Senior Associate, Technology – Sapient, Gurgaon

Posted on January 17, 2008. Filed under: Gurgaon, Java/J2EE Technologies, Senior Associate |

Senior Associate, Technology ( Senior Software Engineer )

Organization : Sapient Corporation
Job Location : Gurgaon

Job Summary
Sr. Associate, Technology plays a significant role during the design and implementation of the technological solution for our clients.  A Sr. Associate, Technology must have experience in one or more of the following:  systems integration and development, package implementation, knowledge of multiple technologies and relational databases, and user-centered analysis and evaluation techniques, and interactive design.  Most importantly, a Sr. Associate, Technology must have proven leadership skills.

A Sr. Associate, Technology is involved in ensuring a quality technical design that satisfies the business requirements of the client. To do this, a Sr. Associate, Technology must have creativity and innovation and the ability to abstract detail into larger patterns.  It is also important for a Sr. Associate, Technology to understand how the disciplines work together to provide a complete solution for our clients.

A Sr. Associate, Technology is often involved in package evaluations and recommendations, communicating the technological details of the project to the business users and workshops with the clients. Sr. Associate, Technology also participates in gathering business requirements and assessing existing architectures and resources.

Sr. Associate, Technology provides leadership to the team by taking responsibility for a specific component or track of the project architecture.  By taking on this level of responsibility, a Sr. Associate, Technology spends more time overseeing the tasks required to implement a solution rather than performing the tasks directly.  This includes planning, estimation, resource management, issue resolution and quality assurance.  A Sr. Associate, Technology is also responsible for coordinating and communicating with the other tracks and disciplines involved in the project.

In performing the essential functions of this role, the work is fast-paced, moderately noisy and team-based.  Additionally, frequent overnight travel is required.

Key Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following and others as assigned:

Areas of Responsibility
I. Design Skills
·   Utilizes their deep understanding of OO design principles in creating custom software solutions or modifying package solutions
·         Applies their understanding of the limits of the tools being used and discusses the tradeoffs in the design phase vs. implementation
·         Owns the design of a module
·         Leads a team of Sapient and client people in business and technical designs of a module
·         Manages dependencies across other modules

II. Business Acumen
·         Translates the client’s business requirements into systems design.
·         Challenges business design when appropriate.  Offers creative alternatives regarding business design

III.  Development Skills
·         Writes high quality code
·         Has experience in multi threading, concurrency, serialization, messaging and performance tuning of applications
·         Has worked with J2EE, STRUTS, JUNIT, EJB, SWING, SPRING
·         Has experience developing low latency applications
·         Strives for a deep understanding and expertise with the tools being used
·         Effectively debugs code
·         Sets standards for the team
·         Identifies problem areas in their module and actively works to fix them

IV. Lifecycle Experience
·         Leverages their knowledge of the stages of the Sapient|Approach
·         Utilizes the deliverables from other disciplines and S|A phases

V. Project Processes
·         Understands and promotes the value of project processes
·         Establishes processes on a new project
·         Understands, defines and assesses completeness of work

VI. Project Planning
·         Drives mid-level planning exercise
·         Plans for a module with a team of 4-6 Associates
·         Manages and tracks plans of engineers in their module
·         Anticipates issues and risks at the module level and escalates appropriately

VII. Scope Management
·         Actively manages scope at the module level, can identify alternatives
·         Quickly evaluates LOE, complexity and risk involved in adding a scope item

VIII. Estimation
·         Effectively and accurately estimates LOE for their module
·         Reviews other’s estimates and points out holes
·         Anticipates how project risks will impact estimates

IX. Mentoring
·         Mentors other Associates and Sr. Associates on the team

X.  Communication
·         Communicates difficult scenarios to the client
·         Facilitates workshops and client meetings

Job Requirements:

·         Bachelor’s degree required, degree in Computer Science or related field preferred.

Experience Guidelines:
·         Minimum  4 +   years in systems integration and development, package implementation, and/or interactive design
·         Knowledge of Java technologies including but not limited to J2EE, , HTML, DHTML, XML, SOAP, JavaScript, Java,
·         Proficient in UML
·         Ability to abstract detail into larger (repeatable) patterns, familiarity with user-centered analysis and evaluation techniques
·         Experience providing a vision of the total solution, managing a track of work and defining a comprehensive solution leading toward a common vision
·         Proven leadership and managerial skills to  “independently” manage a track of work, with 4 – 7 people, during multiple phases of the project lifecycle
·         Understanding of the project life cycle process to effectively be able to manage a sub-team through the complexities of the business solution
·         Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of this role, which include hearing, speaking, typing, and occasionally moving and/or lifting up to 15 pounds.

Please send across your updated resume at

Best Regards
Rupinder Kaur
0124-4167158 (D)

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