Technical Programme Manager - Level 4

  • London, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Fascinated by the future and captivated by technology?

Smart, driven and want to make a difference in the world?

You'll fit right in.

Join a diverse team at Visa, where your individuality fits right in. We can provide the opportunity to shape the payments experience globally. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

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Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure digital payment network that enables individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

Individuality fuels our brand and our global team we're proud that we are a talented team of 15,000 individuals with unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Therefore, we understand that you are much more than your day job. We encourage quality of life outside of the office, whether it's taking advantage of agile work schedules or our wellness programs, Visa respects and encourages meaningful work/life balance for everyone. In addition, we offer market leading salary and have a fantastic benefits offering.

So, if you're not satisfied with the status quo, we can satisfy your desire to explore new territory, giving you the runway to really make an impact, whilst connecting you with teams around the world in a truly inclusive culture that celebrates our uniqueness.

Job Description

If you think you could support Visa as a Technical Programme Manager, we want to hear from you – together, let’s make Visa a great place to work.

What’s it all about?

This role in the Visa Direct team supports Acquirer & Merchant engagement/enablement in Europe.

The Technical Programme Manager will play a critical role in the development of this rapidly growing business.  Working as part of a small but growing team with a start-up culture, and supported by strong strategy, global product and technical teams, he/she will be responsible for providing consultancy services to Acquirers and to identify, define, and initiate execution of real-time payment technical solutions - keeping in mind evolving market, client and consumer needs and with the objective of driving significant future market growth for Visa.

The role has direct responsibility for enablement of regional and local Europe region Acquirers. The role holder must possess a unique combination of technical skill, deep understanding of payments, mobile technology, processing, banking systems, consumer behaviour, SLDC and Visa’s business. Crucially, the candidate must demonstrate excellent influencing skills to help execute the Push Payments strategy for Europe.


What we expect of you, day to day.

  • Engage European Acquirers and deliver agreed targets for Visa Direct enablement.

  • Work with senior management at clients and partners to drive enablement

  • Lead strategically significant engagements with partners critical to the success of Visa Direct

  • Drive definition of technical solutions that meet partner and Visa objectives

  • Independent day- to-day working, self-directed based on a sound understanding of overall strategy


What we’re after…

  • Unbounded intellectual curiosity and bias for action

  • Driven, resilient, with attention to detail and positive under pressure

  • Extensive experience in a Programme/Product role for new payment product technologies and capabilities – including technical/commercial/advisory

  • Ability to balance complex mix of interpersonal skills, technical proficiency, and commercial judgement to drive outcomes

  • Significant experience simplifying the complex and removing commercial and technical barriers to execution

  • Significant experience working across European markets in the payments sector

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, both written and verbal

  • Passion for future of payments

  • Excellent analytical skills and exposure in the latest BI tools (e.g. Tableau, Power BI etc.)

  • Solid understanding of modern technologies (e.g. APIs, cloud solutions etc.)

  • Excellent Programme/Project Management skills. Exposure in both Waterfall and Agile frameworks is a must.

  • Good understanding of the full SDLC.


Think you have what it takes?

If you are interested in a career that will challenge and inspire you – we’d love to hear from you!

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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