Payment solutions provider Visa has announced 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.
The new positions include both new roles and existing contractor positions being converted to full-time positions.
In addition to India, Visa will add new talents 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.
The opening of the new technology center in India demonstrates the company’s commitment to the region and provides them with an opportunity to grow their internal team from the strong pool of local software engineering talent, said Uttam Nayak, Visa’s group country manager India and South Asia.
The new technology center and resources will help the company accelerate the shift to electronic payments and drive innovation in mobile and digital platforms, the company said.
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.
“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 Nayak.