Visa Lead Software Engineer - Data in Austin, Texas

"/Big Data is BS/!", says Harper Reed, Chief Technology Officer at Obama for America 2012

Forget the buzzwords and conferences. Come to VISA because you want to use data to do the right thing.Data is how you will block thieves from stealing yourmom's money off her credit card. Data is how you will influence the billions that use VISA cards every day. Data is why your inner code ninja will get to work in this era defined by a revolution in open-source data technologies.

As Lead Software Engineer at VISA on the data team, you will be responsible for helping build our data platform that aids various payments technologies. You will be leading a small team of developers by example, doing deep hands on work, working on Big Data products that provides insights to business at the speed of thought using predictive analytics on Big Data.


  • Work with peer leads, local and remote, to make local team part of the global team to deliver Big Data Product Predictive Analytics Product using Spark and Hadoop.

  • Understand end to end product and deliver on the module you are leading; on time, with high quality in an agile team by owning design, development and testing.

  • Understand complex data processing pipelines and the associated business logic, and understand the impact of work you are doing to the overall system.

  • Accurately scope effort, identify risks and clearly communicate trade-offs with the team members and other stakeholders.

  • Mentor Engineers on technology, process, people, and product skills.

  • Ship high quality products and features with an end-to-end mindset from conception to delivery and production support, owning specifications, quality, release deployments and monitoring of production health.

  • 10 year experience in working with Big Data or data products as database engines.

  • BS/MS in computer science from a reputed university.

  • Expert in data structure, algorithm and passion for solving hard problems.

  • Expert in coding in at least one language: Scala, Java or C .

  • Strong technical knowledge in current Big Data technologies including Hadoop, Spark, Hive etc.

  • Familiarity with modern web technologies as HTML5, AngularJS, CSS and REST API development is a big plus.

  • Familiarity in scripting with at least one language (Perl/python/shell script).

  • Experience with Agile & DevOps methodologies.

  • About Visa: *

Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is /the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere/. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

/ “Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.” /

Job: *Software Engineering

Organization: *Visa Inc.

Title: Lead Software Engineer - Data

Location: TX-Austin

Requisition ID: 163830