Staff SW Engineer - Fraud and Authentication Applications, TX

  • Austin, TX, 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

Payments are a very exciting and fast-developing area with a lot of new and innovative ideas coming to market. With strong demand for new solutions in this space, it promises to be an exciting area of innovation for the next 5 to 10 years. VISA is a strong leader in the payment industry, and is rapidly transitioning into a technology company with significant investments in this area.

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

The Payment Systems Risk development group is responsible for building critical risk and fraud prevention applications and services at VISA. This includes idea generation, architecture, 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.

This position is ideal for an experienced software engineer who is passionate about solving challenging business problems and building applications that provide an excellent user experience. You will be one of the leaders of the PSR development team focusing on design and build of software solutions that leverage data to solve business problems. Sometimes you will be designing 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 role is for a self-motivated individual with expert software engineering skills and extensive user interface design and development experience. The candidate will be extensively involved in leading hands-on software engineering activities including POCs, architecture, design, documentation, development and test of new functionality. Candidate must be flexible and willing to switch tasks based on team’s needs. You will also help mentor and guide junior team members.


  • 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 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.


  • BS/MS (preferred) 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.  Other languages like C/C++ desirable

  • Expertise with J2EE server-side web application framework and REST services

  • RDBMS database design, optimization and performance and/or No-SQL DB experience with Mongo DB or similar and ORM technologies (JPA2, Hibernate)

  • Knowledge of Security Principles, Web Standards and Accessibility Best Practices

  • 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

  • Experience in the Spring Framework and SOA /REST applications

  • Experience with AbInitio development or other ETL tool is highly desireable

  • Strong analytical skills coupled with excellent problem solving ability

  • 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

  • Experience with creating highly scalable, highly available systems

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


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