Release Manager, Data Platform

  • Palo Alto, CA, 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, technology 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 advocate for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy.

Job Description

We are the Data Platform Technology team within Visa. We collaborate with every other team at Visa to deliver on our broad mandate of Data Platforms that are secure, robust, and effective. To achieve this, we continuously and proactively reflect, learn, and commit to develop our platform, our processes, and our people.

We are actively looking for a talented and versatile Release Manager for our Visa Data Platform. You will be part of a global team of Release Managers. And your listed title in Outlook will be "Project Manager" which is a Director equivalent title, level I7.


  • Promote a DevOps culture through building relationships with Development & Operations and driving enhancements to the end-to-end release process, including enhancements to Run Books process and Troubleshooting checklists.

  • Create mechanisms, systems, and dashboards to review DevOps maturity including adoption and metrics related to Source Control, Continuous Integration, and Artifact Management & Change Management.

  • Coordination and communication includes:

    • Release calendar, Upgrade, Infrastructure changes, Platform level bug fixes.

    • New data fields, Consistency across pipelines, Impacted data stores and BI layers.

    • Application list and contacts, Cross reference dependency matrix for impact analysis

  • As a change agent, discovers opportunities for process, technology, product and organizational improvements, pilots on a small scale, shares learnings with peers and managers, socializes change and negotiates improvements on a larger scale. Implements checklists, templates and systems to improve coordination across all our projects.

  • Champions and proactively inspires the adoption of key engineering excellence practices including Reflection, Learning, Code Review, Continuous Integration, and Automation.



  • Bachelors or Masters STEM major (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math), or equivalent.

  • 8+ years of experience, as a Release Manager, Project Manager, QA Lead and/or Developer, working with technical teams developing software solutions. Including, 2+ years of hands-on experience as a Release Manager or QA Lead.

  • Demonstrated curiosity and ability to understand architectural and technical aspects of Data Platform and DevOps projects, including #BigData and Hadoop based technologies.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Excellent facilitation skills with ability to influence change at higher levels.

  • PMP, or similar detailed knowledge of formal project management processes.


Additional Information

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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