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Staff Data Engineer - Payment Systems Risk

Visa, Foster City CA, US

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Duration: Full-Time


Payments has become a very active/hot area in the last couple of years, creating a strong demand for innovation. This will be a very exciting area in the next 5 to 10 years. Not only is VISA a leader in the payment industry and has been for a long time, but it is also quickly transitioning into a technology company that is fostering an environment for applying the latest technology to solve exciting problems in this area. For a payment system to work well, the risk techniques, performance, and scalability are critical. These techniques and systems can benefit from big data, data mining, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, & many other advance technologies and in VISA, we have all of these. If you want to be in the exciting payment space, learn fast, and make big impacts, Payment Systems Risk team @ VISA is an ideal place for you!

This position is for a Staff Data Engineer with solid development experience who will focus on creating new capabilities in the Risk space while maturing our code base and development processes. In this position, you are first a passionate and talented developer that can work in a dynamic environment as a member of Agile Scrum teams.  Your strong technical leadership, problem-solving abilities, coding, testing and debugging skills is just a start.  You must be dedicated to filling product backlog and delivering production-ready code.  You must be willing to go beyond the routine and prepared to do a little bit of everything.

You will be an integral part of the development team, sometimes working on new requirements and design to build new product or service from ground up and at times making changes to an existing system to add new features or refactoring existing functionality for performance and maintainability, but always working on ways to make us more efficient and provide better solutions to our end customers. The role is for a self-motivated individual who can lead a small team of engineers. The candidate will perform hands-on activities including design, documentation, development, and test of new functionality. Candidate must be flexible and willing to switch tasks based on team's needs.

This position will be based in Foster City, CA and reporting to Director of Software Engineering. If this sounds exciting, we want to chat and tell you more about our work culture and environment and see if this will be a good fit for both of us.

 

Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with project team members (Product Managers, Architects, Analysts, Software Engineers, Project Managers, etc.) to ensure development and implementation of new data driven business solutions
  • Drive development effort End-to-End for on-time delivery of high-quality solutions that conform to requirements, conform to the architectural vision, and comply with all applicable standards.  Responsibilities span all phases of solution development
  • Engagement in requirements definition and clarification in collaboration with Business to ensure completeness and common understanding; deep understanding of the business needs is important.
  • Create architecture and design documentation
  • Facilitating design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems
  • Work with other engineering teams to facilitate a common approach to continuous integration that includes build automation, test automation, and deployment automation
  • Collaborate with senior technical staff and PM to identify, document, plan contingency, track and manage risks and issues until all are resolved
  • Present technical solutions, capabilities, considerations, and features in business terms. Effectively communicate status, issues, and risks in a precise and timely manner

Basic Qualifications

  • 8 years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor's Degree or at least 5 years of relevant work experience with a Masters Degree, or a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in creating data driven business solutions and solving data problems using a wide variety of technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Spark, MongoDB, NoSQL, as well as traditional data technologies like RDBMS, MySQL a plus
  • Experience developing large scale, enterprise class distributed system or subsystems that require high availability, low-latency, & strong data consistency computing
  • Ability to program in one or more scripting languages such as Perl or Python and one or more programming languages such as Java or Scala
  • Experience in Graph processing technologies and graph databases such as GraphX and Neo4j is a plus
  • Experience with data visualization and business intelligence tools like Tableau is a plus
  • Experience with Continuous Integration & Development and automation tools such as Jenkins, Artifactory, Git etc.
  • Experience with Agile and Test-Driven Development methodology
  • Experience with creating highly scalable, highly available systems
  • Strong analytical skills with excellent problem-solving ability
  • Ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise way

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.

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