Data Scientist

Full time

Employment Information

Job Description And Responsibilities

The Global Data Science group supports our bank and merchant partners by using our extraordinarily rich data sets that span more than 4 billion cards globally and captures more than 190 billion transactions in a single year. Our focus lies on building creative solutions that have an immediate impact on the business of our highly analytical partners. To support our rapidly growing group, we are looking for Data Scientists who are passionate about the opportunity to use Visa’s rich data to address and deliver significant results to complex problems! You will join one of the Data Science focus areas (e.g. merchants, banks) with an opportunity for rotation between Data Science teams to gain broad exposure to Visa’s business.

Essential Functions

  • Use and build new predictive models to innovate and optimize customer experiences, revenue generation, data insights, advertising targeting and other business outcomes
  • Be an out-of-the-box problem solver who is passionate about applying data science techniques and innovate thinking to our unique data to help our clients both innovate and solve the problems they face
  • Work with your data science colleagues as well as other teams across Visa to guide the critical thinking for our clients by using the data and tools available to you
  • Connect with clients as well as client teams regarding the results and strategic recommendations advised by your analyses
  • Develop visualizations to make your sophisticated analyses accessible to a broad audience
  • Find opportunities to craft products out of analyses that are suitable for multiple clients
  • Work with partners throughout the organization to explore opportunities for using Visa data to drive business solutions
  • This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office 2-3 set days a week (determined by leadership/site), with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% or more of the time based on business needs.


Basic Qualifications:

2 or more 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 with a Bachelor’s Degree or more than 2 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD)
  • 2+ years’ experience in data-based decision-making or quantitative analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical field such as statistics, operations research, economics, computer science or many others (graduate degree is a plus)
  • Experience in understanding and analyzing data using statistical software (e.g., Python, R, or others)
  • Experience with extracting and aggregating data from large data sets using SQL, Hive, Spark or other tools
  • Experience and comfort with machine learning techniques and accompanying packages
  • Competence in Excel, PowerPoint and Tableau
  • Previous exposure to financial services, credit cards or merchant analytics is a plus, but not required

Additional Information

Work Hours: Varies upon the needs of the department.

Travel Requirements: This position requires travel 5-10% 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.

Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

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

U.S. APPLICANTS ONLY: The estimated salary range for a new hire into this position is 106,700.00 to 136,000.00 USD per year, which may include potential sales incentive payments (if applicable). Salary may vary depending on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this position may be eligible for bonus and equity. Visa has a comprehensive benefits package for which this position may be eligible that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401 (k), FSA/HSA, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, and Wellness Program.


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