Lead SW Engineer - Marketing Services- Data Product Development

  • Foster City, CA, 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.


“Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.”

Job Description

The scope of this role extends beyond core software development; you will be the owner of the new features design, build and implementation of complex systems that process millions of transactions per day.

In addition, you will be a pivotal technical leader within the Marketing Services team to ensure the continued development of innovative and ingenious solutions for the Marketing Platform. You will think globally and ensure we continue to architect high performance, scalable systems that are built the “right way”.

This position is ideal for an experienced software engineer who is passionate about solving challenging business problems and building applications that provide an excellent user experience. You will be one of the leaders of the marketing platform integration services development team focusing on design and build of software solutions that leverage data to solve business problems.

The candidate will be extensively involved in leading hands-on software engineering activities including POCs, architecture, design, documentation, development and test of new functionality. Candidate must be flexible and willing to switch tasks based on team’s needs. You will also help mentor and guide junior team members.


Primary responsibilities will include 

Develop and maintain architectural roadmap for products and services plus ensuring alignment with the business and enterprise architecture strategies and standards. 
Able to develop, present and explain the value and vision of proposed architectures and solutions to a wide range of audience. 
Articulate technology solutions as well as explain the competitive advantages of various technology alternatives. 
Develop strategies to meet business objectives with existing or emerging technologies. Ability to translate business concepts to technical terms. 
Apply creative thinking/approach to determine technical solutions that further business goals and align with corporate technology strategies, keeping in mind performance, reliability, scalability, usability, security, flexibility, and cost. 
Oversee and sign off key architecture and design artifacts and ensure the quality implementation and smooth execution in production with customer experience. 
Serve as a technical expert and provide mentorship and help team growth especially on technical side. 
Build relationships with key technical leaders across technology organizations and collaborate on promoting architectural best practices across technology 
Work with engineering professionals, architects and others within Visa to ensure that the solution will scale appropriately while being cost effective. 
Maintain technology roadmap of the engineering platform and proactively work with the program management organization and solution architects in driving the technology roadmap. 
Provide guideline and long term architecture strategy, and ensure compliance of the reference architecture and security requirements.


Experienced technology leader with a minimum of 12+ years of hands-on experience in systems and solution design, architecture, and development.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline required; advanced degree is a plus.

Technical background in data with deep understanding of issues in multiple areas such as data management, query processing, distributed processing, high availability, statistical, data mining, machine learning and operational excellence of production systems is required.

 Have a successful track record of leading architecture work for large scale projects that represent broad strategic initiatives meeting quantifiable business objectives and resulting in tangible impact for the organization. Demonstrated expertise in leveraging agile and other development methodologies

Strong at identifying problems, solving complex problems with simple solutions.

Think strategically: See patterns and relationships in information and events; clarify and simplify complex information; anticipate trends and possibilities that may lead to new business opportunities; consistently think and act "ahead of the curve;" anticipate and effectively respond with urgency to immediate opportunities; executes plans vigorously and with flexibility; operate proactively; identify and address long-term opportunities.

Strong on driving for results and self-motivated, fast learner, with good understanding of related advanced/new technology. Keep up with the technology development in the related areas in the industry, which could be leveraged to enhance current architectures and build durable new ones.

Outstanding verbal, written, presentation, facilitation, and interaction skills, including ability to effectively communicate architectural issues and concepts to multiple organization levels and executive management.

Demonstrated hands on experience building and architecting Big Data solutions. Expertise in Big Data technologies in Hadoop ecosystem MapReduce, Hive, HDFS, Yarn, Kafka, Pig, Oozie, HBase, Sqoop, Spark, etc

Experience architecting highly distributed, scalable, concurrent and low latency systems working with one or more of the following technologies: Hadoop distributions, Storm and Spark streaming, Kafka, Spark advanced analytics, NoSQL data warehouses such as MongoDB Hbase, Cassandra, and data processing frameworks like Apache Nifi.

Hands on experience with Scala, Python, and Java etc

Understanding of Machine Learning libraries like Apache Mahout and Spark MLib

Strong understanding of data analytics and data visualization

Expertise with Object-Oriented design and development, Web Services (REST/ SOAP), Service Oriented Architecture, JavaScript Framework and AJAX

Developing data-enabling software utilizing open source frameworks or projects such as Spring, Angular JS, SOLR, Drools, etc.

Additional Information

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

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