Finance Business Leader - Global Product
Visa - Foster City, CA

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Visa Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks.

Visa does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations enable its bank customers to offer consumers choices: Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. From the world’s major cities to remote areas without banks, people are increasingly relying on digital currency along with mobile technology to use their money anytime, make purchases online, transfer funds and access basic financial services, all of which can make people’s lives easier and help grow economies.

Behind the Visa brand are our talented employees who continuously raise the bar with innovative solutions and products that deliver the convenience and security of digital currency to more people all over the world.

The Global Distributed Technology Product development team is part of Visa’s Global Development group. Our mission is to provide the enabling technology and processes to manage Visa data assets and deliver Value Added Information Products and Services to our customers. This team focuses on development of new Internet and mobile technology services, connecting consumers, merchants and issuers using Visa's core/backend systems to a variety of strategic services. Projects for this development team utilize new and emerging technologies to maximize the products’ benefits. Most of the development will involve using Agile Scrum processes for delivering these products.

The team is looking for a self-organized Lead Software Engineer with solid J2EE and web service development experience to be a member of our development team. In this position, you are first and foremost a passionate and talented developer that can work in a dynamic environment as a member of Agile Scrum teams. You love to code and keep up with the latest tools and technologies.. Additionally, you are capable of leading and mentoring less seasoned developers. Your strong technical leadership, problem solving abilities, coding, testing and debugging skills is just a start. You must be dedicated to working on product backlog and delivering production-ready code in three to five week sprints. You must also be committed to continuous improvement of the agile process, demonstrating your ability to share knowledge, mentor and motivate others. You must be willing to go beyond the routine and prepared to do a little bit of everything.

The candidate’s primary responsibility is to serve as the Subject Matter Expert of The Global Distributed Technology Product’s applications and services and will require a broad knowledge of Visa’s infrastructure, products, architecture and processes. You will be required to focus on all aspects of the product development life cycle. You must be able to work in a challenging, dynamic environment with many interactions with people from different backgrounds and roles ranging from scrum masters, architects, product owners, analysts, testers and functional managers.

This position is based in Foster City, CA and will report to the Business Leader of Application Development.

Primary responsibilities:
Become the technical and functional expert of multiple technology products
Write software code that complies with design specifications and meets security and Java/J2EE best practices that will meet development and support requirements.
Create design components, develop code and test changes utilizing test driven development. Coding must adhere to department standards, be easily maintainable, and have high system performance.
Write automated test cases to test your code
Use a variety of tools to perform unit testing, regression testing, automated builds, and source control
Develop close working relationships with members of teams within the organization.
Become knowledgeable of Visa’s core technology, infrastructure and standards
Design and develop new systems as well as enhancements and fixing defects to existing software.
Design technology solutions that are capable of integrating with a variety of protocols (e.g. MQ, SOAP, Rest, File Transfer)
Serve as a point contact for onshore and offshore development teams.
Participate as a team member in Agile teams and work with the product owner to review user stories, estimate and create sprint backlogs, participate in sprint reviews, demos and retrospectives.
Interface with other groups to develop and implement solutions.
Support and maintain web and SOA based applications critical to the day-to-day functions of global business units.
Participate in the development and implementation phases of projects to integrate regional applications into global platforms.
Conduct peer code reviews with team members and third party vendors.
Review implementation plans and participate and even be able to manage product installations.
Validate successful introduction of newly deployed products and feature sets to the market.
Write and maintain architecture and design documentation

12 years of experience in delivering enterprise-class, mission-critical, commercial, and scalable products, at least 3 of which were in the role of a lead developer
Demonstrable experience with Agile Scrum development methodologies to include the following: Short Sprint cycles 2-5 weeks, Pair Programming, Continuous Integration, TDD, Frequent production deployments
Hands on experience with Continuous Integration, and Test Driven Development utilizing such tools as Eclipse, Hudson, Bamboo, JUNIT, Selenium or similar tools. JIRA and Confluence experience a plus
Demonstrated experience in latest JDK and earlier releases. Must be able to articulate experience with many of the major Java APIS (e.g. JMS, JPA, JNDI, EJB, RMI, JAX, etc.); J2EE certification a Plus
Experience with Spring Framework, Hibernate and Struts MVC
Bachelors/Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline.
Experience with web services standards, Rest and related technologies (XML, JSON, REST, SOAP, WSI, AXIS, JERSEY)
Demonstrable experience utilizing object-oriented patterns and design best practices
Demonstrated experience with n-tier web application development
Experience working with a variety of Applications Servers and Databases (Primarily WebSphere, Oracle and DB2)
Ability to write clean, coherent code following established coding guidelines.
Experience managing and deploying multiple concurrent versions of web services in production
Experience integrating with asynchronous messaging systems such as MQ Series.
Very strong interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), and team building skills.
Strong interpersonal, facilitation, and leadership skills along with effective communication (both written and verbal) skills and the ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise way.
Ability to understand systems from the enterprise-level view to the code.
Ability to work in a complex organization to determine business and customer needs, providing the best solution to meet those needs.

Job Function: Appl Programming/SW Eng
Primary Location: United States-CA-Foster City

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