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PEGA Senior System Architect

PEGA Senior System Architect

Location: Zürich, Switzerland

Type: Permanent

Why to join the BPM Practice of Cognizant?

Our Business Process Management & Integration practice assists their business to become an efficient, process‑driven organization. Cognizant offers a rich set of BPM process design, analysis and optimization and management capabilities.  In addition our business integration services are derived from years of cross-industry experience and technology expertise. Highly scalable and based on new platforms such as the cloud and virtual servers, they can be readily adapted for future requirements.

You can join our team of over 660 consultants servicing our 95+ clients across Europe, you being located in Switzerland. This role will appeal to the technically orientated who love solve client problems.  We staff roles across Europe so travel, including international is definitely a possibility.  Future growth possibilities include career paths aligned with Technical Lead, Solutions Architect or Project Management.

Summary of the position:

Cognizant’s PEGA Senior System Architects are responsible for building and delivering world-class platforms for our customers on PEGA.   In this role you bring a deep expertise using PRPC maximizing the use of OOTB functionality to deliver solutions that have minimal coding.

You will receive a grounding in a number of ground-breaking, industry leading software products and technologies, eventually becoming a specialist in one or more.  These include working with package software such as Pega, TIBCO, Oracle, IBM, SoftwareAG, OpenText, Biztalk, Mulesoft, Appian, redhat and apigee and custom development as needed.  We will invest in your future and train you in using best practice techniques as well as our frameworks and methodologies, to meet all our client’s business process and software integration requirements.

As a member of IPM team you will almost always be customer facing and working alongside colleagues and client teams on the client location.  Mostly, you will gain experience of the full software development life-cycle from requirement gathering through to testing and deployment thereby having the satisfaction of seeing your work through from start to finish.


  • Execute design for development under the guidance of Lead System Architect 
  • Develop and deploy the application
  • Adhere to the Pega Guardrails
  • Conduct Unit Testing
  • Make sure that the code delivered meets the quality standards
  • Run OOTB tools like PAL, pre-flight and provide feedback to the build team
  • Assist with planning and execution of unit, integration and user acceptance testing
  • Defect fixing and retesting
  • Support Deployment and migration
  • Working as part of both Waterfall and Agile delivery teams
  • SDLC deployment management

Must Have:

  • PEGA /Certified Senior System Architect (CSSA)
  • You are highly knowledgeable in PRPC and web application development. 
  • You are able to fully utilize OOTB features of PRPC, designing solutions that make use of the PRPC and other tools to extend the product to meet clients’ needs. 
  • You have deep experience in the integration of PEGA with other enterprise systems
  • You understand both Agile (SCRUM) and Waterfall delivery models and understand the importance of SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) and SFDC development best practices.
  • You are also able to communicate clearly and confidently, and to work effectively both as a member of our flexible and dynamic delivery teams and also in a team lead role where they will mentor junior staff.
  • Fluent English communication skills
  • It is an advantage if you have experience with Continuous Integrated Testing experience (Jenkins or similar)
  • It is also an advantage if you have an Agile/Scrum certification

What do you need to become successful at Cognizant?

§  Technical Aptitude: You’ve either got it or you haven’t.  Good technical experts are able to pick-up new technologies quickly using their innate technical ability and previous experiences with other technologies.  Due to the wide variety of technologies we work with, this will be a vital skill

§  Communication & Teamwork: Working within a team and able to clearly communicate to their teammates, management and clients using language that all will understand is key success criteria

§  Analytical & Problem Solving Skills: you must be able to understand solution requirements and be able to translate those into the technical designs needed and write the code to fully fulfil the requirements as given

§  Creativity: Its sometimes an important skill to approach problem solving in different ways to get the results our clients need

§  Client Advisory: Our roles are almost always customer facing so good customer facing skills are needed

§  An Eye-for-Detail, complying to best-practice and being a completer-finisher: A specialist has amazing attention to detail and prides themselves in writing code the right way, first time and being able to test and de-bug their code to get it right

Our typical recruitment process involves 3 phone/video or personal interviews (technical and business related topics) This process can be flexible, depending on the start date and where you live in Europe. We are open to hire PEGA specialists from all over Europe.

Please visit our career site for more information on our company: http://cognizantcareers.eu/ch_en

To apply please send your CV to Noemi.Fenyvvesi@cognizant.com or apply on the career site.
Please note that we only accept job applications from EU or Swiss nationals, who are eligible to work in Switzerland.  

About Cognizant

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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 100 development and delivery centres worldwide and approximately 255,800 employees as of September 30, 2016, 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. Visit us online at www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.


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