Sr. Director VIP PD - VisaNet Integrated Payments Product Development

  • Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Visa Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. 

Visa does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa's innovations enable its bank customers to offer consumers choices: Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. From the world's major cities to remote areas without banks, people are increasingly relying on digital currency along with mobile technology to use their money anytime, make purchases online, transfer funds and access basic financial services. All of which makes their lives easier and helps grow economies.

Behind the Visa brand are more than 15,000 talented employees who continuously raise the bar with innovative solutions and products that deliver the convenience and security of digital currency to more people all over the world.

Department Details

Network Processing develops and manages end-to-end technology solutions that deliver reliable, scaleable and secure financial transaction processing services to Visa issuers and acquirers.


Job Description

The VisaNet Integrated Payment (VIP) Product Development organization is responsible for software development, platform engineering, quality assurance and production support of the world’s largest and most reliable global payments engine. The VIP system supports authorization processing for Visa's worldwide consumer credit and debit products, as well as a large suite of commercial products.  Every day during the busiest hours, the VIP system processes thousands of transactions per second across multiple, geographically diverse operational centers.

The successful candidate will lead a team responsible for the design, software development, implementation, and support of the VIP authorization system. These applications help Visa's constituents deploy services and programs benefiting merchants, processors, banks, and cardholders worldwide.  VIP applications are at the heart of Visa's core payment services, and the technology initiatives undertaken by this organization have a direct impact on the global payments market.

We are seeking a skilled leader with a strong record of accomplishment that possesses the ability to develop functional knowledge and be a strong proponent of software development disciplines. You will combine a strong technical and management background with the ability to mentor and engage staff across the entire VIP Product Development organization. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of engineers, software analysts, and support personnel in design, software development, and support of the VIP products and services  
  • Instill a culture that works toward the highest standards in software development life cycle methodology while ensuring that business requirements are understood and adhered to
  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure that strategic projects are given appropriate focus
  • Create an environment, through example, where the individuals on your team feel free to communicate openly, excel with their partners, act decisively, are motivated and inspired, and collaborate well
  • Be an advocate for activities and practices that help to boost overall employee engagement
  • Oversee the development process by ensuring compliance and driving advancements
  • Work closely with technical subject matter experts and industry professionals to help determine long-term technology strategy for areas of responsibility
  • Recruit, develop, and retain a talented group of technology professionals for this core application function; also, ensuring that a skilled and capable talent pool exists and that plans are in place to continually refresh that pool




  • 15+ years of proven IT leadership experience
  • 7+ years of recent experience managing a software development team of at least 10 professionals where you are skilled at mentoring and motivating staff, communicating goals, and driving to results.
  • Undergraduate degree in computer sciences, electrical engineering, information systems or a related technical discipline is required; an advanced degree is preferred
  • Experience with IBM's high availability, high volume TPF (Transaction Processing Facility) environment is highly preferred
  • Track record of managing the delivery of complex, multi-faceted technology initiatives
  • Solid understanding of software development methodology practices, and a proven history of deploying those practices to ensure successful execution against technology initiatives
  • Knowledge of card payment services processing is highly preferred; other IT management roles in financial services industry companies are also highly preferred

Additional Information

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

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