Sr. Data Engineer (multiple openings)

Job description

Company Description

Visa is a world leader in payments and technology, with over 259 billion payments transactions flowing safely between consumers, merchants, financial institutions, and government entities in 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 while driven by a common purpose – to uplift everyone, everywhere by being the best way to pay and be paid.

Make an impact with a purpose-driven industry leader. Join us today and experience Life at Visa.

Job Description

Visa Technology & Operations LLC, a Visa Inc. company, needs a Sr. Data Engineer (multiple openings) in Foster City, CA to:

  • Work with user and application teams to design, enhance, and build solution dealing with batch and real-time data in a fast-paced environment.
  • Manage thousands of active users and hundreds of application teams using big data services.
  • Handle and support large scale production big data deployments.
  • Follow established customer success guidelines and support structure.
  • Provide cross-team collaboration, and build and maintain relationships with the customer teams, the user community, architects, and engineering teams.
  • Provide effective root cause analysis of major production incidents and develop learning documentation.
  • Solve customer cases through a variety of customer contact channels which include telephone, email, and web/live chat.
  • Apply advanced troubleshooting techniques to provide tailored solutions for customers and drive customer interactions by thoughtfully working with customers to dive deep into the root cause of an issue.
  • Position reports to the Foster City, California office and may allow for partial telecommuting.


  • Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, and 3 years of experience in the job offered or in a data engineering related occupation
  • Shell and Python programming for automation
  • Debugging in Python, Java, Scala and SQL
  • Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Apache Kafka, Apache HBase and Presto
  • System administration with Linux (RHEL/CentOS), including Microsoft Active Directory and LDAP integration
  • Troubleshooting Kerberos Authentication problems
  • Network troubleshooting

Additional Information


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.

Travel Requirements: This position does not require travel.

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 $147,368.00 USD to $194,500.00 USD per year, 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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