Staff Systems Engineer - Workload Automation

  • 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 Workload Automation and Integration group is responsible for engineering and support of the IT infrastructure for Visa Inc. and VisaNet via Vendor Tools and Homegrown Utilities. This Sr.  Systems Engineer role is an individual contributor role responsible for identifying and resolving issues of moderate complexity. This position is at an intermediate professional level and requires strong execution and analytical abilities. This role works independently and receives minimal guidance.

Essential Functions

  • Support of Workload Automation Tools
  • Excellent Problem Determination skills.
  • Consulting with and supporting capacity planning efforts.
  • Provide 24X7 production support of Visa operations. Requires on-call rotational support for geographically dispersed data centers.
  • Manage workload and escalate to Sr. Engineers and manager, as needed.
  • Work with other support, development, and user groups to manage requests from the perspective of automation and BRP failover design and functionality.
  • Work with vendors on software issues and problems as needed.
  • Basic use of documentation tools, such as Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Power Point.
  • Team Leader
  • Ability to work with management and users from all levels of knowledge and expertise.


Basic Qualification

  • 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

  • Working knowledge of Databases, Java, JavaScript, Hadoop
  • Strong Ability to write scripts for automation. Windows/Unix/NodeJS
  • Project Management Skills is a must
  • Workload Automation Scheduling experience is a plus
  • Experience with installation, maintaining, and implementation of code and vendor software.
  • Strong problem determination skills.  
  • Basic knowledge of documentation tools, such as Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Power Point.
  • Ability to work with management and users from all levels of knowledge and expertise.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Working knowledge of all flavors of Unix & Windows. TSO/Mainframe Experience is a plus.
  • Significant (3 or more years) systems engineering or programming experience.
  • 5 or more years total Information Technology experience.
  • Team player with strong communication skills.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Additional Information

Travel Requirements

  • This position requires the incumbent to travel up to 10% of the time.

Work Hours

  • Incumbent must make themselves available during core business hours.

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, reach with hands and arms, and bend or lift up to 25 pounds.

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

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