Visa to Open a New Technology Center in India to Accelerate Global Technology Strategy
Company to create 2,000 full-time technology roles including the conversion of contractor roles to full-time positions in addition to new roles
Visa Inc., the global leader in payments, has announced that it will open a new technology center in India in 2015 and strengthen its technology resources by creating 2,000 full-time technologist positions around the world. These positions will be a combination of new roles and existing contractor positions that are being converted to full-time positions. The combination of these initiatives will help accelerate the shift to electronic payments and drive innovation in mobile and digital platforms.
Uttam Nayak, Visa’s group country manager India and South Asia, said: “India is known around the world as a hub for technology-led innovation. Visa’s decision to open a new technology development center here further demonstrates our commitment to the region and presents us with an exciting opportunity to grow our internal team from the strong pool of local software engineering talent.“
Teams in the new technology development center will focus primarily on the development of key application programming interfaces (APIs) and software development kits (SDKs) helping an expanding group of global partners to more easily access VisaNet when creating new commerce and payment experiences.
Rajat Taneja, Visa’s executive vice president of technology, said: “Visa’s size and scale allows technologists to work on meaningful initiatives that have the ability to change how commerce is conducted for millions of consumers and companies globally.
“We are looking for creative, entrepreneurial tech professionals who want to build the next generation of payment products and platforms, will bring engineering insights to our global processing network, and are passionate about partnering with technology and commerce leaders shaping the payments experience.”
Visa is also bolstering its technology talent in Austin, Texas and the San Francisco Bay area, and will focus some of these positions in support of its two world-class data centers in Ashburn, Virginia, and Denver, Colorado.
“Visa is fortunate to already have some of the most accomplished and motivated industry technologists at the company today. This investment allows us to strengthen our talent pool globally, and bring more of it in-house, providing greater opportunity for professionals to grow their careers with the technology payments leader,” added Mr Nayak.
More information about careers available at Visa’s sites around the world can be found at: http://usa.visa.com/careers/index.jsp.
About Visa Inc.
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) 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 56,000 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 of time with prepaid or pay later with credit products. For more information, visit usa.visa.com/about-visa, visacorporate.tumblr.com and @VisaNews.