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Chief Data Architect - Data Platform

Company: Visa Inc., Seattle
Location: Redmond
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Company: Visa Inc.

Location: Bellevue

Posted on: August 19, 2020

Job Description:

As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa'smission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliableand secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, andeconomies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network,VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world,and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages asecond. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapidgrowth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream ofa cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves fromanalog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people,network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives youan opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth,and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a globalteam of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers whoare helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts ofthe world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doingmeaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerceto millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let'stransform the way the world pays.

You may have noticed that payment has become a very active/hot areain the last several years. Given the strong demands and innovation,this will be a very exciting area in the next 5 to 10 years. VISAis clearly a very strong leader in the payment industry, and is ina fast pace of technology transformation. For a payment system towork well, advance technologies such as data platform, big data,data mining, machine learning, cloud, etc. are critical. In VISA,we have all of these. The Data Platform Department is in the centerfor many of these technologies and development.

The Data Platform team is a key component of Visa's Technologyorganization that provides an enriched and valuable ecosystem ofdata platform and data services that drive innovation for ourpartners and clients, within Visa and globally. Data is the mostvaluable asset in Visa. The Data Platform Department is dedicatedto develop advanced technology (e.g. Cloud, Machine Learning andBig Data), systems and services to make data secure, high quality,rich, fast, and easy to use, therefore enabling Visa the ability toleverage its data asset in an effective and timely manner tomaximize technology/business development and differentiate Visafrom others in the payment industry. The department maintains tensof petabytes of data supporting over 100 services for variousinternal lines of business and external clients.

Position Summary:

Visa is seeking a Chief Data Architect in the Data Platformdepartment to act as one of key technology leaders to build andmanage Visa's data and technology assets in the data Platform,build and maintain Visa Data Lake, enable wide range of applicationto be deployed and operate in Data Lake.

This individual will act as a trusted technical advisor andstrategic thought leader to the Data Platform department. Thesuccessful candidate will be comfortable navigating challengingforces in the dynamic payments space especially in big data anddata platform areas and be comfortable in a fast-paced environmentwith significant changes; developing/implementing strategies andprocesses that enable the organization to innovate and grow fast.You will have the opportunity to lead, participate, guide, andmentor other people in the team on architecture and design in ahands on manner. You are responsible for the strategic andtechnical direction of Visa Data Platform. This position reports tothe Sr. Director of Architecture for Data as a Service team in DataPlatform and will be based in Palo Alto, CA.

Primary responsibilities will include:

Provide Architectural leadership and vision for Visa's DataPlatform and Data Lake. Develop and maintain architectural roadmapfor data products and data services plus ensuring alignment withthe business and enterprise architecture strategies and standards.Able to develop, present and explain the value and vision ofproposed architectures and solutions to a wide range ofaudience.

Provide leadership and guidance on design and management ofdata for data applications, formulate best practices and organizeprocesses for data management, governance and evolution. Buildprocesses and tools to maintain high data availability, quality andmaintainability.

Contribute to the DP strategies and roadmap development to meetbusiness objectives with existing or emerging technologies. Abilityto translate business concepts to technical terms. Understands andcommunicates company goals and objectives.

Apply creative thinking/approach to determine technicalsolutions that further business goals and align with corporatetechnology strategies, keeping in mind performance, reliability,scalability, usability, security, flexibility, and cost.

Define and drive technology standard and best practices in theData Platform areas, and lead some key projects.

Oversee and sign off key architecture artifacts in thegroup.

Articulate technology solutions as well as explain thecompetitive advantages of various technology alternatives.

Collaborate with the key stakeholders, other productdevelopment groups and software vendors to identify and definesolutions for complex business and technical requirements.

Engage with Data Platform customers/partners to understandtheir needs and provide suggestions/guidance on what data platformtechniques are appropriate to solve their problems with pros/consarticulated clearly.

Drive internal proof of concept initiatives. When needed,quickly design and implement a prototype of a system or componentwith a proper architecture, and then hand over to (may lead) asmall group of devs to finish.

Provide mentorship and help team growth especially on technicalside.

Basic:

12 years of work experience with a Bachelor's Degree; 10 yearsof work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g.Masters/MBA/JD/MD); or a minimum of 5 years of work experience witha PhD

Preferred:

Experienced technology leader with a minimum of 15+ years ofsoftware development experience including 5+ years of dataapplication or data platform architecture experience with deeptechnology expertise in the following:

Architecture design and development of large scale dataplatforms and data application with simple solutions

Expertise in design and management of complex data structuresand data processes

Expertise in metadata management, ETL processing, referencedata management. Expertise in streaming and batching dataprocessing and efficient and performing organization of data indevices set of data platforms.

Deep knowledge and hands on experience on big data and cloudcomputing technologies including Hadoop, Spark, Hive, HBase,etc.

Extensive hands on design/coding experience/skills usinglanguages like Java, or C#/C++/C#. Strong on elegant coding, canwrite very solid prototypes or core components quickly.

Strong service architecture and development experience withhigh performance and scalability

Technical background in data with deep understanding of issuesin multiple areas such as data acquisition and processing, datamanagement, distributed processing, and high availability isrequired. Experience in statistics, data mining, machine learningand operational excellence of production systems is a plus.

Strong at technical goal setting for a project with actionablesuccess metrics. Good knowledge and experience on measuring aservice from user experience angle.

Strong on driving for results and self-motivated, stronglearning mindset, with good understanding of related advanced/newtechnology. Keep up with the technology development in the relatedareas in the industry, which could be leveraged to enhance currentarchitectures and build durable new ones.

Outstanding verbal, written, presentation, facilitation, andinteraction skills, including ability to effectively communicatearchitectural issues and concepts to multiple organization levelsand executive management.

Deep experience in:

SQL/noSQL technology. Familiar with Databases like Oracle, DB2,SQL Server, etc.

ETL, Data Warehousing, Metadata management, DataGovernance

Web Services (REST/ SOAP)

Experience on data application/platform instrumentation,measurement, log data processing, and monitoring.

Experience on distributed application performance engineering,mobile application development, database design, middleware, userinterface development, and information security engineering

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technicaldiscipline required; advanced degree is a plus.

Strong leadership and team player.

Strong skills on mentoring/growing junior people

Payment industry experience is a plus.

Travel Requirements This position requires the incumbent to travelfor work 15% of the time.

Mental/Physical Requirements This position will be performed in anoffice setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit andstand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequentlyoperate standard office equipment, such as telephones andcomputers, and reach with hands and arms.

Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, genderidentity, disability or protected veteran status. Visa will alsoconsider for employment qualified applicants with criminalhistories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines andapplicable local law.

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