Infrastructure Architect

Sacramento, CA

Infrastructure Architect

Category: Project Management

Main location: United States, California, Sacramento

Position ID: J1223-0718

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

CGI is currently seeking an Infrastructure Architect and Capacity Planner to join our team to work on highly visible transformation projects for some of the world’s largest enterprises.

This is the chance to further advance your career. Why?

• Full-time opportunity to become a member of an organization with $10 billion+ in annual revenues

• 70,000 employees in 40 countries

We offer a complete benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid vacation, etc.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

The Systems Architect/Capacity Planner applies broad technical expertise to the analysis of business requirements, documentation of architectural design and solution specifications, and ongoing capacity and performance analysis of hybrid cloud solutions.

Job Responsibilities

• Responsible for all aspects of infrastructure architecture and design.

• Responsible for monitoring solution performance and capacity utilization, developing capacity planning models, presenting future requirements in the form of detailed Capacity Management Plans and Capacity Management Reports.

• Technical lead for Proof Of Concept design and testing activities.

• Responsible for reviewing all Change Requests for infrastructure architecture impact.

• Drives the development of white papers, proposals, and other documentation.

• Coordinates monitoring and analysis in support of specialized activities such as performance testing. 

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

At least five (5) years of experience in preparing and implementing capacity management plans within the past fifteen (15) years, developing long and short-term plans for hardware and software components on projects involving large and complex IT systems.

At least one (1) year of experience within the past fifteen (15) years, managing the migration of large and complex IT systems from one production environment to another on at least two (2) separate projects. Each project must have had a duration of at least six (6) months. One (1) of the two (2) projects shall have included migration to, and operation of, a system component in a cloud environment.

The Infrastructure Lead shall have at least two (2) years of experience within the past fifteen (15) years, working with IT infrastructure (physical or cloud) hosted at OTech or a similar government or commercial data center rated Tier 3 or better.

Definition of Large and Complex IT System:

• Integrates at least two applications, one of which is a Commercial Off The Shelf package.

• Interfaces with at least five external systems.

3-5 years' experience serving as a systems architect in a large multi-vendor AWS hybrid environment.

3-5 years' experience producing infrastructure architecture design documents.

3-5 years' experience producing detailed capacity management plans and reports.

3-5 years' experience designing IaaS-based solutions and planning capacity for AWS solutions.

AWS Solutions Architect - Associate or Professional certification.

Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to present technical information to an audience of non-technical business decision makers.

Experience working on major systems implementation projects;

• Ability to exercise independent judgment in driving technical problems to resolution.

• Ability to mentor other team members in areas of technical expertise.

• Excellent troubleshooting and root cause-analysis skills.

Excellent working knowledge of:

• AWS platforms and technologies including S3, ECS, EKS, Fargate, EC2, and Lambda.

• Enterprise-Scale Transactional Processing Systems

• Linux/UNIX server technologies.

• Database technologies, preferably DB2, DynamoDB, and Aurora (MySQL and Postgres)

• Middleware technologies, preferably WebSphere and Business Objects.

• Local and Wide area networking technologies.

• Both SDLC and Agile development methodologies, as well as DevOps delivery models.


3-5 years of experience working in an outsourced/managed services environment.

One or more of the following:

• 3-5 years of Java ore related web development experience

• 3-5 years of Application Server administration experience in a large production environment, preferably with WebSphere .

Experience with three or more of the following, or equivalent, technologies:

New Relic, Jira, Bitbucket, Bamboo, Confluence, Windows Server.

Experience developing project plans and work breakdown structures.

“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 $84,000 - $186,000."

CGI anticipates accepting applications for this position through March 8, 2024.

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




  • DB2

  • DevOps

  • Infrastructure architecture

  • MySQL

  • Systems Architecture

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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