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Sr. Staff Software Engineer -Lead Fullstack (Java, JEE)

Visa, Foster City CA, US

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Duration: Full-Time


As a Sr. Staff Software Engineer, you will be part of our Enterprise Payments team to help design, enhance and build our transactional platform in an agile development environment. You will work with colleagues, who will support and challenge you daily. You will play part of multiple teams tasked with multiple projects ranging from building full stack development of real-time transactional services, REST services API, Container based services to highly functional, secure, scalable and resilient real time and batching systems. You will work on unit testing, code reviews and regular check-ins to continuous integration that will become part of your DNA. You will see the code written and moved to production within just a few days, to then be used by a huge customer base including Facebook, Nike, FedEx, Apple, State Farm, to name a few. 

If this sounds exciting, we want to chat and tell you more about our work culture and environment and see if this will be a good fit for both of us. 

Essential Functions:  

  • Works with Solution or Enterprise Architecture to translate architecture into a delivered solution that realizes the vision and purpose.  
  • Possesses functional and industry experience  
  • Provides the technical guidance the project needs to meet the wider goals of the org strategy.  
  • Effectively translates functional and non- functional requirements into an engineered solution.  
  • Proficient at understanding and analyzing the architecture of an existing solution.  
  • To be successful in the role, deep knowledge of computer science fundamentals, SOA principles and its related technologies, multi-tiered architecture and specific experience in designing complex solutions for processing 3000+ transactions per second.  
  • Leads and supports both product and technical discussions about how to apply existing and/or new technology in support of the business.  
  • In addition to the technical skill set and passion for learning new technologies, the candidate will be a self-starter, results-driven, and equipped with excellent verbal and written communication skills to interface with leadership within Visa , external teams & stakeholders.  
  • Teaches others through informal sessions such as brown bags and tech talks.  
  • Coaches/mentors others within sub-function.  
  • Plays the “Player-Coach” role for the team at project level.  
  • Understands how a project fits into the overall technology roadmap and communicate to the team to help establish buy-in and ownership.  
  • Takes ownership and/or leads the engineering responsibility for multiple components in a project.  
  • Provides consultative work throughout the project lifecycle to ensure vision and goal of project is realized through delivery.  
  • Coordinates engineering activities across the delivery of the project.  
  • Works with engineers to ensure they are delivering quality and efficiently against project requirements.  
  • Supports operational and QA teams in support activities such as troubleshooting, defect research, code promotion and configuration for projects lead by the engineer.  
  • Successful candidate will have a flair for out-of-box thinking and be passionate about mentoring and coaching junior software engineers. Candidate should also have passion for engineering excellence , reducing TCO and improving TTM.  

This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% of the time based on business needs.


Basic Qualifications: 
• 10 years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 8 or more years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 2 years of work experience with a PhD

Preferred Qualifications: 
• 10+ years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 8 or more relevant years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 3+years of experience with a PhD 
• 10+yrs of hands-on experience and deep knowledge in software product development (Java/J2EE , SOA based applications)3+ years of experience in designing/architectural horizontally scalable, multi-tenant SOA application 
• Proficient in implementing design patterns.
• Strong understanding of :Java , J2EE , RDBMS ,NoSQLDB such as Cassandra , Mongo DB , Spring , Hibernate. 
• Experience in developing and deploying components as docker containers is must. 
• Experience with JavaScript and front end technologies/frameworks like JQuery, ReactJS, Angular
• React / Redux experience is plus but not required.  
• Divides time between active coding related activities, design, coordination, mentoring, project management, and/or leading same. 
• Experience in deployment and distribution lifecycle with automated and scalable CI/CD infrastructure. 
• Experience with third-party libraries and APIs. 
• Demonstrated proficiency in troubleshooting, and root-cause analysis 
• A go-getter who is not overwhelmed by new technology, tight timelines, or parallel projects 
• Thrives in a fast-paced environment producing and supporting business services with tier 0 severity and flexible to work with distributed global teams and willing to support clients globally 
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and presentation skills, and proven ability to influence and communicate effectively 
• Experience with CI/CD tools including Jenkin , Maven , Stash is must. 
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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