Director, End User Operations Systems Administration
- 163898 Requisition #
- Oct 14, 2016 Post Date
Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.
Visa Corporate IT (CIT) group has embarked on a major transformation journey. We are transforming ourselves into a true engineering organization where we put customer experience and end user support first. As part of this strategy, we are consolidating several of our Operational functions into a single area focused on providing world class operational support to our End users. This change is geared towards rethinking how we provide Operational support for the services we're responsible for. As a member or the End User Systems Support team, the Director of the End User Operations System Administration team will be responsible for providing 24x7x365 support for the systems and services supported by the team. The successful candidate will be required to derive operational metrics which align to OLA/SLA's across the organization for the systems and services provided by our Systems Administration team
The Director of End User Operations System Administration team, is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations of Visa Inc's Corporate IT (CIT) server infrastructure. This is primarily a Windows based support team, responsible for application support of various technologies (e.g. Exchange, Skype, Citrix, Sharepoint, etc). Team is responsible for the operational care and feeding of systems, and various level 1 and level 2 support tasks (e.g Server administration, software build\deploy, problem resolution, vendor escalation, security patching, etc). Additionally, candidate will draw on project management and IT service management skills to maximize collaboration and productivity of their staff and the larger Visa Inc end-user environment. The successful candidate will be directly responsible for managing up to 13 globally located staff members, providing a follow the sun support model.
Manage daily operations support of System Administration support team.
Drive transformational initiatives to assist with modernization of the CIT Server infrastructure to meet the demands of a modern workforce.
Collaboration with peer stakeholders across other End User Systems operation\engineering functions.
Support complex integrations with third-party communication systems including but not limited to Microsoft Unified Messaging, Microsoft Lync/Skype for business, Citrix, Office 365, InTune, etc.
Create and maintain documentation, policies, SLAs, procedures, change management and end-user training.
Coordinate process improvement activities, with the intent to automate away traditional BAU support processes
Assist in corporate initiatives to significantly improve customer experience, thru design based thinking and support
Hire and develop the End User Systems System administration team.
- 5+ years Previous experience managing a globally diverse System Administration team.
- 5+ years performing system administration tasks in a medium to large enterprise.
- Previous experience managing and supporting Active Directory infrastructure for medium to large sized organization.
- Experience with Exchange, Citrix and Skype for Business
- Above average network understanding
- Deep understanding of security best practices
- Proven analytical mindset, ability to make data based decisions whenever possible
- Hands on experience required, but not necessary for the role
- Proven ability to stay abreast of technological changes in the field of network and systems administration.
- Must have strong interpersonal and project management skills.
- ITIL minded, but not stuck\bound in ITIL process.
- Preferred Qualifications
- B.S. in computer science or equivalent technical degree.
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and\or written)