Network Architects/Designers – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Network Architects/Designers

Position Description:

Join our Global Technology Operations Team!

We are continuing to grow our Infrastructure Design and Advisory team all across Canada! We have many new positions this year.

CGI is more than just an IT consulting company; we are a global organization offering a world of opportunities. Become part of an outstanding culture that gives you the freedom to innovate, to make decisions, to achieve your full potential and to chart your own career. Our benefits include a share purchase program, profit sharing, wellness credits, extensive training/developing programs and flexible work schedules as a member of a diverse and talented team of technical experts.

Join a team of experienced and motivated IT professionals who are passionate about emerging technology. The network Designers/Architects is part of a core group of technical professionals that manage and support the IT infrastructure in CGI Data Centre environments.

Are you enthusiastic and eager to share knowledge and experience?
Do you finds excitement learning and working with network automation, cloud technologies and next-gen security solutions?

You will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology platforms. We offer a dynamic work environment and numerous career advancement opportunities! Join us!

Your future duties and responsibilities:

  •  Planning, designing and implementation of network changes
  •  Perform troubleshooting to diagnose, isolate and fix complex network problems, make recommendations for enhancements
  •  Propose new architectures based on enhancements recommendations
  •  Make recommendations on network products, services, protocols and standards
  •  Produce network design document based on architectures, perform review of network designs documents based on architecture requirements
  •  Assist other members in design and implementation plans to meet client requirements
  •  Perform network asset management, life cycle management and related documentation
  •  Maintain configuration standards on networking devices

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

  •  Education: College/Bachelor in Computer Science, information technology or related technical certifications
  •  5-10 years’ experience in managing large, complex networks;
  •  Excellent communication skills, interacting with all levels of audience. (internal partners, clients and executives)
  •  Advanced understanding of the Open Systems Interconnection Model
  •  Ability to present ideas in a user-friendly language
  •  Ability to work in a team-oriented over multi clients environment
  •  Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and make sound decisions in emergency situations
  •  Advanced network troubleshooting skills, analytical and problem-solving abilities

Preferred skills in networking technologies such as:

  •  Advanced knowledge of DHCP/DNS/NTP/SNMP
  •  Deep understanding of STP, EVPN, VxLAN, OSPF, ISIS, BGP, PBR, DMVPN, QoS, MPLS, VPLS, Segment Routing, IPSEC, etc.
  •  Network security: NG Firewall, including IDS/IPS
  •  Network Automation [Ansible, Terraform]
  •  Network function virtualization [NFV]
  •  Software Define Networking [SDN]
  •  Wireless

Knowledge Expertise:

  •  Extensive hands-on knowledge in networks design (LAN / WAN) and telecommunications;
  •  Knowledge of the OSI model and the main network protocols and services (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, SDN, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, RIP1&2, VLAN, VTP, Trunking, Port-Channeling, Spanning tree, FabricPath etc.);
  •  Knowledge of cloud network (Azure VNet, AWS VPC)
  •  Knowledge of virtual networking (SDN, NFV, Virtual contexts)
  •  Thorough knowledge of the management and support of routers, switches, load balancer to and next-generation firewalls (Cisco, Checkpoint, Palo Alto, Citrix, etc.)


  •  Knowledge of unified communications technologies;
  •  Knowledge of authentication mechanisms (Radius, Tacacs, etc.);
  •  Knowledge of VPN technologies (IPSec remote access solutions to various customer sites);
  •  Knowledge of the Atlassian platform (JIRA, Confluence)


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.

Ready to become part of our success story? Join CGI — where your ideas and actions make a difference.