Applications Security Specialist

  • Full Time
  • London
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Unspecified


Visa Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). 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 of time with prepaid or pay later with credit products.

Reinvent your world

Big ideas and bigger ambitions?

Fascinated by the future and captivated by technology?

You belong here.

Seeking out the smart

We’re rounding up the brightest minds to blaze a trail with us across the technology landscape. We need fresh thinking, daring suggestions and raw creativity. We’re in the business of shaping the future – everybody’s future. Our customers and our employees alike. We are Visa.

Think you know us?

Well it’s time to think again. We don’t deal in money, numbers or figures. We create the ground-breaking technologies and bold solutions that keep our world ticking over, connecting us all, every single day.

It’s our people that keep things running smoothly at Visa. That’s why we invest in each and every one of our staff individually. We want them to grow with us, stick with us and help us reach even dizzier, and more extraordinary new heights.

We’re targeting dynamic thinkers who can hit the ground running with our latest exciting job opportunities.

If you think you could truly support the security of our business as an Applications Security Specialist, we want to hear from you. Here’s a little more information about the role:

Applications Security Specialist

What’s it all about?

Cybersecurity is at the beating heart of our business. Our diligence and expertise is what makes us the undisputed leader in electronic payments. We’ve made it our priority to create a top-tier Security Architecture team, poised to defend us against any potential cyber threats.

We’re looking for those of you who are inherently driven and fascinated by the art and science of cyber defence. We’ll equip you with the very best tools and tech so that you can deliver top notch results.

Continuous self-development underpins job fulfilment at Visa. As an Applications Security Specialist, you’ll be exposed to a variety of challenges and opportunities to hone your skills. We’ll provide the right environment and a smorgasbord of top notch professionals to learn with and from.

The nitty gritty

So what do we expect of you day to day? Here’s a bit of a heads up:

  • Leveraging on new technologies to build the next generation of application security and apply those techniques to improve Product Security Design and Implementation
  • Working with Applications that process real-time transactional services, REST services API, Container based services to highly functional, secure, scalable and resilient real time and batching systems.
  • Working on designing secure web applications, unit testing, code reviews and regular check-ins to continuous integration that will become part of your DNA.
  • Using technologies that include Java, C#, C++, JavaScript, REST Services, Micro Services Databases SQL & NoSQL, Docker and more
  • Supporting in the design, enhancement and build our Application Security Tools and Services
  • Supporting Visa Product Development teams in writing secure code free of Application Security Vulnerabilities in an agile development environment

What we’re after…

We count on your curiosity and creativity, to want to understand customer requirements and our processes and want to come up with creative solutions

You’re great at systematic and accurate research wanting to uncover the smallest detail

You have expertise of Core Java, JEE technologies, C++, C# REST and container based technologies and have done hand-on programming

You have strong hands on working experience in fixing Web Application Security vulnerabilities

You have thorough understanding of OWASP Top 10, SANS 25 Application Security Vulnerabilities
You have hands on experience in using Static Code Analysis tool and triaging Security Vulnerabilities
You understand micro-services based web application architecture
You have experience architecting solutions with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery in mind
You have amazing work ethics that will help us all work extremely well together
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