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Technical Consultant

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Technical Consultant

Category: Business Consulting, Strategy and Digital Transformation

City: Houston, Texas, US United States

Position ID: J0122-1440

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

CGI currently has an opening within our Oil and Gas practice for a Technical Consultant who works independently to determine own priorities and provides functional/technical support to experienced colleagues. The focus is on the functional design and development of moderately complex applications and infrastructure. Acts as Subject Matter Expert (SME) within projects concerning multiple IT systems/domains. Identifies and advises on opportunities for improvements and on optimal use of applications and Infrastructure.

This position is based in Houston, Texas.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Collect all requirements needed to produce the design by working with the project manager and relevant stakeholders.

• Apply the standards defined to create a design with all relevant details.

• Document the solution working with the architects.

• Develop a deployment strategy together with the project manager and create an implementation plan which leads to a successful deployment of the produced design.

• Share knowledge and drive continuous improvement across the community.

• Collect and document requirements by specifying the needed functionality, all the non-functional requirements, and all dependencies (e.g. cabling, construction or electrical work needed)

• Create a standards-based design produced and signed off by the design assurance team.

• Work with architecture & portfolio to update standards in specific cases

• Work with other designers to produce specific elements of the design requiring special knowledge

• Develop an implementation plan and testing strategy which is aligned with business readiness and IT delivery timelines

• Handover the design and implementation plan to the project manager and operations center for deployment and operations

• Share knowledge obtained and learn from others as part of a natural team across architecture, portfolio, design, network engineers, operations, and service management, amongst others.

• Provide hands-on implementation and operational support as required.

• Manage complex interface structures across organizational and geographic boundaries.

• Ability to collaborate with project teams, telecom contractors / service providers (ISP), the Major Execution Contractors (FEED, EPC, EPCM, TSI etc.) and other contractors.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Cisco certifications – CCNP Route / Switch

• Palo Alto Certifications – PCNSA

• Zscaler Certifications – ZCCP IA/PA TAC

• Security Certification - CCISP

• Typical Years of Experience: 12-20 - leading and executing Telecoms project delivery, Telecoms operations, or IT consultancy assignments to design, develop and deliver viable network and telecom solutions, preferably in Oil and Gas or similar industry with offshore experience preferred.

• A high degree of technical network knowledge in IP network technology with a specialization in network security.

• Highly proficient in, deployment and configuration of networking technologies specific to routing, switching and general network security best practices in a global enterprise environment.

• Experience and proficiency in a hands-on capacity with Data Center and Remote Office Enterprise/campus designs, architecture, deployment and configuration with physical and virtual appliances. Familiarity with applications driving modern infrastructure design in private and public cloud.

• Extensive Network and Network Security Deployment and Implementation utilizing Routers, Switches, NG Firewalls, VPNs, IDS/IPS Realtime Traffic Inspection/Analysis tools and Application/Service Analysis tools.

• Cloud Networking and Computing, Azure, AWS, Cloud frameworks, distributed applications and X-as-a-Service (X can be infrastructure, Platform, Software)

• Mastering OSI Model, TCP/IP protocol suite (IP, ARP, ICMP, TCP, UDP, SMTP, FTP, TFTP)

• Mastering IP v4 addressing and subnetting and routing concepts and skilled in IPv6

• Route/Switch Protocols and Services:

• L2 - STP, HSRP, VLAN, VPLS, Trunking, STP 802.1Q, VLANs, VTP, VPLS, L2 tunnels over MPLS

• L3 - OSPF, ISIS, BGP, EIGRP and IP MPLS, CEF, Route Redistribution, Summarization, Policy-Routing, Traffic Engineering, Inter AS VPN’s, MPLS VPN, MBGP, vPC, VSS, OTV, DMVPN, NHRP

• Route/Switch Products – Cisco, Nexus, ACI, HP Procurve, Brocade, Juniper, Cisco Catalyst, Cisco ASR, Cisco ISR, Arista, Cisco ACI, SDN (SD-LAN, SD-WAN, SD-WIRELESS), SDAm, Cisco Meraki, Viptela, Velocloud. (Emphasas on Viptella)

• Security Protocols and Services:

• Firewalls, VPNs (L2, L3, MPLS), Authentication (TACACS, AAA, PKI), 802.1x, NAC (Cisco ISE). Also, should have excellent implementation and troubleshooting skills for, L2/L3 VPN, IPSEC and SSL VPN, Cloud Proxy,

• Radius, RSA, PKI, 2 factor Authentication, Encryption, Remote access VPN, Clientless VPN and IPSec protocols, Web Proxies, DNS and DHCP design and IPAM tracking, IDS/IPS, Firewall Rules Management, Security Flow, NGFW, ClearPass, End Point Visibility, Authentication, End Point Blocking Policy Enforcement, PKI environments, Endpoint 802.1X, EAP supplicant methods and certificate integration. Firepower, Threat Protection,

• Security Vendors: Checkpoint, Juniper, Palo Alto and Cisco ASA, , Fortinet, Bluecoat, Macfee, Cisco ISE, F5, NetScaler, Zscaler, Symantec Proxy, Bluecoat, F5 LTM, A10

• Wireless – Aruba, Cisco.

• Monitoring and Management Tools: Solarwinds, LiveAction, Riverbed, HP Openview, Cisco ISE, SNMP, Netflow, IPSLA, Netbrain, Lumeta, Algosec etc.

Soft Skills & Experience

• Excellent communication skills, oral and written.

• Strong interpersonal and influencing skills.

• Ability to communicate concisely and clearly.


  • Delivery Management

  • Telecommunications

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