Director, Engineering - Digital & Development Platform (DDP)

  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • 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

  • You will be part of Visa’s Digital and Development Platform (DDP) global team with responsibilities to lead a team of talented engineers out of Visa’s Dubai office focused on supporting implementation of end to end solution for digitization and mobilization of commerce for clients CEMEA market, assuring client success in adoption of Visa’s digital products.

  • You will be leveraging your previous software development experience, preferably in the Fintech space, to train and mentor a team software engineers experienced in developing mobile and web applications.

  • You will be using your leadership skills to collaborate with stakeholders and remove impediments, your excellent communication to interface with external teams to understand client’s technology and use cases, and experience in multi-tiered application development to guide clients in adopting and implementing Visa’s Digital Products.

  • You will be using your out-of-box thinking and metrics driven approach to come up with innovative solution to help onboard clients quickly and continuously improve metrics

  • You will practice Visa’s leadership principles to engage, mentor, train and grow the capabilities of the team.

  • You are passionate about hiring high caliber engineers and develop future leaders.

  • You have experience in working with global teams in different time zones.

The Director of Engineering will provide technical leadership and follow Visa’s leadership principles to effectively lead multiple client implementations covering web, mobile, and API products by simultaneously working closely with the engineering leads, product managers, and client support teams.


12+ years of software development experience in Computer Science (BS or MS) or related field

5+ years of experience in leading engineering organization with at least 2 years of experience in a Senior Manager role.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience of SDLC in agile environment, software development & quality assurance process & methodology

Experience in development of web applications, web service APIs (REST, SOAP, XML JSON), mobile application or mobile applications using industry standard open source tools.

Experience in troubleshooting multi-tiered applications and problem solving skills

Experience in Unix, Java, Internet protocol, and DB technology.

Experience working with the mobile stack (iOS and Android)

Must be comfortable presenting and speaking to large groups of people.

Flexible to work with distributed multi-cultural global teams

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to influence decision makers

Knowledge or experience of financials/payments product development is a plus

Ability to communicate in Arabic, French or Portuguese is a plus.

Additional Information

Diversity & Inclusion

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere, is not only our brand promise, it’s the foundation of our company culture. We foster a feeling of connectedness in the workplace, support diversity of thought, culture and background, fight for important initiatives like Equal Pay and actively work to eliminate unconscious biases that hold us all back.

By leveraging the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our worldwide teams, Visa is a better place to work and a better business partner to our clients.

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