Staff Performance Engineer in San Mateo, CA

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Finance & Insurance   •  

Less than 5 years

Posted 7 weeks ago

As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

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 of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Organization Summary

Within Visa's Technology organization, the Digital & Developer Platform (VDDP) team is a global division of over 1100 team members responsible for developing and managing end-to-end technology solutions that promote the growth of digital commerce and mobilization of payments in emerging and developed markets. A globally distributed team, VDDP encompasses Product Development, Program Management, Portfolio & Business Management, Architecture, and Test Engineering, Client Integration, Release & Support Engineering functions.

Job Description and Responsibilities

· Accountable for creating application and infrastructure performance plans/models for a highly scalable, low-latency, highly-available and high-throughput payment processing system.

· Work with the architects and development team to ensure proper metrics instrumentation done in software components, to help facilitate real time and remote troubleshooting/performance monitoring.

· Evaluate, develop and execute load test tools to stress the limits of Visa's most critical payment applications.

· Understand and performance test the APIs, abstractions and integration patterns to solve challenging distributed computing problems.

· Should have experience in defining Performance Strategy and reporting performance baselines required to certify Go-Lives. Should have strong experience in handling multiple tasks and stakeholders

· Should be well versed in documenting the steps performed during course of performance tests cycle including performance test scripts used

· Should be able to provide mentor support emphasizing performance testing methodology, preparation, scripting, execution planning, simulation and test results reporting.

· Should be able to drive end to end performance test activities.

· Should have ability to work independently and be a team player.

· Actively contribute to capacity planning and disaster recovery exercises.

· Support in triaging and troubleshooting of issues related to performance degradation incidents in production environment

· Monitor application performance, optimize performance bottlenecks and usage to create an application capacity model.

· Help optimizing system components such as CPU/Memory/Disk/Network & OS/Application software for maximizing the computer resources utilization.



· 4 years of 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 degree


· BS or MS in computer science or equivalent.

· Minimum of 8-10 years' hands-on experience in Performance Engineering areas.

· Expert knowledge in hardware, software, and distributed applications environments and solid understanding of their associated capacity and performance indicators

· Expert knowledge and strong experience using tools, Loadrunner/Jmeter,. etc. and understanding of APM solutions like Appdynamics, dynatrace, OPNET,. etc

· Hands on experience in Unix/Linux OS environments and operating system internals, file systems, disk/storage and networking protocols.

· system internals. Having working knowledge with VMs and Containers.

· Knowledge in programming languages like Java/Python and scripting languages.

· Experience in ORACLE/MYSQL DB tuning and optimization

· Knowledge of distributed database, distributed computing and high frequency transactions is a big plus.

· Knowledge and understanding of MQ/Kafka system.

· Working familiarity with the entire software development lifecycle including version control, build process, testing, and code release

· Effective verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal, facilitation and leadership skills.

· Deeply self-motivated with the ability to work independently, coordinating activities within cross-regional and multi-functional teams.

· Previous experience with financial services or payments processing domain is a big plus.