Senior Project Manager, Network PMO*

  • Ashburn, VA, 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

The Senior Project Manager, Global Network Systems & Programs will own the technical execution of key strategic and tactical projects, driving the development of Visa's global networks toward next-generation capabilities. This is a highly-visible role within Visa's Global Infrastructure Network Services team – the organization that is chartered to architect, plan, engineer, and operate Visa's global networks (wide-area networks, data center networks, corporate networks), supporting Visa's business and users worldwide (100B+ annual transactions).  It's also an exciting opportunity for a senior technical leader to contribute to the delivery of Visa's vision for the transformation of the company's infrastructure toward next-generation capabilities, including software-defined networking (SDN), virtualization, and cloud technologies.

In this position, you will provide end-to-end technical management through architecture, engineering, and operations, driving the execution of multiple initiatives to modernize and transform Visa's global networks, with a focus on delivering best-in-class security, availability & performance, as well as improved network automation and tools capabilities, increased operational efficiencies, and lower network unit costs, and will have responsibility across several key areas, including the following:

  1. Drive the end-to-end execution of large network projects, including all major phases: intake, budgeting/sizing/scheduling, new vendor/technology testing/on-boarding, procurement, build, configuration, testing, and operationalizing new networks
  2. Provide execution leadership across network teams to drive complex network infrastructure and software initiatives involving various technologies, vendor solutions, and tools
  3. Collaborate closely with network architecture, planning, engineering & operations teams to develop road-maps and time-bound, metrics-driven execution plans and milestones
  4. Negotiate with peer infrastructure and application departments, serving as ambassador for delivery of network enhancements to improve performance for client organizations
  5. Demonstrate extensive knowledge of Visa network environments and processes, and provide ongoing insight into network systems of high complexity in extranet, commercial, and corporate environments to fulfill network evolution requirements
  6. Provide leadership and execution guidance for high-performing network architects and engineers, providing oversight on key network initiatives based on a combination of vendors, custom solutions, and internal resources
  7. Build relationships and work with business partners and stakeholders within broader internal organizations to promote a unified approach to network transformation and strategic road-map


As the ideal candidate, you will be a senior project leader with strong cross-functional leadership skills and substantial technical management experience across network architecture, planning, engineering and operations within a large/complex technology organization. ​The following qualifications are required for the role: 

  • 15+ years of experience in a technology implementation role (project management, architecture, engineering, or operations) in a large-scale global technology infrastructure, 7+ of which is focused on network technology
  • Demonstrated technical understanding of technologies, tools, and processes within
    the ecosystem of the network technologies, including (but not limited to) routing & switching, L4-7 traffic management (e.g. load balancing, DNS) and firewalls, across WAN, datacenter fabric and campus networks
  • Prior experience in leading technical teams, projects, and/or programs related to networking technologies
  • Strong track record in execution of company-wide next-generation network technology initiatives
  • Understanding of the fundamentals and latest innovations in Software Defined Networking (SDN) in the datacenter and/or WAN
  • Demonstrated experience of metrics-driven technical management with direct accountability
  • Excellent communicator and team-builder, capable of establishing trust and
    securing partnership with all levels of the organization, from engineers to senior executives
  • Excellent analytical skills, with experience rationalizing large, disparate datasets into concrete observations/recommendations, and formalizing into new network solutions
  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in engineering, computer science, or related field 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification (required)

While not required, the following qualifications are preferred:

  • Experience leading a large network engineering or operations team
  • Master’s degree in engineering, computer science, or related field
  • Application development (programming and/or management) experience
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification
  • Advanced network technical certification (e.g., CCIE, JNCIE, etc.)

Additional Information

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This position can sit in either Austin, TX, Highlands Ranch, CO, or Ashburn, VA

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