Staff Software Engineer

  • Austin, TX, 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

As part of the Platform and Analytics team in the Network Processing organization, you'll be responsible for system development, implementation, maintenance, support, tools and automation of Visa's systems, which authorize, clear, settle, and deliver transactions to issuer and acquirer financial institutions globally. 
Through this challenging job, you'll gain experience collaborating with various parts of the business in understanding requirements for system enhancements, identifying areas of improvement and implementing changes to the system or process where it is needed.

The scope of this role extends beyond core software development; you will be the owner of the new features design, build and implementation of complex systems that process millions of transactions per day.

In addition, you will be a pivotal technical leader within the team to ensure the continued development of innovative solutions. You will think comprehensively and ensure we continue to architect high performance, scalable systems that are built the “right way”.

As a Staff Software Engineer with you will:

•Be at the forefront of translating complex functional and technical requirements into detailed architecture and design
•Have significant influence on our strategy by helping define and build the next wave of product features and system architecture
•Take a hands-on role in influencing and guiding day-to-day development activities by leading architecture decisions, participating in designs, design review, code review, and implementation
•Be motivated by building elegant and maintainable systems that get the job done with minimal complexity
•Be the ambassador for engineering best practice across the development lifecycle and champion continuous improvement across the Dev Organization
•Champion Agile to drive change and continuous improvement throughout the delivery process
•Utilize your sharp design and coding skills to create applications at scale


Basic Qualifications:

5 years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 2 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 0 years of work experience with a PhD

Preferred Qualifications:

Our ideal candidate will:

•Have a BS in Software Engineering/Computer Science, or other related field with a minimum of 6 years experience in software engineering
•Be highly proficient in Golang, C++, Angular, HTML/CSS, and NoSQL DBs
•Have experience applying Artificial Intellegence and Machine Learning solutions to solve buisiness needs
•Have expert knowledge of professional software engineering practices and best practices for the full software development life cycle
•Be comfortable developing on/for Linux, IBM Mainframe, and Windows systems
•Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Have a proven-track record within a technical lead/architect role to produce innovative and simple solutions to complex problems
•Be equally content prototyping and tinkering with new applications as well operating within the rigor of making solutions production-ready
•Have adaptability, including the ability and enthusiasm to learn new technologies quickly
•Have the ability to multi task and handle multiple competing priorities. Should possess excellent planning and organizational skills
•Have the ability to understand systems from all levels, from the "big picture" enterprise-level view to the low-level technical view
•Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Be equally passionate about technology and solving large-scale complex business problems
•Be an established self-starter who possesses a relentless drive to initiate change, raise the technical bar and deliver results
•Have significant experience with multithreaded development including fault-tolerant, scalable, high-volume systems

Additional Information

Work Hours:

  • This position requires the incumbent to be available during core business hours.

Travel Requirements:

  • This position requires the incumbent to travel for work less than 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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