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CGI is a leading provider of ground segment software for the World’s most advanced telecommunications satellites. As part of our ongoing growth in this exciting area we are looking for a number of talented Solutions Architects at various levels with a proven background in software engineering to join the team and lead technical aspects of one or more customer initiatives to develop cutting edge Space and Telecommunications solutions. This is a rare opportunity to own the technical vision for and drive the construction of World-leading, next generation of IT solutions using technologies such as software-defined networks, big data and predictive analytics driven by AI.
Your future duties and responsibilities:
The Solutions Architect will be responsible for owning the overall technical vision of one or more active satcom client engagements, leading a team of technical and/or solution architects and engineers, and leading discussions with the client technical team. Separately, the Solutions Architect will be expected to actively contribute towards the technical vision in other areas including working in a pre-sales capacity with the business development and sales teams developing winning propositions for new and existing clients. It is important to have excellent communication skills, attention to detail and a high degree of technical rigour.
Candidates are required to have a minimum of 5 years’ experience successfully architecting, delivering and supporting software-based ground segment systems for satellite operators; particularly network management, capacity and resource planning systems and system performance management ground systems. Candidates should have experience of modern solution architecture paradigms and of the underlying technologies that allow these systems to be built at scale and distributed across multiple remote locations.
Some short trips to Europe and across the UK will be required for customer meetings.
Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
- University degree or equivalent qualification in a technical discipline – e.g. Computer Science, Science or Engineering
- Strong Solutions Architect and software design background with a proven track record in a software development environment or equivalent
- Experience developing satellite or terrestrial communications systems
- Demonstrable experience with various software development lifecycles, design patterns, design to cost, assurance, standards, networking, security and risk based engineering practices
- The ability to complete complex tasks with minimal guidance and to work and cooperate with others
- Excellent client facing and written/verbal communication skills
- An entrepreneurial attitude and an inquisitive nature
- Experience of working within the Space sector with satellite communication operators or ESA
- Experience of Big Data/data lakes, SDN, AI and other emerging technologies
- Certification of systems in accordance with prescribed safety and security standards
- Experience of applying the above across a range of industry sectors
- Experience with UML modelling tools such as Enterprise Architect and requirements management and analysis toolsets
- TOGAF or similar
- Knowledge of 4G and 5G networks
- Exposure to business development and the pre-sales cycle
What you can expect from us:
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