Chief Generative AI Architect


New York, New York, 10004

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$170000 - $250000  Year

Job type:

Monday to Friday

Job Schedule:

Day shift

Job benefits:

Health insurance
Paid time off
Employee discount
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
401(k) matching
Flexible schedule
Parental Leave
Tuition reimbursement
Flexible spending account
Retirement plan


About Cognizant’s Generative AI Practice:
Digital technologies, including analytics and AI, give companies a once-in-a-generation opportunity to perform orders of magnitude better than ever before. However, clients need new business models built from analyzing customers and business operations at every angle to really understand them.

With the power to apply artificial intelligence and data science to business decisions via enterprise data management solutions, we help leading companies prototype, refine, validate, and scale the most desirable products and delivery models to enterprise scale within weeks.

The Role:
Cognizant is seeking an innovative Generative AI Architect for the use of global clients. As a member of our team, you will build innovative that powers modern business. An ideal candidate is someone who enjoys working in a diverse, collaborative, geographically distributed team. Similarly, the candidate is a leader who values the “team”, drives continuous improvement and is unafraid to challenge the legacy status quo with creative thoughtful-based solutions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for owning the practice’s daring growth initiative with our most strategic cloud partner –Azure, AWS, GCP. This opportunity is prioritized for impactful, high potential subject matter authorities who are self-directed, ambitious, highly collaborative, organized, diligent, and thoughtful.

We are Cognizant
*You must be legally authorized to work in United States without the need of employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future *

Lead solution architecture for new business development and drive end-to-end implementation and deployment.
Run the solution architecture and proposal defense for reactive and proactive proposals responses for solutions on Generative AI (specially LLMs), Conversational AI & cloud AIaaS.
Provide leadership for the transformation of customer requirements into visions, strategies, and roadmaps to implement Design Artificial Intelligence solutions, Data Science services platform at enterprise scale.
Independently lead client design workshops and provide tradeoffs and recommendations.
Strong expertise in the Data & AI architecture for one of the Hyperscale partners –Azure, AWS, GCP
Develop and implement applications demonstrating sophisticated Generative AI models such as OpenAI GPT, Anthropic Clude, Google Plam2, Meta Llama2, focusing on enhancing developer and business productivity.
Architect solutions incorporating sophisticated techniques like Retrieval Augmented Generation, In-context Memory, Transformer Architectures, and Hierarchical Models, ensuring optimal model performance and scalability.
Apply frameworks such as LangChain and Llama Index for efficient indexing, retrieval, and chaining of language models, enhancing the contextual understanding and response generation of applications.
Integrate multiple components such as data processing, machine learning models, and feedback mechanisms to address architectural challenges and ensure flawless deployment.
Keep abreast of emerging trends, sophisticated patterns, dependencies in data, and advancements in AI architecture, supplying to the refinement and innovation of application development processes.
Explore and implement inference techniques in generative AI for making predictions or generating new data based on observed input.
Supply to the Cognizant cloud community by developing assets, thought leadership, etc.
Technical Qualifications
Hands-on programming skill on at least one language node.js.
Expert on Cloud competencies on “Artificial Intelligence” and “Machine Learning” PaaS components such as:
Contextual Conversation design– for personalized and humanized interaction with end user for complex business cases
Microsoft BOT service
Google DialogFlow EX
Amazon Lex
Natural Language Processing model - design, training and publishing for multiple languages
Project experience and/or skills Certification with generative AI including: Azure Open AI ,(GPT 3.5/4) , Google PaLM 2 and AWS Bedrocks
Emotion and Sentiment Analytics
Custom Speech model - Speech-to-text and Voice synthesis calibrated for language, accent, pitch, tone, noise and business vocabs.
Omni-Channel Integration for AI through Direct line
Deployment and publish for AI and ML services with ACR, ACI, Docker, Azure Kubernetes
Azure/ AWS/ GCP certifications in Machine Learning & AI , Microsoft DP 100, AI 102, AWS Machine Learning Specialty, Google Certified Cloud Machine Learning Engineer and certifications on LLMs, prompt engineering
Holistic knowledge of Solution Architecture, including “Data Analytics,” “Data Security,” “Dev Ops” & “ML Ops”:
Web app and services – Micro services, Azure functions, Logic apps, API management
DevOps CI/CD pipeline on Cloud – “GitHub for Enterprise”
Ability to compare technologies in any layer objectively with evaluation criteria and considerations.
Excellent communication skills, preparing PowerPoint presentations, executive readouts.
Salary and Other Compensation:
Applications will be accepted until 5/31/2024.

The annual salary for this position is between $[170,000 – 250,000 USD] depending on the experience and other qualifications of the successful candidate.

This position is also eligible for Cognizant’s discretionary annual incentive program, based on performance and subject to the terms of Cognizant’s applicable plans.

Cognizant offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements:

Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
Paid holidays plus Paid Time Off
Long-term/Short-term Disability
Paid Parental Leave
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. Cognizant reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

The Cognizant community:
We are a high caliber team who appreciate and support one another. Our people uphold an energetic, collaborative and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive.

Cognizant is a global community with more than 345,000 associates around the world.
We don’t just dream of a better way – we make it happen.
We take care of our people, clients, company, communities and climate by doing what’s right.
We foster an innovative environment where you can build the career path that’s right for you.
About us:
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, helping organizations modernize technology, reimagine processes and transform experiences so they stay ahead in a fast-changing world.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion:
Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity, champions equity and values inclusion. We are dedicated to nurturing a community where everyone feels heard, accepted and welcome. Your application and candidacy will not be considered based on race, color, sex, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.

Compensation information is accurate as of the date of this posting. Cognizant reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

Applicants may be required to attend interviews in person or by video conference. In addition, candidates may be required to present their current state or government issued ID during each interview.


Problem solving
Open mindedness
Strong work ethic

Others Requirements:

Project experience and/or skills Certification with generative AI including: Azure Open AI




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