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Staff SW Engineer

Visa, Foster City CA, US

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Payments are a very exciting and fast-developing area with a lot of new and innovative ideas coming to market. With strong demand for new solutions in this space, it promises to be an exciting area of innovation for the next 5 to 10 years. VISA is a strong leader in the payment industry, and is rapidly transitioning into a technology company with significant investments in this area. If you want to be in the exciting payment space, learn fast and make big impacts, VISA Risk and Authentication group is an ideal place for you!

The Risk development group is responsible for building critical risk and fraud prevention applications and services at VISA. This includes idea generation, architecture, design, development, and testing of products, applications, and services that provide Visa clients with solutions to detect, prevent, and mitigate fraud for Visa and Visa client payment systems. 

This position is ideal for an experienced software engineer who is passionate about solving challenging business problems and building applications that provide an excellent user experience. You will be one of the leaders of the RISK development team focusing on design and build of software solutions that leverage data to solve business problems. Sometimes you will be designing brand-new software solutions, and at other times you may be refactoring existing functionality for performance and maintainability, but always working on ways to make us more efficient and provide better solutions to our customers. The role is for a self-motivated individual with expert software engineering skills and extensive knowledge of Java, J2EE and Database technologies. The candidate will be extensively involved in leading hands-on software engineering activities including POCs, architecture, design, documentation, development and test of new functionality. You will also be responsible for coaching and mentoring junior team members.


  • 8+ years of post-baccalaureate progressive experience in a computer-related occupation
  • Experience in software development utilizing Java, Spring, Hibernate, Spring, JavaScript , Angular and CSS
  • Experience solving complex software development and design issues
  • Experience writing clean, coherent code following established coding guidelines
  • Knowledge of analysis, design, coding, testing and documentation
  • Experience in technical and business issues and solutions including ability to support organizational plans
  • Experience with XML, JSON and SOAP
  • Experience with Dockers, Kubernetes
  • Experience with SQL, JSP, Clear Case, Shell, Agile, Ant, and Web Services.

Preferred Qualifications

• Familiarity with Source Control systems

• Experience with Agile methodologies or SCRUM

• Excellent written and communication skills

The ideal candidate for this job is expected to have the following qualities

  • Leadership: Ability to lead solutions and work with teams to achieve excellence
  • Curiosity: A desire to seek clarity of requirements and why things are done a certain way
  • Creativity: The ability to take a list of needs and insights and come up with other innovative ideas
  • Enthusiasm: A passion to understand customers and deliver better products and services to them
  • Strategic focus: Skill to understand big picture and stay focused on task to achieve goals
  • Attention to detail: The capability to perform any research systematically and accurately
  • Strong work ethic: The innate drive to do work extremely well and stay self-motivated
  • Academics: Bachelor or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field with strong fundamentals

About Risk & Authentication
The Risk and Authentication domain group is responsible for the design, development, and testing of applications that provide Visa clients with solutions to detect, prevent, and mitigate fraud for Visa and Visa client payment systems.


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.