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Director IT - Application Lead

Posted 19 January by First Data Corp Featured Ended


Director of IT - Application Lead

At First Data we believe our employees are exceptional people and we invest in their growth by delivering  continuous training and development and rewarding benefits for a fulfilling career.

Join First Data as a Director of IT, based in our Basildon Office and embark on a career where you will be leading the EMEA First Vision/GFS (Global Financial Solutions) Application Support organisation.

About the Role:

As Director of IT – Application Lead, you will be leading a team responsible for Project Support for New Client Onboarding and New Builds and Technical Support – managing the environment including builds, production management, automation, infrastructure design, customer boarding, project build and design.

You will be managing teams of technicians who are focused on First Vision Online and surround systems. This environment includes both distributed and mainframe infrastructure. The job will cover all of EMEA and customers.

You will be driving change through the IT department, moving it from a “one at a time” to systematic approaches from build out to production to frontline operational management.

You will be responsible for production quality, production support; client boarding, new builds, and the overall environment which First Vision resides in.

This is a highly visible role with First Data and has a direct impact on the ability to grow our business and maintain our clients

About You:

Here at First Data we are always looking for passionate, empowered and innovative individuals to join us.  In addition to this we are also looking for the following skills and experience in relation to this role:

  • Demonstrable experience in driving change through an IT department.
  • Experience of managing large teams and running run large multifacet IT organisations (Development and Infrastructure). 
  • Strong knowledge of IT systems, languages and tools
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent work experience and/or Certifications
  • Strong negotiation and communications skills.

About First Data:

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.

Whether you are just beginning your career or have many years of experience, First Data can provide you with exciting challenges and opportunities to develop.

Please apply to see how you can take your career beyond with First Data.

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