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Solution Architect VI (Virtual Infrastructure)

CGI Group

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted September 13, 2023.

Position Description:

Are you motivated by the opportunity to delight your clients by providing them with innovative solutions to complex technical problems? These are exciting times for CGI and we are looking for talented individuals to trail blaze with us. We are looking for people able to develop and deliver IT architectures for various clients. You will then be responsible for defining IT solutions that meet business needs in different areas such as cloud solutions, server hosting and application development.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Design Tailored IT Solutions: Your primary responsibility will be to define and conceptualize IT solutions that align with our customers’ unique business requirements. This involves identifying suitable technologies and architectures to meet their specific needs.
• Analyze Non-Functional Requirements: You will thoroughly assess and analyze the non-functional requirements of IT solutions, ensuring they meet performance, security, scalability, and other essential criteria.
• Cost and Effort Estimation: Your expertise will be instrumental in estimating the costs and efforts required for delivering new IT solutions, providing valuable insights to project planning and resource allocation.
• Lead Technical Authority: You will assume the role of the lead technical authority, orchestrating all activities related to the development of IT solution architectures for our clients. This involves guiding technical decisions and strategies.
• Produce IT Architecture Deliverables: You will be responsible for creating and delivering comprehensive IT architecture documentation, encompassing the definition and evolution of new applications and infrastructure components.
• Contribute to Modernization Scenarios: You will play a pivotal role in shaping scenarios for the modernization of both IT applications and infrastructure, offering valuable perspectives on technology trends and innovation.
• Establish Transition Scenarios: Your expertise will enable you to define and document transition scenarios, outlining clear pathways towards the achievement of predefined targets and objectives.
• Risk Mitigation and Problem Solving: You will proactively identify technical challenges and risks, devising effective mitigation strategies to ensure smooth project execution and optimal outcomes.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• 5+ years of experience in Virtualization, Cloud,Oracle VM/Oracle Linux VM : Proven hands on experience in Virtualization technologies, Cloud platforms, Oracle VM (OVM), Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager (OLVM), and Unified Computing System (UCS) to drive innovation, optimize operations, and contribute to the growth of our organization.
• 5+ Years Cloud Technology Experience: You must have a proven track record of at least 5 years in developing solutions based on cloud technologies, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Container as a Service (CaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).
• Application and Infrastructure Delivery: You should have a deep understanding of application and infrastructure solution delivery processes, including requirements gathering, identification, estimation, planning, and implementation/deployment strategies.
• Solution Implementation Program Experience: Your experience should include participation in at least one solution implementation program or project, demonstrating your ability to drive successful outcomes.
• IT Architecture Framework Knowledge: Familiarity with an established IT architecture framework will be essential to effectively structure and guide architectural decisions.
• Stakeholder Collaboration: Superior interpersonal skills are crucial, enabling you to collaborate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders, both technical and non-technical.
• Agile Methodology Understanding: Knowledge and experience with Agile delivery methods are advantageous, contributing to adaptability and responsiveness in project execution.
• Security Solutions Implementation (Preferred): Experience in implementing security solutions will be an asset in ensuring the robustness of our IT solutions.

Education and Certifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or possess equivalent practical experience.
• Relevant certifications in cloud technologies, architecture frameworks, security, and Agile methodologies would further strengthen your qualifications for this role.


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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.