Senior VMWare Engineer / Architect with a specialty in vSphere and NSX Position Description: CGI has an immediate requirement for a Senior VMWare Engineer & Architect, with a specialty in vSphere and NSX, to assist in the delivery of a secure vSphere architecture and implementation within the Business Recovery Enhancement program. Your future duties and responsibilities: • Delivering Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC) with a focus on the use of VMware virtual networking tools (NSX) • Automate network implementation, configuration and management using tools such vRealize Automation and CLI • Contribute to the delivery of a world-class Cloud Enabled Data Centre incorporating multi-data centre, partner/remote site, campus and cloud architectures. • With his/her experience in designing and deploying VMware solutions and advanced knowledge of VMware technologies such as storage, networking and security provide direction in the use of NSX, vMotion/svMotion, SRM, HA, load balancing, and evaluate, research and strategically improve current resilience and recovery. • Develops technical roadmaps for future implementations, and analyzes complex and mixed system environment (Red Hat, Windows), focusing on server, storage virtualization, and network infrastructure, to determine performance bottlenecks and opportunities to improve efficiency. • Assess and make recommendations to improve HA/DR configuration of VMware Clusters. • Work closely with implementation teams to ensure implementation meets design. • Provide Documentation for newly designed systems, and design system capacity plan. • Work with the Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Security groups to apply standards, guidelines and policies within the program • Participate in all phases of the development methodology cycle to implement the required information technology, adding technical know-how, creativity and a seasoned perspective to initiatives and teams. • Analyze business context (trends and business strategy) to derive the architecture in support of the solution • Translate architectural decisions into high-level designs; review and develop artifacts for alignment with the overall architecture; Required qualifications to be successful in this role: • University Degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or related discipline, or equivalent experience • A minimum of ten years of relevant work in the IT field of architecting, implementing, and supporting highly available enterprise infrastructures. • Minimum of five years of experience in in private cloud computing and Data Center virtualization using VMware (ESXi, vCenter, vCloud, vRealize, NSX, VDI) • Experience with converged and hyper-converged server platforms such as but not limited to VCE, Dell-EMC or Nutanix. • Extensive experience with the following storage technologies and protocols: HBAs, SAN, Fibre Channel, NAS, and CIFS/NFS/iSCSI. • Good understanding of DNS, TCP/IP, HTTP, DHCP, server virtualization, and Active Directory integration. • Experience in a multi-domain environment, preferably with global sites across WAN connections. • Must have a VMware Certification (VCP5 or VCP-DCV). Professional / Personal Skills Required: • Ability to organize content and write in a style appropriate to the audience and to the purpose of the document • Ability to think beyond the work environment and make decisions in the context of the total environment • Strong business acumen, including the ability to translate business needs into application solutions • Ability to be self-motivated and to work under general supervision • Ability to quickly grasp the essence of a complex issue and to synthesize data/views to capture and communicate key points • Security Clearance : Candidate must be eligible for Level II - Secret Assets: • Ability to communicate effectively in both official languages • Ability to work with an Enterprise Architecture framework and group • Strong knowledge of principles and best practices in architecture and architectural/design patterns and frameworks • Excellent knowledge in all aspects of testing, including unit and stress testing
CGI is changing our way of building and maintaining our technology infrastructure and we need the best and brightest to help us along. Join our new and fervently entrepreneurial team which is revolutionizing the way CGI does business. You will help shape the future of CGI. In this role you will be part of a nimble and forward thinking IT Architectural team. You will use your IT Architecture skills combined with your knowledge of Enterprise Cloud, DevOps as well as virtual and traditional infrastructures to design solutions for a variety of clients across Canada and beyond. WHO YOU ARE You come from a development background but you have broad infrastructure experience both on-premise and in the cloud. You have a vision of the automated future for your clients using cutting edge technology. You know how to get it done quickly. You have the drive required to achieve these goals and to maneuver with agility in a large global organization. You work well with senior executives. Your hunger for new technology knows no bounds. You read voraciously, constantly experiment and other CGI members will describe you with pride as an excellent communicator. You are not afraid to sit down with a spreadsheet and Visio and work out a compelling business case and technical solution that benefits both your customer and CGI.
