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Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 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'rean Individual.We'rethe team for you.Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Job Description


As an engineer in this team, the individual will be involved in the plan, build & run activities related to database technology & infrastructure. The role will contribute to the design/architect, solution engineering, & support; will be responsible for delivering database projects, maintaining the running systems, able to perform problem analysis & troubleshooting. The individual should be well versed in database administration & engineering practices & principles. The individual will share the responsibility of overall database build, deployment & support. He or she will provide technical influence & subject matter expertise for the database team, responsible for solving complex problems & taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. The role serves as a technical/functional specialist & works independently with guidance only in the most complex situations.

Essential Functions

  • Manage, support & maintain database technology & infrastructure, adhering to the architectural guidelines & policies.
  • Database administration for off the shelf & internally developed applications, ensure continuous 24x7 operation & availability in support of mission critical business applications & participating in on-call rotation.
  • Install, configure, monitor, upgrade & maintain Oracle databases in production & non-production environments.
  • Support local/across the DC failover with High Availability Disaster Recovery environment. Participate in Database Maintenance & DR activities.
  • Write/maintain Shell/Perl/Python scripts for DB automation.
  • Provide technical expertise & hands-on support in consolidation & migration of databases to new hardware & platforms.
  • Physical implementation of databases, storage structures, high-availability solutions, replication, & disaster recovery solutions.
  • Proactive & reactive performance analysis, monitoring, troubleshooting & resolution of escalated Level 2 & Level3 issues.
  • Regular database capacity planning related to database growth & system utilization, trend analysis, predictive future database resource requirements, & the structured organized reporting of the same.
  • Work closely with other Infrastructure engineering, product development, business operations, & technical operations to ensure delivery of database services within the SLA's & performance targets.
  • Adapt business requirements, model data, & develop database specifications, table & element attributes.
  • Participate in the evaluation, selection & implementation of DBA tools to improve the effectiveness of tasks such as performance monitoring & tuning, recovery, & database change management processing.
  • Ability to work well as a team & as an individual with minimal supervision.

Basic Qualifications

  • 4 years of work experience with a Bachelor's Degree 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 degree

Preferred qualification

  • 7-10 years of work experience & a Bachelor's Degree or 6 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 3 years of experience with a PhD.

  • 4-5 years of experience managing complex bi-directional replication topology
  • Strong understanding of PostgreSQL database fundamentals
  • Strong understanding of PostgreSQL streaming & logical replication
  • Strong understanding of PostgreSQL database security management
  • Should have strong UNIX platform skills & understanding of network, storage, tiered application environments & security.
  • Strong knowledge of operating systems, Shell scripting, Perl/Python scripting is a plus
  • Good interpersonal skills along with effective communication (both written & verbal) skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex systems & database environment issues.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a complex organization to determine business & customer needs, providing the best solution to meet those needs.
Additional Information

Work Hours

  • Incumbent must make themselves available during core business hours.

Travel Requirements

  • This position does not require the incumbent to travel.

Physical Requirements

  • This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit & stand at a desk, communicate in person & by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones & computers, reach with hands & arms, & bend or lift up to 25 pounds.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines & applicable local law

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