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Network Director IT

First Data Marietta, GA

Job Description



Position Description Overview

This position is for the leader of a network engineering team responsible for the design, deployment, support and stewardship of enterprise-class global networks. Responsibilities include direct leadership of highly technical team with oversight of standards, design and administration of global data center environments.


Job Responsibilities

  • Direct management of network architects and network engineers, resource hiring, performance management and associate compensation. 
  • Design and delivery of large-scale globally-scoped network projects
  • Proactive allocation of resources, expense control and financial stewardship.
  • Strategic planning and definition of technical standards and solutions for the functional and business units supported and ensures the implementation of high-end, business-wide, critical strategy set by senior management. 
  • Performs additional job duties as required.
  • Thought leadership in the areas of enterprise-class data center networks, emerging technologies (NFV, Containerization, Orchestration, NaaS, LAN overlays, SDx), system and network automation and driving efficiencies into the support and stewardship processes.
  • Understanding of system-level design and integration principles.


Scope of Job

The successful candidate will provide leadership for two or more diverse functional units including both management personnel and individual contributors. This leader will hold responsibility for all cycles of network solutions delivery and management including strategic planning, solutions design, project delivery, problem management, process automation and financial stewardship.



Allocates resources to support IT strategy. Requires minimal direction from manager on hiring, firing, performance reviews and compensation administration. Resolves routine issues. Escalates serious issues to more senior management. Provided technical thought leadership for areas of responsibility.


Job Requirements

    • Requires 8+ years of experience leading network engineering teams in a large corporate environment.
    • Demonstrates strong knowledge of network systems, technologies, practices and functional units. 
    • Proven experience in the delivery of large scale, enterprise network projects
    • Demonstrates expertise driving operational efficiencies and cost management
    • Has expert knowledge of technical operations, policies and practices. 
    • Has strong knowledge of the industry standards, trends and best practices.
    • Has experience with vendor management and service delivery
    • Recommends IT strategy to support goals of the business units supported.


  • Industry Knowledge

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.


Job Details

Date Posted March 23, 2018
Date Closes April 26, 2018
Requisition 2233370
Located In Marietta, GA
SOC Category 00-0000.00