Director, Technical Product Manager - 170010

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • 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

Are you interested in working on one of the most exciting domain and fast growing space? The payment industry, in parallel with technology in general, is experiencing a period of rapid, disruptive innovation. At the same time, mobile connectivity is growing rapidly and, with it, comes the opportunity to extend financial products to the 2.5 billion people around the world who are financially excluded.

Visa is committed to fuelling innovation in this space along with our partners. To this end, Visa is committed to open up the majority of existing APIs to our current clients and partners as well as the broader developer community.

Visa Developer Platform (VDP) is an exciting new initiative with an ambitious objective to consolidate multiple partner and developer facing assets across Visa into a common platform in order to simplify partner connectivity, decrease integration costs, and accelerate the pace of collaboration and innovation across payments ecosystem.

Technical Product Management (TPM)

A TPM is a leader of strategy, planning, and execution/delivery. The VDP team is looking for a TPM who is passionate about building scalable, secure and highly reliable, mission-critical software in a fast-paced agile environment. As TPM, you will help build a state of the art developer platform, design next generation of Visa APIs, and help build infrastructure to make partners/developers worldwide successful using Visa payment network.

Additionally, you’ll also be defining and evangelizing the API-first philosophy for all development teams at Visa. This includes engaging in technical and functional discussions with many teams and continuous engagement with product managers and customers across a range of Visa’s new and existing products.

Successful candidates will be highly adaptable, possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and able to effectively manage multiple work streams. The ideal candidate for this position will have more than three years of technical product and/or program management experience with an ability to think tactically as well as strategically. The person should be able to lead cross functional teams in a highly matrixed environment. A background working in a high transaction online payment environment, developer portals/services, or APIs is highly desirable. Payment is a deep domain- the candidate should be a fast learner and able to pick up new domain quickly.

Accountabilities - General:

·         Technical product management functions including functional specs, roadmap, project management, issue/risk management, and cross-division coordination

·         Extensive cross-organization collaboration playing a crucial role in interfacing with various technology teams and business stakeholders to identify requirements, converting them to functional specs, prioritizing, and driving execution using agile methodologies

·         Be the customer seat in the engineering team- deep passion for satisfying customer needs and influencing design and priority appropriately

·         Partner with Product Management to define Visa’s overall web services/API strategy. Own the roadmap working with the product and engineering teams

·         Work closely with the engineers and contribute to the development of design artifacts and Quality Assurance test plans

·         Plan and conduct User Acceptance Testing with key stakeholders, Bug bashes, and Hackathons

·         Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously

·         Partner with Product Management to define Visa’s overall web services/API strategy. Own the roadmap working with the product and engineering teams

·         Identify new and innovative areas to improve customer satisfaction. Drive the prioritization, delivery and measure the KPIs for their features

·         Work closely with the engineers and contribute to the development of design artifacts and Quality Assurance test plans

·         Plan and conduct User Acceptance Testing with key stakeholders, Bug bashes, and Hackathons

·         Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Define and evangelize API frameworks, best practices for API design and development practices across all Visa teams
  • Identify new and innovative areas to improve customer satisfaction, drive the prioritization, delivery and measure the KPIs for their features

Qualifications

    • Minimum 6 years of relevant experience in technical product and program management
    • Strong analytical and technical skills
    • Fluent in discussions about API design, SDKs, and developer tools.
    • Reputation for being a collaborative thought partner and business leader, with ability to organize and motivate work across multiple team boundaries
    • Proven track record of driving large scale products across multiple teams and shipping product on time
    • Project management skills with demonstrated ability to facilitate large scale planning, development and user acceptance testing efforts
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Experience in working with agile lifecycle and/or tracking and process management tools, e.g. Rally, JIRA
    • Educational background in Computer Science/Engineering. MBA is a plus

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.

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