Chief Software Engineer - Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Visa, Foster City CA, US

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Visa is seeking a Chief Software Engineer, Identity and Access Management to act as one of
key technology leaders to build and manage Visa's technology assets in the Identity and Access Management area. The Identity and Access Management technologies is part of Visa's Cybersecurity. We are responsible for the R&D amd operations of the critical Identity and Access Management  products, applications, and services for internal staff at VISA.  This includes idea generation, design, development, and testing of products, applications, and services as well as their support and operations that provide Visa staff with solutions to provision, govern and enforce access to VISA's internal resources. We also innovate and adopt new technologies from the industry especially from the open source community for our technical development.

You will act as a trusted technical advisor and strategic thought leader to the Identity and Access Management technologies group. The successful candidate will be comfortable navigating challenging
forces in the cybersecurity space especially in the Identity and Access Management and connected areas such as Multi Factor authentication, applied cryptography, biometrics, adapative authentication and be
comfortable in a fast-paced environment with significant changes; developing/implementing strategies and processes that enable the organization to innovate and grow fast. You will have the opportunity to lead, participate, guide, and mentor other people in the team on design in a hands on manner. You are responsible for the technical leadership on key initiatives and their strategic and technical direction.  This position reports to the Senior DIrector of Identity and Access Management Technologies and
will be based in Foster City, CA (can also be in Austin, TX).

What is important for us:

Security First – Our team focusses on security in everything we do and we take it seriously with no compromises of any sort. Be of like mind on this. 

Curiosity – Be curious; ask how things work and ask how you can learn new stuff. We believe curiosity fosters creativity.

Ownership – We have clients and customers who place complete trust in us because we show them we own what we do in every sense. We expect every team member to completely own the activity for which s/he is responsible.

Agility – Be open for a change and acclimate to them.

Innovation - Be a problem solver.


Within this role you will: 

  • Utilize your sharp analytical skills to help create highly complex and high risk IAM integrations for the Visa IAM platform 

  • Act as the “Go-To person” and subject matter expert (SME) for specific technologies providing consultative strategic and tactical guidance to product development teams 

  • Collaborate with the development teams to define, develop, maintain, and communicate the technical strategy for IAM solutions 

  • Stay abreast of the “state of the art” technologies and proactively assess and evaluate the adoption thereof into the organization 

  • Demonstrate technical mastery and be an inspirational leader and mentor who continuously develops the competencies of him/herself and others 

  • Champion engineering best practice across the development lifecycle 

The opportunity will most appeal to you who 

  • Is extremely hands-on

  • Is an expert in technologies leveraged in the Identity and Access Management area

  • Isn’t afraid to take ownership of open ended and highly complex problems and drive them to completion

  • Can take a multifaceted approach to design (e.g., understands applications from all levels, from the "big picture" enterprise-level view to the low level technical view

  • Highly self-directed and able to manage and prioritize multiple concurrent and competing challenges, issues, ambiguities, and contradictions

  • Possess an academic background in information systems, computer science or related technical field plus 15+ years experience in the design, architecture, and development of large scale system, applications and tools

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

About Visa

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

Want to learn more about Visa? Visit Visa's website.