Solutions Architect - Federal

Category: Architecture

Main location: United States, Virginia, Fairfax

Position ID: J0523-1495

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

CGI Federal is looking for a big picture strategist and in-depth problem solver to provide technology recommendations and data strategies to design solutions that solve a variety of business objectives and IT solution needs. The Solutions Architect understands cloud services and technology ecosystems, architectures, and trends, and provides technical consulting to CGI Federal business units and customers as a true trusted advisor.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Conduct briefings, white board sessions, and collect customer requirements

• Create and present high-level solution designs/architecture to both internal and external customers

• Create customer facing presentations to vet CGI solutions and create awareness of our core strengths and intellectual Property (IP).

• Establish relationships and partnerships to assist in finding opportunities, closing opportunities, and enabling growth and delivery.

• Assume the role of technology advisory; understand customer business processes and map them to technology solutions

• Identify cyber technology trends and industry needs; create cyber strategy solutions for CGI Federal IP and Non-IP solutions development

• Create optimal repeatable solution architectures and proposals

• Identify risks & mitigations at all stages of the solution development lifecycle

• Build initial case model and architecture in support of CGI Federal solutions

• Manage proposals from start to finish to include solution development, Basis of Estimates (BOE), risks and mitigations, concept of operations (CONOPS); work with proposal management to ensure all elements are presented in a successful fashion.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Bachelor's Degree and 10+years of successful experience in solutioning & advisory in enterprise IT, platform/cloud or professional services. Recent experience solutioning for federal clients required.

• Experience in building business and technical use cases to drive technical outcomes validated with return on investment modeling

• Strong experience with emerging and vastly used technology concepts such as low/no code, data analytics, cyber, RPA, cloud, high availability infrastructure, and AI/ML.

• Experience working with Agile development teams and Product Development Life Cycle

• Consistent track record in delivering enterprise large-scale solutions to market

• Secret Clearance and/or PCII Authorized preferred, Ability to obtain either required

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 skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and licensure and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, 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 for this role in the U.S. is $116,900-$204,600.

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 compensation

Comprehensive insurance options

Matching contributions through the 401(k) plan and the share purchase plan

Paid time off for vacation, holidays, and sick time

Paid parental leave

Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

Member assistance and wellness programs




  • DevOps Engineering

  • ITIL

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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All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary dependent upon specific assignment and/or level of US government security clearance held. CGI will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrests and conviction records in accordance with all local regulations and ordinances.

CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGI’s legal duty to furnish information.