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Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019
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Company 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.

Job Description

Payment technology has become a very populararea in the last several years. Given the strong demands & innovation, this will be a very exciting area in coming years. VISA is clearly a very strong leader in the payment industry & is in a fast-paced technology transformation. For a payment system to work well, advanced technologies such as data platform, big data, data mining, machine learning, cloud, etc. are critical. In VISA, we have all of these. The Data Platform (DP) Department is in the center for many of these technologies & development.

The Data Platform Department is a key component of Visa's Technology organization that provides an enriched & valuable ecosystem of data platform & data services to drive innovation for our partners & clients, within Visa & globally. Data is the most valuable asset in Visa. The Data Platform Department is dedicated to systems & services to make data secure, high quality, rich, fast, & easy to use, therefore enabling Visa with the ability to leverage its data asset in an effective & timely manner to maximize technology/business development & differentiate Visa from others in the payment industry. The department maintains tens of petabytes of data supporting over 100 services for various internal lines of business & external clients. Our technical stack has two layers: Platform as a Service (PaaS) & Data as a service (DaaS).

The Platform as a Service team is part of Visa's Data Platform division. Our mission is to provide the enabling technology & processes to manage Visa data assets & deliver Value Added Information Products & Services to our customers. Building next generation applications require collaboration with exceptional group of highly skilled data architects, software engineers, DevOps engineers, payment experts & infrastructure architects. This is an exciting time for a data professional to join our team to drive technology transformation


As a Director for Database Engineering the successful candidate will be responsible for building & leading Database engineering team across various technologies like DB2, MySQL & other No-SQL data stores.

You will be responsible for design, build, deployment, management, security, reliability, performance, & scalability of our large database clusters & database services.

Growing & leading a Database engineeringteam responsible for rethinking the assumptions behind how traditional DW services are built & thinking how to build database services best suited for PaaS(platform as a Service).

You will draw from your deep & broad technical & management expertise to mentor senior engineers , complete hands-on technical work & provide leadership on complex technical issues, design aspects/tradeoffs, & prioritization.

As an engineering leader within PaaS , you will work with senior leaders to develop businessrequirements, influence our technical strategy, help hire talented engineers , & perceive innovative new solutions for our customers.

Effectively manage internal & external expectations from partners & customers

Manage overall delivery & support process across multiple initiatives to ensure sustainable DBA practice which includes automation, process documentation, prod support, optimization & monitoring


Prior leadership experience managing a team that runs large scale distributed database systems

Experience with building cloud services or PaaS (platform as a Service) in database area isstrongly preferred.

A successful candidate is who thrives in a fast-paced environment, has customer obsession, think big, & knows to simplify. The ideal candidate has strong leadership qualities coupled with strong technical background in managing very large databases, constant thrive for improving user experience , building self service capabilities, love to learn new technologies, passionate about speed of execution.

Experience working across multiple DB technologies, DB admin tools, Operating systems, DB & application servers is a must.

Hands on experience with Experience with very large databases(VLDB), Distributed data processing, parallel query optimization & execution, large scale data analytics, building highly available/fault tolerant systems, replication, & building/operating complex database services as PaaS/Cloud offerings .

Ability to balance innovation, business priorities with technical best practices & implementation methodologies while supporting enterprise-class application software

Strong database systems architecture experience with solid technical background in more than one RDBMS & No-SQL technologies.

Deep expertise in DB2 LUW is required combined with good knowledge one or more Database/No-SQL datastore technologies.

Working Knowledge of other BigData technologies is preffered.

Additional Information

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