The acquisition is expected to strengthen Cognizant’s position as one of the world's largest digital engineering firms


Cognizant's Delivery Center in Chennai, India. (Credit: Cognizant Technology Solution/Wikipedia)

US-based technology company Cognizant has acquired privately-held Hunter Technical Resources to expand its digital engineering capabilities.

Founded nearly two decades ago, Hunter Technical Resources is a digital engineering and project management agency, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

It specialises in high-demand skills, including full-stack development, machine learning, DevOps, systems architecture and data science.

The acquisition is expected to extend Cognizant’s talent network in key markets.

Apart from supporting Cognizant in strengthening its digital engineering resources in the US, Hunter Technical Resources is anticipated to help in positioning the company as one of the world’s largest digital engineering firms.

Hunter Technical Resources’ project management business will continue to operate as an independent entity. The company offers hiring solutions, contract, contract-to-hire and permanent placements.

Cognizant digital business and technology president Rajesh Nambiar said: “This acquisition expands Cognizant’s access to the highly-specialized expertise our clients require to accelerate their digital transformation journey.

“Hunter Technical Resources has a long track record of sourcing high-value IT talent for blue-chip clients. Their unique, blended focus on technology and relationship building fits perfectly with Cognizant’s digital engineering franchise and our own client-first culture.

“We’re thrilled to expand our digital engineering capabilities in the US as we welcome the Hunter team into our software product engineering family.”

The acquisition of Hunter Technical Resources continues Cognizant’s expansion in key strategic focus areas for digital to enable clients gain capabilities to compete as modern digital businesses.

Cognizant’s focus areas for digital include digital engineering, data and artificial intelligence, cloud and the Internet of Things.

Hunter Technical Resources marks Cognizant’s sixth announced acquisition this year. It is also the company’s third digital engineering acquisition in the past year.

In February this year, Cognizant purchased Magenic, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-headquartered custom software development services company.

The company had also acquired Tin Roof Software, a custom software and digital product development services company, in September last year.