Sr SW Engineer

  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

You may have noticed that payment has become a very hot area in the last couple of years. Given the strong demands and rapid innovation, this will be a very exciting area in the next 5 to 10 years. VISA is a strong leader in the payment industry, and is in a fast pace to transition to a technology company. For a payment system to work well, the risk management and fraud detection techniques are very critical. These techniques and systems can benefit from big data, data mining, statistics, cloud, and many other advance technologies. In VISA, we have all of these.


If you want to be in the exciting payment space, learn fast and make big impacts, VISA Fraud and Authentication group is an ideal place for you!


The Fraud and Authentication development group is responsible for building critical fraud and authentication products, applications, and services in VISA. This includes idea generation, the design, development, and testing of products, applications, and services that provide Visa clients with solutions to detect, prevent, and mitigate fraud for Visa and Visa client payment systems.   The systems we build process millions of transactions a day and our vital to the worldwide ecommerce ecosystem.


This position is ideal for an experienced SW engineer who is passionate about solving challenging business problems and building applications that provide an excellent user experience. You will be an integral part of the Fraud and Authentication 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 high performance/availability and maintainability but always working on ways to provide better solutions to our customers.


The role is for a self-motivated individual with expert software engineering skills, extensive knowledge of Database systems (RDBMS) and experience with Big Data systems integration and technologies. The candidate will be extensively involved in hands-on activities including POCs, design, documentation, development and test of new functionality. Candidate must be flexible and willing to switch tasks based on team’s needs.


Job Description

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

  • Drive development effort End-to-End for on-time 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.

    • Collaboration and alignment with architects and senior technologists on architecture and design

    • Providing solid cost estimates for effort and time

    • Creating design documentation

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

    • Facilitating code reviews with team members and third party vendors.

    • 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.

  • Collaborate with senior technical staff and PM to identify, document, plan contingency, track and manage risks and issues until all are resolved

  • Present technical solutions, capabilities, considerations, and features in business terms. Effectively communicate status, issues, and risks in a precise and timely manner.


  • MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field with 2 or more years of experience .

  • Experience with Object Oriented software development and building scalable, robust, and high-performing applications and services.

  • Expert Java developer developing web service based applications.  Other languages like c/c++ desirable.

  • Experience with Big Data technologies including Hadoop and NoSQL technologies.

  • Strongly motivated and/or experienced in test driven development and test automation.

  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Automated Test technologies such as Jenkins, Subversion, Maven, Hudson, Git, Selenium, Chef desirable.

  • Knowledge of Relational Databases, SQL and ORM technologies (JPA2, Hibernate)

  • Experience in the Spring Framework and SOA /REST applications.

  • Strong analytical skills coupled with excellent problem solving ability.

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

  • Experience creating or integrating with web services in a failure tolerant system design

  • Experience in a devops organization with Agile Scrum methodology

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


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