Senior Staff Systems Engineer - Network Performance and Analytics

  • Ashburn, VA, 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

As Senior Staff Systems Engineer, Network Performance and Analytics, your primary responsibility will be to focus on data quality initiatives for network related data residing in disparate Tools and Databases. You will work closely with the Network Operations, Network Engineering, Network Architecture, and Cybersecurity teams and contribute to various workflows.  This position is within Global Infrastructure Network Services (GINS) team, that architects, engineers and operates Visa’s global backbone, datacenter, and access networks. The GINS team is centered around hiring and developing diverse talents who are passionate about building and operating best-in-the-breed infrastructure through technology and innovation.

  • Collaborate with engineers and architects to analyze improvement opportunities relating to data quality and facilitate the implementation of related efforts

  • Leading technical and project related tasks as they relate to enhancing data quality

  • Utilizing the enterprise-wide strategy assist with implementation of key initiatives/projects focused on the reduction of technology risk within Visa

  • Assist in the execution of departmental plans, including business, production and/or organizational priorities and contribute to the Global Infrastructure Network Services functional strategy

  • Work with IT and business teams to develop solutions that address root causes

  • Work with diverse IT and business teams to assist in developing solutions to related to enhance network data quality in tools

  • Possess the ability to effectively identify, evaluate and communicate new trends in networking



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in in engineering, computer science, information security, or related field 

  • 10+ years of experience in technology capacity in network and/or software engineering, or similar roles

  • Excellent communicator and team-builder, capable of establishing trust and securing partnership with all levels of the organization, from engineers to senior executives.

  • Demonstrated technical understanding of technologies, tools, and processes within the ecosystem of the network technologies.

  • Hands-on experience in software development methodologies and working knowledge in one or more programming languages (Python etc.).

  • Experience with automation technologies such as Ansible

  • Experience with various Network Monitoring and Inventory tools such as Solarwinds/Netbrain

  • Experience with DDI (DNS, DHCP and IP address management) solutions is a plus

  • Familiarity with Vulnerability Management is a plus

  • Impressive track record of being able to deliver on complex initiatives and possess attention to detail

  • Excellent analytical skills, with experience rationalizing large, disparate datasets into concrete observations/recommendations, and formalizing into new network solutions

  • Possess technical security skills and comprehension of security and risk

  • Ability to work on complex projects and with diverse teams

  • Knowledge and experience with diverse IT architectures and enterprise IT data centers, large-scale transaction processing environments, external hosted services and cloud computing environments. 

  • Knowledge of configuration management, change control/problem management integration, risk assessment and acceptance, exception management and security baselines (e.g. CIS Baselines, NIST, vendor security technical implementation guides, etc.)

  • Must be both a self-starter and team player with the ability to work independently with limited supervision.

  • Must be extremely flexible and able to manage multiple tasks and priorities on very tight deadlines

  • Advanced network/security technical certifications (e.g., CCIE, CISSP etc.) preferred

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