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Director, Data and AI Platform- Data Engineering

Visa

Visa

Software Engineering, Data Science
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Company Description

Visa is a world leader in payments and technology, with over 259 billion payments transactions flowing safely between consumers, merchants, financial institutions, and government entities in more than 200 countries and territories each year. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable, and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive while driven by a common purpose – to uplift everyone, everywhere by being the best way to pay and be paid.

Make an impact with a purpose-driven industry leader. Join us today and experience Life at Visa.

Job Description

The Data and Artificial Intelligence Platform (DAP) group is a key component of Visa's Technology organization that provides the enabling technology and processes to handle Visa's data assets and deliver valuable information, products, and services to customers. DAP delivers secure, high-quality and easy-to-use Visa core data assets as a service, together with reliable and scalable data platform as a service, to enable Visa and our partners to rapidly and efficiently innovate data-driven business products and services to lead the digital payment industry. Areas of focus include Business Intelligence and Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data as a Service, and Platform as a Service etc. The portfolio comprises of over 60 data products & platforms for various external clients and internal lines of business. We provide services on behalf of traditional bank customers to millions of cardholders and merchants globally. Our application development is on the cutting edge of technology, and we are viewed as innovative leaders within our industry.

The Platform operationalizes the delivery of AI and decision intelligence to ensure ongoing business values. Built with composable AI capabilities, privacy-enhancing computation, and cloud native platforms, platform automates the updates to data, models, and applications. If you want to be in the exciting payment and AI space, learn fast, and make big impacts, this is an ideal place for you!

We are responsible for designing, developing, and implementing next generation data platforms to drive incremental revenue.

Essential Functions

  • Strong technology and leadership background building enterprise scale applications using Big Data technologies like Hadoop, Spark, Scala, NoSQL, Kafka, and Data Pipelines desirable.
  • Responsible for the overall development life cycle of the solution and manage complex products with significant bottom-line impact
  • Work with and possibly manage remote teams
  • Work with product managers in developing a strategy and road map to provide compelling capabilities that helps them succeed in their business goals.
  • Work closely with senior engineers to develop the best technical design and approach for new product development.
  • Instill best practices for software development and documentation, assure designs meet requirements, and deliver high quality work on tight schedules.
  • Project management: prioritization, planning of projects and features, stakeholder management and tracking of external commitments
  • Operational Excellence: monitoring & operation of production services
  • Identify opportunities for further enhancements and refinements to standards and processes.
  • Mentor junior team members, develop departmental procedures and best practices standards.
  • Hire and retain world class talents to deliver data platform projects.
  • Strong Negotiation Skills: You will be a distinguished ambassador for product development, collaborating, negotiating, managing tradeoffs and evaluating opportunistic new ideas with business partners

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 2-3 set days a week (determined by leadership/site), with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% or more of the time based on business needs.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
• 10 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 8 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters/ MBA/JD/MD) or at least 3 years of work experience with a PhD

Preferred Qualifications
• 12 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 8-10 years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 6+ years of work experience with a PhD
• Requires 12+ years of experience, at least 3+ of which were in leading engineering teams
• Proven experience delivering large scale, highly available production software.
• Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
• A deep understanding of end-to-end software development in a team, and a track record of shipping software on time
• Payment processing background desirable but not required
• Experience working in an Agile and Test Driven Development environment. Strong business and technical vision

Additional Information

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.

U.S. APPLICANTS ONLY: The estimated salary range for a new hire into this position is 192,300.00 to 278,800.00 USD per year, which may include potential sales incentive payments (if applicable). Salary may vary depending on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this position may be eligible for bonus and equity. Visa has a comprehensive benefits package for which this position may be eligible that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401 (k), FSA/HSA, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, and Wellness Program.