Director, Distriuted Systems Architecture and Engineering

  • Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • 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

While Visa's strategy is not driven by external accolades, it is always good to know the how Visa is recognized publicly for its commitment to improve the employee experience. Four different organizations recently honored Visa: Women’s Choice Awards: Visa hit the trifecta with the Women’s Choice Awards. The organization recognized Visa as a best place to work for women, millennials and multicultural women. The Best Employers for Diversity 2019: Visa ranked No. 10 on Forbes’ annual list. Fortune’s Most Admired Companies List: Visa ranked No. 42 on Fortune’s annual list and took the top spot in its industry. Bloomberg’s 2019 Gender-Equality Index (GEI): The GEI recognizes companies committed to advancing women in the workplace, and Visa made the list for the second year in a row.

VISA's Distributed Systems Architecture and Engineering strategy is to collaborate with our Product development teams, and other teams within Operations & Infrastructure team for Engineering, building and maintaining the most innovative, reliable, secure and cost-effective distributed solutions to meet VISA customers’ growing needs.

Job Description: This Director will be responsible for leading a Distributed Systems Architecture and Engineering team based in Bangalore, which is responsible for architecture and engineering of Compute, Cloud, Containers, Enterprise Service management (Service Now), tools Infrastructure and associated infrastructure management solutions at Visa especially in designing and deploying. In this role you will be accountable for designing and building innovative infrastructure solutions to support a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). Extensive experience managing engineering teams as a "Technical manager" is a must, along with experience with open source solutions to encapsulate the infrastructure making it available as code to our partners. Knowledge and experience managing teams that provide tooling support for infrastructure is also a key requirement. Prior experience with Virtualization, Cloud, Containers, ServiceNow and deployment of infrastructure for large enterprises is also required. This position reports directly to the Sr.Director Distributed Systems Operations & Engineering based in Bangalore.


Specific Responsibilities will include:


  • Provide Compute as a Service offerings to customers that are easy to consume, elastic, secure and reliable using Open Source based Cloud solutions.

  • Partner with the team in US to design, implement and integrate Open Source based private cloud in Visa’s data centers across the globe, enable the cloud solution to interoperate smoothly with existing IT infrastructure and processes, ensure reliability, elasticity and security

  • Building and leading a team of highly skilled systems engineers, Service Now Developers based in Bangalore.

  • Design and implementation of agile innovative infrastructure solutions that take advantage of technology advances that allow cost reduction, standardization and commoditization.

  • Provide highly reliable infrastructure solutions that are extremely secure enabling Operations to manage environments simply and effectively.

  • Drive the adoption of standard toolsets to reduce complexity and support Operational goals for increasing automation across the enterprise

  • Champion the adoption of open infrastructure solutions that are fit for purpose yet forward the Visa goals to keep technology relevant

  • Understanding of CAPEX/ OPEX




  • Bachelor’s degree in Computers/ Electronics/ Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

  • 10+ years Infrastructure technology experience

  • 8+ years of managing a team of systems engineers and/ or developers in delivery of complex infrastructure solutions

  • Proven ability to lead with passion and execute vision with little guidance

  • Must have prior hands-on experience in designing, building and implementing Opensource based cloud/ container infrastructure solutions.

  • Must have prior experience in building automated solutions through tools and software that enable infrastructure to be remotely provisioned, configured and decommissioned.

  • Experience in selecting, designing and developing a tool-chain with loosely coupled software components to perform specific technical functions.

  • Excellent understanding of Container/ Cloud/ ServiceNow echo system and its capabilities.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 


Key skills required (in the order of priority)


  • Private Cloud, Container orchestration platforms (must have)

  • Understanding and experience with Enterprise Service Management platform - ServiceNow (must have)

  • Expert level Hypervisor Experience: VMWARE or Hyper-V or KVM  (must have)

  • Hands on experience with LINUX or Windows (must have)

  • Expert level x86 Compute Experience managing HPE or Dell Infrastructure  (must have)

  • Containerization concepts, experience with clustering and scheduling suites such as Docker Swarm or Kubernetes (must have)

  • Good Understanding of Software Defined Network(SDN)  & Software Defined Storage (SDS) (must have)

  • Experience with Monitoring, Configuration and Logging tools(must have)

  • Expertise in one or more configuration management tool: Chef or Ansible/Bladelogic Server automation/ SCCM for managing medium & large environments (must have)

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