Senior Data Engineer, Big Data - 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, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes thousands of 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.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

To ensure that Visa’s payment technology is truly available to everyone, everywhere requires the success of our key bank or merchant partners and internal business units. The Global Data Science group supports these partners by using our extraordinarily rich data set that spans more than 3 billion cards globally and captures more than 100 billion transactions in a single year. Our focus lies on building creative solutions that have an immediate impact on the business of our highly analytical partners. We work in complementary teams comprising members from Data Science and various groups at Visa. To support our rapidly growing group we are looking for data engineers who are equally passionate about the opportunity to use Visa’s rich data to tackle meaningful business problems. This position will be part of Data Engineering and Technology function in building and maintaining global data assets and issuer solutions. We are looking expertise in data warehousing and building large-scale data processing systems by using the latest database technologies.  The Data Engineer takes responsibility for building and running data pipelines, designing our local data warehouse and data frameworks, and catering for different data presentation techniques. The position is based at Visa's offices in Palo Alto, CA but open to other locations.

Essential Functions

  • Implementation of applications utilizing Big Data infrastructure and services

  • Quality control of data assets pipeline and data service development

  • Execute and manage large scale ETL processes to support development and publishing of reports, Datamart’s and predictive models.

  • Build and develop ETL pipelines in Java, Scala, Spark, Python, HIVE or SAS that process transaction and account level data and standardize data fields across various data sources 

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams across geographies to understand data flows and processes to enable design and creation of the best possible solutions to each engineering challenge

  • Provide quality data solutions in a timely manner and be responsible for data governance and integrity while meeting objectives and maintaining SLAs

  • Build self-service tools and utilities.

  • Flexible approach to analyzing technical issues and clearly communicating recommendations/solutions with stakeholders in an ever changing environment. 

     

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field and 2+ years of Software Development experience or Masters in Computer science, Computer engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent field

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 2 years of Software Development experience with an Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, or equivalent field
  • Solid hands-on experience with Data technologies like Hadoop, Java, Scala, Spark, Hive, and PIG scripts
  • Minimum of 3 years of hands-on expertise with Java or Scala
  • Experience working in an Agile Development environment.
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Automated Test tools such as Jenkins, Artifactory, Git, Selenium, Chef desirable
  • Demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor, strong attention to detail, team oriented, energetic, collaborative, diplomatic, and flexible style

Additional Information

Travel Requirements This position requires the incumbent to travel for work 5% of the time.

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, and reach with hands and arms.

Work Hours Incumbent must make themselves available during core business hours.

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

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