Lead Software Engineer, Data Product Development

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Full-time

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.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

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

Job Description

Position Summary

This is a senior role which will suit a for a self-motivated individual with excellent software engineering skills and expertise in Java/J2EE technologies. The candidate will be taking lead role to deliver the assigned project, while being extensively involved in hands-on activities including POCs, design, documentation, development and testing. Candidate must be flexible and willing to switch tasks based on team's needs, and should be capable to work across the layers and technologies stack. This position reports to a Director of Marketing Services and will be based in Foster City, CA.


  • Lead the design, development and implementation of various initiatives and take the complete ownership to deliver the requisite functionalities. Lead end to end delivery of assigned project while working with all the stakeholders across the teams.
  • Help the customers achieve their real goals by understanding their requirements and architect a solution that is robust and scalable along with providing technical documentation of solution.
  • Lead meeting and discussions with cross-functional and non-technical teams.
  • Design, develop and maintain mission-critical systems, delivering high-availability and performance.
  • Work on development of new products iteratively by building quick POCs and converting ideas into real products.
  • Promote software best practices and processes, while developing quality code implementation in team, participate in code reviews and mentor junior developers also to ensure the deliveries on time, within budget, and with good code quality using all proactive code validation techniques.
  • Have a passion for delivering zero defect code with automated validation/test cases and be responsible for ensuring the team's deliverables meet or exceed the prescribed defect SLA.
  • Coordinate and participate in Continuous Integration activities, developing automation frameworks for testing and deployments, and other related items in addition to contributing to core product code.
  • Interact with both business and technical stakeholders to deliver high quality products and services that meet business requirements and expectations while applying the latest available tools and technology.
  • Present technical solutions, capabilities, and features in business terms. Effectively communicate status, issues, and risks in a precise and timely manner.


Basic Qualifications

·       10 years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 8 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters/MBA/JD/MD) or at least 3 years of work experience with a PhD


Preferred Qualifications

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field.
  • 10+ years of software design, architecture and development experience.
  • Product development experience is Must.   
  • Strong foundation in computer science, with excellent competencies in data structures, algorithms and software design, optimized for building highly distributed and parallelized systems
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in building large scale applications using open source and J2EE technologies. 
  • Strong and hands-on in Core Java and J2EE development concepts and design patterns.
  • Capability to work in UI stack using advance Java Script frameworks like AngularJS, Backbone etc.
  • Design and coding skills with Big Data ecosystem like Hadoop, Spark, Map Reduce, H-Base, Yarn, Kafka or equivalent is a plus
  • Keen for writing quality and self-validating code using unit tests, or following TDD.
  • Capable to leverage DevOps techniques and practices like Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Test Automation, Build Automation and Test Driven Development to enable the rapid delivery of working code utilizing tools like Jenkins, Maven, Chef, Git and Docker.
  • Good verbal, and written communication skills to effectively communicate for business needs and technical concepts to multiple organization levels.
  • Hands on experience in Scala is a plus.
  • Experience in Agile development using any of the methodologies like SCRUM is a big plus
  • Experience with leading development teams, and working with global teams a strong plus

Additional Information

Work Hours

Incumbent must make themselves available during core business hours.

Travel Requirements

This position requires the incumbent to travel for work 5% of the time.


Mental/Physical Requirements – 


·This position will be performed in an office setting.  The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers, and reach with hands and arms.

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