Sr. Application Architect (Ref. No.: 30039742_03162016)

Information about the position

Place of work
Digital Park II, Einsteinova 25, 851 01 Bratislava 5
Job description, responsibilities and duties

Position Description Overview

The Senior Application Architect is to drive the design, implementation and maintenance of web based interfaces and applications within the First Data Application Architecture.
  • This person will be part of several projects and will technically lead a small team of developers on various projects related to enhancing and maintaining several enterprise web applications.
  • The Senior Application Architect will work closely with the Business Systems Architect and the Web Application Architecture team to design solutions, ensuring standard approaches are taken and new applications fit into the existing web platform.
  • He/she will also work closely with Product Development to identify and analyze functional requirements and implement software solutions to meet those needs. Duties include requirements analysis, providing sizing estimates, development of detailed design specifications, implementation and unit testing.
  • In addition, this staff member is a key player in diagnosing and mediating production issues should they arise.

    Job Responsibilities

  • Architect and design high-quality, high-performance business technology solutions that meet the requirements defined to solve a business need.
  • Technical lead for small team of internal and external developers on various projects. He will manage all of the technical aspects of medium-scale projects and manage small projects from requirement phase through to deployment and production handover.
  • Slice projects into work packages and distribute those to internal, external and offshore developer members.
  • Track development progress.
  • Plan / build / configure / develop solutions within the specified timelines.
  • Develop system test plans to ensure a comprehensive approach to delivering quality technology solutions to the business. Address all reported defects within a timely fashion.
  • Initiate and coordinate production handover. Ensure success of setting new versions into production. On-Call duty for supporting the production handover.
  • Stay active and current in business technology trends, direction and innovation related to business process and technology areas of focus for the position.
  • Take over source code from 3rd party software developers.
  • Development of Java web applications
  • Other benefits
    • Money and bonuses
    Meal vouchers – fully covered by FDS
    Jubilee benefits
    Diners club - private credit card without fees
    Referral program
    Bratislavská mestská karta without fees
    Contribution to pension plan

    • Health
    Health care - Private medical center
    Life and Accident Insurance
    25 full paid sick leave days per year
    5 sick days
    Bottomless drinks, coffee and tea in your office

    • Work-life balance
    Flexible working time
    International environment
    Leisure time events with your colleagues

    • Your development
    English language courses
    Global University with thousands of e-learning courses
    Long term career development
    Hard & Soft skills trainings
    Possibility of internal transfer to foreign branch office
    Contract type

    Requirements for the employee

    Required education
    University education (Bachelor's degree)
    University education (Master's degree)

    Educational Specialization

    Computer Science

    Language skills

    English - Upper intermediate (B2)

    Computer skills - programmer

    Java - advanced
    Personality requirements and skills
    At least 6+ years of experiences in Java development area, supporting all phases of the SDLC - BS/BA in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience.
    Masters degree in Computer Science preferred.
    Excellent expertise in architecture, design and development of state of the art applications and software design methodologies.
    Good knowledge of emerging technologies.
    Quick learner, eager to leverage new technologies in a dynamic team environment.
    Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills (English).
    Demonstrated ability to work independently and multitask effectively.
    Functional and technical understanding of complex transaction processes and billing mechanisms.


    Brief description of the company
    First Data is a leading provider of payment solutions for financial institutions and merchants around the world. With over 42 Billion merchant transactions annually and nearly 750 Million credit/debit cards on file, First Data powers the payments value chain in over 80 countries across the globe. We are proud of our extensive customer relationships supporting over 7,000 financial institutions and the largest merchant distribution network in the industry with over 1,200 partners servicing merchants large and small.

    First Data’s International division is a leading provider of payment solutions for financial institutions and merchants worldwide. With more than eight billion transactions annually and more than 70 million card accounts on file outside the U.S., First Data powers the payments value chain across the globe. We are proud of our extensive customer relationships supporting clients around the world with offices in 34 countries.

    We help businesses simplify payment processing and improve the customer experience with our broad portfolio of solutions, including: credit and debit card issuing and acquiring, point of sale terminals and deployment services, gift card and loyalty solutions, eCommerce, information and analytics solutions, card production and mailing, mobile solutions and more.
    Main focus of the company's activities
    Information technology, computer programming, web portals
    ID: 2610224   Dátum zverejnenia: 17.10.2016