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REF4472J - Chief Network Engineer - Network Transformation

Visa - Wilmington, DE

Job Description

The Chief Network Engineer, Global Network Transformation will own the technical execution of key strategic and tactical programs, driving the development of Visa's global networks toward next-generation capabilities. This is a highly-visible role within Visa's Global Infrastructure Network Services team – the organization that is chartered to architect, plan, engineer, and operate Visa's global networks (wide-area networks, data center networks, corporate networks), supporting Visa's business and users worldwide (100B annual transactions).  It's also an exciting opportunity for a senior technical leader to contribute to the delivery of Visa's vision for the transformation of the company's infrastructure toward next-generation capabilities, including software-defined networking (SDN), virtualization, and cloud technologies.

In this position, you will provide end-to-end technical management through architecture, engineering, and operations, driving the execution of multiple initiatives to modernize and transform Visa's global networks, with a focus on delivering best-in-class security, availability & performance, as well as improved network automation and tools capabilities, increased operational efficiencies, and lower network unit costs, and will have responsibility across several key areas, including the following:

Own the execution of key initiatives to implement our network architecture, strategy, innovation and technology road map for a particular network technology domain.

Provide highly technical, hands-on leadership across network teams to drive complex network transformation initiatives involving various technologies, vendor

solutions, and tools.

Collaborate closely with network architecture, planning, engineering & operations teams to develop road-maps and time-bound, metrics-driven execution plans and milestones.

Demonstrate extensive knowledge of Visa network environments and provide ongoing insight into network systems of high complexity in extranet, commercial

and corporate environments to fulfill network evolution requirements.

Drive the planning and execution of proof-of-concept projects and lab/field

trials through delivery, particularly virtualization & software-defined networks (SDN).

Mentor/manage high-performing network architects and engineers, providing technical oversight on key network initiatives based on a combination of vendors, custom solutions, and internal resources.

Build relationships and work with business partners and stakeholders within broader internal organizations to promote a unified approach to network transformation and strategic road-map.

Job Requirements:


As the ideal candidate, you will be a senior technologist with strong cross-functional leadership skills and substantial technical management experience across network architecture, planning, engineering and operations within a large/complex technology organization. ​The following qualifications are required for the role: ​

15 years of experience in a technology architecture, engineering, or operations capacity in a large-scale global technology infrastructure, 7 of which is focused on network technology.

Demonstrated technical understanding of technologies, tools, and processes within

the ecosystem of the network technologies, including (but not limited to) routing & switching, L4-7 traffic management (e.g. load balancing, DNS) and firewalls, across WAN, datacenter fabric and campus networks, as well as networking protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP, MPLS, OSPF, BGP, etc.

Hands-on experience in designing and deploying large scale-out network technologies including Cisco and non-Cisco network technologies.

Prior experience in leading technical teams and/or transformation programs related to networking technologies.

Strong track record in execution of company-wide next-generation network technology initiatives.

Understanding of the fundamentals and latest innovations in Software Defined Networking (SDN) in the data center and/or WAN.

Demonstrated experience of metrics-driven technical management with direct accountability.

Excellent communicator and team-builder, capable of establishing trust and

securing partnership with all levels of the organization, from engineers to senior executives.

Excellent analytical skills, with experience rationalizing large, disparate datasets into concrete observations/recommendations, and formalizing into new network solutions.

A bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or related field.

While not required, the following qualifications are preferred:

Experience leading a large Network Engineering and Operations team.

Master’s degree in engineering, computer science, or related field.

Application development (programming and/or management) experience.

Project Management Professional (PMP) or Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification.

Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification.

Experience in driving cultural transformation programs.

Advanced network technical certification (e.g., CCIE, JNCIE, etc.).

Additional Information

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

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.

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REF4472J - Chief Network Engineer - Network Transformation Visa - Wilmington, DE, United States


Location: Wilmington, DE

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