Senior Software Engineer - Level 4

  • London, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer - Level 4
Job Code: REF16695Q
Skill Category: Technology
Location: London
Job Type: Permanent
Posting Start date: Thursday 7th March 2019
Closing Date: Thursday 4th April 2019
Salary: Competitive plus Benefits

Job Description

If you think you could truly support Visa's vision as a Senior Software Engineer, Innovation Centre, we want to hear from you.

What's it all about?

Visa Innovation Centre focuses on building technology for the next generation of payments. We work on solving hard problems of the future in IoT, Blockchain, NLP, Mobile, Front-end, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics. We are looking for hands-on expert level software engineers to help us build some innovative products and pilots.

What we expect of you, day to day.

  • Takes responsibility for design and delivery of complex information systems from supplied specifications
  • Performs an extensive range and variety of complex technical and/or professional work activities
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation in applying solutions for the benefit of the customer/stakeholder
  • Is an active thought leader in own specialism whilst taking initiative to keep skills up to date
  • Is fully accountable for meeting allocated technical and/or project/supervisory objectives
  • Makes technical decisions which impact the success of assigned projects / products
  • Analyses, designs, plans, executes and evaluates work to time, cost and quality targets. Assesses and evaluates risk
  • Understands and articulates the relevance of own area of responsibility/specialism to the employing organisation, customers, suppliers, partners and peers
  • Takes customer requirements into account when making proposals (incl. product development)
  • Mentors more junior colleagues in the application of relevant technologies
  • Analyses requirements and advises on scope and options for continuous operational improvement
  • Communicates effectively, both formally and informally
  • Leads in Design and Code Review activities and ensures adherence to Secure Code and Coding Standards
  • Comfortable developing/designing on multiple projects/disciplines at the same time


What we're after...

  • A passion for Fintech, and in particular payments
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related discipline
  • Expert level skills in Java / C# / C++
  • In-depth knowledge of data structures implementation and optimization
  • Expert level skills in multi-threading, concurrency, and error-handling
  • Expert level skills in implementing design patterns (singleton, facade, factory, observer etc.)
  • Experience building enterprise scale web services (RESTful), and their scalability, resiliency, and availability
  • Experience building application frameworks or reusable components
  • Experience in network programming (Sockets) to build service self-healing
  • Experience implementing multiple cross cutting concerns and non-functional requirements using aspect oriented programming (viz. aspectJ)
  • Substantial hands-on development experience required
  • Demonstrated proficiency in troubleshooting, root-cause analysis, application design, and implementing large components for enterprise projects
  • Experience in building ODATA compliant REST services
  • Experience in language features such as lambda expressions, generics, and streams
  • Experience in working on cryptography and Bluetooth based transmission protocols
  • Experience in IoT, NFC, Bluetooth LE, machine learning / data science, NLP
  • Experience in payments tech industry


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