First Data Network Engineer I in Dublin, Ireland

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

The Network Engineer / Analyst is responsible for implementing, maintaining, supporting and developing network solutions to support all network services including client hosts connections, core wireless, Dialup, Internet and International networks. The scope encompasses support of all communications infrastructure including cables, switches, routers, firewalls, load-balancers and gateways in order to provide optimal performance for users and clients. This specific role will predominantly require working knowledge of product from Cisco, Checkpoint & Citrix, and have a strong focus on Remote Clients / Suppliers / Partners Connectivity. The role spread is currently 60% Operations & 40% Projects, and will transition (depending on performance) towards more and more projects work both in time allocation and complexity.

Job Responsibilities

  • Designs, installs, and maintains the enterprise network to meet the functional objectives of the business. Designs, develops and tests optimal telecommunications networks and related processes, including intra-corporate infrastructure and client connectivity solutions. Studies current telecom cost and proposes alternative methods to reduce cost, improve service quality. Proposes the use of new telecom products and networks. Assesses network application needs, provides network modeling and simulation consulting to clarify client server or internet/intranet application functionality, and evaluates and implement new advanced networking technologies. Involved with the network infrastructure, and the planning and design of enterprise local-area/wide-area network (LAN/WAN) solutions. Performs additional job duties as required.

Scope of Job

Supports complex business projects. May coach and mentor less experienced engineers.


Works independently

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience and appropriate certificates. Has strong knowledge in functions they support. Strong understanding of business issues.


  • Operational Functions

  • Telecommunications


  • Master of Science

First Data is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job: *Technical Support

Title: Network Engineer I

Location: Ireland-Dublin-Clonskeagh-Dublin - Unit 9 Richview Offic

Requisition ID: 2065300