Senior DevOps Engineer

  • Reading, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Fascinated by the future and captivated by technology?

Smart, driven and want to make a difference in the world?

You’ll fit right in.

Join a diverse team at Visa, where your individuality fits right in. We can provide the opportunity to shape the payments experience globally. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

Think you know us?

Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure digital payment network that enables individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

Individuality fuels our brand and our global team – we’re proud that we are a talented team of 15,000 individuals with unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Therefore, we understand that you are much more than your day job. We encourage quality of life outside of the office, whether it’s taking advantage of agile work schedules or our wellness programs, Visa respects and encourages meaningful work/life balance for everyone. In addition, we offer market leading salary and have a fantastic benefits offering.

So, if you’re not satisfied with the status quo, we can satisfy your desire to explore new territory, giving you the runway to really make an impact, whilst connecting you with teams around the world in a truly inclusive culture that celebrates our uniqueness.


If you think you could support Visa as a DevOps Senior Software Engineer, we want to hear from you – together, let’s make Visa a great place to work.

Job Description

What’s it all about?

Working within OVN Programme within Network Processing 

As the world’s largest electronic payments network, Visa customers trust us with ensuring that they can pay with security and confidence everywhere they want to be.  

Network Processing looks after the systems that form the core of Visa, allowing consumers and merchants to connect with financial institutions and provide a seamless payment experience, the mission of the OVN (Open VisaNet) team is to create the next generation of these core systems using the latest technologies to ensure we are able to maintain this trust going forward and ensure that Visa is ready for the challenges of the future.


What we expect of you, day to day.

This role requires an DevOps software engineer who wants to work in an agile cross-functional DevOps development team. The team is currently responsible for operational activities in pre-production environments, providing support for the OVN application build teams, which is a long term and exciting commitment making use of Go, Kafka, Docker and NoSql databases in a micro-services and web-service architecture, leveraging configuration automation tools such as Jenkins and operational tools such as Splunk, Sysdig and Prometheus. 

The team additionally have a key responsibility for creating DevOps tools and capabilities both to aid the current build activities and for the long term running of the application, for example CI/CD pipelines, test automation, operational monitoring. 


Thinking about careers differently...

At Visa, we are passionate to offer our employees compelling career growth opportunities. As such, even if you do not have experience of this function there could be skills or experiences, which would transfer well. For this role, the key skills required are:


  • Skilled with Kafka, Docker & Kubernetes
  • Skilled at CI/CD using automation tools such as Jenkins, Puppet, Ansible.
  • Experience using and configuring operational tools such as Splunk, Sysdig, Prometheus, Grafana
  • Experienced at administering a code repo such as Github
  • Development experience with Golang (alternatively a strong background in C or java)


A successful candidate would have a working knowledge of most of the technologies with a deep understanding of one or more and a desire to learn more. More products will be added over time, which could bring more technologies into the remit of the team, so flexibility, and a desire to learn is key. As Go is an evolving language we will consider candidates with a strong background in C or java, additionally, experience with operating system internals, networking protocols and file systems is beneficial. 

The ideal candidate has proven and demonstrable experience of implementing and maintaining Dev Ops infrastructure and capability for an enterprise grade micro services architecture in a highly available (five 9s) environment. 

They will also have spent time developing code within a software development team having familiarity with the entire software development lifecycle including version control, build process, testing, and code release and be comfortable working/leading on multiple workstreams.  

We will be expecting the DevOps software engineer to provide guidance to DevOps team members, act as the design authority, shape best practice and ways of working within the team. As a senior software engineer, the candidate will be expected to lead on specific project level deliverables, maintaining stakeholder relationships with business and operations partners whilst mentoring more junior members of the team. 


Additional desirable Skills: 

Technical experience with distributed databases such as Cassandra, Aerospike, BoltDB. Distributed computing and high frequency transactions is a plus, as would be previous experience with financial services or payments processing domain. 

Additional Information

Think you have what it takes?

If you are interested in a career that will challenge and inspire you – we’d love to hear from you!


Diversity & Inclusion

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere, is not only our brand promise, it’s the foundation of our company culture. We foster a feeling of connectedness in the workplace, support diversity of thought, culture and background, fight for important initiatives like Equal Pay and actively work to eliminate unconscious biases that hold us all back.

By leveraging the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our worldwide teams, Visa is a better place to work and a better business partner to our clients.

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