Associate Network Analyst

Visa, Ashburn VA, US

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Global Network Operations Center (GNOC) is an “eyes on glass” network support team, utilizing a variety of monitoring and troubleshooting tools to provide continuous, 24 X 7, first-level support of all Visa-managed Corporate and Commercial network environments to ensure network integrity and the expedient mitigation of network events or connectivity issues.  GNOC is also responsible for proactively identifying potential issues within the infrastructure; providing both internal and external network support for the Visa network environment, systems and applications, in addition to responsibility for the physical engineering and support of Visa facilities and lab environments.

This is a non-exempt position, within a critical services operations environment, that provides first level network support.  Staff are considered essential personnel and are required to work weekends and holiday as scheduled.  The position consists of a two-week rotating schedule of 12 hour shifts, that may require overtime work as needed to cover staffing shortages or attend training.

Job Scope


  • As a member of Global Network Operations Support, the Associate Network Analyst has the primary responsibility for monitoring the Corporate and Commercial Visa Networks and providing first level response to assist in the mitigation or elimination of issues affecting network connectivity and impacting our clients or the Visa brand. The preferred candidate will  need to possess strong technical and analytical abilities, in order to effectively monitor and support network connectivity on critical systems; resolve a high number of reported issues without need for escalation or assistance; the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and often act as the first point of contact with Visa customers. 


    The preferred candidate will possess all of the following competencies:

  • Ability to track, update and resolve all assigned incidents, changes and problem tickets via the Ask Now management system, ensuring that documentation is thorough, accurate and meets a standard of high quality.

  • Proactively monitor, recognize, analyze, isolate and/or resolve documented hardware and software problems utilizing a variety of hardware and software testing tools and techniques.

  • Properly escalate incidents in a timely manner per support guidelines and procedures.

  • Liaise with L2 support groups and/or development groups to collaborate on the resolution of incidents and problems.

  • Follow documented support procedures, managing each issue through resolution or turnover in order to maintain established service levels.

  • Act as the support / advocacy for Visa clients, who are comprised of consumers, businesses, financial institutions, internal groups and governments worldwide.

  • Ability to gather pertinent information and work with our clients to isolate and resolve the majority of events without need for assistance.

  • Ability to develop, edit and distribute effective internal and external communications in a timely and accurate manner, per documented processes.

  • Maintain technical skills through participation in ongoing training.

  • Support project schedules and change management.

  • Responsible for internal and external communication of issues to management and other internal support groups.

  • Internal and External Bridge Stewardship in support of the timely resolution of internal and client facing issues.

  • Required to work 12 hour flexible shifts, that include weekends and holidays.


  • Basic Knowledge of routing/switching, tunneling, security operations/engineering, MPLS.

  • Ability to quickly learn Visa proprietary as well as industry standard tools to support the monitoring and response for client and Visa brand issues. Primary tools are NetCool, Solarwinds and Ask Now.  

  • Excellent verbal/written communication, organizational skills; ability to prioritize in a constantly changing work load. Interpersonal skills and ability to excel as part of a team.

  • Able to use sound judgment in determining priorities and enlisting support of other internal groups to prevent any compromise to Visa business or client service level agreements.

  • Required - Need to already possess Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundation Certificate (ITIL), or ability to obtain within 6 months.

  • Preferred– PCAP certification (Python Certified Associate in Programming)

  • Preferred - Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

  • Firewall experience and file transfer highly desirable

  • MS Office suite proficiency

  • Education / Professional Credentials

Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity.  Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team.  As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do.  CyberSource, a Visa company, has been and continues to be a pioneer within the e-Commerce Payment Management world. Our ‘VisaNet’ network is capable of handling over 65,000 transaction messages per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

About Visa

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

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