Sr Solutions Architect

Sr Solutions Architect

Category: Architecture
City: Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Position ID: J1118-0164
Employment Type: Full Time
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Position Description:

CGI is in the top 5 largest global IT companies spread across 40 countries with endless opportunities to expand and grow. As a CGI Federal Member, you have the opportunity to be a shareholder at CGI and join a family of 75,000 members strong.
We are looking for an experienced solution architect who enjoys working in a fast-paced collaborative environment and who is looking for a challenging opportunity to leverage modern technology and innovative solutions to make a significant impact on our customers. This position is based in CGI Federal office located in Fairfax VA, where you will join a team of subject matter experts solving technical challenges for our in-house projects and government clients.
The Solution Architect will apply proven expertise to support the projects using modern technologies and techniques. Expertise in the cloud-based architecture, Agile and DevOps best practices, will help you in succeeding in this role. In this role you will be actively involved in defining roadmaps and solution designs, scoping initiatives and epics, evaluating new technologies, developing frameworks, and guiding/mentoring scrum teams, with the intent to maximize our use of open source technology. As a Solution Architect, you will be responsible for leading technical solution efforts and be ready to be deployed as part of a Tiger Team to a project to solve a technical challenge on a short notice.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

The ideal candidate is looking to join a global technology leader and want to join a winning team to grow yourself and your career. You are eager to face challenges and truly embrace modern open source technologies in the cloud. You are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands into the architecture and code and mentoring junior team members.
• Identify and evaluate current systems to define a roadmap that maximizes the use of advanced technology.
• Develop solution architectures for enhancements, systems, and technologies.
• Present the solution to top level executives both within CGI and customers.
• Analyze options for system and technology gaps and issues in the current solutions.
• Scope technical epics for an assigned initiative.
• Evaluate existing framework and/or develop new framework that will be used by agile teams responsible for implementing a solution architecture or enhancement design.
• Work on an initiative by reviewing epics with the team, ensuring comprehension of the subject matter and feature scope prior to development.
• Provide ongoing support to teams to help keep overall solution vision on track, make technical trade-offs where necessary, and support the identification and escalation of risks.
• Diagnose application, infrastructure, and technology issues using various resources; define an appropriate solution; support the resolution; and document the incident record.
• Define architecture and development best practices, supporting the approval and implementation.
• Mentor developers and other technical resources to enable them to
o Learn the ins and outs of the software and how our customers do business,
o Provide assistance in managing trade-offs and assessing user or system impact, and
o Promote adherence to design standards and processes to promote quality.
• Work with account teams and/or customers to understand technical requirements, issues and make recommendations for a path forward.
• Support estimation for new development work, including outlining solution approach, vetting approach with Product Mangers, product SMEs, and other stakeholders, and preparing hours-based estimates to present to management, account teams and/or investment boards.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Bachelor degree in relevant field (Engineering, IT etc.) with 8+ years of experience as a Solution Architect, Principle Engineer (Lead Developer), or similar role for large scale enterprise solutions
• Strong technical background with experience in driving the solution/designs
• Excellent communication skills with ability to manage multiple priorities
• Experience with leading cloud service provider stacks (AWS, Azure, VM Ware, and Google) and their service offerings
• Experience with current stack technologies including Java, Python, Angular, JRuby, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, HTML5/JavaScript, LAMP and MEAN
• Working experience or conceptual knowledge of NOSQL data bases like MongoDB, Cassandra, and CouchDB
• Ability to work in an agile environment
• AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate or Professional)

Desired Qualifications
• Experience with full stack development
• Understanding of SecDevOps process and tooling
• Direct experience with Scrum/SAFe
• Experience working with remote teams

Due to the nature of the government contract , US Citizenship is required.

Skills:

  • Solutions Architecture

What you can expect from us:

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