Sr SW Engineer - Payment Systems Risk

  • 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

The Risk and Authentication domain group is responsible for the design, development, and testing of applications that provide Visa clients with solutions to detect, prevent, and mitigate fraud for Visa and Visa client payment systems.

This position is ideal for a SW engineer who is passionate about solving business problems and building applications that provide an excellent user experience. You will be an integral part of the risk development team focusing on design and build of software solutions that leverage data to solve business problems. Sometimes you will be working on brand-new software solutions, and at other times you may be refactoring existing functionality for performance and maintainability, but always working on ways to make us more efficient and provide better solutions to our customers. The candidate will be extensively involved in hands-on activities including POCs, design, documentation, development and test of new applications and services. Candidate must be flexible and willing to switch tasks based on team’s needs.


  • Collaborate with project team members (Product Managers, Architects, Analysts, Developers, Project Managers, etc.) to ensure development and implementation of new data driven business solutions.

  • Contribute in e delivery of high quality solutions that conform to requirements, conform to the architectural vision, and comply with all applicable standards.  Responsibilities span all phases of solution development including:

    • Engagement in requirements definition and clarification in collaboration with Business to ensure completeness and common understanding; deep understanding of the business needs is important.

    • Collaborating with leads, architects, and other technology staff in design and build of new risk and fraud prevention applications and functionality

    • Creating design documentation

    • Participation in design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems.

    • Participation in code reviews with team members.

    • The review and assessment of impact of proposed scope changes on assigned deliverables

    • Work with other engineering teams to facilitate a common approach to continuous integration that includes build automation, test automation, and deployment automation.



  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field.

  • 4+ year hands-on Java coding experience building scalable, and high-performing applications and services

  • Motivated and/or experienced in test driven development and test automation. Experience with Continuous Integration and Automated Test technologies such as Jira, Jenkins, GiT, Maven, Artifactory, Junit, Selenium desirable.

  • Strong analytical skills coupled with excellent problem solving ability.

  • Ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise way.

  • Candidate must be able to proficiently multi-task and be able to work independently or in a team environment.


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