

Job Role Responsibility:

Requirements Gathering:

  • ‘ Participate in requirement gathering JAD (Joint Application Development) sessions and support documentation where applicable (business functional Technical UI usability data compliance data migration NFR 3rd party tools & products).
  • Raise queries and get query resolution on areas that are unclear ambiguous and which need more information from the Technology Lead.

Project Estimation:

  • ‘ Understand how the estimation (effort size etc) is done at task level in the area of work concerned measure and report the actual effort against the estimated effort and ensure task progress reporting in C20 or any other applicable tool.

Design & Analysis:

  • ‘ Create the HL Design and detailed design document with the support of architects for the assigned scope.
  • Review all deliverables created by the Developer.
  • Study nonfunctional requirements and design for NFR as required.
  • Understand the interdependencies of the various components in work packages being developed.
  • Create a detailed design and assign it to the developer.
  • provide input to the Project Manager / Technical Lead to create the project plan from a technical perspective.
  • support development of proof of concept as designed by the Designer / Solution Architect.
  • initiate development environment setup.
  • Provide a demo to the customer for early feedback.
  • create quality checkpoints for all deliverables.


  • ‘ Develop tier coding business layer coding interface development service development creation of stored procedures etc as applicable for the work package/project.
  • CTS and customer-specific coding standards guidelines and best practices.
  • Understand the database concepts and write efficient queries.
  • raise clarifications/issues/concerns regarding work output to the lead.
  • Seek review from peer / technical lead periodically.
  • participate in setup activities for required environment setup.
  • deploy code build in a testing environment.
  • conduct peer review during design coding and testing.
  • Complete documentation as per the scope.
  • prepare guidelines and checklists for development and testing activities.
  • Provide feedback to the design team.
  • share feedback with developers to check if the code is as per requirements.
  • Incorporate changes as per feedback.
  • provide necessary and timely status updates to the Supervisor / Technical Lead.
  • Highlight any potential risks to the leads.
  • Update traceability matrix for the work package developed.
  • mentor the Developers to help them solve technical difficulties in the course of coding.
  • Follow the SCM policies set for the project.
  • raise clarifications/issues/concerns regarding work output to the lead on time.
  • provide necessary and timely status updates to the Supervisor / Technical Lead.
  • Proactively highlight any potential risks to the lead.
  • provide support on process audit activities.
  • adhere to process and tools (usage of cognizant 20 awareness of Quality Management System).
  • ‘ Develop comprehensive unit testing cases and unit test plans.
  • conduct comprehensive unit testing.
  • create unit test logs.
  • Prepare and support the preparation of unit test strategy.
  • plan document and data requirements.
  • automate unit testing and contribute to the automation of unit testing.
  • Conduct peer review of unit test cases.
  • perform developer integration testing by integrating the components.
  • Review test cases as prepared by the Developer.

Knowledge Management:

  • Contribute towards updating knowledge assets user manual online help document installation manual/scripts.
  • Conduct knowledge transfer sessions for new joiners to the project team.
  • conduct training through the academy (if approved).
  • Guide and mentor team junior members from a technical perspective to ensure quality delivery of the components.
  • contribute / search/reuse all types of assets from the repository.

People management:

  • Engage with the team.
  • resolve/conflict management within the team.
  • conduct internal training for developers within the team.

How to apply for this position

Eligible and Interested candidates fill out the online application form through our given link.


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