Staff Data Engineer, Streaming and Big Data- Data Platform

Visa, Palo Alto CA, US

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Duration: Full-Time

The Data division is part of the Visa's technology organization. The division is responsible for maintaining Visa's data assets and provides value added products and services to drive innovation for our partners and clients, within Visa and globally. The Data Platform Department is dedicated to provide systems and services to make data secure, high quality, rich, fast, and easy to use, therefore enabling Visa with the ability to leverage its data asset in an effective and timely manner to maximize technology/business development and differentiate Visa from others in the payment industry.


A successful candidate is who thrives in a fast-paced environment, has customer obsession, thinks big, and knows to simplify.  The candidate will leverage sound architectural principles to implement effective and efficient solutions for our users.

The ideal candidate has strong technical background in real-time data processing and have a good written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidate has production experience building a modern real-time application, is passionate about performance, testability, and maintainability, cares about quality of code, and loves to learn new technologies.

  • Define and deliver high quality code for features and bug fixes working independently
  • Enhance and support production systems
  • Follows established software development guidelines and Visa security standards
  • Build and maintain relationships with the agile team, the user community, architects, and support teams to understand requirements and implement effective solutions
  • Work closely with the development team to implement the required solutions following agile practices
  • Identify opportunities for further enhancements and refinements to standards and processes
  • Keep up with industry in terms of technology and best practices and help drive innovation internally.
  • Support and coach junior engineers.

Basic Qualifications
• 5 or more years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or at least 2 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 0 years of work experience with a PhD
• 5+ years working with Big Data technologies such as Hive, YARN and Spark, 2+ years working with real-time technologies such as Kafka, KStreams and Flink
• Excellent Java and Python programming skills.
• Experience working in an Agile environment with good software development practices such as CI/CD, code reviews and test automation
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Strong attitude towards getting things done while maintaining regard for code quality
• Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications
• 6 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 4 or more years of relevant experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or up to 3 years of relevant experience with a PhD
• Familiarity with Kubernetes
• Excellent troubleshooting skills
• Experience with implementing and supporting real-time systems in production handling tens of thousands of events per seconds is a plus
• Experience with implementing high performing and scalable micro-services
• Experience with RDBMS and NoSQL databases like MySQL, DB2, Redis and Cassandra
Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

Work Hours: Varies upon the needs of the department

Travel Requirements: This position requires travel 5-10% of the time.

Mental/Physical Requirements: This position will be performed in an office setting.  The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers.

Visa is an EEO Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

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.

Want to learn more about Visa? Visit Visa's website.