Western Union Vice-President, Digital Engineering in San Francisco, California

Job Title: Vice-President, Digital Engineering

Requisition #: 1805053

Western Union is changing. Yes, we’re the company that moves money around the world quickly and reliably in 200 countries and territories. We are also present in over 510,000 locations bringing immense distribution convenience to our consumers. But we’re on the cusp of becoming much more than that. Our vision is to be the preferred financial services provider for the underserved – billions of people and businesses with unmet financial service needs. That means aggressively pursuing digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored value card strategies that meet the needs of today’s global consumers and businesses. So if you’re looking for a company on the move – and truly one of the most diverse work environments on the planet – then Western Union could be for you.

Right now, we are seeking a VP, Digital Engineering based at our Digital Headquarters in San Francisco, California.

As the VP, Digital Engineering you will drive product engineering for Western Union Web, Mobile, Kiosk and our Orchestration Platform. Our mobile apps and web solutions enable customers around the world to send and receive funds electronically or directly in our physical locations. This platform has digitized money transfer around the world.

This individual will lead not only the new digital transformation but its migration to cloud and the re-architecture to microservices.

Here are some specifics:

  • Owns a three-year roadmapstrategy of innovative, efficient technology solutions for digital frontend platforms

  • Drives break through innovationto leap frog our money movement products, while maintaining a deliverypractice of operational sustaining simplicity including cloud,microservices and block chain technologies

  • Leads engineering developmentwith ground up solutions that drive competitive advantage

  • Makes solution decisions thathelp productize capability

  • Smartly chooses build vs. buy

  • Manages a teamof approx. 350+ FTE andcontractors scrum team focus on coding, automating, testing andimplementing. Including Engineering directors, architects and engineers inthe US, Argentina and India

  • Works with leaders across theglobe and all functions within WU for roadmap development and deliveryexecution

  • Acts as a solution expert asneeded to assist with new customer acquisition

  • Explores and selects newtechnologies that build the foundation for new product offerings andfeatures – and builds to productize and commercialize offerings

  • Transform platform views to capabilities and features in alignmentwith WU products

What you will need to succeed:

  • 12+ years of experiencetechnology industry and financial services

  • Extensive experience in largescale global solution eco-systems with complex and simple decisionframeworks.

  • Successful at managing largedistributed teams across the globe composed of FTE and outsourced teamfunctions

  • Multiple years building andleveraging cross-functional relationships requiring executive presence

  • Demonstrated accomplishment withdriving high volume system speed and integration

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering

  • Strong interpersonal andcommunication skills (both written and verbal). A proven record as ateam player, able to foster excellent relationships, and create apartnership atmosphere with internal and external resources whileachieving key program objectives.

  • Possess high energy level, senseof urgency, decisiveness, strong work ethic and an ability to work wellunder pressure. Achievement oriented with a positive,results-oriented style.

  • Have experience in Cloud (AWS/Azure/Google or Hybrid) based platforms

  • Successful implementation and management of DevOps (CI/CD) and Agileorganizations

What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation, and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity, and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!

Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or other protected category.

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