Company Description|Job Description
As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable & secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, & economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure & reliable payments around the world, & is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, & fuels 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 & scale to reshape the future of commerce.
At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, & be part of an inclusive & diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators & risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, & doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy & digital commerce to millions of unbanked & underserved consumers. You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.
Visa Consulting & Analytics (VCA) is Visa's consulting & data science division, serving Visa's clients (including card issuers, acquirers & merchants) & solving their strategic problems focused on improving performance & profitability.
The VCA India & South Asia team sits within the VCA Asia Pacific regional team & provides a comprehensive range of consulting & analytics solutions that address unique challenges across four key practice areas: strategic growth, profit improvement, risk management & digital strategy.
Visa connects the world through the most innovative, reliable & secure digital payment network, & is well positioned to lead the digital transformation of the payments industry, enabling individuals, businesses, & economies to thrive. Visa's Consulting & Data Science team is a high-performing team of data scientists & consultants helping major organizations adapt & evolve to meet the changes taking place in technology, payments, & commerce; with cutting-edge, creative & advanced analytical solutions.
At Visa, data drives all of our decision-making. Quantitative Analysts work all across the organization to help shape Visa's business & technical strategies by processing, analyzing & interpreting huge data sets. Using analytical rigor, statistical methods & predictive modeling techniques, you mine through data to identify opportunities for Visa & our clients to operate more efficiently & profitably.
In this role, you will report to the Head of Data Science- India & South Asia, working with an amazing team of experts driving business transformation with advanced data solutions with a strong focus on India & South Asia.
As a Data Science Director for India & South Asia, you will work with leaders across the region to drive a team of analysts to analyze & interpret data, develop metrics to measure results, design & build predictive models to guide business operations & integrate new methodologies into existing systems.
You will work on monetizing Visa's rich data & products with our partners on all fronts - Issuers, Acquirers & Merchants.
You will work with senior colleagues across the organization - Product Managers, Business Development, & Marketing to put data at the core of Visa's value proposition & driving innovation.
End to end delivery of data science projects for India & South Asia for issuers, acquirers & merchants
Part ownership of revenue targets for Visa Consulting & Analytics for India & South Asia
Drive data engineering & technology efforts for Visa Consulting & Data Science, responsible for architecting & delivering data assets & technology solutions that enhance the effectiveness of Data Science.
Develop comprehensive understanding of data structures & metrics, advocating for changes where needed for both product development & sales activity
Provide thought leadership in both using data to solve business problems & arriving at innovative statistical solutions
Interact cross-functionally with a wide variety of people & teams. Work closely with global peers to identify opportunities for, design, & assess improvements to Visa's products
Interact with Issuers, Acquirers & Merchants to understand their business problems, propose solutions using data driven analysis, collaborate closely & deliver the solutions as per agreed scope.
Make effective presentations of findings at multiple levels of stakeholders (e.g. cost-benefit, forecasting, & experiment analysis) with business recommendations using quantitative information
Research & develop analysis, forecasting, & optimization methods to improve the quality of Visa's products
Apply advanced analytic skills to analyze VisaNet's transaction data through building descriptive / predictive models, generating business insights & providing recommendations to drive business results
Continually challenge our assumptions & innovate on new sources of data, tools, talent & potential partners to identify growth opportunities for Visa & our clients
Undergraduate & Postgraduate degrees in a quantitative discipline (e.g. statistics, applied mathematics, engineering, economics, operations research or similar, as well as MBA) or equivalent practical experience.
Minimum 12years of relevant work experience (i.e., data scientist role), including deep expertise & experience with statistical data analysis such as linear models, multivariate analysis, stochastic models, AI, Deep Learning, Machine Learning algorithms
Experience with statistical software (R, SAS or similar).
Experience with databases & scripting languages (such as Hadoop & Python).
Ability to draw conclusions from data & recommend actions.
Demonstrated leadership & self-direction. Demonstrated willingness to both teach others & learn new techniques.
Client facing experience with strong communication skills