Visa is hiring a

Staff ML Engineer Machine Learning

Bengaluru, India

Payments has become a very active hot area in the last couple of years, creating a strong demand for innovation. This will be a very exciting area in the next 5 to 10 years. 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 ML Engineer with solid development experience who will focus on creating new capabilities for AI as a Service while maturing our code base and development processes. In this position, you are first a passionate and talented developer that can work in a dynamic environment as a member of Agile Scrum teams.  Your strong technical leadership, problem-solving abilities, coding, testing and debugging skills is just a start.  You must be dedicated to filling product backlog and delivering production ready code.  You must be willing to go beyond the routine and prepared to do a little bit of everything.


You will be an integral part of the development team, sometimes investigating new requirements and design and at times refactoring existing functionality for performance and maintainability, but always working on ways to make us more efficient and provide better solutions to our end customers. The role is for a self organized individual with knowledge of web application and web service development. The candidate will perform hands-on activities including design, documentation, development and test of new functionality. Candidate must be flexible and willing to switch tasks based on team’s needs.


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


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
5 or more years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor's Degree or at least 2 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 0 years of work experience with a PhD

Preferred Qualifications
6 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor's Degree or 4 or more years of relevant experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or up to 3 years of relevant experience with a PhD
5 years or more of experience in leading development teams
Experience working on distributed microservices systems.
Development experience with Golang (alternatively a strong background in C/C++ or Java)
Experience in real-time streaming systems (Spark/Flink/Kafka)
Skilled with Docker & Kubernetes and hands on Ansible/CI CD pipelines
Experience using and configuring operational tools such as Splunk, Humio, Prometheus & Grafana
Proven knowledge of successful design, architecture and development using Big Data Hadoop, J2EE and Spark with large data volumes and transaction systems
Possesses a deep understanding of benefits or drawbacks of different integration patterns
Experience with GIT,Stash, Maven and Jenkins
Experience in MySQL, Redis DB or Elastic Search on Unix or Linux platform
Ability to solve complex software development, design issues
Ability to write clean, coherent code following established coding guidelines
Strong interpersonal, facilitation, and effective communication skills both written and verbal and the ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise way
Experience developing as part of Agile or Scrum team is preferred
Passionate about delivering zero defect code that meet or exceed the proposed defect SLA and have high sense of accountability for quality and timeliness of deliverables
Ability to deliver on multiple projects and manage priorities based on changing directions
Highly driven, resourceful and results oriented
Demonstrated ability to lead and navigate through ambiguity
Past experience in Payments knowledge is preferred

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.

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