Chief Systems Architect, Digital Developer Platform
Posted on Sep 16, 2021 by Visa
Job Description and Responsibilities
Digital and Developer Platform (DDP) develops and manages platform-oriented technology to advance the global growth of digital commerce and the mobilization of payments. Pairing a customer-first approach and relentless product innovation, we build the underlying technologies that enhance value propositions for Visa cardholders and business partners around the world.
We are a group of bright, motivated engineers and leaders excited about building the next generation of payment products that will drive e-Commerce, mobile-Commerce as well as POS businesses for our customers.
As Principal Architecture, you will work with and guide a team of talented architects and engineers to map business/product requirements into technical & system requirements based on sound architectural principles to develop industry leading solutions. You will work closely with Product Management to coordinate and manage input from business stakeholders across the enterprise and have overall responsibility for the execution of multiple, large-scale technology initiatives for your domain.
You will drive and execute a strategic technology roadmap with a well-defined target state and long term architecture in alignment with Visa technology goals. You will also draw heavily upon your mix of technical and business acumen and experience in ecommerce, mobile technologies, risk analysis, security, digital payments and a variety of web-based applications to enhance existing products or enable new products.
You will interact with organizational stake holders such as senior executives, senior product managers, and external partners like fortune 100 system integrators, wallet providers, and banks.
You will be an integral part of the DDP Architecture Team and contribute to defining a long-term architecture that delivers on the organizational vision for consistency, quality, developer productivity, security, reusability, and availability across Visas global infrastructure
Work alongside and guide a team of Architects to develop and execute the strategic technology roadmap with a well-defined target state and long term architecture in alignment with Visa technology and business goals, specifically as it pertains to VTA LTA and VTS OVN.
Create, review and approve designs in the form of a Technical Architecture Design document which will be used as the basis for sizing and creation of low level detailed designs.
Participate in and help form product and technology strategy, collaborate and co-ordination, and creative problem solving necessary to manage and advance new and existing opportunities across the business
Research, participate in, and help form the definition of the system, technical, application and deployment architectures for VTS and OVN and recommend course of action to maintain cost effectiveness, competitiveness, scale, reliability and resilience.
Research and stay abreast of the latest technology infrastructure and processes in the payment industry and find ways to incorporate it safely into our existing systems.
Collaborate with other architecture teams and leaders of various Visa technology organizations.
Teamwork and collaboration is on par with technical expertise for this role. The successful applicant needs to have mastery of both technical and soft skills in order to succeed in this role.
12 years of work experience with a Bachelor's Degree; 10 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (eg Masters/MBA/JD/MD); or a minimum of 5 years of work experience with a PhD
Extensive Experience with web services standards and related technologies, Java. gRPC and Protocol buffers. GOLang, relational and NoSQL databases.
Must have strong experience in API, System and Component Design. A demonstrable track record of successful deployments using appropriate API standards, security, performance, and availability is required.
Demonstrable experience in cyber security : Web, Mobile and Back End (B2C and B2B security - authentication, authorization and encryption)
15-18 years of experience with a Bachelor's Degree or 12 years of experience with an Advanced Degree (eg Masters, MBA, JD, MD or PhD)
Bachelor's/Master's Degree in Computer Science or other technology field; Typically requires 15+ years of experience in delivering enterprise-class, mission-critical, commercial, and scalable products, at least 5 of which were in the role of an architect or a lead developer
Prior management experience is a plus
Experience working with a variety of Application and microservice Servers and Databases such as SpringBoot, Tomcat, Oracle, Cassandra.
Experience in Micro Services, Service Mesh, Containers, DevOps is a plus
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal). Should be comfortable facilitating multi-team activities
Strong leadership skills and comfortable presenting complex ideas to small and large groups in a clear and concise way. Candidate should be confident in their ability to influence and develop relationships with key partners
Digital wallet experience is a plus