Sr. Systems Engineer


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Job Summary

Job Type

Senior (≥ 6 yrs)

Years of Experience
At least 2 years

Tech Stacks
Shell Script

Job Description

The Staff Systems Engineer will be responsible for designing and implementing various technologies and tools to optimize Visa’s Developer Tools/Services, specifically, the Atlassian Tool stack and support Visa with Agile Transformation. Key responsibilities include:

  • Implement and support Atlassian Jira Align (Cloud) and Jira Data Center (On-prem), including establishing hierarchies between Jira Align and Jira Data Center
  • Create standardized Jira templates
  • Provide technical leadership, administrative (Jira filters, dashboard, workflows, field configurations) and user support for the Atlassian Stack
  • Design and implement automated systems that validate the health of the Jira Align and Jira Data Center services
  • Design and implement Grafana dashboard for key metrics taken from Jira systems
  • Discover and capitalize on automation opportunities that provide business value and reduce administrate overhead
  • Provide leadership for project activities to ensure product performance standards, quality, and cost effectiveness.
  • Monitor progress on projects and provides technical direction as needed.
  • Support complex technical issues in an interop production environment including on call responsibilities outside of normal business hours


Secondary Job Responsibilities:

The position also includes interfacing with other teams to collaboratively implement and improve Developer services and solutions that adhere to Visa Key Control policies.  The Staff Systems Engineer will work in a team environment and mentor junior team members.  Successful candidate requires the ability to multi-task and adapt to a continuously changing and complex environment.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 2 years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD, or PhD)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years of work experience or more than 2 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD)
  • Experience working in the capacity of a DevOps role, build/release engineer, or any other software development related job
  • 3-5 years’ experience working with Atlassian tools
  • Expert level knowledge and experience with Jira Align and Jira Data Center and
  • Experience in performing Atlassian JIRA/Confluence upgrades, migrations, and plugin installations.
  • Demonstrated experience working with API’s
  • In-depth working knowledge of SAFe Agile Framework.
  • Experience in using Python/Shell Scripting/Powershell/Groovy, or any scripting language
  • Experience with Java, golang, .net programming languages
  • Experience with source code management tools, e.g. Bitbucket, AzureDevOps and GitHub
  • Working knowledge/experience with continuous integration tools, e.g. Jenkins
  • Good knowledge of Software Configuration Management best practices and procedures
  • Hands-on experience with server setup/maintenance for both Linux and Windows platforms, including but not limited to installing software/patches, security hardening, storage/network troubleshooting etc
  • Experience with Elasticsearch, Logstash & Kibana (ELK)
  • Proven ability to multi-task
  • Self-motivated and adaptable to change
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team setting

Additional Information

Work Hours This position requires the incumbent to be available during core business hours.

Travel Requirements
This position requires the incumbent to travel for work less than 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, reach with hands and arms, and bend or lift up to 25 pounds.


Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the evolving visa/travel restrictions in place, we are currently only able to extend offers to candidates with the right to work in Singapore. We are keeping the situation under close review and will adjust accordingly should the restrictive measures be lifted.

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