Network and Security Engineer

Hello. We’re World First and we’re a bit different from the rest…

World First is a market-leading, award-winning, bank-beating, rapidly-growing, fun-loving international payments company and we are looking to hire a Network Engineer. 

We win lots of awards – a few recent ones include #7 on the The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, The Queen's Award 2016, Ruban D’honneur for the European Business Awards for Customer Focus and the UK Customer Experience Awards. 
Our growth has also placed us on the FinTech 50 and the Investec Hot 100.

Basically, we are a company that is going places!

The role:

As a Network and Security Engineer, you will be joining the growing in-house IT team at World First team, consisting of ~75 people and growing.  We cover all areas of support, systems, websites, front and backend applications, networks across our offices in Europe, Asia, USA and Australia and are passionate about producing great quality systems to drive the business forward.

  • Keep up to date with new technologies and analyse their possible use within World First
  • Document network design and procedures
  • Ensure we meet all compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Act as member of the team for the operation and maintenance on all network issues, as directed by the Head of IT Operations and Network Team Leader

You need:

  • Solid experience on Routing and Switching (OSPF, BGP, MPLS, VPNs, Spanning Tree)
  • Network Security and associate technologies
  • Understanding of TCP/IP and Linux networking
  • Excellent troubleshooting and configuration skills
  • You will be exposed to a range of technologies such as Cisco including Nexus, Quagga , firewall appliance, software firewall (iptables) etc.
  • A professional approach to work with the other Network Engineers
  • Mentoring Junior engineers when required
  • Knowledge of best practices related to security, performance, and disaster recovery

In addition to the above technical skills, the ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills with an ability to communicate with tech and non-tech team members equally well.

 Desirable:

  • Understanding of core networking concepts like network design, firewalls, Reverse Proxies, DNS, VPNs, NAT

You will get:

  • A competitive salary: up to £55,000 per annum, commensurate with experience
  • An excellent benefits package including annual discretionary bonus, company pension scheme and health cover
  • World Perks: season ticket loan, free breakfast, childcare vouchers, Friday drinks fridge, business casual dress code, corporate discounts, tri-annual company parties - and more! 

Meet Some of World First's Employees

Darren H.

Head Of Sales

Darren oversees outbound sales acquisition channels for corporate and e-commerce verticals. He also makes sure World First’s sales goals complement partners and fit into the overall business plan.

Jessica P.

Private Client Dealer

Jessica aids private clients who need to transfer money across countries, making sure that World First helps secure the best rates possible that also beat bank pricing.


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