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Senior Staff Software Engineer - Identity & Authentication, Cybersecurity Products

United States, California, Foster City
900 Metro Center Boulevard (Show on map)
August 13, 2022
Company Description

Visa is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating more than 215 billion payments transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories each year. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

When you join Visa, you join a culture of purpose and belonging - where your growth is priority, your identity is embraced, and the work you do matters. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere. Your work will have a direct impact on billions of people around the world - helping unlock financial access to enable the future of money movement.

Join Visa: A Network Working for Everyone.

Job Description

We are looking to hire a Sr. Staff Software Engineer to join the Cybersecurity Products team, working out of Visa's Global HQ in Foster City, California.

This Sr. Staff Software Engineer will be responsible for architecture, building cutting edge innovation through engineering of an industry leading secure authentication product, utilizing AI capabilities of behavior biometrics, and performing risk-based authentication to protect against Account Takeover threats against Visa's critical internet facing business services and applications.

Imagine a world where logging into your financial service account is secure, yet does not require your mother's maiden name, or asks you to carry a hardware device for secure authentication but uses Artificial Intelligence to determine your digital identity for secure authentication services. Come help build and secure that world with us at Visa. This person has strong technical depth and experience in application of Software Engineering and Distributed Systems. This role involves building innovative solutions and collaborating with engineering and product partners across the global Visa organization that help secure Visa against a variety of threats and attacks. We will rely on your leadership to establish a roadmap and vision as this team engages in existing and new emerging areas. The preferred location for this role is Foster City, California. Locations of Atlanta, GA or Ashburn, VA will also be considered.

Essential Functions

  • Core responsibility: The candidate should be an engineer at heart, possessing software engineering skills besides data science skills, allowing them to lead teams that build some of the most critical and marquee products in the entire company. You will build and engineer new capabilities into the product called Visa Behavior Analytics. You will lead various product modules, continuously enhancing it to combat threats in the secure authentication and perimeter defense space. The candidate will be using their core competencies around software engineering and help drive their teams build a product that work at scale, harnessing Terabytes of data while.

  • Presentation & communication skills:Be able to present results to a cross section of employees, including C-Level and other senior leadership at Visa. You will engage with internal technology, and cyber teams along with global product orgs. In addition, you will collaborate with colleagues in technology and product offices to establish effective, productive business relationships.

  • R&D:Lead and instrument work around developing prototypes and algorithms. You will also work closely with the data scientists on the team and performing various tasks related to applied A.I. functions

This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both home and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office three days a week, Monday (Sunday in some countries where Sunday is the start of the week) and Wednesdays. Wednesdays are designated as in-office collaboration days. The third day in the office will be decided based on team needs and determined in partnership with senior leadership.

QualificationsBasic Qualifications:

*Candidate must possess 8 years of work experience with a bachelor's degree or at least 5 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g., Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 2 years of work experience with a PhD degree in the fields of computer science or equivalent.
*Candidates without a college degree will also be considered, subject to additional technical assessments or candidate able to demonstrate via experience.
Software Engineering background:
*The candidate must possess strong software engineering skills and has completed projects (academic or professional) with at least 1000+ lines of code.
*The required programming languages is Golang. Experience in other functional or object-oriented programming languages like Java or Rust would be considered.
*The candidate should be comfortable with cross-language development and understanding of Linux networking subsystem.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Candidate with 9 years of work experience with a bachelor's degree or at least 7 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g., Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 3 years of work experience with a PhD degree in the fields of computer science or equivalent.
*Distributed systems: Background in NoSQL technologies (e.g., Cassandra) and caching technologies like Redis is a plus.
*Identity domain: Candidate with background in FIDO standards, WebAuthn is a plus
*Behavior biometrics domain: The candidate with background or expertise in the field of behavior biometrics (keystroke dynamics, mouse/touch dynamics) and device fingerprinting technology domains is a plus. This work can be demonstrated via work experience or academic publications.
*Experience working with cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, GCP, Azure) and infrastructure-as-code (e.g., Terraform) is a plus
*Experience working with Docker development and deployment workflows.Additional InformationVisa 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 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.

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.