Jan 312019

With close to 1000 employees in Belgium and almost 3000 employees working for Benelux clients in the Benelux as well as from offshore and nearshore delivery centra, Cognizant is a rapidly growing provider of end to end enterprise services ranging from research, creative agency, management consulting, global BPO to IT delivery services. In the Banking and Financial Services (BFS) segment, we bring deep knowledge of the industry and help the customers mature and innovate their business models, processes, and IT.


The Artificial Intelligence and Analytics (AIA) department is one of the fastest growing business units in the market focussed on improving business outcomes for its customers with data and analytics. The department covers all aspects of the value chain from architecture and modelling, data integration, data governance, data quality, data security, compliance, business intelligence, data science, and both applied and foundational artificial intelligence. The services range from ideation, consulting, business analysis, development, testing, maintenance and support, to project and program management.

Summary of Job Purpose


Data and Analytics architects and consultants function as trusted advisors to and change agents for their customers in guiding them in and capturing the full value of their investments in data and analytics.


They are masters in translating two ways. One, being able to translate the business requirements into future proof and efficient technical platforms and solutions . Two, interpreting external innovations, regulations, and developments, and identify their potential and/or impact on the business of their customers and their data and analytical strategy, organization and infrastructure.


This position will have the opportunity to present findings and share insights with multiple business leaders throughout the customer as well as the internal organization. Furthermore, the position is required to become pivotal in building a Belgium AIA learning community, that future-proofs the success of the department.


Skills and Experience


  • 10+ years of experience delivering AIA solutions and platforms, covering large parts of the end to end value chain of AIA
  • 10+ years of experience with OLTP and OLAP data models
  • Able to scope large efforts, conduct meetings, and write technically oriented documents
  • Able to work with and convince functional and technical teams
  • Proven ability delivering complex and time sensitive projects
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • BI or ETL Architect / Lead with strong passion for turning large data into actionable insights that drive business outcomes.
  • She/he must have strong analytical skills and ability to quickly transform the data into presentable format that would help answer hard questions with current generation analytical reporting.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Fluent in relational database concepts and flat file processing concepts
  • Must be knowledgeable in software development lifecycles/methodologies i.e. waterfall, agile
  • Has strong presentation and collaboration skills and can communicate all aspects at all organizational levels
  • Experience in organizing and creating formal documentation
  • Strong problem solving, time management and organizational skills
  • Must speak English and Dutch fluently. French will be an advantage


  • Bachelor – Computer Science/IT or Business Information Management with sufficient knowledge of and focus on conceptual and technical apsects
  • Master in any domain is desirable but not required

Match criteria: ICT, Banking, ICT, Mobile development, 40 hours, Outside the Netherlands, Non

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