Lead Solutions Architect

  • 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

  • Develop and maintain long-term target state architecture and roadmap, ensure alignment with the business objectives, corporate strategies and standards
  • Build expertise in developing highly available, reliable, and scalable solutions
  • Ensure security, reliability, performance and cost effectiveness of the Risk platform
  • Collaborate with the product management, other VISA IT groups and vendors to develop solutions for complex, global business requirements
  • Establish architectural and technical standards and processes, ensure adherence to them through governance
  • Evaluate and identify appropriate technology solutions to meet business and technology challenges, guide product development teams through their implementation
  • Keep abreast of evolving technologies and anticipate technological evolutions that could be leveraged to enhance current architectures
  • Design solutions involving moving existing applications and services to the cloud (public and hybrid).
  • Champion technology innovation

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 2-3 set days a week (determined by leadership/site), with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% or more of the time based on business needs.

Visa does not support immigration for this role.

Visa is not offering relocation assistance for this role.



Basic Qualifications:

10+ years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 7 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 4 years of work experience with a PhD, OR 13+ years of relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

12 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 8-10 years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 6+ years of work experience with a PhD
Experience in architecture and design of distributed, highly scalable, highly available systems
10+ years of technical leadership in all phases of software development life cycle
Experience in Java software development, web applications and services, technology standards and frameworks
You are a Java expert experienced with REST APIs and container-based technologies. Strong on elegant designing, can write very solid prototypes or core components quickly.
Experience in UI technologies, JQuery/JavaScript standards including ES6, HTML5, CSS3 and CSS4, Redux, Riot.js and React.js, D3 is a plus
Experience in migrating applications to the cloud (AWS, or GCP, or MS Azure) is a plus.
Cloud Architecture certification is a plus. (i.e. AWS Solution Architect)
Excellent knowledge of architecture methodologies and modeling
Excellent communication skills, with proven ability to present complex ideas to multiple levels
Good understanding of application security principles and challenges is essential.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Strong facilitation and analytic skills with an open mind
Experience with Risk Solutions and experience in architecture of platform which can handle enterprise volume.
Prior Enterprise Solution Architecture experience is a plus

Additional Information

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.

U.S. APPLICANTS ONLY: The estimated salary range for a new hire into this position is 139,800.00 to 181,800.00 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.


Visa does not support immigration for this role.

Visa is not offering relocation assistance for this role.


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