Sr. Cybersecurity Engineer


Beijing, China


Payment Networks & Schemes / Technology

May 14

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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


Information Security is an integral part of Visa’s corporate culture. It is essential to maintaining our position as an industry leader in electronic payments, and it is the responsibility of each and every employee to safeguard information, protect it from unauthorized access, and ensure regulatory compliance. Information Security has a significant effect on privacy, consumer confidence, external reputation, and it is a priority on everyone’s agenda.

The successful candidate will join Global Information Security and will be responsible for development and implementation of the Cyber Security program within China. This person will work within the engineering realm on product selection, testing, certification, tuning, enrichment, and deployment for accountability of our security tools.


  • Provide leadership in the innovation of bleeding-edge security technologies and utilizing a risk-based approach to properly test and introduce them into the overall environment.
  • Product selection, design, deployment, and support effective security solutions that provide complete coverage and protection
  • Provide engineering/enrichment support from the proof of concept phase to deployment and sustained engineering for multiple security detection and alerting tools, including:
  • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
  • Firewalls
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Distributed Denial of Service Protection (DDoS)
  • File Integrity Monitoring (FIM)
  • Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
  • Web Application Firewalls ( WAF )
  • Work closely with other network and security teams within Visa, maintaining up to the minute information about the underlying network and security requirements to make sure the security tool deployments are operating effectively.
  • Build systems to automate deployment, configuration, and reduce human error for repeatable and well understood tasks
  • Build self-service portals for common security functions and empowering users to get work done quickly while still ensuring strong security practices.
  • Collaborate with cyber security and risk management teams to achieve Global Information Security program objectives
  • Implement simplified security metrics approach that enables executive leaders, line managers, and operational staff to quickly take action on security related risks
  • Collaborate with all internal and 3rd party security teams to implement security controls that will protect the Visa brand from real or perceived security breaches
  • Work alongside a world-class credible and high performance security team comprised of engineering, operations and consultative internal advisory professionals globally
  • Effectively manage reported system, application and device vulnerabilities and through remediation and maintenance in adherence with incident response policies
  • Develop and optimize processes to improve security threat identification and remediation
  • Maintain active understanding of industry practices for threat analytics and incident response
  • Create and manage an enterprise process for identifying, prioritizing, and remediating system security gaps and weaknesses. This process will integrate with Visa's broader technology and enterprise risk management programs.
  • Maintain active understanding of industry practices for threat analytics and incident response


Basic qualifications

  • 4 years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 2 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 0 years of work experience with a PhD degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7-10 years of work experience and a Bachelor’s Degree or 6 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 3 years of experience with a PhD.
  • Minimum of 5 years working on information security with a large, mission-critical enterprise environment
  • Strong understanding of networks, endpoint security, operating systems, and application layer gateway technologies
  • Strong understanding of web application design, function and Secure Software Development Lifecycle
  • Operational knowledge of systems, databases and network security engineering best practices
  • In depth understanding and working knowledge of OWASP top 10
  • In depth understanding for security event analysis and intrusion detection (IDS/IPS Incident response, triage, incident analysis and remediation)
  • Solid problem solving and analytical skills; able to quickly digest issues encountered and recommend an appropriate solution
  • Experience in using scripting languages automate tasks and manipulate data. Programming experience is a plus
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related technical discipline; advanced degree highly preferred
  • Multi-lingual (Cantonese/Mandarin/English)

Additional Information

Work Hours This position requires the incumbent to be available during core business hours.

Travel Requirements This position requires the incumbent to travel for work less than 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, reach with hands and arms, and bend or lift up to 25 pounds.

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