Research Scientists

Visa Inc   •  

Palo Alto, CA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 74 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Number: REF15901Q

Company Description

More About Visa:

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions ofunbanked and underserved consumers.

Job Description and Responsibilities

Visa Research was created to push the boundaries of payment technologies that impact billions of people worldwide. We do this by exploring applied and fundamental research, engaging world-wide business partners, academics, and governments, to develop technologies on a global scale that does not exist today.

We are currently focused on building world-class research teams in the areas of: Security, Fraud Detection, Recommendations, and Blockchain. We are looking for outstanding and innovative researchers at all levels ofexperience. A few of our research projects include:

Deep Learning for Commerce – develop predictive models that are essential to all parties in the payment and commerce ecosystem using advanced deep learning technologies over the financial data warehouse at Visa.

Scalable Machine Learning System – experiment with new generations of distributed systems for machine learning applications to meet the challenge of ever increasing scale and complexity in the data processing pipeline.

Security Analytics – enable proactive defense in our critical network and system infrastructure through continuous monitoring and real-time anomaly detection using machine learning technologies.

Advances in Cryptography – aims to build on Visa’s extensive data protection capabilities to achieve policy-enforced full lifecycle cryptographic protection for data in transit, at rest, and during computation, for all computing environments and scenarios Visa employs.

Distributed and Endpoint Systems Security – enable end-to-end secure computation, data and workload management across the distributed enterprise, between ecosystem partners, and to/from the sea of endpoints and devices

Secure Data Acquisition and Analysis – balance advancements in cryptography and secure systems for strongest and most efficient context appropriate data acquisition, classification, protection and analysis across the computing spectrum.

As a Visa Research Scientist you will conduct world-class research and contribute to the advancement of digital payments, as well as deliver unique proposals on Visa's technological goals. You will work closely with fellow researchers, product teams, and business teams to ensure the successful creation and application of disruptive and innovative technologies.

This role represents an exciting opportunity to make key contributions to Visa's strategic vision as the world leader in digital payments. The successful candidate must have an outstanding track record in fundamental and applied research in developing innovations. The candidate will be a self-starter comfortable with ambiguity, with strong attention todetail, and excellent collaboration skills.


  • Research and develop cutting-edge technologies across a large spectrum of disciplines.
  • Advance the development and integration of big data infrastructure that is highly scalable, efficient, extensible, and secure.
  • Deliver high-impact intellectual property values through research publications and patents.
  • Collaborate with team members to deliver innovative technologies, insights and products to Visa business units to resolve their significant product pain-points and create new growth opportunities.
  • Collaborate with our partners in academia, industry and government on key initiatives to advance our research goals.
  • Work with team members and cross-functional teams (internal/external) that include representation from Technology, Product, Operations, Market Research, etc.
  • Foster in-depth and productive relationships at all levels with team members and clients internally and externally.


  • 4+ years industry research experience in the areas of: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Big Data, Recommendation, Distributed Systems, Cryptography, System Security, or Blockchain
  • PhD degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, or equivalent field with a focus in fraud detection
  • Research experience at well-known industry research labs.
  • Strong track record of publications and impact in community.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to think outside the box and innovate.
  • Demonstrated research project/program management experience is a plus.
  • Experience in payments or related industry is a plus.

You’re an Individual. We’re the team for you. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays. Apply today and a recruiter will be in touch soon.