DevOps Platform Engineer

Lafayette, LA

DevOps Platform Engineer

Category: Software Development/ Engineering

Main location: United States, Louisiana, Lafayette

Position ID: J0324-1498

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

CGI has an exciting Full Time Permanent position for a DevOps Platform Engineer! This position is part of the Enterprise Operational Readiness & Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team focused on creating and maintaining service offerings that enable product teams to improve reliability by ensuring Operational compliance and deploying SRE patterns such as Service Level Objectives (SLOs).

This role will be responsible for partnering with our Product team, SRE team, as well as our Platform team to advance our Operational compliance and SRE patterns and tools.

This position is located in Lafayette, LA.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

The Platform Engineer is responsible for understanding the engineering needs including those required to build, deploy, and operate a platform through all phases of its software delivery lifecycle. This role is focused on improving developer productivity, streamlining the current onboarding experience, and overall SDLC process that supports modern service and application engineering from idea to production to include:

• Design and implement platform architecture, considering scalability, reliability, and performance.

• Migrate existing applications and services to the platform, ensuring a smooth transition.

• Leverage private cloud technologies (such as OpenShift) to build and manage applications.

• Understand best practices for deploying and maintaining applications in private cloud environments.

• Architect, implement, and manage container-based systems using Kubernetes and Docker.

• Optimize orchestration platforms for scalability and efficiency.

• Apply principles of operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization to the platform.

• Ensure the platform aligns with enterprise standards and guidelines.

• Utilize DDD principles to design and structure the platform, considering business domains and their interactions.

• Build systems that respond to events and asynchronous communication patterns.

• Implement event-driven architectures for scalability and flexibility.

• Develop systems based on microservices patterns, emphasizing modularity, independence, and maintainability.

• Utilize Python 3 for scripting and automation.

• Work with OpenShift for container orchestration.

• Communicate effectively with stakeholders, partners, and development teams.

• Guide, mentor, and coach technical teams.

• Enhance the security posture of the platform and applications.

• Address security concerns related to both the platform and delivered apps.

• Suggest new technologies and methods to enhance changes and production support.

• Stay informed about industry trends and emerging technologies.

• Apply DDD principles and design patterns to create a robust and maintainable platform.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

Around 5+ years of industry experience in architecture, design, software development.

At least 3+ years of experience in Platform Architecture and migration skills

Experience in Private Cloud technologies and practices, building applications using services such as OpenShift and Kubernetes.

2+ years of experience in Python 3 (So that they understand the systems they’re working with)

At least 1+ years of experience with OpenShift.

A well-grounded knowledge of engineering and continuous integration & delivery CI/CD practices.

Experience with building containers-based systems: Architecture, implementation and managing orchestration platform such as: Kubernetes and Docker, and EKS.

Deep understanding of well architected framework implementation in Enterprise: Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency and Cost optimization.

Strong understanding of Domain Driven Design and the ability to apply it to new domains.

Experience in building Event Driven systems and Architecture.

Proven experience developing systems based on patterns of Microservices.

Iterate on existing features and build a world-class developer experience.

Interface with many stakeholders and partners across IT and will need to guide, mentor, and coach teams at a technical level.

Understands the environment and technologies, and their capabilities, constraints and configurations.

Security expertise to ensure that the platform enhances security posture, including the security of the platform and the security of the apps delivered with the platform.

Suggest methods and new technologies for increasing the effectiveness of changes and of general production support improvements.

Familiarity with Domain Driven Design and Event Driven Architecture

Experience working in a distributed, cloud-based environment using Azure/AWS/GCP (Docker/Kubernetes)

Experience with (GitHub Actions, Ansible, Terraform, Jenkins, Artifactory)

Experience in developing software using languages such as TypeScript/JavaScript

Experience with Micro Frontends and cloud-based services, preferably AWS.

Experience with modern SDLC tools, branching strategies, and ability to develop and enforce CI/CD practices.

Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field.


Experience using Podman.

GoLang experience.




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 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 $67,800 - 142,400.

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 financial management tool, lifestyle management programs and more


  • Infrastructure architecture

  • Kubernetes

  • OpenShift

  • Python

  • Continuous Integration

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, 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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