Director of Software Development

  • Company: Visa
  • Posted: April 15, 2017
  • Reference ID: 107232821
Company Description
Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind - making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa's sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

Job Description
We are seeking a Director of Software Development who will identify, hire and build a world-class development team to define, drive and execute the Visa Online vision. Director will be closely working with Business Groups to understand and elaborate requirements. Director will drive the development and integration efforts and work with technical program managers to facilitate use cases, sizing efforts, and timelines. Director will initiate processes that allow the team to collaborate with local as well as global teams with a high degree of efficiency. Director will lead a team of highly motivated and talented individuals that can collaborate with Technical Program Managers, Product Managers and SMEs across the company on high impact Visa Online initiatives.


  • Manage our application development team in Austin

  • Deliver secure coding solutions using the latest industry standards and tools

  • Design highly available, scalable and performant solutions

  • Deliver high quality coding solutions, including QA automation

  • Solutions provide excellent user experience

  • Ensure that the solution is delivered on time, with quality and meeting requirements

  • Ability to work on requirements and solutions in a phased manner, with business partners

  • Keep senior management informed of progress and any obstacles impeding the successful implementation of projects and other departmental activities thru status reports, presentations, etc.

  • Handle routine daily activities such as logistics, coordination, coaching, mentoring, recruiting, planning, delivery, quality, customer/vendor relationships, performance metrics, operations, efficiency and other services

  • Mentor and lead other members of the department in development best practices.

  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required. MS or other related advanced degree preferred

  • Requires 12+ years of experience, at least 3 years of which were in leading application development teams

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience with building highly scalable identity and access management systems.

  • Experience seamlessly integrating systems onto the existing platform

  • Proven experience in architecting and delivering global, large-scale infrastructure applications; overseeing data architecture, development and systems integration; and aligning complex business problems to appropriate technology solutions that deliver strong returns on investment

  • Extensive technical experience with developing application on full stack of HTTP, JSON, REST, SOAP, Angular JS, MVC & .NET frameworks

  • Experience building access management solutions working in conjunction with some of the major access management players like SiteMinder, ForgeRock, Ping Identity,Okta a plus

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively work with all stakeholders to improve data and business processes and to negotiate priorities

  • Agile delivery experience is a major plus

  • Additional Information
    Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.
    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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