Director of Engineering- Payment Services

Verifone Systems, Inc. Chicago, IL


On April 14, 1981, in Honolulu, Hawaii, William "Bill" Melton incorporated his new tech company. The original intention was to provide a recourse for retailers who'd been swindled by people handing out bad checks. Bill's product was a kind of verification device using phone lines—a verification phone.

But then a pivot. The credit card industry was relatively new at the time and processing was still being done with carbon paper. Bill saw a way to reduce costs for companies like Visa and MasterCard, while capitalizing on this new technology. Instead of verifying checks, we would provide local businesses a means to electronically process credit card payments. And thus, the Verifone payment device was born.

Now, Verifone is one of the world's largest POS terminal vendors and a leading provider of payment and commerce solutions. We operate in more than 150 countries and employ nearly 6,000 people globally. Our steady growth has come organically, through a dedication to innovation and strategic partnerships, as well as from savvy acquisitions.

Job description

Android Global Payment Services team is seeking a Director of Engineering to work with stakeholders including business, product, and external partners. Someone who thinks and walks innovation to take payment experience into 21st century. As part of the team, you will be enabling customers to experience intuitive and highly engaging payment interactions. This position will be located full time in Chicago, IL

The Expertise We're Looking For

* 10+ years of software development experience

* Experience as a director or senior manager in application and embedded system development.

* Successful track record in building and transforming teams

* Some combination of the following: C/C++, Java and Android SDK

* Experience architecting, developing, delivering, and maintaining software systems and applications using Android or another embedded platform.

* Good understanding of design patterns

* Experience with DevOps, Automated Testing and Continuous Delivery

* Exposure to Agile development methodology is desired

The Purpose of Your Role

As customer interactions continue to be pushed farther by technology, our customers' standards for interactions continue to set by their last best experience. Our target customers are being delighted by experiences from Amazon, Google, Apple, and other Digital Native companies that do a great job at personalizing experiences to the user and offering functionality where the user wants to consume it. Architecture team is focused on enabling these experiences by implementing digital experience platform that evolves and grow with changing customer experience.

The Skills You Bring

* Your ability to work in a fast paced, highly matrix environment to achieve group goals

* Your desire and aptitude for learning new technologies

* Your previous experience using business requirements to develop technical designs and define architectural strategies and solutions

* Your ability to perform (or willingness to learn) the coding to deliver polyglot solutions that delight our customers

* Your commitment to sharing knowledge and providing guidance to less experienced developers in their work.

The Value You Deliver

* Lead architecture, design and implementation of payment applications

* Provide leadership on technology solutions to deliver business value across multiple scrum teams

* Deliver high-performing, scalable, and elegant web and mobile user interfaces

How Your Work Impacts the Organization

We are in the middle of re-invention of payment systems as we know it. The team is looking to convert cutting edge mobile, embedded and cloud technology to enable intuitive, easy and secure payment experience. The successful candidate will be leading adoption and invention of new technologies to pave the way to our financial success and customer's delifght.

VeriFone is an equal opportunity employer.