Intern - Software Engineering, Testing & Support

  • Reading, United Kingdom
  • Intern

Company Description

As the world’s leader in digital payments technology, Visa’s mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

For current university students, the Visa Internship Program is the biggest step you can take to joining our Revolution of Payments Innovation. Throughout the 11 weeks at Visa, you will take on meaningful work, get executive exposure, engage in out-of-the-box problem solving, and participate in social and community service activities. From technology to business, we are looking for people who can innovate, collaborate and drive Visa into the next era of an already rapidly-evolving digital market place. A trip to our Global Intern Summit to learn from payments experts from across the world is just the beginning, to what we hope will be a lasting career at Visa.

You’re an Individual. We’re the team for you. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

At the heart of Visa lies a secure, global payments processing network that for 40 years has empowered people, businesses and governments in 200 countries. We are in the midst of profound change, enabling us to innovate like never before and transform and refresh our technology assets to set the foundation for the next several decades.

The Transaction Processing team are building our network's long-term architecture on open platforms and commodity hardware, as well as opening our technology platforms to enable industry collaboration and innovation through co-development. This incredible team positions Visa for growth by driving deeper relationships with clients, expanding access to Visa technology platforms, and enabling product innovation. They deliver software analysis, design, development, unit test, and third-level support for Authorization Services, Risk Systems and Gateway Systems.

Transaction Processing interns may work across development, test and support on cool things like:

  • Implementation of a single development lifecycle, from Analysis & Design, Build and QA to Security and Deployment. 
  • Support the security needs of a new application using technologies like Java, C++, C#, JavaScript, REST Services, Micro Services Databases SQL & NoSQL, Docker and more. 
  • Develop testing tools to identify errors in internal systems.
  • Automate process for removing duplicate compromised account numbers using low latency algorithms.
  • Create visual monitoring tools to uncover transaction errors.


Visa are a talented team of 15,000 individuals with unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. We’re looking for the next generation of Techies - dreamers, disruptors, creatives and trailblazers - who are fascinated by new technology and want to be empowered to change the way business is done.

In lieu of the traditional application route, Visa are sponsoring the TargetJobs contest for top UK Computer Science, IT and Physics Undergraduate of the Year. The contest finalists will win this Summer Internship in the Transaction Processing team!

To apply, visit:

before 30th January 2019

Additional Information

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.

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