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GCP Data Engineering Specialist

CGI Group

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted December 6, 2023.

Position Description:

We are seeking a GCP Data Engineer who possesses strong expertise in both on-premises and GCP environments. The ideal candidate should have practical hands-on experience in the field of Data Engineering. This role encompasses a combination of responsibilities, including on-premises Hadoop support, data migration, and active involvement in the development of GCP features. Prior experience in on-premises Hadoop support is a valuable asset.

Location: Toronto, or Montreal

Role type: Hybrid (up to 3 days a week at client site)

The ET (Emerging Technologies) team in Global Technology and Operations (GTO) Canada at CGI is a trusted Data, Cloud and Advanced Analytics advisor and go-to implementation partner for our global clients data needs. We’re an entrepreneurial team that is on a continuous mission to position CGI as the best-in-class Cloud and Data partner and develop new and exciting opportunities in latest technologies. In our endeavor to provide end-to-end Cloud and Machine Learning capabilities, we start with learning about the clients’ business and data landscape, assess possible opportunities, help shortlist and turn those opportunities into action, and then scale it across the organization unlocking a larger impact for clients and their consumers. For this, we depend on a talented and motivated team of Data Scientists, Data Engineering specialist, Cloud DevOps professionals, Cloud Architects and other solutions experts.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

As a GCP Data Engineering specialist on this team your responsibilities will include:
– Strategically collaborating with the clients to explore and deliver key foundational data engineering solutions
– Delivering on areas of data preparation and transformations and ETL or ELT development both on-prem or on-cloud
– Building Data Engineering pipelines on GCP (Google Cloud Platform)
– Working in a business environment with large-scale, complex and big data datasets and dispersed data sources
– Using SQL or Advanced SQL and Python skills as necessary
– Gathering client requirements, coding and implementing data solutions
– Implementing proof of concepts to show value and then package and scale to full data engineering scale on both on-prem and cloud environments
– Supporting and collaborating with the other Data Engineers or Data Scientists in the team with technical knowledge

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:


-Minimum of 3-5 years hands-on Data engineering experience with GCP ( Google Cloud Platform), other cloud platforms are an asset, but GCP is mandatory
-Experience with other relevant DevOps and data engineering technologies is a plus such as Kubernetes, Kafka, Spark and Hadoop
-Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
-Excellent communication and teamwork skills to interact effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
-University degree in Computer Science or a combination of relevant experience


  • Google Cloud Platform
What you can expect from us:

Insights you can act on

While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees ”members” because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today – one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

Ready to become part of our success story? Join CGI – where your ideas and actions make a difference.