We are looking for a Solutions Strategist who will take on a leading role in challenging and inspiring our prospective clients, while positioning Cogniance to be their technology innovation partner. This role will be a key contributor to driving sales and strategic growth at Cogniance, and to helping our customers envision and deliver groundbreaking product and service experiences.

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The Role
THE OPPORTUNITY

The Solutions Strategist will partner closely with the local Commercial Lead and Design Strategist as well as with the global Cogniance team to identify and pursue strategic growth opportunities. You should be dedicated to building partnerships, collaborating with customers to understand their needs, identifying complex business and technical challenges, creating winning proposals, as well as architecting, planning, and managing the development of technology solutions that create a deep and tangible impact.

You will collaborate with technical delivery teams to support your initiatives and define delivery approaches and work packages for new engagements. As customer opportunities turn into projects and programs, you will support the core project team’s efforts as a subject matter expert, and lead select research, discovery, and delivery engagements. You will also partner with other Solutions Strategists globally as well as with Cogniance Project Management, Product Management, Customer Success, Design, and CTO offices to share best practices, and contribute to the creation and expansion of our technology, product management, and solutions delivery practices.

Our Solutions Development Strategists are some of our most prominent thought leaders, and you will have the opportunity to have your thoughts, ideas, and perspectives crafted into public thought leadership, as well as helping to educate fellow team members globally on key trends.

The ideal candidate has both a solutions delivery and entrepreneurial mindset, and is someone who’s willing to roll up their sleeves and contribute to the growth and vitality of Cogniance. Charisma, ambition, and confidence are essential, and the successful candidate will also be humble, disarming, and a team player. We value pragmatism, which to us means creating real solutions to real challenges for real people. Last but not least, attention to detail and always striving to do better is critical, because ‘good enough’ is never good enough.

THE PERSON

Qualifications & Experience:

 

  • 10+ years professional experience in tech product development is a must-have
  • Deep understanding of some of our key business and technology domains: Automotive, Internet of Things, Health & Fitness, Consumer Electronics, Retail, Digital Transformation, Data Science.
  • Deep understanding of software development processes, including agile methodologies, product management, engineering, QA, and devops practices.
  • Familiarity with design-driven problem solving and product development approaches is a plus.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally 10-20% of the time
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Client-facing communication in business development contexts, from early exploratory discussions to final pitch presentations – comfortable in front of management, including C-level audiences.
  • Crafting compelling proposals and pitches that are built on a strong narrative, are visually stunning and technically state-of-the-art.
  • Planning and facilitating workshops with customers to define product ideas, value proposition as well as high-level system and software architectures. As part of that, being comfortable with the whiteboard and workshop-style problem analysis.
  • Facilitating and assisting product delivery teams in planning and managing the execution of software development projects through all steps of the development lifecycle.
  • Contributing to refining and enhancing product development and business development processes.
Cogniance is not just a place to work. It’s somewhere where you’ll grow, make friends, have fun and, not least, be part of an exciting journey to build impactful futures for people all over the globe.
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You'll never be bored
Monotony kills innovation. Here, you'll work on a wide range of projects that generate real results. That's the beauty of having so many exciting clients from different industries.
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You'll see the world
Working human-to-human means you actually have to see each other now and then. That's why you'll get the opportunity to visit our clients, all over the globe.
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You'll be part of a family
You'll get to work with fun-loving creative innovators who can't wait to get to work. We work hard, but we also know how to celebrate our successes!
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You'll change the world
We work with our clients to make sure that the concepts we create and drive to fruition will have a positive impact on their customers and their business. Join us and together, we will impact the future.
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You'll be covered
People first is about giving you peace of mind, so you know you're always covered with access to the best medical treatments in your area. And you'll be rewarded with a competitive salary so you feel appreciated for your hard work.
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You'll grow
Going all in requires that we give everything we have. And when that's not enough, we have to get more; more knowledge, more skills, more training. You've never seen a growth curve until you've worked with us.
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