Staff Systems Engineer

  • 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

Visa Corporate IT Platform Engineering team is committed to deliver new standards of excellence by providing the most reliable, responsive and resilient Platform for Corporate Applications and attain Operational Excellence by Building and operating a scalable, sustainable and secure platform based on the Corporate Reliability Engineering principles. Few key responsibilities include solving Complex Engineering Problems, Identifying best-of-breed applications for Business, implementing Technical solutions, Evaluate/Design/Install/Upgrade/Secure/Monitor/Maintain Application Infrastructure as per VISA standards, Troubleshooting Issues, etc. The role requires us to bring in people who have both the technical and collaboration skills and have a deep understanding of the technology deployments they will be managing. 

Essential Functions:

  • Work with the Visa Cybersecurity team on the Security Assessments.
  • Ensure all the security gaps identified by Visa Cybersecurity are fixed within the allotted time.
  • Must be able to remediate the security findings on the applications, databases and operating systems and provide the solution to the team.
  • Good hands-on on Linux, Windows GUI and Windows Core Operating System.
  • Advance knowledge of Shell & Powershell scripting.
  • Application Server administration hands-on experience. Must be good in at least two of the application server - Apache Tomcat, Oracle Weblogic, IBM Websphere
  • HTTP Server administration experience. Must be expereince in Nginx and at least one of the technology - Apache HTTP, Oracle HTTP.
  • Hands-on experience in any one of the database like Oracle, MS SQL, MySQL, MangoDB.
  • In depth understanding of Data Replication, Clustering, High Availability, Scalablity, Reliability, etc.
  • Good understanding of network elements like Firewall, Load Balancer, Global Traffic Manager, DNS, WAF etc.

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 Bachelors 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
• Bachelor's degree in computer science, information management or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and at least 7-10 years of relevant experience.
• Excellent problem solving skills with focus on troubleshooting issues in complex production environments.
• Willing to learn new technologies and software, thinking out of the box, questioning the norm and innovative.
• Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, customer service and interpersonal skills (Required)
• Experience collaborating with small to medium sized teams working in an onsite/offshore model

Preferred Qualifications:
• 6 or more years of work experience with a Bachelors 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
• Experience in setting up Single Sign on using kerberos, OAuth or SAML2.0.
• Good knowledge in security domain involving Certificates, Ciphers, Networking Protocols.
• Candidates with knowledge in Python, WLST scripting will be a plus.

U.S. APPLICANTS ONLY: The estimated salary range for a new hire into this position is 130,800 to 170,000 USD, which may include potential sales incentive payments (if applicable).  Salary may vary depending on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this position may be eligible for bonus and equity. Visa has a comprehensive benefits package for which this position may be eligible that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401 (k), FSA/HSA, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, and Wellness Program.  

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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