Cloud Platform Architect - Sr. Consultant

  • 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

The Cloud Platform Architect (Sr. Consultant) is responsible for providing architecture guidance and technical expertise for the various platform components like database and middleware products in public cloud environments. This role requires experience with cloud platforms such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure, and AWS, with specific focus on GCP. They will be responsible for developing and maintaining cloud architecture frameworks, including cloud-native solutions that leverage the latest cloud technologies and best practices. The cloud Platform Architect will work with the Engineering team and other stakeholders to ensure the platform is reliable, scalable, and secure. This role will also require prototyping solutions and converting proofs-of-concept for production deployments.

The successful candidate will work with various teams including Operations and Infrastructure, Cyber Security and Product Development, and others to define hybrid cloud solutions that will enable the use of Hybrid cloud infrastructure to meet the challenges of technology, regulatory, security, and competitive conditions. The Cloud Platform Architect is a senior technologist with demonstrated experience and interest in the public cloud, hybrid cloud, and application transformation, and has experience in workload migration from the private to the public cloud. The candidate should have a positive attitude and excellent communication skills. This position reports to the Sr. Director – Database.


•    Develop and maintain cloud architecture frameworks, including cloud-native solutions for the organization
•    Create and manage cloud-based infrastructure solutions and platform components using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools like Terraform or CloudFormation.
•    Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, develop and implement cloud-based solutions to meet the organization’s business requirements
•    Use cloud-native mindset to create greenfield solutions based on business goals, objectives, and requirements, while understanding integration with legacy solutions
•    Define and document standard designs and processes and maintain documentation across all updates or changes
•    Stay up to date with latest cloud technologies and best practices and suggest improvements to organization’s cloud deployment
•    Design and provide guidance on database and middleware solutions, including selecting appropriate database and middleware technologies,
•    Evaluate and recommend managed services vs. building your own, taking into account of cost, availability, scalability and security. 

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 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.


Basic Qualifications:

• 8+ years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 5 years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 2 years of work experience with a PhD, OR 11+ years of relevant work experience.
• 2+ years of demonstrated experience with GCP including design and implementation of platform components
• Strong understanding of public cloud network, compute, storage, database and other services, preferably in GCP
• Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing cloud-based solutions using IaC tools like Terraform or CloudFormation
• Understanding of Database offering, Data security, and infrastructure Security services in the cloud
• Experience in cloud architecture, engineering, or development including hands-on professional experience in public cloud infrastructure frameworks and solutions for large enterprise networks.
• Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
• Experience in security compliance, risk assessment, and data security
• Knowledge of DevOps practices and tools

Preferred Qualifications:

• 9 or more years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor Degree or 7 or more relevant years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 3 or more years of experience with a PhD
• 5+ years of experience in multiple public cloud providers including GCP, AWS, Azure, Oracle
• 3+ years of hands-on experience with x86 virtualization technologies in a production environment (e.g., VMware, Hyper-V, KVM/RHV) running
• 2+ years of hands-on experience with container technologies in a production environment (e.g., Docker, OpenShift, Kubernetes) and related ecosystem products
• Experience in containerization and container orchestration with Docker, Kubernetes, or similar technologies
• Exceptional collaboration and partnership skills with the ability to work in a global environment and drive consensus in cross-functional teams
• Experience in infrastructure migration methodologies and techniques including mass application movements into the cloud including implementation of Azure or AWS within global enterprise environments
• Advanced certifications are 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 128,100.00 to 166,500.00 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.

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