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Solution Architect (WebSphere)

CGI Group

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

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Position Description:

Join our Commercial and Public Sector Team!

Our team is continuing to grow! We are seeking an experienced Solution Architect to join our world-class IT solution team. This is an exciting time to join CGI. If you have the experience, drive and commitment, we would like to welcome you to our team!

Your future duties and responsibilities:

You will act as a primary point of contact and provide technical advisory to the client on the delivered solutions and related technologies. You will take overall responsibility for technology planning and lead longer-term technology planning for solution and services delivery by identifying technology initiatives that improve performance, cost or quality of services. You will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance with technology updates, version currency and technology refresh requirements. You will participate in disaster recovery and business continuity planning and ensure business and operations support needs on an ongoing basis.

Key Responsibilities:

• Develop an expert understanding of the solution architecture, its components and interaction with external technologies and solution.
• Take responsibility of architecting/re-architecting new solution development efforts based on new business requirements and requirements to optimize the solution.
• Interact with other solution, middleware and infrastructure architects to understand, evaluate impact and provide oversight on integration and technology changes.
• Participate in discussions with other enterprise architect to understand big picture changes and propose enhancements to be considered for the solution roadmap.
• Review, develop and maintain all solution architectural documents and technical artifacts as required.
• Review, validate and provide oversight on maintaining all technical design documents that support current and new solution development.
• Act as a point of escalation for technical issues and provide guidance on technical issue resolution efforts.
• Take ownership of problems tickets and work with development team to resolve defects.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• University Degree/College Diploma in Computer Science or Information Technology disciplines or equivalent experience.
• Minimum 7 years+ of experience in a lead architect or lead technology manager role
• Deep understanding of relational database structures, Web Services and SOA
• Experience with implementing integrations to both on-premise and cloud infrastructure
• Experience with SDLC and solution architecture on Enterprise Java (JEE) platform and Spring Framework
• In-depth experience with developing solutions with WebSphere, IBM DB2, TIBCO and API enabling platforms such as WS02
• Experience with architecting solution with clustered Windows and Linux Servers
• In-depth understanding of industry standard of building secure and scalable solutions (Open API 2.0)
• Excellent knowledge of architectural design patterns.
• Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills, with the ability to ”own” the issue and solution and follow it through;
• Strong communication and time management skills;
• Positive attitude that fosters productivity in a team setting.

Other preferred skills:
• Experience delivering complex leading-edge solutions with the ability to dive in and out of the details when needed;
• Experience with Agile project methodology.
• Experience in managing technology and initiative planning in a multi-supplier environment.
• Experience in planning and managing technology for clients with enterprise-level delivery footprint.
• Experience with development tools, CICD and code automation technologies.
• Experience with Federated Identity & SSO solution technologies is a plus.


  • Java Enterprise Editions JEE

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.

Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

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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.