Staff Database Engineer - (Relocation Available and Hybrid Position)

  • Austin, TX
  • Full-time

Company Description

Visa is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating more than 215 billion payments transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories each year. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

When you join Visa, you join a culture of purpose and belonging – where your growth is priority, your identity is embraced, and the work you do matters. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere. Your work will have a direct impact on billions of people around the world – helping unlock financial access to enable the future of money movement.

Join Visa: A Network Working for Everyone.

Job Description

For Visa to deliver on the vision of the best way to pay and be paid for everyone, everywhere, the Operations & Infrastructure (O&I) group must provide best-in-class infrastructure services that are secure, scalable, continuously available, and run on software-defined infrastructures. The O&I group offers an exciting opportunity to work on latest technologies where the industry is going through major innovations.

This role is part of Platform as a Service (PaaS) organization within O&I, where you will be responsible to maintain database standards and best practices. You are also expected to spend 30-40% of your time to design and develop DB as a Service (DBaaS) offerings and database reliability enhancement solutions. In addition, you will be database subject matter expert for multiple applications and involved with complete lifecycle management of databases.

Essential Functions

Primarily engineering, deployment and support of NoSQL databases. This includes, but is not limited to following: 

  • Build, support and maintain database technology and infrastructure, adhering to the best practices, high availability, security, architectural guidelines and policies.

  • Develop, document and maintain standard DB deployment topologies, configuration standards, standard operating procedures and DB version roadmaps.

  • Certify new DB versions and automate patching/upgrades.

  • Assist product architecture and development teams with DB technology and topology selection, POC’s and support them during development lifecycle.

  • Participate in the evaluation, selection and onboarding of new DB products and DBA tools.

  • Engineer DB Solutions integrating, customizing, and enhancing Open-Source DB products.

  • Create functional design of Database as a Service (DBaaS) offerings and work with software engineers during development of DBaaS.

  • Develop/maintain Python/Shell scripts to automate DB maintenance, Security remediation, life-cycle management, Self-service offerings.

  • Proactive and reactive performance analysis, monitoring, troubleshooting and resolution of escalated Level3 issues.

  • Develop solutions to enhance database reliability and observability

  • Physical implementation of databases, storage structures, high-availability solutions, replication, and disaster recovery solutions.

  • Work closely with other Infrastructure engineering, product development, business operations, and technical operations to ensure delivery of database services within the SLA’s and performance targets.

  • Work well as a team and as an individual with minimal supervision.

This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% of the time based on business needs.


Basic Qualifications:

5 or more years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 2 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 0 years of work experience with a PhD

Preferred Qualifications:

6 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 4 or more years of relevant experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or up to 3 years of relevant experience with a PhD

• Bachelor or Master Degree in Computer Science or related field
• 8-12 years of work experience with at least 5-7 years of DB Engineering/Administration experience primarily with NoSQL databases
• Recent 4 years of experience managing Cassandra and/or Redis databases
• Strong understanding of Cassandra and/or Redis architecture, internals and associated utilities.
• Good experience with Python/Ruby/Shell scripting and experience in configuration management tools like Ansible
• Good understanding of both relational and NoSQL database concepts/fundamentals.
• 7 years of relevant IT experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters)
• 5 years of DB Engineering/Administration experience primarily with NoSQL databases

Additional Information

Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

Work Hours: Varies upon the needs of the department.

Travel Requirements: This position requires travel 5-10% 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.

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.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

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