Principle Product Manager - Visa Direct Platform

  • 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

Visa’s Digital products focus on building additional flexibility into our existing platform architecture to launch into the market new and innovative offerings that create tremendous value for payments service providers.

The Visa Direct Core platform team is seeking highly qualified senior product managers who are passionate about innovating and delivering truly differentiated user experiences. He/she will be playing an important role in this journey by being a supporting team member in implementing new offerings integrated into existing core product platforms. As a product manager, he/she will be collaborate with all members of the Visa Direct team, ensure all key product deliverables are successful, and help realize our overall product vision.


The role will be primarily responsible for supporting Visa Direct Core Platform activities, including championing product development/integration support activities, data analysis, managing escalations, problem solving and more importantly support Visa Direct initiatives. This position interacts with many cross-functional stakeholders, including various Technology teams, CSS, Analytics, and business function leads. This role is global and will need to balance regional and global opportunities to achieve overall go-to -market strategies. Accomplishing this will require a nuanced ability to influence and collaborate across a complex and highly matrixed organization. This position will report to a senior leader within Visa Direct Platform Product team.

Essential Functions:

  • Strong desire to lead and effectively manage business problems through hands on trouble shooting and analysis, essential for key global projects/programs related to Visa Direct

  • Closely work and partner with other Product line owners, partners, and engineering teams to define, align, and develop detailed product/ business requirements

  • An independent thinker with a great eye for detail that has  an innovative approach and a deep appreciation of market needs

  • Application of project management best practice to provide guidance to stakeholders

  • A team player that can bridge the gap between business and technology while effectively collaborating with various teams across Visa globally

  • Enable development of the core platform along with feature sets spanning the end-to-end payments lifecycle

  • Closely work with Global teams to set priorities and track product development progress

Open minded approach, and a positive attitude


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • 7+ 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: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Business Administration

  • 12+ years of payment processing technology experience is required

  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office tools (Specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint is a plus)

  • General understanding of APIs and services is a plus

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently with strong time management and ability to execute on multiple concurrent deliverables


Additional Information

Travel Requirements

  • This position requires the incumbent to travel for work 10% of the time

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.

Visa is an EEO Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

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