Network Architect

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Category: Architecture
City: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Position ID: J0617-0209
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

CGI’s Global Technology Solutions - Architects have responsibilities to develop and deliver comprehensive technical solutions and their supporting infrastructures across a diverse set of Network technologies. CGI’s Client Architects evaluate client business requirements, provide technical assessments, set technical directions, conceive technical architectures, work with other CGI teams to design / develop proposals and provide consulting to our clients. This position will be working closely with a client in the Insurance Industry.

The Designer/Architectural role will require an individual with leadership skills responsible for acting as a "client lead" that can manage the fulfillment and delivery of proposed solutions within the virtual networking team. Further, the candidate will ensure high quality service delivery of networking services to the client through the effective management of assigned projects

The ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of data networking architectures - specifically in TCP/IP networking.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:

• Perform network engineering/integration support for large multi-site network communications systems

• Systems analyses and performance assessments

• Requirements definition, detailed network design development

• Support the development and delivery of large network communication infrastructure architectures

• Interface with other senior level personnel and deliver technical information in a concise, understandable and accurate fashion

• Develop and maintain Network Design Documents, configuration templates, diagrams and support advisories.

• Provide trend analysis of current and future demands and troubleshooting

• Develop and deliver concise and logical business-focused technical material

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

Required Work Experience:

• Expertise and experience with communication system components (including wide and local area networks, IP addressing, Gig-E and ATM technologies, V-LANS, routing, OSPF, firewall configurations and data flows, and other infrastructure components.

• Managed security services experience, including site-to-site and remote access VPN

• Extensive knowledge of Telecom industry and network protocols

• Strong IP sub-netting and IP management skills required.

• Thorough knowledge of public/private IP addressing management and network address translation

• Routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, RIP1&2)

• Switching architecture and protocols (VLANs, VTP, Trunking, Port-channeling, Spanning Tree)

• TCP/IP, Summarization

• Network Authentication (RADIUS, TACACS+)

• VPN Technology (IPSec, Key Management, Client & Site-to-site and remote access solutions)

• Firewall technologies (Checkpoint FW1, Cisco, Juniper)

• Load balancing and failover technologies

• Management and shaping experience with Quality of Service

• 4+ years of network experience with Cisco

• 5+ years of successful experience with a proven track in a similar role.

Required Level of Education/Expertise:

• University degree or equivalent work experience in communication systems

• CCDP and/or CCNA certification, CCIE preferred

• 8 or more years in a data design/architecture role.

Soft Skills Required:

• Ability to interface with client and engagement teams at the appropriate level

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

• Strong prioritization and organizational skills

• Good research/assessment skills

• Effective working without direct supervision

Other Requirements:

• This position requires limited travel within the GTA and possible after-hours support during project implementation phase.

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 68,000 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.

CGI is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, CGI is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.

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