Director, Visa Ready Biometric Authentication- Innovation & Strategic Partnerships

  • Company: Visa
  • Posted: April 25, 2017
  • Reference ID: 114289406
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.   CyberSource, a Visa company, has been and continues to be a pioneer within the e-Commerce Payment Management world. Our VisaNet network is capable of handling over 65,000 transaction messages 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.
"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."

Job Description
About Innovation & Strategic Partnerships

Visa's Innovation and Strategic Partnerships organization is responsible for managing Visa's overall innovation agenda and initiatives and the management of strategic partnerships with critical non-financial institutions.
As the world becomes increasingly connected, new partners have joined Visa's effort to digitize payments and create a more efficient global economy. Visa's Innovation & Strategic Partnerships team manages these new relationships, from digital giants like Google and Facebook to garage-based startups-all of the new and emerging stakeholders in the payments ecosystem.
The Director will support the Visa Ready Program , one of the innovation programs within the I&SP group. By creating standards and evaluating vendors, the Visa Ready Program facilitates the adoption of innovative payment solutions benefiting Visa issuers, acquirers, merchants, and cardholders. For example, the Visa Ready program evaluates mobile point of sale (mPOS) solutions like the Square Reader, which enables mobile payment acceptance-typically through a smartphone. The Program then promotes solutions meeting Visa requirements as "Visa Ready" to industry clients and partners, helping innovations gain traction and increase digital payment globally.
This position will focus on payments authentication, another area where the Visa Ready Program is promoting payments innovation. The Visa Ready Program is currently evaluating card-based and other device-based biometric solutions. The Director will be responsible for maintaining and updating requirements for these use cases as well as building and developing relationships with vendors, key partners and emerging players in the space. The Director will work closely with internal Visa teams to help innovate new authentication methods and technologies. Finally, the Program Manager can expect to be involved in various miscellaneous projects supporting the wider Visa Ready Program.
The position will be based at Visa's San Francisco offices in California.
Responsibilities will include:

  • Emerging technology research and evaluations
  • Interfacing with other internal functions
  • Partner engagement
  • Existing relationship partner development
  • Program and prototype design and planning
  • Technical writing with feedback
  • Market sizing and modeling
  • Client and internal technology education
  • Contract negotiations


  • Payments experience preferred;demonstrated passion for technology required
  • Analytical and strategic training and acumen
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Ability to become internal subject matter expert and thought leader
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Team player possessing a strong drive to add value to the business direction Ready to challenge the status-quo, and drive innovative ideas

Additional Information
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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