Sr. Staff Software Engineer - API Technologies (Hybrid/Onsite)

  • Full-time
  • Job Family Group: Technology and Operations

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

As a Senior Staff Software Engineer, you will be responsible for educating developers, partners, and other stakeholders on the latest API technologies and trends. You will be the bridge between developers, partners, and Visa, ensuring that technical specifications are met and that the most effective API solutions are delivered. Additionally, you will be responsible for conducting technical workshops and training sessions to ensure that developers and partners understand the technical specifications and best practices for using APIs. Finally, you will be the “face” of Visa’s API Standards initiatives, engaging with developers and partners to promote the standards and inner sourcing in their projects.

you will be responsible for overseeing the design and development of software applications and providing technical guidance to the team. You will also be responsible for developing and fine-tuning software applications, debugging code, and ensuring that all applications meet quality standards. Additionally, you will be responsible for researching and identifying new API Standards and integrating them with existing standards of linter service. You will also be responsible for collaborating with other departments and stakeholders to ensure that the software applications developed meet their requirements.

Essential Functions:

-Researching and staying up to date on trends and developments in the API industry.
-Writing content on the API economy, such as blog posts, tutorials, and case studies.
-Developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders in the API industry.
-Creating educational materials and resources for developers.
-Hosting webinars and workshops on API topics.
-Participating in events, conferences, and hackathons to promote API Standards
-Knowledge of web application programming interfaces (APIs) and the related technologies.
-Strong writing skills to communicate complex technical topics in an understandable way.
-Ability to understand customer needs and develop solutions to meet them.
-Familiarity with the latest trends in the programming and technology industries.
-Ability to develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders.
-Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
-You will be driving build deployment process (CI/CD) and change management. You will be   actively involved in L3 production support.
-Defining Long Term Architecture for API Linter tools and Inner-sourcing tools with Architects.
-You will be proving technical mentorship who can contribute and validate design/architecture
-Take ownership and/or leads the engineering responsibility for multiple components in a project.
-Evaluate options and provide recommendation on scope and scale of effort required to develop solutions.

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 2-3 set days a week (determined by leadership/site), with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% or more of the time based on business needs.



Basic Qualifications:
-12 plus years of work experience with a bachelors degree or at least 10 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters)

Preferred Qualifications:
-12-15 years of work experience with a bachelors degree or 8-10 years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters)
-Experience in building rest APIs
-Experience in JAVA/.Net, MongoDB, Oracle, Angular, JQuery and Micro-service architecture
-Experience in API development/management and Open API spec (OAS)
-Experience in applying modern Agile Software Development practices is must.
-Should be able to lead the technical team in comfortably extending an existing solution or conceiving a new solution and working with delivery to have the target state architecture realized.
-Experience with designing and developing solutions for highly scalable, highly available complex systems, preferably in the payment systems or other financial services industry.
-Provides direction for selecting appropriate engineering techniques to solve for non-functional requirements at the project level.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Ability to multi task and handle multiple competing priorities with minimal direction from management. Should possess excellent planning and organizational skills.
-Ability to understand systems from all levels, from the big picture enterprise-level view to the low-level technical view.
-Good interpersonal and facilitation skills.

Additional Information

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.

U.S. APPLICANTS ONLY: The estimated salary range for a new hire into this position is 139,800.00 to 181,800.00 USD, which may include potential sales incentive payments (if applicable). Salary may vary depending on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this position may be eligible for bonus and equity. Visa has a comprehensive benefits package for which this position may be eligible that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401 (k), FSA/HSA, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, and Wellness Program.
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