Lead Machine Learning Engineer - Authorization Risk - AI Platform Team

Nov 06, 2023

Austin, TX, United States

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.

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Job Description

The Payments space has become a very active/hot area in the last couple of years, creating a strong demand for innovation. This is an exciting area for many years to come. Not only is VISA a leader in the payment industry and has been for a long time, but it is also quickly transitioning into a technology company that is fostering an environment for applying the latest technology to solve exciting problems in this area.

Visa AI as a Service (AIaS) operationalizes the delivery of AI and decision intelligence to ensure their ongoing business values. Built with composable AI capabilities, privacy-enhancing computation, and cloud native platforms, AIaS automates the updates to data, models, and applications. Combined with strong AI governance, AIaS optimizes the performance, scalability, interpretability and reliability of AI models and services. If you want to be in the exciting payment and AI space, learn fast, and make big impacts, Visa AI as a Service is an ideal place for you!

This position is for a Lead Machine Learning Engineer with solid Machine Learning System development experience, who will contribute to both strategic and tactic planning and execution to continuously advance AI Platform's vision and mission. In this position, you are first a passionate and versatile machine learning experts and system architects that can work a multifaceted environment as a member of Agile Scrum teams.

You will be an integral part of the leadership team, setting up technical roadmap, introducing the latest machine learning and system technology to the team, working with development managers and teams to identify and resolve technical challenges, and working with different products and data science teams to streamline the feature request and model onboarding.

This position will be based in Austin, TX. If this sounds exciting, we want to chat and tell you more about our work environment and see if this will be a good fit for both of us.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with project teams, data science teams and development teams to drive the technical roadmap and guide development and implementation of new data driven business solutions.

  • Drive technical standard and best practices, and continuously improve AI Platform engineering scalability.

  • Architecture and design of AI Platform services including Machine Learning Engines, In Memory Computing Systems, Streaming Computing Systems, Distributed Data Systems and etc, in Golang, Java, and Python.

  • Coordinate the implementation among development teams to ensure system performance, security, scalability and availability.

  • Coaching and mentoring junior team members and evolving team talent pipeline.

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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 7 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 4 years of work experience with a PhD, OR 13+ years of relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience after PhD.
  • Strong experience in groundbreaking areas such as Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Stream Computing, MLOps, In-Memory Computing.
  •  Expert in at least one of the following: Golang, Java, Python or C/C++
  • Strong experience with web service standards and related patterns (REST, gRPC)
  • Expert in developing large scale, enterprise class distributed system or subsystems that require high availability, low-latency, & strong data consistency computing.
  • Expert in distributed in-memory computing technologies like Redis
  • Experience with large amounts of data and analytics in general leveraging technologies like Hadoop, Spark, and MapReduce
  • Experience developing proper metrics instrumentation in software components, to help facilitate real-time and remote problem solving/performance monitoring.

Additional Information

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.

U.S. APPLICANTS ONLY: The estimated salary range for a new hire into this position is 150,900.00 to 196,200.00 USD, 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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