Job Type

Full Time


10 days ago


Job Title: Azure Architect

Job Location: Brussels

Salary & Benefits: Competitive


What makes Cognizant a unique place to work? The combination of rapid growth and an international and innovative environment! This is creating a lot of opportunities for people like YOU — people with an entrepreneurial spirit who want to make a difference in this world. 


At Cognizant, together with your colleagues from all around the world, you will collaborate on creating solutions for the world's leading companies and help them become more flexible, more innovative and successful. And this is your chance to be part of the success story: we are looking for an Azure Architect to join our Artificial Intelligence & Analytics Team in Brussels.

About Cognizant Digital Business – Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

We help our customers leverage Artificial Intelligence and analytics in building technology solutions to improve the quality of human life. We are the market leaders in the data and analytic space with 22,000+ information & data management, AI and analytics professional helping more than 650+ customers across the globe to build and run intelligent businesses, using an AI-first, human-centric, platform driven and design thinking approach

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About the Azure Architect role

You as senior technologist will be part of the strategic drive to in working along with multi-discipline teams through the full delivery lifecycle of complex data products and pipelines with a clear understanding of large-scale data engineering and data science solutions, deliver use cases for one of our customers and develop practical solutions and implement them to give this customer a competitive edge with in the enterprise.

It is essential that you showcase a deep understanding and extensive hands on experience in the Architecture Design, Building solutions using broad range of related tools, Hadoop, Real time streaming technologies. It is also essential that you can demonstrate previous commercial experience with Azure cloud services and working with distributed relational and NoSQL/Graph databases

You will have breadth of experience in both engineering and architecture across technology disciplines and the unique challenges of each, including software development, automated test and quality assurance, data and integration.

Delivering a high quality and innovative data driven solution to our client’s advance analytical needs. This will include, working within a team on the clients site: understanding the client’s pain, designing an analytical approach, implementing a solution, ensuring it is of high quality, and leading and mentoring multi discipline technology teams.

Our ideal Azure Architect candidate:

Minimum 10+ Years’ Experience

•         Proven, Strong Data Processing skillset with experience in Azure and Hadoop tools and techniques. For example (not exhaustive):

  • Azure ADF, Databricks, Azure Functions
  • Good knowledge in real time streaming applications preferably with experience Apache Nifi/ Kafka Real time messaging or Azure Stream Analytics / Event Hub.
  • HBase modelling and development
  • Spark processing and performance tuning
  • File formats partitioning for e.g. Parquet
  • Impala/Hive
  • Unix Shell Scripting
  • Solid experience utilizing Source code control software (e.g. GIT, Subversion)
  • Multi-threaded Programming

•         Strong experience in Architecting and delivering Data Solutions using Cloud platforms

•         Knowledge and Experience in Azure based big data services.

•         Experience of synchronous and asynchronous interface approaches

•         Experience of developing and deploying solutions that use the Elastic Search stack;

•         Experience of designing and developing systems using micro services architectural patterns

•         DevOps experience in implementing development, testing, release and deployment processes using DevOps processes.

•        Consultative approach with regard to identifying client issues and commitment to delivering high quality solutions

•        Strong architectural design and implementation work experience in TDD, CI/CD, Kubernetes & Docker based projects

•         Fluent in English


Nice to Have:

•         Preferably Azure Cloud or any Big Data certifications

•         Good knowledge if not experience in at least one of Java, Scala, Python with knowledge of the others

•         Experience in delivering big data solutions using a leading Hadoop distributions like Hortonworks / Cloudera

•         Dutch or French


What you can expect as our Azure Architect:

  • Become part of the ‘flag ship’ success story - We go through enormous growth!
  • Based in the Benelux – we have offices in Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Brussels within an European and Global network
  • Organization driven by technology – We have a tremendous technology backbone
  • Open, ‘can do’ team spirit
  • Environment where you can make your own ideas reality
  • Drive your own career
  • Market conform benefits



If you’re interested in this Azure Architect role, don’t hesitate and APPLY NOW! 


About Cognizant 


Cognizant is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant, a member of the NASDAQ-100, is ranked 194 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world.