Pre-Sales Cloud Architect

Category: Architecture
Main location: United Kingdom, UK Wide - Various, UK Wide - Various
Position ID: J0124-1698
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

If you’re looking for a challenge that stretches your talents and you want to make a real difference in people’s lives, come and help us support the digital transformation of the UK. We need Pre-Sales Cloud Architects to work with high profile public and commercial clients, improving systems that make the everyday easier.

CGI was recognised in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work List 2023 and has been named one of the ‘World’s Best Employers’ by Forbes magazine.

We offer a competitive salary, excellent pension, private healthcare, plus a share scheme (3.5% + 3.5% matching) which makes you a member not just an employee.

We are committed to inclusivity, building a genuinely diverse community of tech talent and inspiring everyone to pursue careers in our sector, including our Armed Forces, and are proud to hold a Gold Award in recognition of our support of the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant. Join us and you’ll be part of an open, friendly community of experts. We’ll train and support you in taking your career wherever you want it to go.

We are happy to discuss remote or hybrid working.

The Senior Infrastructure Architect (IDA) role bridges the gap between the Solution Architect, development team, business team and project management. The IDA role will define, validate and promote the right technical solution for a bid, a deal or a project.

You will be a Pre-Sales Cloud subject matter expert within the Solution Architecture and Sales (SAaS) team, competent to work on a range of opportunities up to large scale solutions.
You will be responsible for complex opportunities, which will involve cloud solutions which require an element of integration migration, creation of innovative solutions and management of risk.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

Specifically the IDA is able to build logical models of infrastructure components and interfaces, to contribute to the development of service architecture in specific business or functional areas. These models will reflect the architecture views and can be mapped to the solution architecture. The IDA produces detailed component specifications and translates these into detailed designs for implementation using selected products.
The IDA defines, validates and promotes the solution for a bid, a deal or a project (in a project scope / a dedicated scope within a programme) within our team and to the customer.
The IDA assists in the preparation of technical plans, change governance and estimation from many sources to support the full project lifecycle.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

Risk and Cost Driven Architecture aware.
TOGAF aware.
Familiar in multiple cloud products - AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
Knowledge and experience of common infrastructure products and services (e.g. Microsoft 365/Public Cloud)

Proven track record in leading the development of a range of infrastructure solutions, ensuring consistency with specified requirements agreed with both external/internal customers.
Presentation skills

Risk and Cost Driven Architecture Certified
• Alternative infrastructures.
• Security and PKI.
• Identify and access management.
• Desktop deployment.
• Configuration management.
• Application virtualisation
• Service Level awareness.


  • Infrastructure architecture
  • Solutions Architecture

What you can expect from us:

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Life at CGI is rooted in ownership, teamwork, respect and belonging. Here, you’ll reach your full potential because…

You are invited to be an owner from day 1 as we work together to bring our Dream to life. That’s why we call ourselves CGI Partners rather than employees. We benefit from our collective success and actively shape our company’s strategy and direction.

Your work creates value. You’ll develop innovative solutions and build relationships with teammates and clients while accessing global capabilities to scale your ideas, embrace new opportunities, and benefit from expansive industry and technology expertise.

You’ll shape your career by joining a company built to grow and last. You’ll be supported by leaders who care about your health and well-being and provide you with opportunities to deepen your skills and broaden your horizons.

Come join our team—one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.