AWS Solution Architect


AWS Solution Architect


Position Description:

  • CGI is looking for an experienced AWS Solution Architect who enjoys working in a fast-paced collaborative environment and who is also looking for an exciting opportunity to demonstrate modern technology and innovative solutions to make a significant impact on our customers.
  • With your expertise you will work with an impactful team to architect and design solutions for a major client.
  • We are looking for highly motivated validated technologists who possess technical depth and strong interpersonal skills.
  • As an AWS Solution Architect, you will lead technical workshops, advise customers on architectural and strategic IT decisions and craft highly scalable, flexible and resilient cloud architectures that address customer business challenges.
  • As a trusted customer advocate, the solutions architect will help organizations understand standard methodologies around advanced AWS cloud-based solutions.
  • The ability to connect technology with measurable business value is essential to a solutions architect.
  • The ideal candidate is be passionate regarding developing deep expertise in the AWS technologies as well as broad know-how around how applications and services are constructed using the AWS platform.
  • They will possess customer facing skills that will allow them to represent CGI well within a customer's environment and drive discussions with senior personnel within the company, as well as a technical background that enables them to easily interact and give mentorship with software developers and architects.
  • They should also have a proven ability to think structured about business, product, and technical challenges. In this role, you will enjoy keeping your existing technical skills honed and developing new ones, so you can make strong contributions to the architectural decision making.
  • Self-motivated and can work with very little supervision

Your future duties and responsibilities:

  • Understand the customers' business & application requirements and translate them into system / technical requirements
  • Develop a strategy/roadmap to meet the business objective of the client
  • Provide exceptional AWS technical design and thought leadership
  • Lead technical workshops and advise customers on architectural and strategic IT decisions
  • Ensure success in designing, building and migrating applications, software, and services on the AWS platform
  • Educate customers on best practices to ensure their solutions are crafted for successful deployment in the cloud
  • Work with other teams to ensure quality and customer success
  • Collect and share knowledge with our broader technical SME community
  • Provide both pre-sales architecture support to drive sales along
  • Ensures that software meets or exceeds specified standards and end-user requirements
  • Communicating with partners
  • Working in Agile methodologies and building CICD pipelines
  • Positive demeanor with high degree of integrity and unwavering dedication to client satisfaction
  • Desire to learn new technologies


Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

  • Minimum of 12 years enterprise IT application experience that includes at least 7 years of hands-on software development, DevOps engineering, systems administration, and/or systems architecture
  • Hands-on AWS Architecture, Design, and Development experience is a must-have!
  • Well-rounded knowledge of systems, network, security, storage, cloud products and technologies in differing environments
  • Proven ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to architect and implement solutions on AWS
  • Significant experience in infrastructure architecture, database architecture, networking and security
  • History of successful technical consulting and architecture engagements with large-scale customers or enterprises
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with executives, IT Management, and developers.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as the ability to work optimally across internal and external organizations
  • Experience working within the software development or Internet industries is highly desired.
  • AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate or Professional is required
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated experience leading or developing high quality, enterprise-scale distributed applications using modern software development practices and technologies is a plus.

Additional Certifications Preferred

  • AWS Certification: AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional (Associate certification is a must)
  • AWS Certification: AWS Certified SysOps Admin - Associate

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field


  • Software Architecture
  • DevOps

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Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: June 06, 2022
Application Deadline: July 07, 2022
Job Type: Full-time