Staff Systems Engineer

Visa - Ashburn, VA3.9

Job Description

The Team:
The global systems engineering group is responsible for engineering and support of the IT infrastructure for Visa Inc. and VisaNet. This includes planning, design, evaluation, installation, deployment, and maintenance of the IT infrastructure for the data centers and office facilities.

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

The Important Things You'll Be Doing:
Work in a complex, highly-secure, and highly available operations environments and interacting with the technology domain authorities required to maintain those environments
Function as the compute lead on critical infrastructure projects and initiatives
Write technical design and build documentation for compute infrastructure
Develop ITIL procedures, technology strategy, engineering standards, methodologies, task-plans and standard methodologies for Distributed Compute Engineering
Collaborate with partner Engineering Disciplines to develop Infrastructure Building Blocks based Reference Architectures and standards that can be offered as services to our customers
Mentor junior team members


Your Technical Qualifications:
Strong experience with RHEL
In-depth experience with one of the following Operating Systems: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7, or Ubuntu 16.x above
In depth experience with one of the enterprise class virtualization technologies including VMware, Linux KVM Virtualization
Engineering knowledge and hands-on experience with either Linux container technology, or SELinux
Strong Hardware and OS deployment experience in one of the following server product lines: HP ProLiant, Dell PowerEdge
Strong scripting skills in UNIX environments. In-depth experience in deployment and workflow automation
Experience in one of the automation and workflow tools such as Ansible, Chef and BladeLogic tool
Strong analytical and technical troubleshooting skills, and possess an ability to explain technical concepts and provide mentorship to junior staff
Strong expertise and experience in system monitoring techniques and tools
Strong understanding of big data technologies including Hadoop and GPFS
Hands on experience with back end technologies including Satellite Server & NIM
Authoritative knowledge in server end SAN/NAS configuration and troubleshooting
Ability to analyze, fix and take on storage stack issues (Hosts, SAN switches and Storage Devices)
Engineering knowledge in TCPIP networking –link aggregation/redundancy, switches, routing and load-balancing
Ability to write technical design and build documentations for all aspects of a technical infrastructure
Solid ability to integrate content from other domain areas and construct final technical design documents
Solid ability to provide level 3 support and guide level 2 administrators on problem resolution. Exhibit understanding and perform operational acceptance/turnover activities

Your Professional Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical field required, advanced degree preferred 8 years of relevant working experience in large enterprise operational environments required
24x7 "On-call" support rotation required
Broad knowledge in hardware, software, network and applications deployments thru automation
Confirmed experience in an application hosting or data center environment
Confirmed experience with maintaining highly available and highly secure systems
Good hands on technical engineering professional with business insight
Strong process orientation and solid grasp of software development and testing techniques, methodologies and best practices
Good experience in design and implementation experience with custom and off-the-shelf applications, and help coordinate activities of multiple technology domains in terms of design and deployment ITIL certification preferred

Additional Information

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.