Senior Staff Software Engineer - Mainframe, C/C++, Assembler (Onsite/Hybrid)

  • Austin, TX
  • Full-time

Company Description

Visa is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating more than 215 billion payments transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories each year. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

When you join Visa, you join a culture of purpose and belonging – where your growth is priority, your identity is embraced, and the work you do matters. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere. Your work will have a direct impact on billions of people around the world – helping unlock financial access to enable the future of money movement.

Join Visa: A Network Working for Everyone.

Job Description

The Platform & Reliability Engineering Client Information, Clearing and Settlement (CICAS) Middleware Applications department is part of the Network Processing Platform & Reliability Engineering organization. We are responsible for CICAS Platform development and support as well as strategic infrastructure projects related to the CICAS suite of applications.  We are looking for the right person to be part of our development team.  


Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with business units and technical staff to understand business requirements for
    use in designing appropriate solutions
  • Evaluate options and provide recommendation on scope and scale of effort required to
    implement final requirements
  • Analyze, document, design, code, unit test and implement solutions for system
    enhancements, and production fixes
  • Build and maintain effective relationships across functional areas in order to
    provide superior product support
  • Cultivate and suggest ideas for the extension of current systems to new products and
  • Identify opportunities for further enhancements and refinements to standards, processes
    and systems
  • Provide rotational 24x7 on call support for problem analysis and resolution as
  • Ensure on-schedule delivery of a high quality product that meets business and
    technical requirements
  • Participate in design and code review sessions as appropriate to ensure the quality of work delivered by teammates is in accordance with development standards.


This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% of the time based on business needs.


Basic Qualifications:
8 or more years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor Degree or at least 5 years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 2 years of work experience with a PhD

Preferred Qualifications:
• 9 or more years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor Degree or 7 or more relevant years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 3 or more years of experience with a PhD
• 9+ Years of software design and development experience in IBM Assembler language, online and batch large scale business and system’s applications; VSAM, BSAM
• Experience with designing and developing solutions for highly scalable, highly available
complex systems, preferably in the payment systems or other financial services
• 9+ years of experience reading mainframe dumps for problems’ troubleshooting and resolutions with the use of IPCS
• Familiarity with C/C++ and Object Oriented Development (preferably on
mainframe) and TCP/IP is a plus
• Ability to understand large scale systems from the "big picture"
enterprise-level to the low level technical view
• Must be able to write technical design and build documentation for all aspects of a
• Ability to multi task and handle multiple competing priorities with minimal direction
from management
• Must work well within a team in a fast-paced high performance organization
• Strong interpersonal, facilitation and leadership skills
• Strong oral and written communications skills are required

COLORADO APPLICANTS ONLY: The estimated salary range for a new hire into this position in Colorado 124,200 USD to 161,500 USD. Salary may vary depending on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this position is eligible for annual bonus and equity.

Visa has a comprehensive benefits package for which this position is eligible that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401 (k), FSA/HSA, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, and Wellness Program.

Additional Information

Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

Work Hours: Varies upon the needs of the department.

Travel Requirements: This position requires travel 5-10% 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.

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.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

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