Principal Information Systems Engineer



  Full Time   Employee   Contractor

United States

Principal Information Systems Engineer

Position Description
CGI Federal is looking for a Principal Information Systems Engineer with experience and C-level communication skills to advise executive and senior level client technical staff of the benefits, issues, costs and risks of technologies. You will advise on what is necessary to implement a new technology program or modernize existing mission-critical systems such as conversion from siloed, COBOL-based systems to a modern integrated set of applications necessary to provide a superior client use experience. Your future duties and responsibilities
Performs IT functions such as design, analysis, evaluation, testing, debugging, and implementation of applications programs supporting company business processes and operations.
Analyzes, installs, acquires, modifies, and supports operating systems, database or utilities software.
Plans, conducts and directs the analysis of business problems to be solved with automated systems.
Analyzes, designs, acquires, and implements projects for LAN and/or WAN systems.
Plans, designs, acquires, and implements telecommunications voice/wire systems.
Required qualifications to be successful in this role
Master?s Degree is required along with 8-13 years of expert level knowledge in one or more key technology areas such as big data computing, Agile development, data science, self-service systems, etc.
Possesses superior oral and written communications skills in order to clearly and effectively convey issues, reports, and other deliverables to Agency counterparts.
Expert in an advanced technical area such as big data computing, data science, content management, self-service systems, mobile computing, data marts and warehousing, cloud computing, unified communications platforms and systems, anti-fraud expert, Agile development, or any new and emerging technology area or subject.
Expert in various software development methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall, etc.)
Experience and demonstrated success in working with large enterprises, large geographical areas, and users (greater than 40,000). Expert knowledge and skill in all facets of systems development and deployment.
Experience and demonstrated success working with clients in sensitive environments, understands user issues, understands policy and political issues that may adversely affect success and offers approaches to manage such issues.
Experience advising and consulting using advanced expertise in areas a client has interest in and needs expertise to carefully evaluate technologies, benefits, risks, and costs in order to make a decision to use such technology/technologies.
Expertise in advising clients on the analysis, design, implementation, training, maintenance and usage of advanced technologies within their organization, particularly with respect to a client?s mission, business goals and forecasted environmental impacts (e.g., increased number of clients served, constrained budgets, client interaction preferences, security and privacy concerns, and workforce development issues).
Experience participating and advising as needed in all phases of systems development from analyzing, and documenting complex client and statutory requirements through development, deployment, and maintenance.
Experience providing advanced technical knowledge and analysis of highly specialized applications and operational environments; high-level functional systems analysis, design, integration, documentation, training, and implementation; and advice on complex problems.
Experience making recommendations and advising on organization-wide system improvements, optimization, or maintenance efforts in the following sample specialties: Information Systems Architecture, Networking, Telecommunications, Automation, Communications Protocols, Risk Management/Electronic Analysis, Software, Life-Cycle Management, Software Development Methodologies, 508 compliance, human factors modeling, modeling and simulation etc.
Extensive experience in the development and implementation of best practices for large scale, enterprise-size clients. Understands sensitive organizational issues and change management practices and strategies, offers advice and approaches to mitigate organizational stress during change. Understands how to deploy new technologies within existing complex set of technologies of varying levels modernization. Takes an enterprise approach to such implementations taking into account technology, workforce training, user change management and executive and political support.
Desired Certifications:
Certified Business Operations Professional (CBOP), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Accredited Management Consultant (AMA), PMP, CBM, CIPM, CMC, CM, CMBA, CIM, CFCM, MKMP, MPM, MMC, P.Mgr, or SCPM. Categories of software certifications that provide professional-level IT certifications include IEEE, SEI, Microsoft, UNIX, JAVA, COBOL, Network, Security, Architecture, Web, Service-based, Oracle, IBM, Data related, and Database related. Categories of database certifications that provide professional-level IT certifications include relational, NOSQL, Document oriented, Object oriented, Columnar, or Hierarchical.
At CGI, we?re a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 65,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

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 depending upon specific assignment, or upon any US government security clearance if required. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, gender Identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, or other status protected by law. 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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