Your future duties and responsibilities:
• Establish relationships with customer contacts, the architecture team and designer groups to analyze requirements and agree on outcomes. • Work with partners and internal business development teams to grow CGI accounts and win new business. • Work with customers to help them achieve their business goals through the use of technology solutions that help them be more competitive. • Translate requirements into architecture that can be implemented and supported by operations. • Create technology plans and roadmaps tailored to customer requirements. • Advise on implementation strategies. • Produce architecture documentation necessary for detailed design and implementation. • Define and create new client service offerings. • Design and develop systems to automate infrastructure and platform services. • Serve as a senior technical escalation point for critical issues and assist with resolution of problems. • Adopt, implement and evangelize Agile and DevOps methodologies. • Assist with developing and defining processes and procedures.
Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
Join us and put your career in IT-security into high-gear! We currently have an exciting opportunity to join the Managed Security Services (MSS) team as a Senior Security Operations Centre (SOC) Analyst. The Team: Managed Security Services (MSS) is composed of several teams: our two Ottawa 24x7x365 Security Operations Centres (SOCs), the Deployment and Support teams (5 teams which are each focused on several technologies and services), the solution architects, the project managers, and the client service managers. We are a very collaborative close-knit team in MSS – team spirit and satisfying career growth for our members are a key focus for all of us. Why us: CGI does consulting, yes, but our team is different. MSS is a dynamic and stable team of over 200 security professionals working together since 2001. We are growing! Come join us and see what it's like to work and learn in the exciting field of IT security with a great group of professionals. MSS team members are supportive and collaborative – you’ll receive the support you need to be successful in your position and to enhance your security skills while furthering your career. Career growth: This role provides excellent career growth potential since you will be working with leading-edge technologies and methodologies, you will have access to our various training options and there are multiple career growth paths within the MSS Team. If you are serious about honing your skills and career, we’re serious about giving you the opportunities to grow and to learn multiple security technologies and standards or to take on other tasks that are of interest to you beyond what is listed below. Technical environment: We use top-ranked industry-leading security tools and technologies – incorporating several security technologies for each of our multiple services. MSS has an on-site technology lab which all our members can use for installation trials and proof-of-concepts, training, testing and trouble-shooting. Our Clients: Many leading big-name clients trust our team and use our many managed security services to protect their business. We are gaining many new clients and the list has been growing globally into Europe and Asia since CGI’s acquisition of Logica.
Your future duties and responsibilities:
The successful candidate will (after a training period, and in collaboration with other SOC Senior Analysts): • Provide oversight, coaching, support and quality assurance to the SOC Analyst team members. • Assist and mentor the SOC Analysts with monitoring security alerts of potential hacker attacks detected by security systems such as: Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems (NIDS/NIPS, HIDS/HIPS, WIDS), Log Monitoring, File Integrity Monitoring and SIEM. • Assist and mentor the SOC Analysts with determining and classifying the severity of alerts and assess potential impacts. • Assist and mentor the SOC Analysts with reporting and investigating potential security incidents. • Provide recommendations to clients for containment and eradication of threats. • Develop custom signatures in order to detect emerging threats. • Ensure that Service Level Agreements are met. • Provide assistance in the deployment of new security services/technologies. • Provide knowledge-transfer to the Security Analysts on newly deployed services/technologies. • Create and/or update security operations processes and procedures. • Assist in IT security investigations, exercises and tests. • Provide input during audits. • Research, consultation with colleagues and training to maintain awareness of trends in new security threats, technologies and regulations. • May be requested to act as a backup to the Incident Handler position to coordinate incident handling and escalations to internal support teams to ensure timely delivery of incident resolutions. • Be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Corporate and Client Security Incidents. • Other related duties as assigned by the supervisor. • Since this is a 24x7x365 environment, shift work and/or pager rotation is required.
Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
• Experience in IT Security. • Strong background in TCP/IP networking. • Experience with three (3) or more of the following (not necessary to have all): o Intrusion Detection or Prevention Systems o System log analysis o Enterprise Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system(s) o TCP/IP packet analysis o Linux or UNIX • Demonstrated ability for analytical thinking and research (e.g. into technologies, standards or issues). • Team player with ability to work autonomously. • Ability to speak and communicate effectively with peers, management and clients. • Government of Canada Secret Clearance is required (or the ability to obtain one). Desirables: • Completion of a post-secondary educational program in IT Security or Computer Sciences from a recognized community college or university. • Certification(s) such as: SANS GCIH or SANS GCIA, CCNA, CISSP, ITIL • Experience working in an IT Security Operations Centre, incorporating SANS methodology.