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Full-time Infrastructure Solutions Architect

at INF in Foster City CA USA

Job Description


  • You'll be responsible for analyzing and translating business information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines infrastructure software and hardware solutions to achieve business objectives
  • You'll work with application and infrastructure teams to review or produce optimal, high level designs targeted for Visa’s internal cloud infrastructure
  • You'll conduct proof-of-concept projects to validate new feature sets and 3rd party technologies
  • You will analyze the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for continuous improvement such as expanding capacity of deployed infrastructure, reducing cost and increasing availability

Because you already have the ability to apply multiple technical solutions to business problems you will also:

  • Document all solution architecture design and analysis work
  • Interface with internal IT management leadership, technical leadership and external requestors as a strategic value-add point to improve IT for completeness, consistency, availability, satisfaction, and to deliver quality services
  • Establish system requirements, designs, builds, and manage critical infrastructure deliverables while driving Technology Standards
  • Utilize data-driven approaches and methodologies to reduce IT process gaps and enhance process effectiveness through automation
  • Monitor the processes, policies, procedures and standards applicability, effectiveness and efficiency
  • Ability to review complex processes, manage customer service and provide regular technical reports both verbal and statistical showing status of ongoing projects and goals.
  • Project manage complex and large scale cross-team, cross-functional initiatives. Interface with engineering managers and engineers to estimate work efforts, define milestones and manage resources. Track progress, resolve dependencies, evaluate risks and communicate status to upper management and project stakeholders. Engage and energize the project teams to achieve aggressive goals.
  • Proactively remove obstacles to drive momentum and progress. Identify communication gaps, manage issue escalations and provide support to teams balancing competing priorities. Drive results proactively.
  • Coordinate and ensure IT Disaster Recovery (Resiliency Engineering) Governance methodology are fully managed. Work with product development units within VISA to define critical, time-sensitive functions along with the associated recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives for services and applications.


Required skills/experience:

  • Bachelor’s in Engineering or Computer Science with relevant industry experience
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in IT Infrastructure/hardware Engineering or Software Development role for Platform Services with a preference for 3 years in a Solutions Architecture role
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Technical Project Manager, capable of leading requirements definition including scoping, planning, building project plans and schedules, managing critical path and milestones, mitigating risks, reporting status and managing projects from inception to delivery
  • Understanding and experience with Virtualization and Containerization technologies
  • Understanding of cloud-native Application Architecture is highly preferable
  • Understanding of cloud infrastructure concepts, virtualization, SQL/NoSQL database architectures
  • Understanding of role based access, identity and access management framework
  • Understanding of 3-tier architecture, High availability & High Volume processing environments
  • Understanding of cloud automation, DevOps and CI/CD tools
  • Understands Architecture Constructs - (Architecture & Design patterns, protocols SOAP, REST, etc.), Development Methodologies (Agile, Waterfall)
  • Desire and ability to work with global cross-functional teams leveraging efficient processes via automation
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor
  • Superior communication (written/verbal), presentation, and facilitation skills
  • Familiar with TOGAF & ITIL concepts; especially Service Design and Service Orientation

Working Legal Status: OnlyUS Citizens, Permanent Legal Residents, Green Card Holders and GC EAD.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $65.00 to $70.00 /hour

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