Staff Systems Engineer – Mainframe

  • Austin, TX, 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

The VIP Systems Team in Network Processing is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer who has extensive hands on experience with z/TPF, TPF Systems Internals and Support. You’ll need a solid technical foundation of both depth and breadth to configure, maintain, and support mission critical mainframe operating system. Your passion for excellence coupled with uncompromising standards and a positive approach to execution will help you and the team achieve new levels of performance.

Bring a client-focused mindset with the ability to multi-task and manage conflicting priorities, see the big picture while paying attention to the details and navigate complex processes with ease in order to deliver projects on time and within budget.

Essential Functions

  • Apply recommended z/TPF Systems maintenance to ensure systems reliability and performance.
  • Thoroughly test APARS, PUT and stay current with TPF release levels.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose operating systems issues with the z/TPF Mainframe.
  • Assist with monitoring and managing mainframe systems performance and operation.
  • Support the z/TPF Systems Team with project related work.
  • Learn to utilize mainframe monitoring tools to manage and diagnose systems related issues
  • Assist with updating documentation, procedures, testing and following defined SSDLC control practices.
  • Problem-solving skills with a strong technical proficiency and strategic thinking
  • Maintain excellent relationships across all touch points


Basic Qualifications:

  • 4 years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 2 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 0 years of work experience with a PhD degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7-8 years of work experience and a Bachelor’s Degree or 6 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 3 years of experience with a PhD.
  • 6+ years of experience in z/TPF, Systems Engineering, Middleware and Tools.
  • 4+ years of z/TPF Systems Internals-
    • Control Program (CP)
    • File address Compute Table (FCTB)
    • Resource ID Attribute Table (RIAT)
    • System Initialization Program (SIP)
    • System and application global variables
    • TPF internals and diagnostics (dump/trace analysis)
    • TPF customization
    • TPF exits
    • TPF user modifications (customer unique enhancements)
  • Work Hours This position requires the incumbent to be available during core business hours.

  • Travel Requirements This position requires the incumbent to travel for work less than 10% of the time.

Additional Information

Work Hours This position requires the incumbent to be available during core business hours.

Travel Requirements This position requires the incumbent to travel for work less than 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, and reach with hands and arms.

EEO Statement 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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