Senior Telecommunications Engineer

at CGI Group Inc.
Published November 8, 2022
Location Houston, TX
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Position Description:

CGI is looking for a Senior Telecommunications Engineer based in Houston, Texas.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

* Collect and document requirements by specifying the needed functionality, all the non-functional requirements and all dependencies (e.g. cabling, construction or electrical work needed)
* Create a Organization standards-based design produced and signed off by the design assurance team.
* Work with architecture & portfolio to update standards in specific cases
* Work with other designers to produce specific elements of the design requiring special knowledge
* Develop an implementation plan and testing strategy which is aligned with business readiness and IT delivery timelines
* Handover the design and implementation plan to the project manager and operations center for deployment and operations
* Share knowledge obtained and learn from others as part of a natural team across architecture, portfolio, design, network engineers, operations, and service management, amongst others.
* Provide hands on implementation and operational support as required.
* Manage complex interface structures across organizational and geographic boundaries.
* Ability to collaborate with project teams, telecom contractors / service providers (ISP), the Major Execution Contractors (FEED, EPC, EPCM, TSI etc.) and other contractors.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

* Typical Years of Experience: 12-20 - leading and executing Telecoms project delivery, Telecoms operations, or IT consultancy assignments to design, develop and deliver viable network and telecom solutions, preferably in Oil and Gas or similar industry with offshore experience preferred.
* A high degree of technical network knowledge in the IP network technology with a specialization in network security.
* Highly proficient in, deployment and configuration of networking technologies specific to routing, switching and general network security best practices in a global enterprise environment.
* Experience and proficiency in a hands-on capacity with Data Center and Remote Office Enterprise/campus designs, architecture, deployment and configuration with physical and virtual appliances. Familiarity with applications driving modern infrastructure design in private and public cloud.
* Extensive Network and Network Security Deployment and Implementation utilizing Routers, Switches, NG Firewalls, VPNs, IDS/IPS Realtime Traffic Inspection/Analysis tools and Application/Service Analysis tools.
* Cloud Networking and Computing, Azure, AWS, Cloud frameworks, distributed applications and X-as-a-Service (X can be infrastructure, Platform, Software)
* Mastering OSI Model, TCP/IP protocol suite (IP, ARP, ICMP, TCP, UDP, SMTP, FTP, TFTP)
* Mastering IP v4 addressing and subnetting and routing concepts and skilled in IPv6
* Route/Switch Protocols and Services:
* L2 - STP, HSRP, VLAN, VPLS, Trunking, STP 802.1Q, VLANs, VTP, VPLS, L2 tunnels over MPLS
* L3 - OSPF, ISIS, BGP, EIGRP and IP MPLS, CEF, Route Redistribution, Summarization, Policy-Routing, Traffic Engineering, Inter AS VPN's, MPLS VPN, MBGP, vPC, VSS, OTV, DMVPN, NHRP
* Route/Switch Products - Cisco, Nexus, ACI, HP Procurve, Brocade, Juniper, Cisco Catalyst, Cisco ASR, Cisco ISR, Arista, Cisco ACI, SDN (SD-LAN, SD-WAN, SD-WIRELESS), SDAm, Cisco Meraki, Viptela, Velocloud. (Emphasas on Viptella).
* Telecoms Industry knowledge with extensive experience in Networks and Telecommunications, Testing and Commissioning
* Knowledge of environmental and electrical safety in hazardous (IEC EX) that impact design of telecoms systems used in process plants; Upstream / Downstream IT infrastructure and telecom solutions e.g. Process Control/SCADA, Safety Critical Elements
* Knowledge of project delivery methodology for managing both IT and Capital Projects in Oil and Gas
* Consistently delivered results in a matrix, global virtualized organization
* Technical network knowledge of telecom solutions such as Satellite, Optical/Radio links, Wireless Canopy, Mobile Radio (DMR/Tetra), Microwave, Fiber Optics, Marine and Aeronautical Radio, Sub-marine Fiber and Access Security/CCTV a plus. - PREFFERED.
* Cisco certifications - CCIE Route / Switch - PREFFERED.
* Palo Alto Certifications - PCNSE - PREFFERED.
* Zscaler Certifications - ZCCP IA/PA - PREFFERED.
* Python programming and app development skills for programmable networks - PREFFERED.
* Experience working in an (partially) outsourced environment - PREFFERED.
* Agile and waterfall project management knowledge and experience - PREFFERED.
* Service Management processes (Support Models, Service Level Management, Contract Management and Supplier Management) - PREFFERED.
* Experience in network operations - PREFFERED.



* Cisco
* Network
* Network Security
* Routing/Routers
* Switches
* Telecommunications
* VPN (Virtual Private Network)

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