Visa NoSQL Database Administrator in Austin, Texas

The Database and Middleware Engineering team is part of Operations & Infrastructure Technology Platform and is responsible for common integration infrastructure that supports communication between multiple enterprise applications and multiple business lines.

This role will be responsible for design, integration, advanced problem analysis, successful deployment, and continuous operational improvement of database technologies used at Visa. The individual should be well versed in database administration practices and principles. The individual will share the responsibility of overall database build, deployment and support. He or she will provide technical influence and subject matter expertise for the database team.

Job Scope:

This is an individual contributor role, responsible for solving complex problems and taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. This role serves as a technical/functional specialist and works independently with guidance only in the most complex situations.


Support Database Platform Engineering in the architecture, development and deployment of NoSQL technologies like MongoDB, Cassandra, Couchbase and DB2 UDB on LUW in high SLA environments. This includes, but is not limited to, advanced to expert engineering and implementation of the following:

  • Manage, support and maintain database technology and infrastructure, adhering to the architectural guidelines and policies

  • Database administration for off the shelf and internally developed applications, ensure continuous 24x7 operation and availability in support of mission critical business applications

  • Install, maintain and upgrade of databases

  • Write/maintain OS level scripts for DB and application maintenance

  • Provide technical expertise and hands-on support in consolidation and migration of databases to new hardware and platforms

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

  • Proactive and reactive performance analysis, monitoring, troubleshooting and resolution of escalated Level 2 and Level3 issues

  • Regular database capacity planning related to database growth and system utilization, trend analysis, predictive future database resource requirements, and the structured organized reporting of the same

  • 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

  • Adapt business requirements, model data, and develop database specifications, table and element attributes

  • Participate in the evaluation, selection and implementation of DBA tools to improve the effectiveness of tasks such as performance monitoring and tuning, recovery, and database change management processing

  • Bachelors/Degree in Computer Science or other technology field is a must

  • 3-4 years of DBA experience, generally with one or more of the following NoSQL technologies like MongoDB, Cassandra and Couchbase, and DBMS like DB2 LUW

  • Strong knowledge and extensive experience with UDB RDBMS technologies is mandatory along with MongoDB, Cassandra and CouchBase

  • Sound knowledge of all UNIX and MongoDB, Cassandra and DB2 UDB utilities

  • Should have strong UNIX platform skills and understanding of network, storage, tiered application environments and security

  • Proficiency in writing SQL procedures, functions and packages for administration and application support

  • Must have extensive experience installing, cloning, patching and upgrading MongoDB, Cassandra and DB2 UDB server and the underlying technology stack

  • Strong knowledge of operating systems, scripting languages, data modeling and business intelligence tools

  • Good interpersonal skills along with effective communication (both written and verbal) skills

  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex systems and database environment issues

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a complex organization to determine business and customer needs, providing the best solution to meet those needs

  • Work experience in a Financial Institute will be preferred

  • 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. CyberSource, a Visa company, has been and continues to be a pioneer within the e-Commerce Payment Management world. Our VisaNet network is capable of handling over 65,000 transaction messages 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.

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/ “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: *Database Administration

Organization: *Technology

Title: NoSQL Database Administrator

Location: TX-Austin

Requisition ID: 163901