CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. Cloud Architect in Suitland, Maryland

Cloud Architect

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Category:Information Technology

City:Suitland, Maryland, United States

Position ID:J0816-1960

Employment Type:Full Time

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Position Description:

The Cloud Solution Architect is responsible for the engineering of business and technical solutions.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

The Cloud Solution Architect supports solution development with subject matter experts and engineers to build the Cloud Solution Offerings and participates as a Solution Lead for Cloud Proposals and Opportunities. The Cloud Solution Architect will provide subject matter experience and expertise with the ability to clearly present concepts and services to both internal and external clients in a formal demonstration environment.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Thorough understanding of Cloud Computing: virtualization technologies, Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service Cloud delivery models and the current competitive landscape.

• Thorough understanding of infrastructure (firewalls, load balancers, hypervisor, storage, monitoring, security etc) and have experience with orchestration to develop a cloud solution

• Thorough understanding of and/or ability to solution service offerings across all four tiers:

o Infrastructure (including outsourcing best practices, transition, and ITIL)

o Application Development and Maintenance (including a basic understanding of various programming languages, SOA, and CGI’s development centers)

o System Integration and Management (including multiple SDLC methodologies, CMMI, and IEEE),

o Thorough understanding of Government procurement policies and practices

• Ability to strategize and develop complex responses to Government solicitations Ability to clearly present concepts and Cloud Managed Services products to internal and external clients Minimum of 5 years’ experience in government or commercial IT consulting

• Minimum of 5 years of experience across the business development life-cycle (Business Development, Capture, Solution Architect, Pricing and Proposal Development) Professional outgoing personality with the ability to clearly demonstrate our managed service products to both internal and external candidates in a demo environment.

• Bachelor's degree is required, MBA is preferred.

The following Certifications are highly desired, significant hands on experience may be substituted:

• Certified Solutions Architect (Associate or Professional)

• Certified Developer – Associate o Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate

• Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional

• ITIL, CISSP or other relevant certifications are desirable

Desired Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

FedRAMP, NIST and FISMA compliance, Federal procurement, security and Authorization and Accreditation (A&A) processes, VMWare, IT Service Management, Content Delivery Networks.

• Due to the nature of the government contracts we support, US Citizenship is preferred.


What you can expect from us:

At CGI, we’re a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 65,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

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 depending upon specific assignment, or upon any US government security clearance if required. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, gender Identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, or other status protected by law. 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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