Network Designer

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Category: Infrastructure/Cloud
City: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Position ID: J1117-1694
Employment Type: Full Time


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Position Description:

Here is a unique opportunity to join the CGI team located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Reporting to the Technologies and Infrastructure Manager, the chosen candidate will act as a network designer, within a dedicated team that supports a multitude of technologies.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

The main responsibilities will include day to day operational network support focusing primarily around the management of firewall technology, as well as design and build new network solutions to meet the demands of CGI’s clients.

Establish partnerships with clients, analyzing the situation and agree on desired deliverables

Translate needs to solutions to be approved by the Architecture Committee;

Analyze network requirements and their impacts (LAN, WAN and SECURITY) in the context of infrastructure projects;

Produce documentation for the proper functioning of the infrastructure (diagrams, implementation plan, etc.) and the work of technicians and help desk support team;

Edit telecommunications equipment configurations from the technical specifications of the implementation plan;

Interface with various stakeholders (architects, PM, internal customer, operations...) concerning projects, implementations and operations support;

Evaluate the results, benefits and quality of service; adjust the response plan as required;

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

-3-5 years’ experience in managing large, complex networks

-Extensive hands-on knowledge in networks (LAN / WAN) and Telecommunications

-Knowledge of the OSI model and the main network protocols and services (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, RIP1&2, VLAN, VTP, Trunking, Port-Channeling, Spanning tree, etc.)

-Thorough knowledge of the management and support of routers, switches, load balancer to and firewalls (Cisco, Checkpoint, Palo Alto, Citrix, etc.)


-Knowledge of wireless technologies

-Knowledge of authentication mechanisms (Radius, Tacacs, etc.)

-Knowledge of VPN technologies (IPSec remote access solutions to various customer sites)

-Experience in producing network designs

-Experience in the implementation and support of network operations

-Technical certifications (Cisco, Checkpoint, etc.) would be an asset

Capacity to produce technical documentation in a clear and concise manner (Microsoft Visio)

-Ability to implement complex business solutions and taking into account both technical and financial aspects

-Ability to organize information

-Rigor and focus to produce quality work

-Facilitate to negotiate and resolve conflicts in sensitive business contexts

-Attention to detail in respect of production

-Make informed decisions based on the elements in place

-Empower to communicate to an executive level with the various technical and business stakeholders

What you can expect from us:

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It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change—supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

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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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