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CIS TS Wintel Virtualization Lead Technical consultant Benelux bij Cognizant Tec..




Position responsibilities and expectations

  • Leads or participates in the successful delivery of complex customer IT infrastructure projects from planning, design to implementation.
  • Solves complex, cross-functional issues that cross technologies in server, storage, O/S, virtualization, consolidation, middleware, security applications, operations and security.
  • Applies good analytic process to help bring any issue to resolution. Ability to synthesize complexities into clear communication and action plans
  • Provides technical infrastructure expertise for Cognizant customer projects.
  • Working closely with customer teams and Cognizant customer account teams across the Benelux region.
  • Continuously focuses on project delivery excellence and high level of customer satisfaction
  • Build tight working relationship with CIS TS offshore delivery teams.
  • Delivers solution designs, migration- and transition plans, migrations and upgrades, has therefore a thorough understanding on infrastructure components, applications, networking and related dependencies
  • Good business judgment, a comfortable, open communication style, and a willingness and ability to work with customers and teams.
  • Plan and optimize utilization of allocated project resources
  • The candidate will be part of Cognizant’s Infrastructure Services TS team in the Benelux region, providing technical expertise within the team and leading projects.

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Technical Skills required

  • Understanding of IT infrastructure architectures, experience in planning, design & implementation of Data Center and EUC environments.
  • Expert level knowledge of Wintel OS architectures and Wintel Virtualization technologies (VMware and Hyper-V).
  • Experience in leading a team in applying all elements of Technical Consulting
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Possesses wide base of experience in many disciplines of information technology with emphasis on: Data Center Designs and Consolidations, Virtualization (Server, Storage, Desktop), Storage and Network
  • Leads technical performance assessment of systems, applications and databases
  • Demonstrated industry awareness
  • Must be comfortable making Disaster Recovery Models or recommendations. 
  • Understanding of Datacenter applications

Consulting skills required

  • Passionate, persuasive, articulate data center technical professional capable of quickly establishing interest and credibility in how to design, deploy and operate server based technologies within the virtualized data center of the future.
  • Strong written, verbal and chalk board skills
  • Experience in working in Prince2 or PMI methodology managed projects
  • Several years’ experience in Project Management within a large organization
  • Experience in enterprise applications, solutions and data center infrastructures
  • Understands and can articulate the technical merits and value of data center virtualization
  • Strong customer-interaction skills and architectural skills. 
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility and excitement with data center personnel, as well as work collaboratively and in a hands-on manner with technical professionals.
  • Proven ability to document appropriate technical information to serve as base for training, technical operations run books and knowledge objects.

Degrees/Certifications Earned:

  • Bachelors/Masters degree in Computer Science or similar or equivalent relevant work with 10 years of experience
  • MCSE/MCITP certification
  • VMware certification


  • Minimum of 10 year experience as a systems engineer, solution architect or infrastructure consultant
  • Exposure and working level knowledge of working with and interfacing to global delivery teams
  • Very strong communication and presentation skills up to senior management level
  • Exposure and working level knowledge of working with and interfacing to global delivery teams
  • Travel required
  • Fluent in English.
  • Preferred location: Netherlands.

Geboden wordt

The CIS TS Europe organization provides IT Infrastructure consulting and transformation services to Large Enterprises across Europe. It is part of the Cognizant Infrastructure Services horizontal, which services all verticals.  This role will be within the CIS TS Benelux practice, providing deep Wintel Virtualization expertise and delivering services to accounts and clients within Benelux and Europe. Other practices within CIS TS cover the End User Computing, IT Service Management, Networking and project management services


Cognizant Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 75 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 220,000 employees as of October 31, 2015, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at or follow us on Twitter: @Cognizant.