Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

Visa, Austin TX, US

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Duration: Full-Time

What’s it all about?

Cybersecurity is at the beating heart of our business. Our diligence and expertise is what makes us the undisputed leader in electronic payments.  We’ve made it our priority to create a top-tier Cybersecurity team, poised to defend us against any potential cyber threats.  We’re looking for those of you who are inherently driven and fascinated by the art and science of cybersecurity and more specifically, mergers and acquisitions with a specific focus on Cybersecurity integration. We’ll equip you with the very best tools and tech so that you can deliver top notch results. Continuous self-development underpins job fulfilment at Visa.

With the M&A Security Team you will:

  • Lead security initiatives, due diligence and integration of Visa acquired entities
  • Perform Threat Modelling, Design and Pentest reviews on the entity’s applications/infrastructure and provide guidance on effective countermeasures
  • Be a subject matter expert and provide security guidance and recommendations to engineering and operational teams
  • Lead Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) post-close integration activities for Cybersecurity deliverables
  • Contribute to Visa’s security policies, standards, and guidelines related to Information security
  • Perform dynamic and manual security assessments on web applications, mobile applications, thick clients to identify vulnerabilities and provide recommended counter measures
  • Improve on existing framework, processes, methodologies related to due diligence and integration of entities
  • Enhance the security posture of the entity hosted in public cloud or on-prem environment
  • Understand the broad regulatory landscape affecting Visa business areas; remain current with emerging regulatory sentiments as well as solution trends in the marketplace

Basic Qualifications

  • 5 or more years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 2 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Security, Information Technology, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, or a related field, MBA, JD, MD) or 0 years of work experience with a PhD

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 4 or more years of relevant experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or up to 3 years of relevant experience with a PhD
  • Hands on experience performing Security Architecture reviews / Threat Modeling using industry standards
  • Hands on experience performing Pentest is a great plus
  • A proven record of accomplishment in designing security controls for complex web applications with backend services expertise such as API Gateway, Identity and Access Management Services, Data Protection technologies, Security Information Event Management etc.
  • Strong knowledge of deep design review and Secure Development Lifecycle methodologies, Agile based methodologies, middleware platforms, development platforms (Java, C, C++, .NET etc.)
  • Extensive knowledge in OWASP Web Top 10 and CWE Top 25
  • An individual with experience of working on large scale cloud-based services (including SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) and understanding of security challenges in deploying Cloud Applications
  • Technical experience with security technologies including, but not limited to, intrusion detection/prevention, event correlation, firewall, antivirus, anti-spam, policy enforcement, patch/configuration management, usage monitoring, audit, secure application development, etc.
  • Nice to have or willing to obtain industry standard certifications like CISSP, GIAC- GWAPT, GPEN, OSCP
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to document reports on assessments and communicate potential weaknesses to the IT team or management
  • Experience supporting M&A Activities is a plus

Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

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.

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.

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