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Company: Cognizant
Location: Fargo, ND
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Technology, Software, IT, Electronics


Cognizant is hiring for Operations Lead - Field Services at Fargo, ND


  • Manages Teams of Technicians supporting EUC Tier 2 field services operations in a large manufacturing environment including remote locations

  • Reviews team performance metrics against Statements of Work to ensure SLA, KPI and CPI requirements are met.

  • Manages demand and capacity for project activity

  • Assesses and analyzes ongoing staffing requirements and right-sizing per site

  • Interacts with customer business and IT contacts and shares performance reports as needed. May be required to manually create operational reports.

  • Interacts with client, participates in service improvement programs

  • Analyzes reports and identifies improvement areas for technical performance

  • Works with other technical teams to identify, recommend and drive implementation of improvement activities including shift-left, lean IT, and automation.

  • Effectively communicates to internal and external stake-holders

  • Determines end user and business needs and recommends potential new services

Technical Requirements

  • Must have Strong knowledge of IT operations management processes, automation and technologies, especially toward client and end user facing roles

  • Must Possess Knowledge of Service Desk, Tier 1/2 Teams, basic voice, basic network, monitoring systems, ticketing tool systems and other infrastructure services

  • Must have basic asset management experience

  • Should be ITIL Foundation trained; ITIL certifications desired with Intermediate level certification will be preferred.

  • Must have understanding of Knowledge Management, Problem Management, Quality Management and controls, Service Management, SIP and CSI Processes or have prior verifiable experience in working in support of such roles.

  • Must be able to comprehend project management methodologies and implement best practices for distribution of workloads

Soft Skills

  • Excellent Communication Skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills coupled with exceptional organizational skills

  • Must have demonstrable experience of delivering to tight deadlines

  • Ability to comfortably interact with business level customers and to conduct difficult discussions as needed while maintaining professionalism

Other Skills / Experience Desired

  • Experience working in a complex enterprise IT environment.

  • Firm understanding of ITIL processes - Incident, Problem, Change, Asset, Knowledge, etc.

  • Report creation and comprehension skills required

  • Basic project management skills required

  • Required Experience with IT ticketing tools (ServiceNow preferred)

  • Technical team management to SLA, performance and project standards is required (will be verified)


  • 5-9 years of relevant experience preferred across a diverse range of Infrastructure services is preferred (Service Desk, Tier 2 teams: both onsite and remote, Collaborative Workforce, ITSM tools, Quality)

  • Candidates with experience in field services in an enterprise manufacturing environment will be given preference

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

  • Must be able to lift equipment for ‘rack and stack' services (server, router, switch, UPS devices, etc)

  • Must be able to assist with team lifts of up to 90 lbs.

  • Ability to walk long distances within warehouses or manufacturing facilities

  • Will often work in dirty, dusty, hot or cold (beyond average room temperature) environments

  • Ability to climb stairs, ladders and/or use scissor lifts and safety harnesses

  • Some services may require periods of time on hand and knees to install equipment (under desks, inside small spaces, etc)

**Applicants are required to be eligible to lawfully work in the U.S. immediately; employer will not sponsor applicants for U.S. work authorization (such as an H-1B visa) for this opportunity.

Employee Status : Full Time Employee

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Oct 14 2019

About Cognizant

Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) 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 is ranked 193 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us @Cognizant.

Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission. Our Cognizant Veterans Network assists Veterans in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them to leverage the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled in them through participation in military service.

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