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Network Designer + Implementer

CGI Group

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 6, 2022.

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Position Description:

Are you motivated by the opportunity to delight your clients by providing them with innovative solutions to complex technical problems? These are exciting times for CGI and are looking for talented individuals to trailblaze with us. If you have a pioneering spirit and thrive on innovation where you can influence the direction of technical strategy, now is the time to join this dynamic team. We need to double our capacity to satisfy growing client demand globally and are looking for top talent. Combine the challenges offered by complex technical initiatives with the potential for international travel and gain experience and demonstrate your creativity.

The Designer / Implementer role will require an individual with leadership skills responsible for acting as a ”client lead” that can manage the fulfillment, delivery and implementation of proposed solutions within our account team. Further, the candidate will ensure high quality service delivery of networking & cloud services to the client through the effective management of assigned projects.

The ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of cloud and data networking design & Implementation specifically in TCP/IP networking.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Requirements definition, detailed cloud & network design development
• Act as network subject matter expert defining technical solutions, designs, estimate transition efforts.
• Perform cloud & network engineering/integration support for large multi-site network communications systems
• Produce network & cloud architectures/designs based on business needs expressed by clients, in collaboration with service providers.
• Systems analyses and performance assessments
• Support the development and delivery of large network communication infrastructure architectures
• Develop and mantain detailed design documents from network & cloud architectures, configuration templates, diagrams and support advisories
• Interface with other senior level personnel and deliver technical information in a concise, understandable and accurate fashion
• Review network device build books provided by a third party vendor, and ensure build books are followed during rollout
• Provide trend analysis of current and future demands and troubleshooting
• Develop and deliver concise and logical business-focused technical material
• Develop Cloud and Network Implementation Plans and devices configuration
• Execute Cloud and Network Implementation Plans

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Expertise and experience with communication system components (including wide and local area networks, MPLS, IP addressing, Gig-E and ATM technologies, V-LANS, routing, OSPF, firewall configurations and data flows, and other infrastructure components).
• Managed security services experience, including site-to-site and remote access VPN
• Extensive knowledge of Telecom industry and network protocols
• Strong IP sub-netting and IP management skills required.
• Thorough knowledge of public/private IP addressing management and network address translation
• Routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, RIP1&2)
• Switching architecture and protocols (VLANs, VTP, Trunking, Port-channeling, Spanning Tree)
• TCP/IP, Summarization
• Network Authentication (RADIUS, TACACS+)
• VPN Technology (IPSec, Key Management, Client & Site-to-site and remote access solutions)
• Firewall technologies (Checkpoint FW1, Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto)
• Global Traffic Management, Load balancing and failover technologies (F5 Big IP GTM/LTM)
• Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
• Traffic management and shaping experience with Quality of Service
• 4+ years of network experience with Cisco
• 2+ years of network experience with F5
• 5+ years of successful experience with a proven track in a similar role

Required Level of Education/Expertise:
• University degree or equivalent work experience in communication systems
• CCDP and/or CCNA certification, CCIE preferred
• 8+ years in a data network design role
• 10+ years in a data network implementation role

Nice to have :
• 2+ years of network experience with Palo Alto Networks
• 1+ years of network DNS experience with Infloblox
• 1+ year cloud experience with Azure/AWS/Google

Soft Skills Required
• Ability to interface with client and engagement teams at the appropriate level
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
• Strong prioritization and organizational skills
• Good research/assessment skills
• Effective working without direct supervision

Other Requirements
• This position requires limited travel within the GTA
• This position requires after-hours support during project implementation phase.


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What you can expect from us:

Build your career with us.

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.