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Sr Application Analyst

First Data Atlanta, GA

Job Description



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

Is able to build from scratch or re-engineer or re-fit a simply constructed enterprise architecture with limited or no supervision. Is able to lead or provide example to 1-3 web / application developers in a project team setting. Provides these services with limited leadership from with Development manager or Systems Architect in a moderately complex enterprise architecture.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensures adherence to established standards and may consult with senior managers on technology solutions. Supports existing business systems applications and may be responsible for leading technical aspects of a project. May be responsible for assigning resources and delegating tasks to meet project deliverables. Performs additional job duties as required.
  • Responsibilities: 1. Provide thorough analysis of system changes, impacts, and risks. 2. Assist web developers with methods, models and designs. 3. Write well organized business/technical specifications that both managers and developers can understand and recognize 4. Not only write well organized, robust code but also critique and reverse engineer code. 5. Understand solution concepts and ability to implement into code that is both highly maintainability, flexible and scalable. 6. Provide time estimates and milestones for self and the assignments of others on the team toward the implementation of features/functionality 7. Instruct web developers and understand the need for common web standards, secure coding techniques and development methodologies 8. Research and recommend new technology, tools and ux to enhance user experience 9. Communicate effectively in a fast paced team environment with many

Scope of Job

Works on highly complex projects and issues within functional technical area. Coaches and leads less experienced IT staff and business managers. Provides leadership on projects.


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

Soft skills for web developer 1. Excellent written communication skills and expectation management ++ 2. Ability to handle multiple, competing priorities, and meet deadlines 3. Ability to be in a structured office environment everyday 4. Professional attire and attitude and timeliness 5. Can do positive attitude and willingness to learn new tools and technologies as needs change


Job Requirements

  • 6+ yrs. of related IT experience. Bachelor's Degree at College of Engineering and Technology or equivalent work experience. Expert in multiple languages and tools. Strong knowledge in emerging technologies. Possesses strong knowledge of application development technologies, tools, methodologies as well as all functional areas in IT organization. Good understanding of how technology relates to business, market and industry and applies such knowledge to support the needs of the business.
  • 1. 5+ years in building frontend web applications 2. 4+ years of recent experience using Ruby is required 3. 8+ years combined in any 2 of these major languages: Ruby, Javascript, Python, PHP, or Java 4. HTML/5 experience required, proficiency expected 5. PHP proficiency is ++ 6. Experience migrating from LAMP technologies to modern frameworks (e.g. ruby on rails) ++ 7. Experience in payments processing is ++ 8. Intense CSS experience ++ 9. Command of unix shell, bash or perl is required 10. Experience successfully mitigating the OWASP top ten project risks ++ 11. Experience making sites responsive with media queries and frameworks like bootstrap and zurb + 12. Experience with no sql database like Cassandra is a + 13. Designs in Photoshop/Sketch/Illustrator + 14. Experience with cloud providers Pantheon, CoreSecure, Rackspace or other 3rd party hosting +


  • IT Architecture


  • Bachelor of Science

First Data is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer(Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT)


Job Details

Date Posted April 18, 2018
Date Closes May 22, 2018
Requisition 2139660
Located In Atlanta, GA
SOC Category 00-0000.00