Network Engineer (Lead)

Network Engineer (Lead)

Category: Cyber Security Consulting
City: Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Position ID: J0919-2155
Employment Type: Full Time
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Position Description:

CGI is one of 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 77,000 members strong.

CGI Federal has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Network Engineer supporting our DHS CDM DEFEND program. In this position you will work with multiple IT disciplines in shaping, executing and sustaining the Cloud/Hosting strategy for a shared service platform focused on identifying and mitigating a wide range of cyber risks. You will work closely with the Cloud Architecture team to support the client’s mission, priorities and unique challenges to deliver next generation security solutions and technologies.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Lead analysis of a hybrid cloud environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommends solutions for improvement.
• Design and engineer connectivity to public cloud providers utilizing technologies such as AWS Direct Connect, Azure ExpressRoute, Google Dedicated Interconnect or Oracle FastConnect or the equivalent VPN based connection methods.
• Takes a leadership role on network infrastructure projects to configure routing and switching elements including designing and troubleshooting
• Lead and provide guidance and support for successful project deliveries and change implementations.
• Provide technical input to the overall architecture and operational governance models.
• Conduct research and reviews the design and implementation of network infrastructure components to validate standards and SLA compliance.
• Participate in the evaluation and selection of network infrastructure services and products.
• Lead analysis of reported outage events to determine potential impact on the in-place network infrastructure and architecture.
• Oversee and produce configuration documentation of task level Network engineering specifications, diagrams and configurations.
• Participates in and suggests improvements to standards configuration, change management processes and practices.
• Develop test plans, implementation plans, and project timelines for various projects and tasks.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Due to the nature of the government contract requirements and/or clearance requirements, US citizenship is required. In addition, candidates must have ability to obtain and maintain a DHS EOD/Public Trust clearance.
• 5+ years experience as a Network Engineer with 3 or more years in a hands on role that implemented engineering standards, documented engineering designs, and participated in project cutovers.
• Experience with various firewalls and VPNs, network forensics, deep packet inspection, network traffic analysis and troubleshooting.
• Experience with automating network functions through tools such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible or Terraform.
• Experience designing and/or implementing cloud-based and/or cloud-native solutions in production workloads.
• Understanding of legacy networking routing protocols and the interaction with cloud interconnects.
• 2+ years direct experience with Palo Alto firewalls.
• 3+ years experience with high availability planning, component redundancy design and implementation.
• 2+ years experience in designing large-scale enterprise network interconnectivity with cloud providers using standard best practices.
• Experience with network load balancers, WAN optimizers and Network virtualization.

Desired Qualifications:
• Cloud certification.
• Understanding of federal cybersecurity guidance such as NIST SP 800-37, Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: a Security Life Cycle Approach and NIST 800-137, Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) for Federal Information Systems and Organizations.

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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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