Principal Mobile Engineer
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND, New Zealand
5d ago

Job Description

You will be part of a team who are growing the capabilities and services in the Visa Spend Clarity to deliver scalable and robust solutions that will take Visa Spend Clarity to more customers and users around the globe.

With an engineering group of nearly 300 people, Visa Spend Clarity is a key focus area with large growth ambitions driven by customer needs and a desire to innovate using modern cloud technologies.

What a Principal Engineer does at Visa

The Principal Engineer is accountable for driving engineering excellence and delivering-fit-for-purpose outcomes in the stream they work in.

This is a hands-on technical role where we expect this person to lead by example’ through their high proficiency as an engineer and to enable and inspire’ by humbly providing hands-on mentorship to our teams.

The Principal Engineer works closely with their Engineering and Product Managers to help shape how their stream delivers value while focusing on moving quality left, enabling continuous delivery, elimination of toil, and emergent design.

This role is a champion for the adoption and evolution of engineering principles and practices across the stream they work with.

They will also be actively involved in the implementation of new standards, technologies, and methodologies across the broader engineering community.

The accountabilities for the Principal Engineer are applied at the Stream (Mobile) or Organization level.

The Mobile technical environment consists of a large scale (C#) Xamarin Native and Xamarin Forms app backed by APIs / microservices written in .

NET. We are currently working to migrate the app to native tooling and languages (Swift / Kotlin). Automated (unit, API and UI) testing, security and accessibility are all highly valued by the team.

Why this is important to Visa

The Principal Engineer champions technical excellence while leading the software development process, technical design, and best practice in their team or teams.

They work to ensure that any software development undertaken by their teams is in alignment with the overall stream goals.


  • 10+ years’ experience in a Software Development environment
  • 5+ years of Engineering / Development transformation experience, both theory and practical application
  • Strong technical leadership experience at a senior level
  • 5+ years with specific experience in Mobile Software development.
  • Specific experience in C#, Xamarin (Native and Forms), .NET, Swift, Kotlin preferred.
  • Strong experience in mentoring and coaching
  • Experienced in evolving organizational culture and process
  • Comfortable working with and supporting organizational change
  • Experience working in a rapidly growing technology company
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills with the ability to adapt style and format to the situation and audience
  • Experience of introducing and improving technical and engineering practices into teams and the wider engineering group
  • Demonstrable experience in delivering fit-for-purpose solutions that meet technical, business and customer needs
  • Ability to work with product and engineering leadership to prioritize technical improvements to maintain technical currency
  • What will also help :

    Navigating Complexity - Proactively and quickly making sense of complex issues, responding effectively to complex and ambiguous situations, communicating complicated information simply.

    Actively seeks to simplify complicated issues by isolating the most important elements, creates clarity when in ambiguous situations

    Leadership Disposition - Possesses an energetic and tenacious achievement orientation, proactively seeks business opportunities, strives to gain competitive advantage, takes action for a recognized benefit despite ertain outcomes.

    Approaches challenges with visible assuredness, remains realistically optimistic when pursuing work objectives. Rapidly learns and applies new job-related information, demonstrates a continuous learning orientation.

    Inspiring Others - Using interpersonal styles and methods to inspire and guide individuals toward higher levels of performance.

    Uses appropriate techniques and actions to help others envision and move toward higher levels of performance, stimulates enthusiasm for potential accomplishments.

    Additional Information

    This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% of the time based on business needs.

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