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Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2019
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  Company Description

As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable & secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, & economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure & reliable payments around the world, & is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, & fuels 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 & scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, & be part of an inclusive & diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators & risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, & doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy & digital commerce to millions of unbanked & underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Job Description
  • You will be part of Visa's Digital & Development Platform (DDP) global team with responsibilities to lead a team of talented engineers out of Visa's Dubai office focused on supporting implementation of end to end solution for digitization & mobilization of commerce for clients CEMEA market, assuring client success in adoption of Visa's digital products.

  • You will be leveraging your previous software development experience, preferably in the Fintech space, to train & mentor a team software engineers experienced in developing mobile & web applications.

  • You will be using your leadership skills to collaborate with stakeholders & remove impediments, your excellent communication to interface with external teams to understand client's technology & use cases, & experience in multi-tiered application development to guide clients in adopting & implementing Visa's Digital Products.

  • You will be using your out-of-box thinking & metrics driven approach to come up with innovative solution to help onboard clients quickly & continuously improve metrics

  • You will practice Visa's leadership principles to engage, mentor, train & grow the capabilities of the team.

  • You are passionate about hiring high caliber engineers & develop future leaders.

  • You have experience in working with global teams in different time zones.

The Director of Engineering will provide technical leadership & follow Visa's leadership principles to effectively lead multiple client implementations covering web, mobile, & API products by simultaneously working closely with the engineering leads, product managers, & client support teams.


12+ years of software development experience in Computer Science (BS or MS) or related field

5+ years of experience in leading engineering organization with at least 2 years of experience in a Senior Manager role.

Demonstrated knowledge & experience of SDLC in agile environment, software development &quality assurance process & methodology

Experience in development of web applications, web service APIs (REST, SOAP, XML JSON), mobile application or mobile applications using industry standard open source tools.

Experience in troubleshooting multi-tiered applications & problem solving skills

Experience in Unix, Java, Internet protocol, & DB technology.

Experience working with the mobile stack (iOS & Android)

Must be comfortable presenting & speaking to large groups of people.

Flexible to work with distributed multi-cultural global teams

Excellent written & verbal communication skills with ability to influence decision makers

Knowledge or experience of financials/payments product development is a plus

Ability to communicate in Arabic, French or Portuguese is a plus.

Additional Information

Diversity & Inclusion

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere, is not only our brand promise, it's the foundation of our company culture. We foster a feeling of connectedness in the workplace, support diversity of thought, culture & background, fight for important initiatives like Equal Pay & actively work to eliminate unconscious biases that hold us all back.

By leveraging the diverse backgrounds & perspectives of our worldwide teams, Visa is a better place to work & a better business partner to our clients.

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