HR & Learning Technology Systems Architect

Visa, Austin TX, US

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Duration: Full-Time

Our HR and Learning systems landscape is comprised of home-grown and vendor applications such as Workday, ADP, SmartRecruiters, Degreed, Absorb, and many others.  As a Systems Architect, you’ll be the top engineer to help us build next generation of employee experiences and journeys via a connected systems architecture, that is reliable, trusted, responsive, and always available.  You will have influence over a large team of technocrats and subject matter experts.   You will have access to many state-of-the-art technologies, productivity tools, and continuous learning material. The role requires hands-on work - you should be willing to install, review, analyze and evaluate existing solutions, recommend technologies for incubation and future solutions, and help implement recommendations for longevity, stability, performance, and availability.


  • Serve as a go-to resource for the leadership team on matters of technology including buy vs. build decisions.
  • Integrate & customize 3rd party vendors to create the next generation of employee experiences and journeys.
  • Define best practices and maintain oversight with the implementation team to create highly secure, highly available, highly supportable, and resilient software with heavy focus on integrating 3rd party vendors.
  • Improve the status quo by conducting proof-of-concepts (POCs) to demonstrate new ways to stitch together disparate systems using legacy and emerging technologies.
  • Establish technical guidelines for vendor assessments, vendor onboarding, and vendor integrations.

• At least 10 years of work experience in designing, coding, and supporting large scale platforms with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or other technology discipline.
• 5+ years of recent hands-on experience in architecting, designing, delivering, and deploying highly available, highly supportable, and highly resilient enterprise solutions.
• Convincingly articulate vision and strategy for complex technical undertakings to influence technical and business stakeholders.
• Deep experience with enterprise technologies and architecture patterns for creating frameworks, web applications, distributed enterprise services, security, data management and access, storage, API management, interconnecting multiple systems.
• Hands-on experience with modern web UI frameworks, .NET core or Java, SQL and NoSQL databases, and other modern open-source platforms and technologies (stateless and stateful APIs, structured and unstructured data management, distributed services, messaging, service discovery, API gateways, IaaS, PaaS, Disaster Planning, load distribution, horizontal scalability, etc.).
• Exposure and knowledge of modern enterprise technologies including but not limited to, Machine Learning, Automation, Business Process Management, Event management, data analytics, Search engines.
• Thought leader for integrating hosted and cloud services, DevOps, Data Management, Architecture patterns, interconnecting multiple vendors, and the related security implications and control approaches.
• Understanding of management of sensitive data with desired security and privacy.
• Experience with agile/SCRUM development methodologies and software development lifecycle principles.

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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