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   Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2020
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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.

VCA is looking for an individual to join our data science team & play a role developing high impact projects for Visa. The ideal candidate is adept at using large data sets to address key strategic needs for Visa's clients including issuers, acquirers & merchants. They must have strong experience using a variety of data mining/data analysis methods, using a variety of data tools, building & implementing models, using/creating algorithms & creating/running simulations. They must have a proven ability to drive business results with their data based insights. Adept at creative & critical thinking, they are able to deconstruct problems & transform insights into large scale, state-of-the-art solutions.


  • Lead strategic work-stream, aimed at enriching & monetizing our VisaNet & partner data by developing edge-cutting innovative solutions & testing multiple hypothesis

  • Manage projects from conception to completion with the help of junior team members

  • Lead tasks on R&D, data governance, system infrastructure, analytics tool evaluation

  • Help us staying at the forefront of technical advancement in data science & introducing cutting edge tools & techniques for generating business insights

  • Provide thought leadership in analytic techniques & business applications to unlock the value of Visa's & client's unique datasets

  • Continuously develop & present innovative ideas based on data driven approach in order to improve current business practices within Visa

  • Coach & educate other team members on data analysis techniques & Visa processes

  • Constantly improve Visa external image as data driven innovative by participation in & organization of external workshops & meet-ups

  • Vendor onboarding & resource management

  • Drive & lead function development strategy together with Data Science Function Head

  • Back-up for Data Science Head in Russia


  • MS in engineering, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics or other related fields

  • At least 5 years of experience in Banking,Tech companiesor payment system.

  • Minimum of 7years ofexperience of relevant experience in data, analytics, & statistics

    Business Skills

  • Extensive experience applying analytics & creating innovative solutions to solve business problems

  • Extensive experience in presenting ideas & analysis to various audience levels

  • Good business acumen to orient data analysis to business needs of clients

  • Strong written, verbal, & graphical communication skills

  • Ability to clearly communicate the meaning of analytical concepts, analyses & results

  • Ability to execute multiple projects & tasks with competing priorities while meeting required deadlines

  • Quick-thinker, fast learner, wide general knowledge, problem solver

  • Team worker, responsible, delivery-oriented

  • Excellent spoken & written English, fluent Russian

    Technical Skills

  • Hands on experience with - SAS, Hive, R, SQL, Python, Hadoop, Spark

  • Working knowledge of Hadoop ecosystem & associated technologies, e.g. Apache Spark, Mllib, GraphX, iPython, sci-kit & Pandas.

  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques & concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests & proper usage, clustering, decision tree, Gradient Boosting, Random forests, Support Vector Machine, Deep learning, etc.) & experience with applications.

  • Understanding of algorithms & ability to optimize various program complexities using suitable data structures

  • Ability to define & support the quality assurance cycle

  • Experience in conducting sensitivity analysis

  • Experience in model management, automation of the processes of publication & monitoring

  • Ability to manage multiple projects & tasks efficiently & able to meet deadlines.

  • Experience designing & building new data products is an advantage

  • Advanced PowerPoint presentation skills

This job doesn't imply people management

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