Director, Software Engineering

  • 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

Primary responsibilities include, not limited to

  • Lead the team responsible for ensuring all security findings, system vulnerabilities, technical security requirements and exceptions under CMS PD are remediated within the Required Remediation Date (RRD) or with an approved exception.

  • Ensure the CMSPD remain proactive with remediation and meet/exceeds organization Cybersecurity goals.

  • Lead Audit, Risk, Compliance and Operational Resiliency efforts for the division.  Communicate across all the levels of the organization, produce deliverables for the Senior Leadership Team.

  • Lead the team that serves as the primary liaison between Cybersecurity and Risk teams, Operations & Infrastructure, and our development teams and enable cross-team communications with our developers, Security Architects, PEN Testers, Security Assessors, Risk and Governance teams, etc.

  • Promote and support Cyber Security as an enabler of CMSPD core business processes, educating the teams on Security findings, vulnerabilities, remediation, systems, processes, security programs, etc.

  • Lead effort to enhance security posture to achieve compliance with all security initiatives.

  • Lead innovation efforts to increase efficiencies and automate manual processes.

  • Be a product security champion by driving Security Architecture and Design/implementation/optimization for our products/platforms

  • Hire, retain and invest in the career development of a high-performing team of DevSecOps engineers

  • Build and Lead culture of engineering excellence (quality, security, performance, scalability, availability, resilience, etc.)

  • Design and architect modular, extensible CICD pipelines that abstract organization requirements and common concerns while allowing product development teams to scale as needed.

  • Coordinate DEVSECOPS activities across the delivery of the project and work with engineers to ensure their delivery pipeline is efficiently designed to high quality standards.

  • Create sustainable DEVSECOPS processes and practices following continuous improvement.

  • Continuously learn, evaluate and educate the team with new tools and techniques

  • Work collaboratively across team boundaries to share common capabilities.

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:

Master's degree in Math, Science, Engineering, or Computer Science, Information Systems or related field AND minimum ten (10) years of experience in a directly related field.
Bachelor's degree in Math, Science, Engineering, or Computer Science, Information Systems or related field AND minimum twelve (12) years of experience in a directly related field.
Fifteen (15) years of directly related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Degree in computer science or related field with a minimum of 12+ years of
Software Development, DEVSECOPS Experience.
• Led and delivered complex projects where complexity is a function of a
combination of these factors – domain knowledge, distributed architecture,
technical stack, influencing and collaborating with multiple technology
partners and business partners
• Experience of managing an engineering team of 6-8 people for at least 3 years
is mandatory.
• Proficiency in two or more scripting languages of the following- Python, Ruby,
Java, Javascript, PHP, Bash, Shell, Perl and Node.js.
• Extensive experience in Continuous delivery and continuous integration tools
such as Jenkins, Maven, TeamCity, Bamboo, Travis CI and Hudson
• Experience in working with multiple source code management tools like SVN,
Git and Bitbucket.
• Experience in design, development, configuration, deployment, and migration
of Microservices to Docker, Kubernetes clusters using SpringBoot, Jenkins 2.0,
Artifactory, Argo CD, Kustomize
• Experience in working with configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef,
Ansible and Terraform.
• Experience in testing tools like selenium, Test NG and Junit.
• Experience in monitoring tools like Prometheus, ELK, datadog, New relic,
Nagios, Splunk etc
• Working experience in cloud computing, PaaS, IaaS, and related areas are
highly desirable.
• Experience conducting security checks (static and dynamic code analysis,
vulnerability analysis in applications and penetration tests, security
component analysis)
• Collaborate with security team to implement and verify secure coding
• Very strong interpersonal, facilitation, team building and leadership skills
along with effective communication (both written and verbal) skills and the
ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise way. Ability to influence and
develop relationships with key partners.
• Strong Automation and Problem solving skills and ability to follow through to
• Experience in the Payment domain is a plus.

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 152,300.00 to 198,000.00 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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