Director – Access Management – Platform Services (Unix Focused)

  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

Job Description

Job Summary

The Director of Access Management Platform Services is part of Visa’s Cybersecurity
organization and is responsible for the Identity and Access Management of Visa’s digital assets, residing on multiple environments.  You will be leading a local team of security analysis responsible for securing Visa’s digital assets across our all our platforms.  You will also be accountable for leading a global functional team of lead and senior technical specialist for UNIX access management and directory integration, in the design and delivery of strategic initiatives.  The ideal candidate willhave the correct mix of people/management skills and technical expertise in UNIXenvironment.  In addition cross platform knowledge of all our environments (AD, UNIX, and Directory Services) would be a plus.


  • Manage a local team of Cybersecurity analysis responsible for fulling operational
    (BAU) access request across all functions of Cybersecurity Access Management
    (AD, UNIX, applications, etc.). 

  • Ensure the local team exceeds our customers’ expectations with exceptional service and
    ensure our SLA’s are met or exceeded.  Establish
    continuous monitoring of performance metrics and leverage metrics to drive
    process improvements.

  • Drive local team members toward achieving team goals – “beyond the normal BAU” –
    including process improvement, continuous risk reduction, and excellent
    customer service.  

  • Technical functional manager and subject matter expert for UNIX access management and
    directory integration.  As functional
    manager of UNIX, you will lead a global team of lead and senior security
    specialist to deliver on Visa’s strategic IAM initiatives.  Actively participate in the development of
    IAM Strategy and strategic planning of IAM Program.

  • Lead the functional team to translate IAM Strategy and agreed strategic IAM Program
    goals into tactical and actionable roadmap for UNIX access management and
    directory integration.   Drive the functional team to execute on the roadmap
    and deliver on our commitments.    

  • Manage budgets (travel, training, etc.), resource allocation and forecast, daily
    scheduling of local team.

  • Represent functional team in project meetings and request for new services/initiatives,
    liaise with IAM (Core) Processes team in resolution of compliance and audit
    callouts, etc.  Allocate and direct local
    and functional resources as appropriate

  • Partner with key business stakeholders within Visa (HR/CSAV/IAM
    Development/Engineering/Operations/CMDB) to develop innovative solution to improve
    the quality of IAM service delivery within Visa

  • Provide guidance and direction on access controls and IAM practices to customers

  • Instill global mindset and effective collaboration to team members.


  • Demonstrated success as a change agent leading significant transformational initiatives in organizations.

  • A fast-paced leader and solution-focused "driver" for results in a performance culture, but can also achieve results in a collaborative manner.

  • Effective communicator and a developer of people; able to work with a broad cross section of people in direct and matrix relationships

  • Experience with UNIX and Directory Services (LDAP) access management, Active Directory experience a plus

  • Understanding of UNIX integration with LDAP, UNIX to AD integration is a plus

  • Sound working knowledge of the security sub-subsystems and 3rd party security
    products in use on Visa UNIX systems, specifically Lieberman RPM, CA UPM, UNIX
    PAM configuration, Sudo, etc. 

  • Broad and deep background in all aspects of Identity and Access Management concepts,
    from HR driven processes (on/off-boarding, conversions, transfer), to IAM
    compliance issues, privileged access management, role based access controls
    (RBAC), role engineering, including hybrid approach to role modeling and role

  • Strong analytical skills on the team’s services, processes, workload and metrics

  • Payments Industry knowledge or experience

  • Good understanding of Visa Products and services

  • Have a global mindset and collaborate effectively within and across teams in
    different part of the globe.  

  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive
    performance feedback 

  • Sound understanding of information security principles and IT infrastructure
    including operating systems, applications, and communications and network

  • The ability to work effectively with other functional areas and understand the
    operational and cultural issues relevant to achieving superior results

  • Must be flexible and able to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced

  • Be a self-motivated and results oriented individual with an attention to driving
    aggressive project timelines and schedules

  • Strong ability to work independently and in collaboration with others to achieve a
    high level of success

  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to develop, maintain
    and foster constructive relationships with others

  • Dynamic, hard-working and ambitious individual, with excellent oral and written
    communication skills


  • Bachelor degree in computer science, computer engineering, information security or
    equivalent job experience

  • CISSP, CISA, CISM and other comparative information security certifications are

  • 7 to 10 years IT experience required

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