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Director, Data Product - Geospatial Data Scientist

Visa - Foster City, CA

Job Description

Do you get excited at the prospect of using data to answer strategic questions for some of the world's largest issuers, acquirers and merchants? From understanding broad trends in the payment space such as contactless payment and luxury retail shopping to answering granular business questions on online sales

performance on Cyber Monday or analyzing How India Demonetization is impacting the payment world globally.

Visa Data Products team  builds cutting edge enterprise data products to enable our Businesses as well as external client. Data Products Team provides opportunity to think, Evangelize, socialize and build Data Products like an


. The team offers its members exciting opportunities to help grow the function and further establish analytics as a market-place differentiator for Visa.

Are you excited about the possibility of bringing your GIS/geospatial experience to the payment industry? Do you have expertise in several major geospatial platforms (ESRI, ENVI, PCI,


, Trillium, Remote View, etc.)? Are you proficient in Spatial


Temporal Statistical Modeling?

As a Geospatial Data Scientist, you will work with the data product team to use sophisticated methods to identify merchant’s location globally

Based in Foster City, You will be working with multiple Business verticals & Technology Teams


Utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and associated software to produce, display, and

analyze geographic information

Developing research strategies for discovery projects with clients

Using the latest geospatial innovations to propose R&D software solutions that accommodate

emerging trends in data quantity and quality

Persistence in identifying, quantifying and resolving data discrepancies

Drive strategy to improve Geo coverage across priority countries at the merchant location level

Author User stories Being the product owner for merchant location insights

Leader who can bring diverse opinion and Point of views to logical conclusion

Excellent Data analysis and SQL skills for user acceptance

Develops and champions Product vision, strategy, and roadmap for a product area

Job Requirements:


Designing, testing algorithms and conducting prototyping to evaluate possible scenarios leveraging computational and statistical techniques for the development of novel approaches for high-throughput geospatial data analyses

3 years of experience with Geographic Information Systems

3 years of experience with Geospatial analysis

Experience in Big data, Hadoop, Spark and Spark REST API, machine learning, redshift including spark

job server

or similar


experience in



and Python

Expert level skills in


PowerPoint and visualization tools like Tableau

A “driver” personality. Biased towards action. Never stop pushing for clarity and delivery.

Data Modeling and Data Architecture experience a huge plus

Excessive entrepreneurial drive


recent startup experience preferred

Experience with Agile methodologies such as Lean Startup, Scrum, etc.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Additional Information

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Director, Data Product - Geospatial Data Scientist Visa - Foster City, CA, United States


Location: Foster City, CA

Company Profile:
Visa connects consumers, merchants and financial institutions around the world with products and services that make payments more convenient and more secure.