Staff Software Engineer, Big Data - Data Platform

  • 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

  • Analyze and develop new applications.

  • Design, develop, document and implement new programs and subprograms, as well as enhancements, modifications, and corrections to existing software.

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

  • Collaborating with and/or lead cross-functional teams, build and launch applications and data platforms at scale, either for revenue generating or operational purposes

  • Developing and delivering quality services on time and on budget. Solutions developed by the team use Java, Hbase, Hive, Hadoop, Pig and other ETL technologies.

  • Design, develop, document and implement new programs and subprograms, as well as enhancements, modifications, and corrections to existing software.

  • Develop testing and debugging routines and oversee execution.

  • Maintaining current technical knowledge to support rapidly changing technology, always on a look out for new technologies and work with management and development team in bringing new technologies.

  • Candidate must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and supplemental engineering support, while responding efficiently to multiple program priorities.

  • Become a subject-matter-expert (SME) for various program domains in support of building test capabilities.

  • Ensure quality of services are near 100% defect free and services work in production to support uptime SLA of each program

  • Mentor junior team members, develop departmental procedures and best practices standards.


Basic Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in the complete product life cycle – research, design, development, delivery and maintenance with a Bachelor's Degree in Comp.Science or related field or at least 3 years of experience with a Master's degree in Computer science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent field
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with hands-on development with the following; Java, Python, Scala, Shell scripting.
  • At least 2 years’ experience with the following Big Data Stack: Hadoop, Kafka, Spark

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expert Level Programmer offering a strong foundation in software engineering, system programming and programming principles across multiple platforms
  • Experience working with and in-depth understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Preferably, experience programming with OpenSSL, SSH, TLS, PKCS11
  • Understanding cryptography: most common encryption algorithms – RSA, Blowfish, Twofish, AES, etc
  • Experience/ability to troubleshoot complex problem
  • Linux System Programming is a plus

Additional Information

Travel Requirements 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.

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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