Staff Data Engineer

Visa, Foster City CA, US

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Duration: Full-Time

The Staff Data Engineer works within the Risk and Compliance Analytics Delivery team as individual contributor participating in integration design, development, deployment and support of technology delivery projects. 

This position requires close collaboration with business partners to understand their business goals, understand requirements, develop and implementation of solutions following SDLC and agile methodologies. This position provides L3 support to business partners and requires investigation and resolution of the issue and requires collaboration with multiple IT teams including source systems and operations. Works with team members in multiple locations at different time zones to ensure SDLC processes and documentation are completed with quality, and on a timely basis. Contributes to solution selection and requirements elaboration, responsible for assigned design, configuration, development, and testing deliverables. This position requires the resource to work independently with minimal supervision and needs to be self-motivated. 

He/she must demonstrate a strong competency in helping to create and sustain an enterprise-wide environment that fosters accountability, quality, commitment, growth and innovation.

The position will be based at Visa's office in Foster City, CA, and is also open to location in Austin TX.


  • Work with stake holders to understand requirements, need and desired outcomes
  • Assist in scoping and designing analytic data assets, implementing modelled attributes and contributing to brainstorming sessions
  • Perform R&D, POC, data governance, system infrastructure, analytics tool evaluation, and other cross team functions, on an as-needed basis
  • Find opportunities to create, automate and scale repeatable analyses or build self-service tools for business users
  • Execute data engineering projects ranging from small to large either individually or as part of a project team
  • Ensure project delivery within timelines and budget requirements
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to junior team members
  • Build robust monitoring & notifications for data loads and insights

This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% of the time based on business needs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline 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
  • Minimum 8 Years of experience in BI/ Analytics Tools, 5 Years of experience in ETL, preferably Talend and 3 years of experience in Tableau is required
  • Experience in developing data lakes, marts in Big Data technologies is required, preferably Hadoop, python, Spark
  • Proven experience in designing, developing and deploying BI solutions including ETL, Data model and dashboard development is required
  • Proven experience in taking ownership and delivering projects
  • Proven experience in leading teams and collaborating with business and IT partners for end-to-end delivery
  • Extensive experience in visualization and intelligence tools required, Tableau, PowerBI, HTML, JavaScript, Python
  • Experience in building pipelines to extract data into Hadoop
  • Experience in RDBMS (MySQL, SQL Server) and knowledge of emerging technologies including NoSQL is required
  • Experience in writing complex SQL queries is required
  • Experience in providing data analysis and data validation is required
  • Experience in scripting, scheduling and version control technologies is required
  • Experience in extracting data from SaaS systems using APIs required
  • Experience in developing web-based solutions is preferred
  • Strong follow-through, problem identification, analysis and solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to absorb, and understand new information, technologies, and practices quickly
  • Exceptional communication and customer facing skills, able to interact effectively with diverse groups of global stakeholders, both technical and business users
  • Experience in Risk domain is added advantage
  • Experience working in a multinational environment strongly preferred
  • Exposure to ML, NLP is added advantage

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

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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