Director, Security Architecture (REF3816A) - Digital and Mobile Product Development (DMPD)

Full Time
Foster City, CA
Areas of Interest: Systems Security Architecture
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Working together to build a vision for the world of payments.
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Company Description

Come Join Visa Inc, a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, banks, governments and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. Visa is accepted in 200 countries and is the best way to pay and be paid for everyone, everywhere.

Job Description and Responsibilities

Lead and manage a variety of projects in the Visa's Digital and Mobile group. This role will, in many instances, introduce new services/technologies into Visa's infrastructure. Applications span a variety of business domains including, but not limited to, ecommerce, mobile technologies, risk analysis, security, offers, and a variety of web-based applications.

On a project-by-project basis, coordinate and manage input from business and technology stakeholders across the enterprise and have overall responsibility for the execution of multiple, large-scale technology initiatives. S/he will be accountable to a variety of primary business stakeholders for the quality and success of programs under management.

Play a key role in managing and executing technology solutions that deliver client value and lasting business impact. S/he will ensure that development is highly strategic and focused on maintaining the reliability and functionality that is essential to both internal and external constituents.

  • Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols.
  • Familiarity with web related technologies (Web applications, Web Services, Service Oriented Architectures) and of network/web related protocols
  • Experience in developing and maintaining security systems
  • Detailed technical knowledge of cryptography, identity and access management, authentication protocols, application and mobile security
  • Understanding of web application security best practices and risks such as SQL injection, XSS, CSRF and other risks covered in frameworks such as OWASP
  • Familiarity with threat modelling, security assessment, secure coding practices
  • Knowledge and awareness of security attacks (DDOS, DNS) and prevention
  • Design an appropriate solution that is based on the business requirements
  • Document the design in the form of a conceptual approach which will be used as the basis for sizing and the creation of detailed design artifacts
  • Do proofs of concept (PoCs) and other technical evaluations of technologies, designs, and solutions.
  • Work and collaborate with engineering professionals, architects and others within Visa to ensure that the solution will scale appropriately while ensuring that what is implemented is a cost effective solution.
  • Support and manage the creation of detail design and use case documents.


  • Bachelor's / Master's Degree in Computer Science or other technology field; Typically requires 15+ years of experience in delivering enterprise-class, mission-critical, secure, and scalable products, at least 5 of which were in the field of information security.
  • Extensive Experience with web services standards and related technologies (Java, HTTP, XML, JSON, REST, SOAP).
  • Extensive Experience working with a variety of Web Servers, Applications Servers and Databases (primarily Apache, Tomcat, Oracle)
  • Strong interpersonal, facilitation, team building 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 influence and develop relationships with key partners.
  • Knowledge of PCI-DSS, NIST and FIPS standards(preferable)

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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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 to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world’s most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — that is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead with prepaid or pay later with credit products. For more information, visit, and

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Company Industry: Information Technology and Services
Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 5,001-10,000