Senior 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

The Platform and Reliability Engineering department is part of the Network Processing organization. The role of the Platform and Reliability Engineering is to continue evolve our capabilities in line with Visa’s strategic efforts towards Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, Software Defined Networking, and embedded Security layer components. In partnership with Product Development and Test Engineering, as well as our Open VisaNet and Dispute Processing engineering teams. Our organization ensures that all Network Processing applications – current and future – deliver software using Continuous Integration and Continuous Deliver (CI/CD)processes with the highest levels of resiliency and availability. The successful candidate will work very closely with the multiple groups in Foster City, Austin, Denver, London, India, and Singapore.

As a full stack developer, the candidate will have the opportunity to build new applications from scratch, and influence system design. The individual will work closely with Product Management and other developers on the team to design, develop and iterate our platform/applications to prepare for broad deployment.

The candidate needs to have Javascript web development experience with primary focus on backend solutions. The candidate also needs to have solid C/C++/GoLang background. The individual must also be committed to continuous improvement of the agile/iterative process, demonstrating the ability to share knowledge, mentor and motivate others. The candidate must be willing to go beyond the routine and prepared to do a little bit of everything.

Our goal is to build strong relationships with our customers by meeting or exceeding their expectations with an attitude of ownership, accountability, and sense of urgency. In this role the candidate will be responsible for maintaining excellent customer satisfaction by providing world class solutions and interactive web applications.

Primary Responsibilities

• Be hands on in orchestrating and delivering well tested solutions, lead by example.
• Building web applications using the latest technologies.
• Building backend solutions with proven core technologies
• Write software code following best practices and must meet security requirements.
• Create design components, develop code and test changes utilizing test-driven development. Coding must adhere to department standards, be easily maintainable, and have high system performance.
• Passion for coding and creative problem solving.
• Strong communication skills.
• Develop close working relationships with members of teams within the organization.


Basic Qualifications:

2 years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or an Advanced Degree (eg Masters, MBA, jd, MD or PhD)

Preferred Qualifications:

3 or more years of work experience or more than 2 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) 
At least 3 years of experience building applications Javascript/NodeJS, AngularJS, Typescript
Experience with C/C++/GoLang
Experience building and integrating secure REST APIs.
Experience with one or more SQL or NoSQL database (MongoDb, DB2, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, and/or Cassandra).
Experience with Git, Jenkins
Experience leading and motivating team of developers
Write software code following best practices and must meet security requirements.
Experience working in an agile environment with rapid prototyping cycles.
Strong computer science background and analytical skills. Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user- system interaction.
Up-to-date with the latest UI trends, technologies stacks and client web application architecture.
Familiarity with test driven development
Strong understanding of various development methodologies and their respective best practices
Creative thinking and problem solving skills
Excellent communications skills (verbal and written)

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 5% of the time.

Mental/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.

EEO Statement 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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