Lead Software Engineer

  • Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and 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, and 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 and 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, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

  • Responsible for building/maintaining application standard operating environment; help application development to articulate/measure/maintain non-functional requirements for applications within Data Platform

  • Spend 30% of the time on development with development teams

  • Partnering with application developers, architects, engineers, and various groups supporting Data Platform applications to drive new initiatives

  • Collaborating with project and development teams to ensure on time delivery of projects, production support plans, and knowledge transfer for long-term supportability of upgrades, enhancements, and deployments

  • Identifying existing productivity issues and opportunities, developing methods and systems to improve these functions and managing their implementation

  • Serving as liaison between the various organizational entities and building relationships with members of these organizations

  • Developing close working relationships and dependencies with members of teams within the organization

  • Manage infrastructure of applications utilizing all possible information delivery channels, including capacity planning, version upgrades and maintenance

  • Identify opportunities for further enhancements and refinements to standards and processes

  • Mentor/manage team members, develop procedures and best practices standards

  • Build and maintain relationships with global and virtual teams and third parties on software development or support issues

  • Participate in the overall strategy, standardization, analysis, design, and implementation of applications

  • Engages architects (both enterprise and domain) to ensure that overall Enterprise Architecture is inclusive of all stakeholder viewpoints




Basic Qualifications:

  • 10 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:

  • 12-15 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

  • Active experience with Java, C++, shell scripting, HBase, Spark, Kafka, Hive, Pig

  • Relational database and SQL development experience required

  • Understanding best practices for Big data, data warehousing, consumer analytics, knowledge management and near real time data processing

  • Demonstrate expertise in data warehouse development, management of information systems, enterprise data store approaches and operations in large, complex, and geographically diverse operations

  • 8+ years of hands-on experience in developing and managing development of Data Integration applications for large corporations with experience in both batch and online systems

  • 5+ or more years of hands-on experience with coding on languages like C/C++, Java; experience with ETL/ELT applications, open system platforms (UNIX: AIX, Linux)

  • In-depth knowledge of the software development life cycle required

  • Development experience in a cross-platform, multi-tier environment

  • Strong communication skills with ability to present complex ideas and document in a clear and concise way

  • Expert in best practices for Data Marts and Enterprise DW architectures

  • Quick learner; self-starter, detailed and thorough

  • Proactive sense of urgency and “can do” attitude


  • This position requires the incumbent to travel for work 5% 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, and reach with hands and arms.

Additional Information

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.

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