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Systems Engineer (Microsoft Certified Professional)

First Data Aurora, IL

Job Description



About First Data 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 FirstData.com.

Position Description Overview

Microsoft Certified Engineer will perform a wide variety technical application, networking, and infrastructure functions for new implementations

Job Responsibilities

  • Is responsible for maintaining the ongoing reliability, performance and support of the systems environment. Monitors systems, responds to problems and plans for growth. Provides ongoing systems analysis. Assists in designing, developing, testing and implementing technical solutions for business applications. Creates Change plans. Evaluates and integrates new hardware configurations and provides support of client technologies on mainframe platforms and peripherals. Responds to work requests regarding installation, configuration and/or maintenance of client software and the deployment of new technology releases, troubleshooting, and software repair. Performs additional job duties as required.
  • Willingness to be on-call.
  • 1-2 years of related experience.
  • Maintain current systems/infrastructure of our existing multi-site topology and create connections for new implementations.
  • Involved in our expansion to new cloud providers like Azure, AWS.
  • MCP certification for this position is required, and is well versed in Windows-based cloud computing solutions.
  • The ability to multitask and set priorities when faced with multiple competing tasks, including project work and trouble tickets.
  • Ability to deal with changing priorities.
  • Build servers from scratch, Virtualization using VMWare.
  • Experience leveraging Active Directory for user and group management.
  • Experience with scripting tools such as PowerShell

Scope of Job

Works on small projects that have system-wide impact and integrate across the organization.


Works with business leaders and other technical staff groups with some direction.


Job Requirements

  • Less than 3 years of related technical experience. BS Degree, Associates or equivalent work experience. Has basic to moderate troubleshooting skills, and must understand local/wide area networking and server hardware/software. Applies moderate technical ability to modify jobs, models, processes, network definitions, and documentation. Utilizes functional knowledge of job flow process to request changes to production schedule for file transmissions. Works across all functional areas of the enterprise, and uses a strong customer services orientation to ensure that all requests and problems are resolved.
  • Experience with MS Windows 7,10, 2008, 2012, 2016; Office 365 , SharePoint and MSCRM, Microsoft system center, MSSQL and Team Foundation Server.
  • Knowledge of Check Point firewall (Cisco and Checkpoint).
  • Experience in production environments and taking backups.
  • Experience in layer2 & layer3 switching technologies including VLANs and link aggregation protocols.
  • Knowledge of routing protocols, GVRP/OSPF/BGP.
  • Strong, thorough, in-depth knowledge of TCP/IP a must. Must have experience with IP, TCP, UDP, IPsec, DNS, ARP, HTTP, SSL, among other protocols. LAN / WAN operations.
  • Knowledge of tunneling and compression technologies Wireless technologies, spectrum analysis, encryption, and authentication; SD-WAN technologies and theories ( S2S , Express route ).
  • Network level security technologies and best practices and Troubleshooting skills using a variety of system and network analysis tools including WireShark.
  • Legal work authorization (US Citizenship or Permanent Resident). We cannot sponsor H1B or any work visas for this role at this stage.


  • IT Architecture
  • Emerging Technologies
  • IT Standards, Procs, Policies
  • Implementation
  • Application Maintenance
  • System Testing Tools
  • Technical Troubleshooting


  • Bachelor of Science

NO Agencies or Corp-to-Corp. This is a full-time onsite role to be based in US.

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 January 1, 2019
Date Closes February 4, 2019
Requisition 2448491
Located In Aurora, IL
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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