Data File Transfer Engineer

Lafayette, LA

Data File Transfer Engineer

Category: Infrastructure/Cloud

Main location: United States, Louisiana, Lafayette

Position ID: J0724-0062

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

Are you passionate about seamless and secure file transfers? CGI is seeking a talented Data File Transfer Engineer to contribute to our dynamic team. In this role you will leverage your expertise to configure and support IBM Connect:Direct, File Agent, Control Center, Web Services, and Secure Plus and ensure smooth and secure file transfers across various platforms.

Our full-time opportunity is based in Lafayette, LA in a hybrid model and offers growth, exciting challenges, and the chance to make a real impact.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

Configure and provide support for IBM Connect:Direct, File Agent, Control Center, Web Services and Secure Plus, ensuring seamless and secure file transfers.

Provide product and scripting support on several OS platforms including Mainframe, Windows, Linux, AIX and AS400.

Work with customers to schedule and automate IBM Connect:Direct file transfers to enhance efficiency and accuracy.

Collaborate within an IBM Control Center to monitor and remotely manage Connect:Direct operations.

Perform basic Linux UNIX shell scripting to optimize processes and workflows.

Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to IBM Connect:Direct and file transfer processes.

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure successful data transfers and system integration.

Maintain documentation for configurations, scripts, and processes for future reference.

Provide expertise and guidance to team members on IBM Connect:Direct and related technologies

Exercise considerable creativity, foresight, and judgment in conceiving, planning, and delivering initiatives.

Participate in on-call rotation and support activities in a Production Support environment.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

Proven experience with IBM Connect Direct, demonstrating a strong understanding of its configuration and support.

Solid grasp of Linux-UNIX and Windows operating systems, administration activities, and networking concepts.

Experience with scripting using JCL in Mainframe environments.

Familiarity with IBM Connect Direct on Clusters for high availability and fault tolerance.

Knowledge of CI/CD tools such as Ansible Tower, Jenkins, or similar tools.

Experience with automation framework/language/engine like Ansible.

Strong troubleshooting skills to identify and resolve issues efficiently.

Excellent teamwork and communication skills, enabling effective collaboration with cross-functional teams.

Prior experience in a Production Support environment, handling critical operational tasks.

Strong analytical skills to assess and optimize data transfer processes.

Good experience with ITIL concepts and any hands-on experience in ITIL tools, especially in Incident, Problem, Change and Configuration management areas.

AWS or Equivalent Cloud Skills or Experience.

5 years of Connect Direct

5 years of Scripting

2 years of Mainframe

2 years of Microsoft Windows

2 years of Linux

Desired qualifications/non-essential skills:

5+ yrs of experience

Good analytical and creative problem-solving skills for design, creation and testing of software

Good interpersonal skills to interact with customers and team members

Good communication skills to interact with team members and senior support personnel

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Education: Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other technical degree.


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 $60,300- $146,800.

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 child care, Pet insurance, a Member Assistance Program, a 529 college savings program, a personal financial management tool, lifestyle management programs and more


  • Connect:Direct

  • Linux

  • Script Language

  • Unix

  • ITIL

  • Mainframe

  • FTP

  • Data Engineering

What you can expect from us:

Together, as owners, let’s turn meaningful insights into action.

Life at CGI is rooted in ownership, teamwork, respect and belonging. Here, you’ll reach your full potential because…

You are invited to be an owner from day 1 as we work together to bring our Dream to life. That’s why we call ourselves CGI Partners rather than employees. We benefit from our collective success and actively shape our company’s strategy and direction.

Your work creates value. You’ll develop innovative solutions and build relationships with teammates and clients while accessing global capabilities to scale your ideas, embrace new opportunities, and benefit from expansive industry and technology expertise.

You’ll shape your career by joining a company built to grow and last. You’ll be supported by leaders who care about your health and well-being and provide you with opportunities to deepen your skills and broaden your horizons.

Come join our team—one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.

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, height, weight, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.

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