Sr. Staff Software Engineer - Innovation

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

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.

Job Description

Visa Innovation Center focuses on building technology for the next generation of payments. We work on solving hard problems of the future in IoT, Blockchain, Mobile, UX, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics. We are looking for hands-on expert level software engineers to help us build some innovative products.

This role requires quick problem solving skills, logical thinking, and application of programming techniques to design, build, and maintain code. Deep knowledge of computer science fundamentals, data structures, and algorithms is a must. In addition to the technical skill set, the candidate will be a self-starter, results-driven, and equipped with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The Sr. Staff Software Engineer is an individual contributor role, and this developer will lead development of several innovation projects. These projects will be instrumental in making an impact on Visa and the payments industry as a whole.


Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related discipline
  • Expert level skills in Java / C# / C++ 
  • In-depth knowledge of data structures implementation and optimization
  • Expert level skills in multi-threading, concurrency, and error-handling
  • Expert level skills in implementing design patterns (singleton, facade, factory, observer etc.)
  • Experience building enterprise scale web services (RESTful), and their scalability, resiliency, and availability
  • Experience building application frameworks or reusable components
  • Experience in network programming (Sockets) to build service self-healing
  • Experience implementing multiple cross cutting concerns and non-functional requirements using aspect oriented programming (viz. aspectJ) 
  • 10 years of hands-on development experience required
  • Demonstrated proficiency in troubleshooting, root-cause analysis, application design, and implementing large components for enterprise projects

Desired qualifications

  • Experience in building ODATA compliant REST services
  • Experience in language features such as lambda expressions, generics, and streams
  • Experience in working on cryptography and Bluetooth based transmission protocols
  • Experience in IoT, NFC, machine learning / data science, NLP
  • Experience in payments tech industry

Additional Information

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.

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