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Staff Software Engineer (Java / Web Services)

Company Description

About Visa

Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do. CyberSource, a Visa company, has been and continues to be a pioneer within the e-Commerce Payment Management world. Our VisaNet network is capable of handling over 65,000 transaction messages per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks.

We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and
find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

Job Description

Visa’s Cyber Defense team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer who will be responsible for design, development, and execution of critical Cyber Security initiatives. Extensive web service development skills are a must. In this position, you are a passionate and talented developer with problem-solving abilities and coding/testing/debugging skills who can work in a dynamic environment. You must be dedicated to delivering production-ready code in short timeframes and willing to go beyond the routine. This position will report to the Head of Cyber Defense / Advanced Threat Detection.

Key Responsibilities

Develop innovative solutions to protect the Visa brand, networks, assets and products by implementing state-the-art detection, prevention, and response capabilities

Engage in technical design of solutions based on use cases and business requirements

Participate in proof of concepts and other technical evaluations of technologies, designs and solutions

Stay abreast of emerging technologies and proactively assess and evaluate the adoption thereof into the organization

Demonstrate technical mastery and be an inspirational leader and mentor who continuously develops the competencies of him/herself and others

Reduce time-to-detect and time-to-remediate by driving the automation of applied threat intelligence


BS in Computer Science/Computer Engineering or other related fields with a minimum of 6 years Java and web service development

Strong foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, OOD, design patterns

Experience with web services standards and related technologies (HTTP, Spring, XML, JSON, REST)

Expertise in Java, Angular, Python, and Groovy.

Experience with the Elastic ELK Stack (Elasticsearch / Logstash / Kibana)

Solid understanding and experience of database technologies such as SQL

Experience with development of application/platforms supporting Security requirements

Proven problem solving skills and an ability to respond resourcefully to new demands, priorities and challenges

Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and presentation skills and the proven ability to influence and communicate effectively

Ability and desire to learn new skills and take on new initiatives

Experience with high volume/velocity/variety data sets, tools, and infrastructure (‘Big Data’)

Experience with sensor automation, information sharing, and other methods of machine-to-machine communication using APIs

Experience with Continuous Integration and containerization technologies (Jenkins, Docker)

Familiarity with Mitre STIX/TAXII desired

Proficient on both Windows and Linux platforms

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