Lead Software Engineer, Open VisaNet

Lead Software Engineer, Open VisaNet

02 Sep 2021
Colorado, Highlandsranch 00000 Highlandsranch USA

Lead Software Engineer, Open VisaNet

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Job Description

Visa is looking for Lead Software Engineers, who will help build Open VisaNet, Visa's Next generation payment processing platform developed on Open Systems, that would fuel growth in electronic payments globally and drive financial inclusion in many parts of the world.

Open VisaNet, is the Next Generation VisaNet, will push the envelope of building highly scalable, secure, cost effective and distributed application on commodity hardware using best-in-class technology components. Open VisaNet is one of Visa's Key initiative that will help Visa support in-country processing solutions and provide Visa an opportunity to move away from Proprietary Mainframe type systems.It is built as a modern distributed architecture based on micro services with goals of five 9's availability, fault tolerance, horizontal scalability and real time latency for largest scale transaction processing. Open VisaNet leverages state of the art Open Software technologies to achieve these goals on commodity hardware, such as Go, Scala, Apache Kafka, Apache Spark, Docker, Kubernetes, Aerospike, Elasticsearch etc. and involves collaboration with exceptional group of software engineers, systems performance engineers, security specialists, DevOps engineers, payment experts, infrastructure and solution architects.


  • Take ownership of technical project implementations of a highly scalable, fault-tolerant payment application built using distributed microservices based architecture.
  • Engage with the business owners to effectively translate functional and non-functional requirements into an engineered solution.
  • Work closely with the solution architectsto translate architecture into a delivered solution that realizes the vision and purpose.
  • Lead the engineeringresponsibilities for multiple service components within a project and able to juggle multipleprojects and change direction mid-course based on business drivers.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to deliver high quality software assets conforming to their domain's defined standards for interfaces, extensible for maintainability, and best in class documentation.
  • Provide technical guidance and consultation to the engineering teams throughout the project lifecycle to ensure vision and goal of project is realized through delivery.
  • Pioneer innovative solutions or extend an existing solution to ensure the project needs to meet the wider goals of the strategy.
  • Ensure proper metrics instrumentation in software components, to help facilitate real time and remote troubleshooting/performance monitoring.
  • Ensure proper documentation and internal publishing of design tradeoffs, code best practices and lessons learned.
  • Work with architects and operations teams on measuring and cost estimating the infrastructural needs for new projects and future enhancements.
  • Engage in new technology evaluation and selection process for new projects by driving proof of concepts. Stay abreast of emerging technologies and proactively assess and evaluate the adoption thereof into the organization.
  • Help building a highly skilled team seeking systematic approaches to improve engineering productivity, efficiency, effectiveness, and quality.
  • Mentor team members and be an inspirational technology leader.
  • Drive implementation of best-fit automation framework. Promote writing automation tools and utilities using various technologies
  • Become a security champion by owning the responsibility of component security. Collaborate with Cyber security teams to implement and verify secure coding techniques.
  • Support in triaging and troubleshooting of highly distributed services in production environment.


Basic Qualifications
10 years of work experience with a Bachelor's Degree or at least 8 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters/MBA/JD/MD) or at least 3 years of work experience with a PhD

Preferred Qualifications
12-15 years of work experience with a Bachelor's degree or 8-10 years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 6+ years of work experience with a PhD
Minimum 8 to 10 years of experience in design and development of large-scale information products and services
Extraordinary software engineering talent with deep expertise in concurrent programming
Solid understanding of various Computer Science concepts, such as Automaton Theory, Operating Systems, Compilers, Network Programming, Data Structure and Algorithm
Proficient at understanding and analyzing the architecture of an existing solution and expert in leading the entire software development lifecycle including version control, build process, testing, and code release
Proficient in one of the programming languages like Golang, C, C, Java, Python
Knowledge of functional programming languages like Erlang, Scala, Haskell, Clojure is a plus
Experience with operating system internals, file systems, disk/storage and networking protocols
Thrive in self-motivated internal-innovation driven environment
  • Experience in a global matrix organization
    Inquisitive, methodical, and analytical in testing applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    Previous experience with financial services or payments processing domain is preferred
    Experience with distributed database, distributed computing and high frequency transactions is a big plus
  • Additional Information

    Work Hours: Varies upon the needs of the department

    Travel Requirements: This position requires travel5-10% 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.

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