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Azure Cloud Architect

Company: CGI Group, Inc.
Location: Sterling
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Job Description:

Meet our professionals CGI: A company committed to clients Position Description: In search of a Cloud Architect in the Northern Virginia area who specializes in the Infrastructure layer. Candidate would be responsible for generating the infrastructure Architecture documentation for new infrastructure projects and interface with areas affected by the infrastructure project including CGI's account teams, computer services, and client services. Candidate will provide technical and analytical guidance to the enterprise architecture team, infrastructure project manager, and other technical domains across infrastructure disciplines including server hardware, networking, security, databases, and storage. Individual will direct and participate in high-level enterprise architecture analysis, evaluation, design, integration, documentation, and development. This individual should be self-motivated to drive solutions and proactively create (in sufficient detail) the documentation required to support and describe technical solutions. Finally, this individual should be available to assist the Fed/Momentum PaaS sector in analyzing existing architectures in place (by account) to recommend improvements, help guide root cause analysis investigation following Fed Sector outages, and provide architecture and design support around requested hardware/software upgrades, new service offerings, etc. Your future duties and responsibilities:* Support AWS GovCloud Proof of Concept / Prototype: o Extend the CGI FedCloud FedRAMP boundary into AWS GovCloud and leverage the Fed Cloud / FedRAMP management stack o Design both short and long term solutions o Document architecture/design into account specific Architectural Solution Document (ASD) that details technical specifications and configurations that enable GTO engineering to execute solution and support in steady state seamlessly (with minimal clarification). Maintain ASD accuracy through implementation into production state. o Provide technical leadership and input into project plan, project schedule, risk management, etc.* Serve as Architect and Integration Lead for US GTO Fed / Momentum AWS GovCloud PaaS Operational Framework: o Provide technical leadership and ownership of the Fed AWS GovCloud PaaS OF by drafting baseline solution detail and specifications. Responsible for maintaining OF baseline as services and platform specs change and evolve. o Support solutions team in customization of AWS GovCloud PaaS offering when developing proposals and document accordingly as part of ASD and RTM tracing. o Serve as GTO SME for proposed solutions and steady state upgrades, migrations, problem management, and innovation.* Create and maintain the US GTO Fed PaaS Technology Roadmap: o Develop and maintain the Fed PaaS Technology Roadmap that incorporates Fed Cloud, Fed Non-Cloud, NIST Cloud, and AWS GovCloud environments. o Serve as Fed PaaS Architectural SME and primary POC for Fed Technology Roadmap efforts. Monitor and document dependencies, constraints, and associated risks between roadmaps and identify actions and plans accordingly.* Provide technical leadership to the Fed / Momentum PaaS Sector team: o Assess existing Fed client environments by account and recommend improvements related to availability, performance, cost savings, etc. where applicable. o Assess current shared services architecture and technical baseline, document environments, and identify areas of improvement related to availability, performance, cost savings, etc. o Support and drive root cause analysis / investigation following outages impacting the Fed PaaS accounts. o Support the Business Engineering team in designing and solutioning new service offering requests or enhancements within the Fed PaaS portfolio Required qualifications to be successful in this role:* Experience with Cloud Computing platforms (Amazon AWS GovCloud, Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine) * Infrastructure architecture of DNS, Active Directory and other Directory Services implementations* Experience with application and disaster recovery solutions for existing (AIX P-series, VMware, Citrix, Windows, and OpenVMS) platforms* Strong knowledge of network and systems design principles* Experience troubleshooting technical issues with operations and client architect/system administrators and drive problem resolution from problem identification through change mgmt/corrective action(s)* Highly effective communication skills and experience on a service oriented team * Performance analysis experience * Strong writing skills to produce technical documentation is a MUST * Excellent technical leadership and interpersonal skills that instill confidence and trust among CGI clients and internal teams * Excellent Client facing skills with the ability to capture the audience and sell the solution * Ability to manage deliverables across multiple internal and external organizations * Ability to understand customer pain points, requirements and translate these into a winning solution * A healthy balance of technical savvy, business acumen, and subject matter expertise * Ability to manage client and vendor relations with a strong focus on bridging the gap between the client supplying requirements and vendor delivering upon them * Industry frameworks and methodologies including waterfall, iterative, agile, SCRUM, and ITIL * BS/MS in technical field of study such as engineering or computer science * 10+ years of IT infrastructure services experience preferably in Managed Services * 10+ years of relevant architecture experience * The senior infrastructure architect's primary client support location will be U.S. Northern Virginia * Ideal candidates have come from a UNIX background, understand networking well, and moved into VMware/Windows/Citrix architecture roles. SKILL SET: Fed RAMP Security OR NIST Controls OR FISMA is a plus Cloud Computing Platforms (Amazon AWS GovCloud and Microsoft Azure) - 5+ Years Experience, Senior Proficiency Level Active Directory (General) - 10+ Years Experience, Senior Proficiency Level Microsoft Operating Systems to Windows 10 - 10+ Years Experience, Senior Proficiency Level Unix Operating Systems to RedHat 7.5 - 10+ Years Experience, Senior Proficiency Level Disaster Recovery Solutions - 10+ Years Experience, Senior Proficiency Level Endpoint Security - 10+ Years Experience, Senior Proficiency Level Network connectivity and concepts - 10+ Years Experience, Senior Proficiency Level Infrastructure / HW Platforms and Specifications - 10+ Years Experience, Senior Proficiency Level Team-Oriented - Senior Proficiency Level Project-Oriented - Senior Proficiency Level Minimum Education Required - Bachelors Degree Skills:* Cloud Computing What you can expect from us: Build your career with us. It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change?supporting our clients' digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities. At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create. Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world. Learn more about CGI at No unsolicited agency referrals please. CGI is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or characteristics. CGI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to apply for a job in the U.S., please email the CGI U.S. Employment Compliance mailbox at You will need to reference the requisition number of the position in which you are interested. Your message will be routed to the appropriate recruiter who will assist you. Please note, this email address is only to be used for those individuals who need an accommodation to apply for a job. Emails for any other reason or those that do not include a requisition number will not be returned. We make it easy to translate military experience and skills! Click here to be directed to our site that is dedicated to veterans and transitioning service members. All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary dependent upon specific assignment and/or level of US government security clearance held. CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGI's legal duty to furnish information.

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