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Staff Research Scientist - Visa Research

Company: Visa
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

Full-time

Company Description 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.

Job Description Visa Research is a newly created research organization as part of the company's effort on expanding its technology research capabilities globally.

Visa Research conducts both applied and fundamental research. It engages with the company's technology and product teams, business partners, academics, and governments, to explore and develop technologies that are critical to the payments industry in the future.

Staff Research Scientist

As a Staff Research Scientist at Visa, you will work with a team to conduct world-class research on fundamental technology challenges in machine learning/deep learning and contribute to the long-term research agenda in the future of payments, as well as deliver innovative technologies and insights to Visa's strategic products and business.

This role represents an exciting opportunity to make key contributions to Visa's strategic vision as a world-leading data-driven company. The successful candidate must have strong academic track record and demonstrate excellent system skills. The successful candidate will be a self-starter comfortable with ambiguity, with strong attention to detail, and excellent collaboration skills.

Responsibilities:

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 security research agenda.

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.

Qualifications Basic:

PhD degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, or equivalent field

Preferred:

2+ years of full time industry work experience.

Experience in developing machine learning and/or deep learning solutions in related domains.

1+ years hands-on experience in deep learning algorithms and techniques, e.g., convolutional neural networks (CNN), recurrent networks (RNN) and/or related areas.

Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at leading conferences/workshops such as NIPS, ICML, KDD, WWW, AAAI, SysML or similar

Publications track record in leading machine learning conferences and/or journals.

Programming experience and experience with deep learning framework for prototyping ideas.

Strong track record in research publications and impact in the research 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.

Experience in graph neural network or related fields is a plus.

Additional Information Travel Requirements  This position requires the incumbent to travel for work 5% 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, and reach with hands and arms.

EEO Statement  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.

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