Lead Systems Architect

  • Beijing, China
  • Full-time

Company Description

Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, banks and governments in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks.

 Visa operates the world's largest retail electronic payments network and is one of the most recognized global financial services brands. Visa facilitates global commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses and government entities. We offer a range of branded payment product platforms, which our financial institution clients use to develop and offer credit, charge, deferred debit, prepaid and cash access programs to cardholders. Visa's card platforms provide consumers, businesses, merchants and government entities with a secure, convenient and reliable way to pay and be paid in 170 countries and territories.

Visa’s Digital and Developer Platform (DDP) team is building a new generation of products to facilitate commerce in everyone’s digital and mobile lives. At DDP, we are focused on creating smarter payment solutions that provide fast, easier ways to pay with mobile, web and other digital devices wherever you are – remote or proximity payment.

Job Description

As a Lead Systems Architect, you will lead and manage a variety of projects in the Visa's Digital and Developer Platform (DDP) group. In this role, you will introduce new services, technologies, and technical solutions to Visa infrastructure to deliver innovative payment solutions.

You will drive technical solutions for large scale, always available, secure, fast and international ready solutions that will have direct impact on the land scape of the payments industry for generations to come. 

Your solutions, in most cases, will be used by millions of people worldwide every minute of the day.  You have the opportunity to transform technologies like mobile, web, risk authentication, distributed computing and offers platforms to create seamless, fast, reliable and user-friendly payment solutions. You will have the opportunity to propose, not only technical, but also new business models.

You will, in many cases, interact with different stake holders, senior executives, external parties like system integrators, wallet providers, merchants, issuers and senior product regional managers. You will propose new innovative solutions, updates to existing solutions, negotiate alternative options, build technical and release roadmaps. 

You will be integral part of DDP Architecture Team and will be reporting to Senior Director of Architecture/ Chief Systems Architect.  You will have the opportunity and the responsibility to build the Long-Term Architecture that delivers consistency, quality, high developer velocity, security, reusability and availability across Visa infrastructure.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identify appropriate technical solutions and/or products and designs that will best prepare the company to meet future business objectives.
  • Design the appropriate solution that is based on the business requirements.
  • Propose new solutions to meet the fast-changing payments industry. 
  • Document the design in the form of a conceptual approach which will be used as the basis for sizing and the creation of detailed design artifacts.
  • Perform proofs of concept (PoCs) and other technical evaluations of technologies, designs, and solutions.
  • Work with engineering professionals, architects and others within Visa to ensure that the solution will scale appropriately while ensuring that what is implemented is a cost-effective solution.
  • Manage the creation of detail design and use case documents.
  • Work with developers and manage them (from a technical perspective) during project construction.
  • Continue to learn about the payments industry, and the factors impacting the payments industry. 

Qualifications

  • Very strong interpersonal, facilitation, team building and leadership skills along with effective communication (both written and verbal) skills and the ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise way; ability to influence and develop relationships with key partners.
  • Bachelor's / Master's Degree in Computer Science or other technology field; Typically requires 17+ years of experience in delivering enterprise-class, mission-critical, commercial, and scalable products, at least 3 of which were in the role of an architect or a lead developer.
  • Extensive Experience with web services standards and related technologies (HTTP(s), REST, JSON, WS*).
  • Extensive experience programming in Java.
  • Extensive experience in API design and in system and component design. 
  • Extensive experience working with a variety of Applications Servers and Databases (primarily Tomcat, Oracle). Other database, MongoDB, Cassandra is a Plus.
  • Experience in Micro Services, Service Mesh, Containers, DevOps is a big plus
  • Experience in Web security, APIs Security is a must
  • Experience in distributed computing, Micro services 
  • Experience in Messaging Systems, Especially Kafka
  • Experience in Risk and Fraud Management System
  • Experience in Mobile Application Development (Android and iOS)
  • Digital Wallets Experience is a plus
  • Payments industry experience, especially internationally, is a plus

Additional Information

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.

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