Director of Cloud Infrastructure Engineering (OpenStack, Docker)

  • Company: Visa
  • Location: Ashburn, Virginia
  • Posted: April 15, 2017
  • Reference ID: 108469353
Company Description
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: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions 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. Visa's 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.

Job Description
Passionate about technology, this Director will be responsible for leading a global team of Systems Engineers responsible for the distributed compute environment and associated tooling at Visa especially in designing and deploying Hyperscale solutions. In this role you will be accountable for designing and building innovative infrastructure solutions to support a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). Extensive experience managing engineering teams as a "Technical manager" is a must along with experience with open source solutions to encapsulate the infrastructure making it available as code to customers. Knowledge and experience managing teams that provide tooling support for infrastructure is also a key requirement. Prior experience with Virtualization, Containers and deployment of infrastructure for large enterprises is also required. This position reports directly to the Sr. Director Distributed Systems Engineering.

Specific Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide Compute as a Service offerings to customers that are easy to consume, elastic, secure and reliable.

  • Design and implementation of agile innovative infrastructure solutions that take advantage of technology advances that allow cost reduction, standardization and commoditization.

  • Building and leading a team of highly skilled systems engineers in various locations across the globe

  • Provide highly reliable infrastructure solutions that are extremely secure enabling Operations to manage environments simply and effectively.

  • Drive the adoption of standard toolsets to reduce complexity and support Operational goals for increasing automation across the enterprise

  • Champion the adoption of open infrastructure solutions that are fit for purpose yet forward the Visa goals to keep technology relevant

  • Qualifications

  • 10+ years managing a team of systems engineers in delivery of complex infrastructure solutions

  • Proven ability to lead with passion and execute vision with little guidance

  • Must have prior hands-on experience in designing, building and implementing Openstack-based cloud infrastructure solutions.

  • Must have prior experience in building automated solutions through tools and software that enable infrastructure to be remotely provisioned, configured and decommissioned.

  • Solid technology background in the Compute, Network and Storage space with current understanding of implementation of vendor solutions provided by HP, Cisco, EMC, Netapp, Hitachi

  • Experience in selecting, designing and developing a tool-chain with loosely coupled software components to perform specific technical functions.

  • Excellent understanding of Cloud technologies in application of Hypervisor, storage and network automation capabilities.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Bachelor's degree.

    Key skills required: (in the order of priority):

  • OpenStack, Cloud Foundry (Must have)

  • Expert level Hypervisor Experience: VMWARE, KVM, Hyper-V (must have)

  • RHEL LINUX (must have)

  • Windows 2008, Windows 2012 (must have)

  • RHEL LINUX, Windows 2008, Windows 2012 (must have)

  • Expert level Compute Experience managing HP, Hitachi, Cisco & Dell Infrastructure (must have)

  • E xpertise in one or more configuration management tool: Ansible, Chef or Puppet for managing medium & large environments (must have)

  • Containerization concepts, experience with clustering and scheduling suites such as Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, DCOS (must have)

  • Good Understanding of Software Defined Network (SDN) & Software Defined

  • Storage (SDS) (must have)

  • Experience with Storage Products from EMC, Hitachi (must have)

  • Experience with Monitoring, Configuration tools (must have)

  • Microsoft & Veritas Clustering (good to have)

  • Additional Information
    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.
    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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