New Grad - Research, Security (PhD)

  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

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: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions 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

Visa Research is a newly created research organization as part of the company's effort on expanding its technology research capabilities globally. 

Visa Research conducts both applied and fundamental research. It engages with the company's technology and product teams, business partners, academics, and governments, to explore and develop technologies that are critical to the payments industry in the future. 

Visa Research currently focuses on building research teams in three key areas: Data Analytics, Security, and Future of Payment. We are looking for outstanding researchers and engineers at all levels of experience as part of the founding team in the Data Analytics area, reporting to the Head of Data Analytics. 

Working on security research at Visa is a unique opportunity at a time when the payments industry
is undergoing a digital transformation, and with security technologies as the critical enabler for a growing number of emerging payment models and usage scenarios. We offer you the opportunity to be at the center of innovation in the payments industry and set the security direction for Visa and the future
payment ecosystem.


The Position

The Security Research Scientist will work with a team to conduct world-class security research and contribute to the long-term research agenda for digital payments, as well as deliver innovative technologies and insights to Visa's strategic products and business. You will work on research and development activities with fellow engineers, and researchers, and closely with product and
technology teams to ensure the successful creation and application of disruptive and innovative security technologies.

This role represents an exciting opportunity to make key contributions to Visa's strategic vision as the world-leading digital payments company. The successful candidate must have a strong academic track record and demonstrate excellent software engineering skills. The candidate will be a self-starter
comfortable with ambiguity, with strong attention to detail, and excellent collaboration skills.. 


Qualifications

Recently completed PhD degree program in computer science, computer engineering, electrical
engineering, mathematics, or equivalent field with a focus on security.

Experience in one or more of the following areas: mobile and distributed
systems/cloud computing security, protocols and network security, cryptography
and cryptanalysis, payments and cryptocurrencies, data and application
security, malware and program analysis, user and data privacy, assurance and
formal methods, and related fields.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to think outside the box and innovate.

Strong track record in research publications and impact in the research
community is a plus, but not required.

Additional Information

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.

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