Technical Project Manager - Individual contributor (Director Level)
Austin, TX 
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Company Description

Company Description

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: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions 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.

Job Description

The Data Product Development group is a key component of Visa's Technology organization that provides the enabling technology and processes to manage Visa's data assets and deliver value added information products and services to customers. Areas of focus include Business Intelligence and Analytics, Marketing Services, Commercial Card, Fraud/Authentication and Risk. The portfolio comprises of over 90 data products for various external clients and internal lines of business. We provide services on behalf of traditional bank customers to millions of cardholders and merchants around the world. Our application development is on the cutting edge of technology, and we are viewed as innovative leaders within our industry.

Our Project Managers are highly visible leaders; building bridges across Visa to ensure projects are effectively developed, integrated and deployed with quality and on-time delivery into our production systems.

A strong candidate will have solid experience with technology/ product program management, people management, x-functional team leadership, as well as superb skills in communications, business analysis, problem-solving, cross-team coordination, project/program management, processes, and change management. The ideal candidate is not just a facilitator or project plan tracker but ensures things get done. The ideal candidate must have a drive to get things done and a "make it happen" attitude.

The Project/Program Manager will have primary responsibility for managing a large program as well lead multiple Scrum Teams.

Essential Functions

  • Managing large scale, cross-divisional program/projects with budgets
    in excess of $10M.
  • Work withProduct Owners to develop project roadmaps that align to business objectives and sequenced by priority and resource availability.
  • Work with business and technologysubject matter experts to define scope, create estimates, develop budgets,and produce documentation needed for funding approvals.
  • Ensure the program and projects comply with Visa's Project Management Methodology and KeyControls and that accurate and timely information is reported regularly on program progress and financial status.
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting to all stakeholders; hold regular cross-organizational management briefings.
  • Leadboldly and utilize hard and soft skills to influence participants of all levels towards the common goal.
  • Manageof multiple Scrum Teams with geographically distributed team members.
  • Drive Scrum Teams to self-organization, utilizing Agile Best Practices responsible for end-to-end Feature Management, i.e., Feature Grooming, Feature/Release Planning, Sprint Cycle, Release Management
  • Proactivelyidentify and mitigate risks and issues.
  • Identifyand manage dependencies and impacts
  • Maintainmeticulous records of projects and programs financials, issues, risks, decisions, schedules. Exerciseindependent judgment with minimal direction from supervisor.

Basic requirements

Ten years of relevant experience with a Bachelor degree (BA/BS) in Business, Computer Science or a related technical discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a related field (MS Computer Science/Engineering or MBA)
  • 10+ years of experience, as an Analyst, Project Manager or Developer, working with technical teams developing Enterprise class software applications.
  • CSM certification is required. PMP and SPC certifications are highly preferred.
  • Excellent analytical skills and enthusiastic problem solver
  • Strong leadership qualities and organizational skills as well as the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, assignments, and roles.
  • Strong knowledge of Project Management and SDLC principles and practices and agile frameworks.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills. A demonstrated ability to effectively document and communicate technical and business issuesand solutions to appropriate organizational levels.
  • Ability to work with minimal guidance. Ability to prioritize work, multi-task and manage one's time.
  • Ability to thoroughly understand complex business and technical issues and influence decision making at all levels of the organization without formal reporting structure authority
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of MS Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, and SharePoint) required. Working knowledge of Clarity PPM and Agile tools such as CA Central (Rally), Confluence Wiki, Tableau, and JIRA strongly preferred. As a member of the Technology organization, technical savvy, with desire and ability to learn new software is a must.
Additional Information

Work Hours
This position requires the incumbent to be available during core business hours.

Travel Requirements
No Travel required

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, and reach with hands and arms.

EEO Statement

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 EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.


Visa is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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