Lead Application Architect (REF16343N) - Visa Digital Developer Platform (VDDP)

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

About Visa

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. CyberSource, a Visa company, has been and continues to be a pioneer within the e-Commerce Payment Management world. Our VisaNet network is capable of handling over 65,000 transaction messages 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.

“Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.”

Job Description

DDP is looking for a Lead Application Architect who has the ability to define, develop and manage the architecture strategy for a number of the Digital Mobile products. You will be responsible for introducing new applications, services, and technologies into the Visa technical landscape and you will have to take responsibility for the initiatives you designed. You will need expert level knowledge of a variety of
business domains including, but not limited to, ecommerce, mobile technologies, risk analysis, compliance, information security, application integration, a variety of web-based technologies, and finance and payments industry with special emphasis on card payments and tokenization. You need to manage input from various business and technology stakeholders and assume overall responsibility for the execution of multiple, large-scale, mission critical initiatives. You will be accountable to a variety of primary business stakeholders for the quality and success of programs assigned to you. An acute sense of attention to detail is necessary. This role requires working with teams from different both within and outside the USA. Flexibility in working hours  will be required. A willingness to travel may be required from time to time.

Even though this is an individual contributor role, oversight and guidance of developers and other architects is required and needs to be managed by influence. You need to possess very strong interpersonal and influencing skills to be successful in this role.

  • You will play a key role in the execution of technology solutions that deliver client value and lasting business impact. Ensure that development is strategic and focused on maintaining the reliability and functionality that is essential to both internal and external constituents. Key responsibilities include:  identifying appropriate solutions, products, and designs that will best prepare the company to meet future business objectives;

  • Design the appropriate solution that is based on the business and non-functional requirements; document the design;

  • Drive sizing and estimation of the effort;

  • Do proofs of concept (PoCs) and evaluations of technologies, designs, and solutions;

  • Work with engineering professionals, architects and others within Visa to insure that the solution will scale appropriately while insuring that what is implemented is a cost effective solution; oversee the creation of detail design and use case documents.

  • Ensure quality by performing detailed design, code, and test plan reviews. Assist support teams in the resolution of client production issues. Embrace teamwork while promoting a culture of openness and flexibility. Utilize graduate-level research and analysis skills.





  • 12+ years' experience leading development teams in all phases of software development process.

  • Experience in architecture and design of distributed, highly scalable, highly available systems.

  • Ability to see both the high level “big picture”, as well as low level implementation details.

  • Strong analytic skills with an open mind.

  • Be able to communicate effectively with SMEs and executives from security, engineering, operations, support, and other disciplines.

  • Deep understanding of OOP, SOA, design, integration and Microservice architecture patterns.

  • Solid programming skills in Java. Javascript is a plus.

  • Experience with CI/CD, Containers, Cloud Native is required.

  • Broker and Real-time Data Analysis highly beneficial.

  • Lead with authenticity and compassion

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills is a must.

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