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Project Manager/Scrum Master – Visa Developer Platform

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Company: Visa

Location: Foster City, CA

Date Posted: June 2, 2014

Source: 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: 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 ...

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 summary Visa Developer Platform (VDP) is an exciting new initiative with an ambitious objective to consolidate multiple partner and developer facing assets across Visa into a common platform in order to simplify partner connectivity, decrease integration costs, and accelerate the pace of collaboration and innovation within Visa and between Visa and its strategic partners. The Developer Platform team provides the standards, subject matter expertise, and technology that enable Visa to efficiently package its core and value-added products into consumable services and then deliver them reliably and securely to a global developer community. The VDP team is looking for an Agile savvy, experienced Project Manager to provide a wide variety of program/project management, business analysis, process definition and improvement, reporting and metrics, and facilitation support. As a member of the VDP team, the Senior Program Manager will ensure that the broad range of product development projects and processes are effectively planned, aligned for delivery, monitored, and reported employing mostly Agile/Scrum and some waterfall development methodologies. Responsibilities • Facilitates Sprint Planning, Release Planning, Daily Stand-Ups, Product Demos and Sprint Retrospectives • Manage and effectively deliver features committed to for the Release • Supports Product Owner in developing, maintaining and grooming Product Backlog • Removes impediments/blockers in order to keep teams productive • Identifies and manages dependencies with other internal or external teams • Work with the Scrum team and with non-agile Visa teams to align deliverables • Provides metrics and status to senior management • Support/Collaborate with team members to implement Agile/Scrum best practices Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions • Diligently prepare and collate project progress/status, issues & risks • Meticulously track action items and drive them to closure • Development capacity planning and helping in release scheduling • Work closely with the Technical Development team to identify and communicate critical paths • Participate in reviewing QA and leading UAT plans • Actively manage project risks and issues • Manage multiple work streams

• Facilitates Sprint Planning, Release Planning, Daily Stand-Ups, Product Demos and Sprint Retrospectives • Manage and effectively deliver features committed to for the Release • Supports Product Owner in developing, maintaining and grooming Product Backlog • Removes impediments/blockers in order to keep teams productive • Identifies and manages dependencies with other internal or external teams • Work with the Scrum team and with non-agile Visa teams to align deliverables • Provides metrics and status to senior management • Support/Collaborate with team members to implement Agile/Scrum best practices Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions • Diligently prepare and collate project progress/status, issues & risks • Meticulously track action items and drive them to closure • Development capacity planning and helping in release scheduling • Work closely with the Technical Development team to identify and communicate critical paths • Participate in reviewing QA and leading UAT plans • Actively manage project risks and issues • Manage multiple work streams

Minimum Qualifications • Computer Science degree or Equivalent • 10+ years of overall experience in working with large scale projects and 2+ years as a SCRUM Master/Project Manager • Knowledge of project management principles and Agile development methodologies • Demonstrate good attention to details, ability to think analytically and independently • Knowledge and hands-on experience of technical implementations of large scale, highly available, robust web/mobile applications Desirable Qualifications • Candidates with CSM (Certified SCRUM Master) certification or equivalent preferred • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams with strong written and oral skills • Familiarity with metrics, KPI’s, operations, and the complete product development lifecycle is required. • Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity • Demonstrates up-to-date expertise in Project Management and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans • Prior Visa, V.me or wallet experience as well as familiarity with Visa PMM processes preferred, but not required • PMP or CAPM certificate preferred, but not required

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