Chief Systems Architect - Containers @ Visa - Foster City, CA

Job Overview

8 days ago

Chief Systems Architect - Containers

Visa - Foster City, CA

Company Description


Visa is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating more than 215 billion payments transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across 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.

When you join Visa, you join a culture of purpose and belonging – where your growth is priority, your identity is embraced, and the work you do matters. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere. Your work will have a direct impact on billions of people around the world – helping unlock financial access to enable the future of money movement.

Join Visa: A Network Working for Everyone.


Job Description


The Chief Systems Architect role within the Global Architecture team requires a candidate with extensive background in Container eco-system, dockers, Kubernetes, public clouds, and Infrastructure as Code automation across large-scale enterprise or service provider environments.

The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of Kubernetes, Microservices, Golang, Python, Ansible and CI/CD process with experience with Opensource projects such as Service Mesh (Istio)/Envoy, Prometheus/Grafana.

This position reports to the Vice President, O&I Architecture and is a key role within Visa’s O&I Architecture organization.

The candidate should have a positive attitude and excellent communication skills to effectively share your knowledge. The candidate will be leading/coordinating with teams across engineering, Cybersecurity and operations.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead the Container Architecture , strategy & roadmap adhering to best practices and security

  • Responsible for intake and solutioning phase of new conatiner workloads

  • Be evangelist of containers and work closely with Buisness, Security, Engineering and Operations teams to drive container adoption

  • Conduct POCs and pilots to demonstrate feasibility of new capabilities and emerging technologies in the container space

  • Provide advance level support to engineering and operations

  • Actively participate in communities/forums/guilds on containers


Qualifications


Basic Qualifications

  • 12 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 10 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters/MBA /JD/MD), or a minimum of 5 years of work experience with a PhD
  • Proficiency in one or more one or two programing language (preferred Golang or Python) and Ansible backed by solid computer science fundamentals
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with containers in production environment - Docker, Openshift, Kubernetes preferred
  • 3+ years of experience managing production Kubernetes infrastructure with Calico or Cilium CNI, CSI drivers
  • Experience managing ServiceMesh (Istio) and Envoy

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15 or more years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 12 years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, or MD), PhD with 9+ years of experience
  • Experience with service-oriented architecture, microservice-based HTTP applications and servers with a deep understanding of
  • Experience using and optimizing monitoring and trending systems, log aggregation systems (ELK, Splunk, Fluentd/Fluentbit), and their agents.
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming and architectural design patterns and a good grasp of multithreading, synchronization, data structures & algorithms and cloud programming
  • Understanding of pipeline architecture and deployments into Kubernetes environments using tools such as ArgoCD (preferred) or FluxCD or Jenkins X.
  • Able to understand the security tools and best practices: CIS Benchmarking, OS hardening, vulnerability scanning, system auditing
  • Experience in working/automating with at least one public cloud deployments cloud ecosystems (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).
  • Experience performing full stack load testing in order to identify and address hardware, network, system, or application bottlenecks
  • Demonstrated experience with open-source infrastructure as code software and automation software development tools including Terraform, Terragrunt, env0, Ansible, Python, Chef, Puppet or Salt.
  • experience in opensource projects contributing and commiting code to upstream opensource projects
  • Exceptional collaboration and partnership skills with the ability to work in a global environment and drive consensus in cross-functional teams

COLORADO APPLICANTS ONLY: This position has a minimum base salary of 146,500 USD and a midpoint base salary of 190,400 USD. The base pay may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition, this position is eligible for annual bonus and equity.


Additional Information


Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

Work Hours: Varies upon the needs of the department.

Travel Requirements: This position requires travel 5-10% of the time.

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.

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