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Cloud Service Delivery Consultant

Company: CGI
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

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Position DescriptionCGI Federal is seeking an experienced Migration Delivery Consultant looking for an opportunity to join an emerging technologies practice focused on delivering cloud solutions and services for the premiere cloud service providers. The Migration Delivery Consultant has the primary responsibility of managing technical deployments within an enterprise hybrid cloud model, applying agile methodologies for product and services deployment across multiple types of clouds. The Migration Delivery Consultant leads project-based teams comprised of cloud architects, cloud engineers, application teams, and developers to translate client IT strategic goals, roadmaps, and business requirements into future state architectures, designed to leverage the cutting edge functionality delivered through commercial and private cloud service providers. The candidate for this role is highly efficient in deploying cloud services and technologies through sprint driven schedules and waterfall methodologies. The candidate also has solid experience in managing client relations from engineers to executives and is looked at as the go-to for migration strategy and approach. The Migration Delivery Consultant role works closely with the technical members through the transformation lifecycle of a migration translating cloud solutions into executable sprints and project schedules. The candidate has familiarity with scripting, automation, infrastructure as code, and DevOps principles to strengthen their communication with the technical teams and clients.

To support our comprehensive transformation lifecycle, the candidate ideally has experience guiding clients with their modernization effort in cloud adoption and establishing hybrid release management strategies for on-prem, private and public cloud environments. The candidate has worked on migration projects for enterprise applications as well. The candidate has experience using Cloud Service Provider (CSP) native tools managing on-prem-to-cloud and cloud-to-cloud deployments. This candidate is passionate about taking on a client's mission as a driver for managing people, timelines, and tasks in order to deliver dynamic deployments that continue to evolve in method and strategy.

The Migration Delivery Consultant is also integral in participating in our Cloud Broker Office (CBO) helping to drive policy and procedure around cloud governance. As a member of the CBO, the candidate manages cloud account onboarding, managed services onboarding, and transitions into service delivery. The role participates in the critical function of procedurally managing the deployment of secure environments designed from a security framework tailored for a defense-in-depth approach in the cloud.

The candidate seeks to be an integral part of the cloud delivery team by participating in continuous improvement planning. Additionally, the Migration Delivery Consultant will be joining a highly integrated team of self-motivators to achieve the common goal of building an extremely successful and results-driven Cloud Delivery practice. It's important the candidate shares the mission and purpose to deliver the highest client satisfaction in every facet of the job.

Your future duties and responsibilitiesProject Management

  • Lead migrations into AWS or Azure using both waterfall and agile project management skills to deliver rapid deployments of cloud infrastructure.
  • Coordinate architecture reviews for Azure or AWS cloud account deployments working closely with Cloud Architects to guide clients through migration solution design and onboarding activities.
  • Leverage previous experience to assess business, technical, and security standards requirements to guide development of client specific solutions
  • Participate in designing cloud migration strategies with a security first approach for hosted, or outsourced, architectures with a fundamental understanding of the underlying cloud infrastructure services and technologies (e.g., IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
  • Ensure products and services are delivered within schedule, scope and budget and meet the required level of quality.
  • Create best practice detailed migration plans utilizing work breakdown structure to establish critical path, agreed upon milestones/deliverables, and resource plans according to the cloud migration strategy
  • Prepare executive reports and present to Senior IT Management/Stakeholders (both client and internal) in a highly effective way to ensure alignment and support, as well as to build confidence in the execution team and our customers
  • Lead identification and management of risks at all levels, actions, and issues through proactive communication and collaboration with stakeholders and various teams
  • Lead rapid migration approaches for cloud based solutions leveraging standardized processes.
  • Lead one or more teams of 10+ consultants in delivering internal or external client-facing solutions through an agile project management
  • Lead Steady State Hand-Off activities utilizing previous experience in service delivery management of operations support for hosted applications
  • Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints
  • Establish critical client and internal relations to navigate opposition to change using emotional intelligence and superb proactive communication skills
  • Expertly manage resources people/process/systems - for the greater good of the organization and customers
  • Establish accountability for all key members delivering to milestones and deliverables
  • Bridge the gap between the Pre-Sales Engagement Manager and the Account Manager / Service Delivery Manager
  • Stand up project content management sites in Confluence and Jira to managed tasks, documentation, and project management dashboards
  • Create or support the development of metrics or KPIs and the respective dashboards within Jira to continuously report on the project status and progress


    • Work closely with Business Engineering and other business units to facilitate adherence to policies and procedure in the procurement, deployment, and maintenance of cloud services
    • Collaborate with Architects & Engineering and Service Delivery members in the continuous monitoring of cloud best practice compliance aligning to Federal security standards, such as NIST 800-53.
    • Adhere to the CGI Transition ITIL and CMMI based processes and standards for delivering consistent quality of service
    • Ensure your program/projects are auditable (CGI quality processes applied).
    • Proactively participate in continuous improvement activities.

      Required qualifications to be successful in this role--- Working knowledge of waterfall methodology and work breakdown structures in order to translate into sprints and agile methodologies

      --- Active secret clearance or has the ability to obtain a secret clearance.

      --- Experience with the Azure Public and/or Government Clouds

      --- Experience with security governance in a managed cloud environment adhering to government security standards.

      --- Manage technical projects of 5+ members spanning cross-services internally and externally.

      --- Minimum of 5 years IT industry experience, with 3+ years in a Program or Project Management role

      --- Minimum of 3 years demonstrated experience applying agile practices, through methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, or SAFe

      --- Bachelor's Degree in management information systems, computer science, informatics, or other related technical discipline

      Due to the nature of government contract, US citizenship is required.


      --- SAFe-- Certification, Scrum Alliance CSM, or other agile certification

      --- AWS and/or Azure certifications

      • Experience with cloud native and third party migration tools
      • Experience with Atlassian suite tools (Jira, Confluence)
      • 3+ years of management experience within federal civilian or defense IT programs, as a government contractor and/or employee

        --- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

        --- Experience with outsourcing, or managed services environments



        • Client Management
        • Delivery Management
        • Cloud Computing

          What you can expect from usBuild your career with us.

          It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this changesupporting our clients' digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

          At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

          Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

          Learn more about CGI

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          CGI is an equal opportunity employer.

          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.

          CGI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to apply for a job in the U.S., please email the CGI U.S. Employment Compliance mailbox You will need to reference the requisition number of the position in which you are interested. Your message will be routed to the appropriate recruiter who will assist you.Please note, this email address is only to be used for those individuals who need an accommodation to apply for a job. Emails for any other reason or those that do not include a requisition number will not be returned.

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          All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary dependent upon specific assignment and/or level of US government security clearance held.

          CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGI's legal duty to furnish information.

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