Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Franklin Lakes


Technical Lead
Bachelors in science , engineering or equivalent
Requirement Understanding and Analysis:
• Understand the functional/ nonfunctional requirements.
• Participate in client calls and prepare the clarification list to seek clarifications.
• Prepare the list of requirements and seek review inputs from the key stakeholders.
• Update requirements traceability matrix.
• Create impact analysis document (for simple change) to understand the impact on the existing functionality, as required.
• Provide inputs to create the low level design for the module based on the understanding of the requirement and HLD.
• Identify the list of reusable assets that can be used and share inputs.
• Share the list of components with the Senior Developer/ other relevant stakeholders and seek inputs.
• Based on LLD , identify the component that needs to be created.
• Set up the environment for creating the component.
• Replicate the existing code to the environment.
• Establish connection to the databases.
• Conduct coding as per finalized technical specification document.
• Follow coding standards and best practices to check code quality.
• Generate code quality document for the code review through various tools (Informatica, Aqua).
• Share the developed code for review.
• Rework on the code based on inputs shared by the Sr Developer and Module Lead if required.
• Identify unit test case scenarios based on the design.
• Prepare unit test cases and test data under guidance.
• Merge code in the build environment and seek inputs from the Senior Developer.
• Conduct peer review for the other team members.
• Conduct technical troubleshooting if required.
Testing Management:
• Conduct unit testing based on the identified test scenarios.
• Fix simple defects identified during unit testing.
• Prepare unit test document based on the test results and share the same for review.
• Integrate and conduct system integration testing.
• Address queries raised by QA team within defined timelines.
• Analyze and fix the defects identified during functional / non functional testing.
• Understand the impact/ criticality and priority of the defect.
• Conduct regression testing for QA testing.
• Report defect status as per project standard process within agreed timelines.
• Track the status of defects using the test management tool (ALM, QC ).
• Close the defect in test management tool once resolved.
Configuration Management:
• Branch off the existing code in the version control tool (VSS, CSV).
• Identify configurable items.
• Maintain version control across different configurable items (documents component, data mapping clarification document etc).
• Share the environment set up details with the deployment team.
• Provide inputs on instructions (in case standard).
• Create a deployment package under guidance of senior members in the team.
• Raise deployment request to deployment team to deploy the code in the integrated environment.
• Review the deployed component in the environment.
• Load the test data.
• Conduct smoke testing under guidance.
• Share notification with QA team post completion of testing.
Service Support and Maintenance:
Specific to production and maintenance support:
• Prioritize incidents based on criticality.
• Route the defects logged to the right stakeholder if required.
• Attend user calls, and capture required information and incident details for logging.
• Coordinate with the different stakeholders to resolve as per SLA.
• Run appropriate tests, once the defect is resolved.
• Track the status in the test management tool (QC, Alma etc).
• In case of any recurring incidents, prepare a learning document capturing the known errors.
• Provide inputs to module lead in creation of transition plan (project steps and milestones).
Knowledge Management:
• Create specific artifacts for tasks allocated by Lead.
• Share artifact with supervisor for review.
• Upload article in the knowledge management repository.
• Search the knowledge repository for information to resolve prob.
Technical Skills
Primary Skill
Proficiency Level *
* Proficiency Legends
Proficiency Level
Generic Reference
The associate has basic awareness and comprehension of the skill and is in the process of

About the company

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 centers worldwide and approximately 221,700 employees as of December 31, 2015, 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 or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.

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