Systems Engineer III (Senior DevOps)

Systems Engineer III (Senior DevOps)

Naperville, Illinois

First Data (NYSE\: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in more than 100 countries around the world. The company’s 22,000 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 3,000 transactions per second and $2.4 trillion per year. To learn more about First Data, visit

Position Description Overview

This position would be the DevOps lead for a large installation of a Kubernetes built 24x7x365 application running with as close to 100% uptime as we can manage.

Job Responsibilities

  • Capture the requirements, design and implement CI / CD solutions.
  • Analyze and optimize the system- and platform performance, adaptation of the infrastructure.
  • Setup a reliable monitoring which allows continuous optimization of the platform. Planning, installation and launch of web- and middleware components. 
  • Evaluate and develop scripts and applications to automate system deployment scaling and infrastructure. Technical support of the development department / the development in regards to questions about SDLC, the monitoring and the environment setup / configuration.
  • Analysis and time driven information of problems and issues to the management. Support of test and performance optimization to increase the quality of the run-time environment / the application.
  • Execution of the production deployments and adaptations of new functionality, which includes an on-call availability

Scope of Job

Team Lead abilities a major plus. Active and autonomous practice into current technology trends, the update and optimization of the environments.

Evaluate options and recommend solutions to current Automated Deployments and Automated Test frameworks. Design and enhancement of the system architecture and the security concepts. 

Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services (experience with AWS is required), planning, consolidation and description of complex processes.