Business Analyst, Data Platform Business Operations

  • 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

The Business Analyst position will be responsible for driving forward several Business Operations activities in Data Platform. This will include supporting financial management for portfolio analysis, vendor management and executive reporting. This position interacts with many cross-functional stakeholders, including various Technology teams, Finance, Human Resources, and other functions. This position will report to the Sr. Director of Business Operations.

Essential Functions

  • Support the Portfolio Management team with business updates in resource planning, forecasting to accurately forecast and track the program expenses for the organization

  • Develop detailed financial models and business updates to drive the proactive management of Data Platform portfolio

  • Produce monthly analytics, and dashboards to track program and agile team allocations and partner with Data Platform Managers to effectively execute on plans

  • Support vendor management performance process in tracking demands, managing monthly financials, and partner with vendors and Data Platform Managers on contracts.

  • Provide ad hoc support for other business management activities as needed


Basic Qualifications

2 years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD, or PhD)


Preferred Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree is required with preference for degrees in Finance, Business Management or Economics or a related major.

  • 2-4 years of experience in financial analysis, business operations, management consulting, or a related industry

  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills; prior financial budget and modeling experience preferred.

  • Ability to work independently with strong time management and ability to execute on multiple concurrent deliverables.

  • High degree of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office tools (specifically Word and Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, collaboration and teamwork skills with demonstrated ability to gain trust, secure buy-in and influence change at all levels.

  • Prior experience working with reporting & data visualization systems such as SQL, Access, Tableau, etc a plus.

  • Demonstrated understanding of process improvement programs and processes, with experience driving them successfully within technology organizations highly preferred.

  • Experience developing and implementing metrics to deliver desired business outcomes. Some background in “operational excellence”.

Additional Information

Work Hours

The incumbent must make themselves available during core business hours.

Travel Requirements

The position requires the incumbent to travel for work 0% of the time.

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.

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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