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CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. Java / Kafka Architect in Fairfax, Virginia

Java / Kafka Architect

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Java / Kafka Architect

Category: Architecture

City: Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Position ID: J0221-0446

Employment Type: Full Time

Meet our professionals

CGI: A company committed to clients

Position Description:

CGI helps clients take an enterprise approach to accelerate and maximize their return on technology investments through relevant applied innovation. As a Java/Kafka Architect in a cross-functional agile scrum team, you should have 6+ years of experience, with a superior software development background and be able to facilitate, design, and develop technical solutions for new and existing Kafka-based applications and processes utilizing Java and Spring. You will bring to the table best practices, patterns for using Kafka components in a micro services eco system. You will be involved in backlog refinement, planning of sprints, sprint reviews/demos as well as be responsible for meeting software compliance standards.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for sound and high quality technical deliverables.

  • Work in an Agile environment and adapt to the changing needs and requirements of the business.

  • Produce high quality code; following and recommending best practices.

  • Design and Development of Kafka streams in Java applications.

  • Configure Kafka connectors for File, Oracle, SQL Server data flows.

  • Training and mentoring of team members on Kafka augmented by documentation.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills within distributed project teams.

  • Experience with Agile Methodology.

  • An inherent ability to solve problems and provide solutions.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Facilitation skills, including leading meetings, presentation skills, problem resolution/mediation.

  • High degree of responsiveness and ability to work collaboratively with other team members.

  • Ability to work with virtual teams spanning time zones across the country and in India.

  • Ability to manage own workload.

Must Have Technical Skills:

  • 6+ years experience designing and developing Java based applications in an Enterprise environment with Spring Boot

  • 3+ years writing Kafka Consumers, Producers, and Stream Applications with Java

  • Microservices (1+ years)

  • Working knowledge in DevOps tools like Maven, Jenkins, uDeploy and Git


  • Test Driven Development (JUnit / Spock)

  • Docker / Kubernetes

  • Software development lifecycle experience especially with an Agile Scrum team, working in Sprint automation and exposure in CI/CD process

  • Experience in working with source code management tools like Bitbucket

  • CI&CD

  • Spring Cloud

  • Agile Development

Minimum Education Required: BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, related IT field or equivalent combination of experience and education

Est. Salary Range (Colorado Only): $120,000 - $200,000*

*Disclaimer: In accordance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, effective January 1, 2021, a good faith hourly or base salary range must be posted for all positions where the work may be performed in the state of Colorado. Therefore, this good faith salary range will only apply where this described position will be performed in the state, and should not be considered the compensation range in other locations or for other positions.

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



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What you can expect from us:

Build 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 change—supporting 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 at .

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

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, pregnancy, 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 at . 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 consider for employment qualified applicants with arrests and conviction records in accordance with all local regulations and ordinances.

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.