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Cognizant Graduate Trainee 2019 - Infrastructure Services (CIS)

Sydney, Melbourne

We are looking for motivated Computer Science; Software Engineering or related disciplines graduates with an unmatched passion for technology.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies

Application dates

Applications Open
1 Nov 2018
Applications Close
26 Nov 2018

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Graduation Results
50 - 64% WAM (Pass)
Accepting International Applications
Degrees Accepted
Engineering & Mathematics
Computer Graphics & Animation

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 195 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 www.cognizant.com or follow us @Cognizant

About Cognizant Infrastructure Services (CIS)

Cognizant's Infrastructure Services practice is the industry leader in IT infrastructure and Cloud services with over 25000 services professional across the globe and is recognized by major global analysts as 'THE' industry leader. CIS's primary activity is to provide infrastructure services that advance the business cloud, powering smarter analytics, intelligent automation and rapid industrialization. We create infrastructure that delivers the speed of digital, helping organizations achieve business outcomes faster and meet the challenges yet to come. CIS is chartered to build cloud services (hybrid, public, private), software- and platform-led services, and always-on infrastructure services that can improve customer data center, middleware, network, server storage, managed SaaS, PaaS, XaaS, desktop as a service (DaaS), virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), storage and mainframe.

About the Role

As a CIS Graduate Trainee at Cognizant, you will be a member of a fast growing local team of a truly global organization which is a leader in business and technology services, who provide a full range of services to our clients across a variety of industries.

If selected, you will immediately commence a structured induction program under the Cognizant Academy and subsequently be assigned to a client engagement in Australia where you will work alongside experienced Cognizant Associates in delivering technology solutions. You will be embedded within the Cognizant teams that are currently delivering projects to our customers and you will learn skills that cannot be taught in a classroom and put into practice some of your theory and problem solving skills.

What do we offer?

Our Graduate Program offers a one-year training program that is targeted to the team you join. You will be given unique opportunities to work across the entire technical, consulting and digital space within specialized business units, where you will have the opportunity to be a team member that is currently delivering solutions within transformation engagements. You will be trained and mentored by top Cognizant experts and be exposed to the latest in methodologies from traditional Waterfall, through to Agile methods which are all transportable within your career.

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Graduate Program

Prior to starting your client engagement, you will attend a Customized New Hire Training Program. It will be on client relationship management skills as well as technical training (Linux/Unix and Configuration, Management, Automation tools in DevOps life cycle and Cloud Services.). Graduates will receive local and international experience and training.

The Ideal Candidate for Cognizant Infrastructure Services

  • Bachelor's degree specializing in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or similar.
  • Special interest in IT automation using configuration management tools, Automation tools used in DevOps Lifecycle.
  • Understanding of wide variety of open source technologies and cloud technologies.
  • Resolving Incidents, Incident tracking and reporting, Debug, Analyze and solve the issues working closely with IT users, developers, testers.
  • Passion for technology.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills.
  • Passion to learn and upskill
  • Positive mind / Can-do attitude
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teams
  • Keen interest to pursue a long term career in the Digital & Information Technology


  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident only
  • Have completed your undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or similar in 2018- 2019.
  • TAFE and Diploma degree holders from similar disciplines and graduation year as specified above are also welcome to apply. 

Application Process

You will need to submit a short cover letter & the latest version of your CV and academic transcript to GradANZ@cognizant.com.

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