Cloud Platform Engineer – Site Reliability

Fairfax, VA

Cloud Platform Engineer – Site Reliability

Category: Infrastructure/Cloud

Main location: United States, Virginia, Fairfax

Position ID: J0923-0709

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

Want to build new possibilities? We're doing that.

CGI is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Cloud Platform Engineer with a focus on site reliability to join our diverse team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in crafting, implementing, and deploying cloud-based solutions, a deep understanding of cloud architecture, and a proven track record of successfully delivering sophisticated projects.

As a Senior Cloud Platform Engineer with expertise in Site Reliability, you will play a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing the stability, availability, and performance of our applications and services. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, implement, and optimize systems that enable flawless product delivery, minimize downtime, and provide an extraordinary user experience!

Must be located in Fairfax, Lafayette, Knoxville, or Belton.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

How you'll make an impact

Lead the design, implementation, and optimization of cloud-based infrastructure solutions using platforms such as [Azure/AWS/GCP/OpenShift].

Collaborate with software development teams to provide cloud expertise during the entire software development lifecycle.

Architect and implement solutions that ensure high availability, fault tolerance, and disaster recovery.

Set up and lead monitoring, alerting, and logging systems to detect and respond to performance bottlenecks, outages, and anomalies. Participate in on-call rotations to provide timely incident response and resolution!

Analyze system usage patterns and trends to predict resource requirements and scale infrastructure accordingly. Collaborate with teams to ensure adequate capacity for growth and unexpected traffic spikes.

Continuously identify opportunities for performance improvement across various layers of the technology stack. Optimize application and infrastructure components to deliver optimal response times and efficiency.

Implement and refine reliability engineering practices, such as chaos engineering, fault injection, and disaster recovery testing. Work to improve overall system resilience and fault tolerance.

Evaluate and recommend new technologies, tools, and best practices to continuously improve cloud infrastructure and operations.

Develop and implement security measures, including identity and access management, encryption, and compliance standards, to safeguard cloud environments.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

What you'll bring

Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field.

5+ years of experience working as a Site Reliability Engineer or in a similar role.

Proficiency in one or more cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS, or GCP, including services like compute, storage, networking, and security.

Strong expertise in infrastructure as code (IaC) tools such as Terraform, CloudFormation, or Azure Resource Manager templates.

Familiarity with monitoring and observability tools (e.g., Prometheus, Grafana, ELK stack, OpenTelemetry, etc)

Deep understanding of containerization and orchestration tools such as Docker and Kubernetes.

Experience with continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines and tools.

Knowledge of scripting languages such as Python, Bash, or PowerShell for automation and scripting tasks.

Familiarity with cloud-native technologies such as ArgoCD, Flux, or similar tools for application deployment and management.

Expertise in blue-green and canary deployment methodologies for efficient and safe application updates.

Proven familiarity with technologies within the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) landscape.

Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot sophisticated technical issues.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

Relevant cloud certifications (e.g., AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Azure Solutions Architect, Google Professional Cloud Architect) are a plus.



CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to: skills level; experience and training; and licensure and certifications.

CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $75,600 -$176,300.

At CGI, we call our professionals “members” to reinforce that all who join our team are, as owners, empowered to participate in the challenges and rewards that come from building a world-class company. CGI’s benefits include:

Competitive base salaries

Eligibility to participate in an attractive Share Purchase Plan (SPP) in which the company matches dollar-for-dollar contributions made by eligible employees, up to a maximum, for their job category

401(k) Plan and Profit Participation for eligible members

Generous holidays, vacation, and sick leave plans

Comprehensive insurance plans that include, among other benefits, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, out-of-county emergency coverage in all countries of employment.

Back-up childcare, Pet insurance, a Member Assistance Program, a 529 college savings program, a personal fiscal management tool, lifestyle management programs and more

What you can expect from us:

Insights you can act on

While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees “members” because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today — one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.

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