AWS Architect

Category: Architecture
City: Belton, Texas, United States
Position ID: J0619-0542
Employment Type: Full Time
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Position Description

CGI has an immediate need for an AWS Architect to join our Architecture Consulting team. This is an exciting full-time opportunity to work in a fast-paced team environment.

Your future duties and responsibilities

The AWS Architect applies vast experience of system architectures, application technologies, data architectures, and infrastructures to support key IT initiatives. The candidate must apply their knowledge of IT best practices appropriately to define IT solutions. The individual must possess the ability to analyze solutions and technologies and recommend modifications based on knowledge of the organization's current and future needs.

The candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to: reviewing business and technical requirements, focusing on solution development throughout the project lifecycle, supporting development and testing activities, evangelizing best practices and proven patterns, and escalating architecture issues and concerns. The candidate will manage and promote the use of client IT standards, serve as a subject matter expert to client projects and provide support for project team members. The candidate will create architectures and designs, will conduct peer reviews, and will develop target state architectures.

- Ability to champion both conventional and non-conventional methods to protecting an enterprise at scale.

- Strong knowledge of networking, Unix//Linux, Windows NAS/SAN, software defined storage, virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V), authentication, cryptography. Must be fully conversant up and down the technology stack.

- Working experience with IPS, DLP, Firewalls, SIEM, and security assessment tools/methodology (network, systems, and application).

- Must have solid knowledge and understanding of scripting and secure configurations for mainstream operating systems (*nix, Windows, etc.)

- Architecture and solution design experience required to develop infrastructure based detailed design specifications.

- Strong knowledge in enterprise logging and monitoring solutions including monitoring privilege user accounts and sensitive configuration files

- Design and implementation experience with Microsoft Active Directory, including multi-Forest and domains, DNS, Group Policy Object (GPO) configuration.

- Knowledge of database technologies including Oracle, Microsoft SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and NoSQL.

- Knowledge of web server technologies including Apache Tomcat and Microsoft IIS.

- Knowledge of Identity and Access Management, Cloud, and PKI/Certificate Services a plus

- Message driven architecture experience/exposure

- Expert in various patterns of enterprise architecture and best practices, to include data masking, encryption, logging, etc.

- Knowledge of DevOps methods and CI/CD automation practices

- AWS Cloud Services experience; solution delivery expertise, migration of applications to the cloud, automation through various tools both AWS native and third-party.

- Experience working in a hybrid IT configuration with customer workloads in multiple locations or cloud service providers.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role

AWS certifications desired: AWS Solution Architect

Highly technical AWS Architect possessing 10+ years of IT platform implementation experience

• Experienced in designing and developing integrated solution using the AWS services.

• Experience with setting up and managing EC2, S3, RDS, EMR

• Deep hands-on experience in implementing AWS services in a variety of distributed computing enterprise environments

• Familiarity with a broad range of enterprise infrastructure and application products

• Understanding the relevant infrastructure, application and operations implications of the designed/developed solution.

• Setting-up and configuring AWS services to best practices.

• Automated software deployment and configuration management.

• Working knowledge of software development life cycle (SDLC) and agile/iterative methodologies required

• Help educate enterprise customers on AWS, and participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud.

• Coach customers to be self-sufficient in building and migrating applications, software and services following the principles of the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

• Strong verbal and written communications skills and ability to lead effectively across organizations.

• Someone with deep expertise in private cloud setup

• Someone with deep expertise in CI/CD frameworks like UrbanCode, Jenkins, Maven, AWS Code Commit, AWS CodeDeploy, Docker and Kubernetes

- Experience not with just pure design, but experience in the actual delivery of projects

- Process analysis and systematic thinking

- Ability to manage large, cross-divisional Program activities in a complex environment and drive results

- Ability to operate at strategic and tactical levels

- Experience working in a matrixed team environment

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Client/Customer Service Delivery Experience

- Experience in applying best practices related to Stakeholder Management

- Experience researching and evaluating available technologies and standards to meet requirements

- Thrives in a highly regulated, fast paced, and changing environment

- Experience with Cloud Formation and Terraform Automation. Experience in automating a real-world production environment.

- Prior experience working with Perl, Bash, Python, XML, REST API, and JSON desired

Nice to have

• Experience with revision control source code repositories (Git, SVN)

• Practical Linux and Windows-based systems administration skills in a Cloud or Virtualized environment.

• Experience building sophisticated and highly automated infrastructure.

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Skills

  • Perl
  • XML
  • Python
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Communication (Oral/Written)
  • SDLC
  • Agile / Collaborative Method
  • BASH
  • REST Webservices

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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 US_Employment_Compliance@cgi.com. 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.

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