Lead UX Engineer

  • Reading, 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.

Think you know us?

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.


Working within the OVN Programme

As the world’s largest retail electronic payments network Visa customers trust us with ensuring that they can pay with security and confidence everywhere they want to be.

Network Processing looks after the systems that form the core of Visa, allowing consumers and merchants to connect with financial institutions and provide a seamless payment experience, the core mission of the OVN (Open VisaNet) team within the Network Processing group is to create the next generation of these core systems using the latest technologies to ensure we are able to maintain this trust going forward and ensure that Visa is ready for the challenges of the future.

We offer you the opportunity to be at the centre of innovation in the payments industry by joining us in the Network Processing team in Reading, where we are driving forward the implementation of the future of Visa.


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

Job Description

What we’re after…

Building Open VisaNet will involve collaboration with exceptional group of software engineers, security specialists, DevOps engineers, test automation engineers, designers, payment experts and infrastructure architects.

Open VisaNet team is seeking a Senior UX Engineer with expert capabilities in user research and the curation of engaging user experiences. This Senior UX Engineer will be responsible for the design and creation of our customer facing web/mobile applications for Open VisaNet suite of products.

The successful candidate will thrive in a work environment that requires problem-solving skills, self-direction, and innovative thinking coupled with an aptitude and affinity for team collaboration and open communication. Consistent demonstration of creativity blended with superb design, writing and presentation skills are necessary to confidently justify research and design decisions based on a thorough understanding of contemporary user-centered design methodologies.

Operating in a large global programme in Agile, the candidate will operate within the Admin Console tribe, working in partnership with a specialist UX Designer to support a local team of engineers in the creation and evolution of engaging user interfaces.

This role provides an ideal opportunity for a candidate who has either UX Engineering or UX Design expertise with a goal of increase engineering experience to operate in a global multi-disciplinary agile team with a desire to develop their skills using the world-class training assets available in Visa University.


Thinking about careers differently...

At Visa, we are passionate to offer our employees compelling career growth opportunities. As such, even if you do not have experience of this function there could be skills or experiences, which would transfer well. For this role, the key skills required are:

  • Excellent communication skills, with examples of influencing, listening actively and negotiating within a team environment to effectively advocate for the UX Engineering discipline within the department and communicate design decisions effectively
  • Prior experience of designing rich UI/UX solutions to support complex business problems in an enterprise environment - including collaborating with stakeholders in co-creation workshops.
  • Positive attitude, friendly to others, encouraging of co-operation, honesty and respectfulness in the workplace
  • Prior experience of design principles as expressed through wireframes and prototyping with a methodical attention to detail
  • Collaborative mindset, with an ability to empathise with colleagues and establish relationships
  • Experience of at least one programming language with a good understanding of programming fundamentals (training with the use of specific languages and tools for the programme is available)
  • Knowledge of web standards and accessibility best practices desirable

Additional Information

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!


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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