Product Architect – Pune, India; Bengaluru, India


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Job Title : Product Architect

Job Location : Pune, India; Bengaluru, India

Job Description


Role Purpose

The purpose of the role is to create exceptional productarchitectural design for the existing and new products and enabledelivery teams to provide exceptional client engagement andsatisfaction.




Develop architectural designs for the newand existing products
Define product requirements and design needs by displayingcomplete understanding of product vision and business requirements
Understand market- driven business needs and objectives; technologytrends and requirements to define architecture requirements and strategy
Create a product-wide architectural design that ensures systems arescalable, reliable, and compatible with different deployment options
Develop theme-based Proof of Concepts (POCs) in order to demonstratethe feasibility of the product idea and realise it as a viable one
Analyze, propose and implement the core technology strategy forproduct development
Conduct impact analyses of changes and new requirements on theproduct development effort
Provide solutioning of RFPs received from clients andensure overall product design assurance as per business needs
Collaborate with sales, development, consulting teams to reconcilesolutions to architecture
Analyse technology environment, enterprise specifics, clientrequirements to set a product solution design framework/ architecture
Provide technical leadership to the design, development andimplementation of custom solutions through thoughtful use of moderntechnology
Define and understand current state product features and identifyimprovements, options & tradeoffs to define target state solutions
Clearly articulate, document and sell architectural targets,recommendations and reusable patterns and accordingly propose investmentroadmaps
Validate the solution/ prototype from technology, cost structure andcustomer differentiation point of view
Identify problem areas and perform root cause analysis ofarchitectural design and solutions and provide relevant solutions to theproblem
Tracks industry and application trends and relates these to planningcurrent and future IT needs
Provides technical and strategic input during the productdeployment at the client site
Support Delivery team during the product deployment process andresolve complex issues
Collaborate with delivery team to develop a product validation andperformance testing plan as per the business requirements andspecifications.
Identifies implementation risks and potential impacts.
Maintain product roadmap and provide timely inputs for productupgrades as per the market needs


Enable Delivery Teams by providing optimal deliverysolutions/ frameworks
Build and maintain relationships with executives, technicalleaders, product owners, peer architects and other stakeholders tobecome a trusted advisor
Develops and establishes relevant technical, business processand overall support metrics (KPI/SLA) to drive results
Identify technical, process, structural risks and prepare a riskmitigation plan for the product
Ensure quality assurance of all the architecture or designdecisions and provides technical mitigation support to the deliveryteams
Leads the development and maintenance of enterprise frameworkand related artefacts
Develops trust and builds effective working relationshipsthrough respectful, collaborative engagement across individual productteams
Ensure optimal Client Engagement
Support pre-sales team while presenting the entire product designand its principles to the client
Negotiate, manage and coordinate with the client teams to ensure allrequirements are met and create an impact of solution proposed
Demonstrate thought leadership with strong technical capability infront of the client to win the confidence and act as a trusted advisor


Competency Building and Branding
Ensure completion of necessary trainings and certifications
Develop Proof of Concepts (POCs),case studies, demos etc. fornew growth areas based on market and customer research
Develop and present a point of view of Wipro on productdesign and architect by writing white papers, blogs etc.
Attain market referencability and recognition through highestanalyst rankings, client testimonials and partner credits
Be the voice of Wipro’s Thought Leadership by speaking inforums (internal and external)
Mentor developers, designers and Junior architects for theirfurther career development and enhancement
Contribute to the architecture practice by conducting selectioninterviews etc
Team Management
Anticipating new talent requirements as per the market/ industrytrends or client requirements
Hire adequate and right resources for the team
Talent Management
Ensure adequate onboarding and training for the team members toenhance capability & effectiveness
Build an internal talent pool and ensure their career progressionwithin the organization
Manage team attrition
Drive diversity in leadership positions
Performance Management
Set goals for the team, conduct timely performance reviews andprovide constructive feedback to own direct reports
Ensure that the Performance Nxt is followed for the entire team
Employee Satisfaction and Engagement
Lead and drive engagement initiatives for the team
Track team satisfaction scores and identify initiatives to buildengagement within the team


Stakeholder Interaction


Stakeholder Type

Stakeholder Identification

Purpose of Interaction


Delivery teams

Review of architectural process deployment in engagements,escalation management, issue resolution

Pre-sales team

For solutioning and architectural design purpose

Holmes engineering and roll out

For automation purpose

Talent Transformation Team, Competency Group

Plan and support delivery of Technical Trainings, knowledgesharing


For hiring and managing resources



Revenue / budgets


Talent acquisition team



Vendors/ Partners

For strategic alignment and partnerships, training

Industry forums

Best practices, market intelligence, knowledge sharing





Lists the competencies required to perform this role effectively:

Functional Competencies/ Skill
Domain/Industry Knowledge – Awareness and knowledge of broadeconomic, demographic, technological and global trends within ownecosystem – Expert
Market Intelligence – Deep specialized understanding of theecosystem practice, overall market & competition and nuances ofdelivery in that domain – Master
Systems Thinking – Understanding of the Wipro system(interrelatedness, interdependencies and boundaries) and perform problemsolving in a complex environment – Expert
Leveraging Technology – In-depth knowledge of and mastery overecosystem technology that commands expert authority respect –Master
Technical knowledge – Complete understanding of technology andinfrastructure used for product creation and cyber risks involved,architectural designs and principles – Expert


Competency Levels


Knowledgeable about the competency requirements. Demonstrates (inparts) frequently with minimal support and guidance.


Consistently demonstrates the full range of the competency withoutguidance. Extends the competency to difficult and unknown situations aswell.


Applies the competency in all situations and is serves as a guide toothers as well.


Coaches others and builds organizational capability in the competencyarea. Serves as a key resource for that competency and is recognisedwithin the entire organization.


Behavioural Competencies
Strategic perspective
Technology Acumen
Problem Solving approach
Managing Complexity
Client centricity
Execution excellence
Change agility
Passion for results
Nurturing people
Executive presence





Performance Parameter



Product design and development

CSAT, quality of design/ architecture, FTR, delivery as per cost,quality and timeline, POC review and standards


Capability development

% trainings and certifications completed, mentor technical teams,Thought leadership content developed (white papers, Wipro PoVs)


Team Management

Team attrition %, Employee satisfaction score





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