Director, Global Product Analytics, Visa Performance Solutions, Global Solutions
San Francisco, California
November 19, 2016
Position Type:
Full Time
Business Development, Customer Service, Sales
Visa Performance Solutions (VPS) is the advisory business arm of Visa, Inc. Our tailored consulting services and automated solutions are designed to help our clients - financial institutions, acquirers, and merchants - succeed in today's fast-changing payments industry. For more information, please visit .

Global Solutions is responsible for developing scalable solutions and deploying automated/semi-automated platforms and tools to address key strategic needs for our clients across the globe. Our solutions utilize Visa's unique data and analytic capabilities, technology, and industry expertise to serve Visa clients effectively and efficiently at scale, regardless of their size.

What will I work on in Global Solutions? We have unique and exciting opportunities for you here in our San Francisco office as we continue to grow our team. You will have the opportunity to develop innovative content and establish new delivery channels to disseminate deep industry knowledge for issuer, acquirer and merchant clients across the globe. Key responsibilities in this role include:

  • Principal responsibility: business lead to design and develop scalable data analytics models and solutions that feed into Global Solutions' products / platform
  • Ability to dissect ambiguous business challenges, articulate focus areas, identify interconnections of problems and devise effective strategies
  • Partner with other analytics and IT teams within Visa to leverage the power of Visa data and models
  • Build from simple correlations to identify immediate, actionable improvements, and progressing to statistical models and machine learning to create algorithms that can easily scale
  • Deliverables will include predictive models and other statistical techniques to drive improved marketing campaign performance
  • Master and perform all steps required to create analysis-ready data sets data integration/merging, variable preparation, and quality control
  • Utilize desktop and UNIX toolset (SAS, SQL, Tableau, PowerPoint) to create report content such as tables, reports, graphs, etc. suitable for an executive audience
  • Document and articulate steps taken in an analysis suitable for business audiences and for technical audiences
  • What is Global Solutions looking for in a Director, Global Product Analytics position? We seek experienced, pro-active, high-achieving professionals to bring innovative ideas to our consulting solution development. Specific requirements are:

  • Degree in Statistics, Math, Econometrics; double major in business or marketing preferred; MBA or other relevant Master's degree preferred.
  • 8-10 years of experience in data analytics
  • Expert in data management tools such as SAS, SQL, Hadoop for digital analytics, and statistical programming languages such as R
  • Experience linking multiple data platforms with data visualization tools, e.g., Tableau
  • Skilled in predictive analytics, predictive modeling, and business analytics
  • Knowledgeable in creating demographic and behavioral segmentation, and in developing marketing predictive models such as campaign response propensity, future/potential customer value, and next-product-to-buy
  • Hands-on experience in predictive modeling, e.g., clustering algorithms, logistic regression, CHAID, neural networks, and model validation best practices
  • Solid understanding of relational databases and complex linkages
  • Competent in best practices for missing value imputation, variable standardization, and variable reduction
  • Ability to maintain the highest standards of data quality and project documentation
  • Effective communicator with both marketing/business and technology partners
  • Knowledge of the payments industry and banking products a plus
  • Willingness to travel (Up to 20% of the time)

    About Visa:
    Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do. CyberSource, a Visa company, has been and continues to be a pioneer within the e-Commerce Payment Management world. Our VisaNet network is capable of handling over 65,000 transaction messages per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks.

    We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visas sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

    Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.
  • A little about us:
    As a global company at the forefront of the electronic payments industry, Visa is a dynamic organization.

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