Technical Project Manger (REF10406D) - Visa Digital Developer Platform (VDDP)

  • 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

Digital & Developer Product Development (DDP) develops, delivers, and manages end-to-end technology products to promote the growth of digital commerce and mobilization of payments in emerging and developed markets. The DDP Cross Vertical Project Management Office (PMO) works hand-in-hand with Product and Technology leads to efficiently plan, execute, and deliver on its product roadmap, including driving greater alignment between the product roadmap and development using Agile practices.  The Cross Vertical PMO is the focal point to structure new programs and projects and to lead process improvement initiatives both within DDP and across the Visa Technology organization. Joining the PMO, you will be a critical resource to 1) drive solutions from ideation to production, and 2) develop, and implement process improvements with clear efficiency gains. This role will provide:

  • Lead new program and project development initiatives to formalize scope, roadmaps, and secure funding.  A significant amount of coordination and collaboration across product/business, technology, and support organizations is required.

  • Execute on complex programs affecting multiple platforms within DDP. Provide coordination across technology teams, unified reporting, and drive issue resolution.

  • Lead continuous process improvement initiatives across VDDP.  Including initial definition, roll out, and tracking efficiency/effectiveness gains.

  • Ensure all projects and programs track financials, comply with Program and Project methodologies, and provide accurate/timely reporting and issue escalation.


  • Highly experienced in developing, operating and tailoring Waterfall and Agile Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies (Required)

  • Highly experienced in defining/structuring new programs and projects to ensure clear objectives, clear stakeholder roles, adherence to Visa project/program methodologies, and an overall execution plan

  • Technical acumen to capture, communicate and drive issues/blockers/risks to resolution

  • Managing effective Agile Ceremonies and tracking change controls

  • Key management skills:

    • Strong Communication: Clear and concise verbal and written skills

    • Meeting facilitation

    • Team leadership, coaching, and conflict resolution

    • MS PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Project, Visio (Required)

    • Manage teams in a matrixed geographically disperse environment

  • Strong Coordination to interface with other technology and business teams to ensure projects adhere to Security, Sourcing, Networking, Intellectual Property and other Visa processes.

  • Ability to collaborate with business and technology subject matter experts in product ideation to help refine requirements/scope and create a viable program/project including accurate and inclusive estimates, integrated plans, and securing funding approvals.


  • Bachelor degree in a technical field, such as Business Information Technology or Management in Information Systems or Computer Science or Computer Engineering (Preferred)

  • MBA or other related advanced degree (Preferred)

  • Certifications (at least one Preferred): PMP, CSM

  • Experience: Professionally mature delivery technical project/release manager with hands-on continuous experience for at least the past 5 years, working with software engineers (development, test, and operations), operations, security, and business personnel.

  • 5-7 years progressively more responsible experience in directly relevant Project and Program roles in an agile environment.

  • Experience working with both engineering/technical teams and product/business teams that are transitioning from Waterfall to Scrum (not just mature Agile teams)

Additional Information

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

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