Director, Engineering - Digital & Development Platform (DDP)

  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • 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

  • 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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