Platform Architect / DevOps Engineer

First Data

Company Type


First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology solutions, serving more than six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. Our 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year. First Data is committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, and we are innovating a wide range of next-generation commerce technology solutions to help our clients better detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending patterns and build customer loyalty. There are many exciting opportunities for talented individuals who would like to join our team and play a meaningful role in helping us shape the future of global commerce.

First Data’s Product Development, Client Solutions and Technology functions are responsible for innovation and advancement of our technology solutions across all of our client segments, and make a critical contribution to ensuring that First Data retains its position as a leading technology innovator. Our Product Development teams are responsible for end-to-end ownership of the product life cycle. Our Client Solutions teams deliver global solutions and expertise that make commerce possible. Our Technology teams develop a wide range of applications and solutions that enable next-generation commerce and create the infrastructure of the global commerce ecosystem. They also ensure that our data remains secure through their work in cyber-security

Position Description Overview

Position helps grow the global DevOps practice for the First Data.

Job Responsibilities

  • DevOps Engineer supports many Product Development teams through their Agile life cycle and take our in-house applications from design to full production rollout.
  • You will be responsible for designing, architecting and implemention of next generation system architecture and automation solutions. 
  • Maintain and improve Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery environments. 
  • Own and lead initiatives to define, design, and implement DevOps solutions which includes reference architectures, automated deployment, estimates, costing, and site relalibilty engineer practices. 
  • Will ensure the successful delivery of technology solutions that meet customer business specifications and support the strategic direction of the enterprise. 
  • The solutions team moves quickly and expects all team members to manage their time effectively. 
  • The DevOps engineer should be self-directed, self-starter and professional in their interactions with others.

Scope of Job

Leads complex projects and issues within functional technical area and cross functional area. Coaches and leads less experienced IT staff. Provides leadership on projects.


Works independently with IT functional units and business units. Recommends strategies for technical aspects of projects as well as broad system improvements.

Job Requirements

  • Experience with continuous integration and deployment utilizing tools such as Jenkins, Maven, GIT, Atlassian BitBucket/Stash Hands-on experience as a DevOps Engineer, this is NOT an entry level opportunity for fresh graduates.
  • Strong background in cloud and virtualization - Pivotal Cloud foundry (PCF) and AWS  
  • Experience with provisioning using Puppet, Chef, or similar tools. 
  • Experience with Splunk.  
  • Strong technical knowledge of network hardware, protocols, and standards
  • Strong background in security, network protocols and Linux configuration
  • Experience in working with both physical and virtual environments. 
  • Research and evaluate new technologies to help improve our business objectives Develop of tools and frameworks to improve security, reliability, maintainability, availability and performance for the technology foundation of our platform 
  • Lead the design and building of a fully automated self-service platform in AWS, but that could also work in a hybrid cloud environment 
  • Continuously improve our infrastructure to be easy to deploy, scalable, secure and fault-tolerant. 
  • Experience with Concourse is a plus. 
  • Prefer experience in the payment/credit card industry.  
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in this country without any visa restrictions.


  • IT Architecture

First Data is an Affirmative Action – Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT)
First Data provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity/expression), disability, veteran status and military status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, or any other factor that may be protected by law.

Primary Location

United States-Georgia-Marietta-Marietta 1600 Terrell Mill

Other Locations

United States-Nebraska-Omaha-Omaha - 7305 Pacific St, United States-New Jersey-Jersey City-Jersey-101 Hudson Street, United States-Maryland-Hagerstown-Hager - One Western Maryland P, United States-Delaware-Wilmington-Wilmi - 1100 Carr Road

Job Field

Technical Support



Job Posting

Jan 29, 2018 L3 - Middle Mgmt/Sr Professional

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