Informatica Architect
Cognizant Technology Solutions 2,827 reviews - San Francisco, CA

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Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and 130,000 employees as of September 30, 2011, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer. Visit us online at

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INFORMATICA Lead/Architect

As an INFORMATICA Lead/Architect, you will work closely with technical solution consultant/leads, business SMEs, Data Modelers, DBA, QA Leads and other shared IT groups to deliver end to end technical architecture and solutions for multiple projects.

You will lead and participate in Technical Architecture, Design, Development, Testing and delivering of large scale Data Integration solutions. The ideal candidate will have broad experience in data warehousing with deep data integration (ETL) skills.


  • Working with business clients to deliver strategic and tactical solutions.
  • Influence business and IT partners to drive the technical solutions and architecture.
  • Estimate and translate client’s business requirements into specific systems, applications or process designs for large complex IT solutions
  • Lead and implement scalable Data Warehouse Design and Solutions which includes Data Integration and Analytics solutions.
  • Lead and guide development of an INFORMATICA based ETL architecture and framework.
  • Identify, recommend and implement ETL process and architecture improvements.
  • Provide expert advice, counsel and technical expertise to the project team to help assure that INFORMATICA solutions are designed and developed in the optimal manner and in accordance with industry best practices.
  • Work with functional and technical associates to understand the requirements and develop solution recommendations and alternatives
  • Analyze functional requirements, mapping documents, assist in problem solving and trouble shooting.
  • Create and maintain Technical Design document, Mappings and Production Support & Administration document
  • Provides input to Operations areas to enable integration of new systems into current infrastructure.
  • Identifies opportunities for solution sharing and reuse.
  • Communicates risks and ensures understanding of these risks.
  • Performance Monitoring and recommendations.
  • Deploy Data Integration Process in production and provide support for the data mart environment
  • Performs code and design review; Coordinates and develops process automation/job scheduling;
  • Contribute and participate for test plans and unit test cases creation.
  • Mentor other resources both technical and solution areas.

  • Minimum 12 + years of IT industry experience working with large scale applications.
  • 8+ years dedicated End-to-End Data Warehouse implementation experience.
  • 8+ years of experience in building Data Integration solutions using INFORMATICA 9 and above.
  • 8+ years of experience using and developing complex SQL scripts to manipulate large data structures
  • 10+ years of experience in Oracle, TERADATA, SQL, UNIX and Shell Scripting etc.
  • Expert in Data Modeling skills especially have solid experience working with dimensional modeling to support large a data warehouse environment.
  • Experience building reusable ETL components
  • Strong design and architecture background in providing data integration solutions using best practices
  • Strong presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Data Warehouse design and development methodologies knowledge and experience are MUST to have.
  • Experience of working in conversion projects (from Ab Initio to Informatica) is a plus
  • Health Care Experience is a Major PLUS.

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2,827 reviews
Cognizant Technology Solutions remains mindful of the state of your technology. Cognizant provides application maintenance services,...